Barry Diller

Born Feb 2, 1942

Barry Charles Diller is the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and the media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting.

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1942 Birth Born on February 2, 1942.


1964 22 Years Old Diller began his career through a family connection in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency after dropping out of UCLA after one semester. He was hired as an assistant by Elton Rule, then west coast head of ABC who was promoted to network President at the same time Diller went to work for him in 1964, taking him on to New York, and Diller was soon placed in charge of negotiating broadcast rights to feature films.
1965 23 Years Old He was promoted to Vice President of Development in 1965. … Read More


1974 32 Years Old Diller served for ten years as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation starting in 1974. … Read More


1984 42 Years Old From October 1984 to April 1992, he held the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox, Inc, parent company of Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox, where he greenlighted hits like The Simpsons.


1992 50 Years Old Diller quit 20th Century Fox in 1992 and purchased a $25 million stake in QVC teleshopping network. … Read More
1995 53 Years Old Diller resigned from QVC in 1995.
1997 55 Years Old In 1997, Diller acquired the assets of Silver King Broadcasting, the collective group of over-the-air TV stations owned by then Bud Paxson's Home Shopping Network as well as the Home Shopping Network itself. … Read More
2001 59 Years Old In 2001, he married fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg, mother of Alexander von Fürstenberg and Tatiana von Fürstenberg, despite the fact that his homosexuality had long been an open secret in Hollywood. and later became public knowledge. … Read More


2003 61 Years Old In 2003, on the PBS TV program NOW with Bill Moyers, Diller vocalized a strong warning against media consolidation. … Read More
2005 63 Years Old Diller was "the highest-paid executive 2005 fiscal year" according to a report by The New York Times on Thursday, October 26, 2006 with a total compensation package in excess of $295 million (mostly from stock).
2006 64 Years Old In an opinion article in the New York Times of Nov 7, 2006, Nicholas D. Kristof awarded him his annual Michael Eisner Award, consisting of a $5 shower curtain, for corporate rapacity and laziness. … Read More
2010 68 Years Old …  He stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp on December 2, 2010. … Read More
2011 69 Years Old In 2011 the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation announced a donation of $20 million to support the completion of the High Line park project in Manhattan.
2015 73 Years Old 1 More Event
As of October 2015, Diller's estimated net worth was $2.6 billion. … Read More
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