Barry Diller
American businessman
Barry Diller
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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Calpers Sues Barry Diller Over IAC/InterActive Stock Plan
Wall Street Journal - 2 months
Calpers has sued Barry Diller over his Internet company IAC/InterActiveCorp.’s plan to create Class C shares.
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Warren Beatty Feted at Museum of the Moving Image Gala
Huffington Post - 4 months
Warren Beatty, Hollywood legend and famed boulevardier, starred in or directed and wrote the movies Splendor in the Grass, Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Shampoo, Bulworth, and Reds, to name a few, so now that he has his first film in many years, the long awaited Rules Rules Don't Apply, it is fitting that the Museum of the Moving Image Image honor him. From this great night of speeches and clips this week, an observation beyond Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" was evident: eccentric, beyond the pale, this man is much beloved. Guests included Elaine May, Jeanne Berlin, Barry Diller, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Grant, Robert Benton, Barry Levinson, James Toback, Oliver Platt, and Michael Barker, some legendary figures themselves; many provided a piece of movie history in their accolades. Matthew Broderick with Sarah Jessica Parker, and Haley Bennett attended too. Paul Sorvino said he makes actors feel free and beautifully guided. The Rules Don't Apply stars Alden Ehrenreich and Lil ...
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Developers of Pier 55 in Manhattan Win a Round in Court
NYTimes - 6 months
The New York State Appellate Division rejected arguments against the project, handing a victory to the media mogul Barry Diller and the Hudson River Park Trust.
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Clash of Titans? Opponents of Pier 55 Have Secret Backer, Media Mogul Says
NYTimes - 6 months
Barry Diller says the real estate tycoon Douglas Durst is behind the fight against his effort to build a park on a Hudson River pier.
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Metropolitan Diary: Four Seasons Dessert With Barry Diller
NYTimes - 6 months
The media mogul treats a young advertising copywriter to a power lunch.
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New York Is Building An Epic Island Park On The Hudson River
Huffington Post - 7 months
Are you ready to walk on water? Pier 55, otherwise known as the island park Barry Diller is spearheading, has been officially sanctioned by the courts. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Barry Diller Talks Travel
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
The entertainment and online media businessman talks about Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Hotels.com and the future of online trip-planning.
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Barry Diller Talks Travel
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
The entertainment and online media businessman talks about Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Hotels.com and the future of online trip-planning.
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What Barry Diller Knows About Travel
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
WSJ's Scott McCartney joins Tanya Rivero to discuss his interview with IAC and Expedia chairman Barry Diller about where travel is headed next. Photo: Getty
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The Carnegie Hall You Thought You Knew
Huffington Post - 9 months
What makes New York City one of the most exciting and cherished places in the world is its rich history of contributing to arts and culture. It's a magical city that draws people from near and far. From Broadway plays to live jazz at Dizzy's or emerging artists performing in the village on any given night, New York City locals and visitors can experience a cultural energy that's far beyond the most obvious narrative. New York City's acknowledged position as the mecca for arts and entertainment in America means that aspiring artists and performers flock here in untold numbers, willing to sacrifice everything for the opportunity to present their work at the highest levels in their fields. However, there is often the mistaken impression that accessibility and engagement is restricted to the glittering elite who created and endowed the city's great institutions. Yet this could not be further from the truth, particularly in regard to the iconic Carnegie Hall. There is actually a welc ...
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Barry Diller Fast Facts
CNN - about 1 year
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Barry Diller Fast Facts
CNN - about 1 year
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Match Group short sellers not looking for long-term commitment
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Short sellers have been having trouble committing to Match Group Inc since the owner of the popular dating website Match.com and mobile app Tinder went public in November. The crown jewel of media mogul Barry Diller's properties, Match's stock has fallen 8 percent from the close of its first day of trading on Nov. 19, but following over a month of volatile trading, it is still up 13 percent from the $12 per share price set by underwriters in its initial public offer. The amount of Match's stock loaned out to short sellers has dropped in recent days to about 4.5 million shares from 6.4 million just before Christmas, according to data from S3 Partners, which advises institutional investors.
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Yahoo’s Internet Business Draws Interest
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Several potential suitors are emerging for Yahoo Inc.’s core Internet business, from media and telecommunications giants to private-equity firms, as the beleaguered company weighs whether to put it up for sale. Among the companies that would likely explore a purchase are Verizon CommunicationsInc. and Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp., people familiar with the matter say. Others might be interested in pieces of Yahoo, if they become available, including News Corp, owner of The Wall Street Journal, and magazine publisher Time Inc., according to executives familiar with the situation. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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DealBook: Barry Diller’s Business Model Bears Fruit
NYTimes - over 1 year
IAC/InterActiveCorp, the hodgepodge of Internet businesses, has come under scrutiny. But today, the numbers tell a different story.
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Match.com: Looking for Love–and a Hot IPO
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
The much-anticipated spinoff of Match.com from Barry Diller’s IAC/Interactive is likely to be a hot deal. But can it keep the romance alive for investors?
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barry Diller
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 73
    In 2015, Diller and his wife committed to donate US$113 million toward a floating public park and performance space on a pier in the Hudson River, New York.
    More Details Hide Details It is stated to be the largest donation to a public park in New York's history, with the project completion estimated around 2019. Together the couple formed the Diller-von Furstenberg Foundation
    As of October 2015, Diller's estimated net worth was $2.6 billion.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012 he donated $30 million to the Hollywood Fund, which provides health and social care to retired individuals from the show-business world.
  • 2011
    Age 69
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 68
    He stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp on December 2, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The new headquarters for the IAC/InterActiveCorp, IAC Building was designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2007 at 18th Street and the West Side Highway in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The western half of the block is dedicated to the building, which stands several stories taller than the massive Chelsea Piers Sporting complex just across the West Side Highway. The extra floors guarantee a panoramic Hudson River view from Diller's sixth-floor office. Diller has been on the board of Coca-Cola since 2002.
  • 2006
    Age 64
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Diller is responsible for what the media dubs "The Killer Dillers" – people whom Diller mentored and who later became big-time media executives in their own right. Examples include Michael Eisner (who was President & COO of Paramount Pictures while Diller was Chairman & CEO of Paramount Pictures, who went on to become Chairman & CEO of The Walt Disney Company), Dawn Steel (future head of Columbia Pictures and one of the first women to run a major movie studio, who worked under Diller at Paramount), Jeffrey Katzenberg (head of DreamWorks Animation, principal of DreamWorks SKG, former head of Walt Disney Studios, and a head of production of Paramount under Diller), Garth Ancier, President of BBC America, and Don Simpson, who was President of Production at Paramount under Diller and Eisner and later went on to run a production company based on the Disney lot with Jerry Bruckheimer.
  • 2005
    Age 63
    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).
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  • 2003
    Age 61
    In 2003, on the PBS TV program NOW with Bill Moyers, Diller vocalized a strong warning against media consolidation.
    More Details Hide Details In the interview he referred to media ownership by a few big corporations as an oligarchy, saying the concentration strangles new ideas.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2001
    Age 59
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He is a member of the Democratic Party and supporter of related political causes.
  • 1997
    Age 55
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Along with this acquisition, Diller also purchased the rights to the USA Network from the Bronfman family. Due to Home Shopping getting more notoriety on the cable networks from his former dealings with the QVC Network, Diller sought to repurpose the broadcast stations into independent, locally-run stations as part of a station group dubbed USA Broadcasting of which the flagship station was WAMI-TV in Miami Beach, Florida. The purpose of the network was to have the flagship, WAMI, produce sports and news programming while testing general interest programming for the other stations in the group, of which the general interest programming would be locally produced by the other stations in the group. Due to the high costs involved with producing and acquiring talent for shows outside the typical areas of New York City and Los Angeles, plus the significantly low ratings such shows received in Miami Beach, the remaining shows were moved to Los Angeles to regain traction, but never did. Diller eventually sold the TV assets to Univision after rejecting a bid from The Walt Disney Company. The USA Network and its assets were later sold off to Vivendi. Diller retained the assets of the Home Shopping Network and the subsequent Internet assets he acquired later to bolster the HSN Online stable that later became IAC/InterActiveCorp.
  • 1995
    Age 53
    Diller resigned from QVC in 1995.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 50
    Diller quit 20th Century Fox in 1992 and purchased a $25 million stake in QVC teleshopping network.
    More Details Hide Details Diller then launched a bid to purchase Paramount Communications, but lost it to Viacom.
  • 1984
    Age 42
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 32
    Diller served for ten years as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation starting in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details With Diller at the helm, the studio produced hit television programs such as Laverne & Shirley (1976), Taxi (1978), and Cheers (1982) and films that include Saturday Night Fever (1977), Grease (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and sequel Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Terms of Endearment (1983), and Beverly Hills Cop (1984).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 23
    He was promoted to Vice President of Development in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details In this position, Diller created the ABC Movie of the Week, pioneering the concept of the made-for-television movie through a regular series of 90-minute films produced exclusively for television.
  • 1964
    Age 22
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Age 0
    Born on February 2, 1942.
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