Bob Chapek Biography, Wife, Family, CEO of Disney, Net Worth, Salary, Education

By | April 23, 2021

Bob Chapek Biography

Bob Chapek (Robert Chapek) an American businessman and media executive, the seventh and current CEO (chief executive officer) of The Walt Disney Company. He is well known as the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, on 25th February 2020 after the preceding CEO, Bob Iger, stepped down from the position.

Bob Chapek Age

Chapek was born in Hammond, Indiana, U.S. in 1960.

How Bob Chapek CEO of Disney

Chapek began his career at H. J. Heinz Company in the department of brand management. He as well advertised for J. Walter Thompson, now Wunderman Thompson. In 1993, he joined The Walt Disney Company.

His roles at Disney began when beacame the unit president of Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Walt Disney’s Studios Home Entertainment. He had worked at the unit upon joining the company in 1993.

He worked at the unit president position until 2006 when he rose to become the worldwide president of for the homevideo of Disney, a position he held the position to November 2009. For the next two years, Chapek was the president of distribution for Walt Disney Studios.

In September 2011, he got to be appointed as the president of Disney Consumer Products. He then rose to the position of Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts on 23rd February 2015. He replaced his predecessor Thomas O. Staggs who had risen to the position of COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Disney in the same month.

In March 2018, as part of the company’s strategic reorganization Chapek’s unit, the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts was merged with the Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media segment and was renamed Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. As chairman of the former, Chapek was named as the chairman of this new segment.

Chapek held on to his position until February 2020 when he was named as the successor of Robert Allen Iger, popularly known as Bob Iger, the sixth and former CEO of Disney as he stepped down from the position. The announcement was made on February 20, 2020. Iger was also announced to be remaining in the company until 2021 as an executive chairman.

Bob Chapek Net Worth

Chapek estimated net worth id under review.

Bob Chapek Family

Bob was born to a World War II veteran and a working mother.He interacted with Disney as from his childhood years as his family made trips to Disney World annually.

Bob Chapek Education

Chapek studied in his hometown, graduating from Clark High School in 1977. He then joined Indiana University to study a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. After his graduation, he joined Michigan State University for his Master of Business Administration Degree.

Bob Chapek Wife

Chapek married to Cynthia An in 1980 and are blessed with three children. They are also grandparents to three kids from their children.

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