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# 426 Barry Diller $4.81B

Random fact: IAC/InteractiveCorp's holdings include Tinder and Angie's List.

Overview

Diller is chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp, the media and internet company that had revenue of $4.3 billion in 2018. The New York-based company's brands include dating site match.com and video service Vimeo. Diller is also chairman of Expedia, an online travel company that reported revenue of $11.2 billion in 2018.

As of :
Last change -$31.2M ( -0.6%)
YTD change +$712M ( +17.4%)
Industry Technology
Biggest asset IAC US Equity
Citizenship United States
Age 77
Wealth Self-made
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Net Worth Summary

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The majority of Diller’s fortune is derived from his stakes in IAC/InterActiveCorp, the internet and media conglomerate which owns about 150 brands such as Match.Com and Ask.Com, and in Expedia Group Inc., the online travel services provider. He's chairman of both companies.

Diller owns 8.2 percent of IAC's Class A shares and all of its Class B shares, including stakes held through family trusts and foundations, according to its 2019 proxy statement.

He owns about 5.5 million shares of Expedia Group Inc., according to its 2018 proxy statement.

Diller is on the board of The Coca-Cola company and owns 4 million shares of the beverage maker, according to its 2019 proxy statement.

The value of his cash investments is based on an analysis of insider transactions, dividends, salary, taxes and market performance.

Diller's yacht EOS was valued based on an estimate from Yachts International.

Nicole Smith, a spokesman for IAC, declined to comment on Diller’s net worth.

Biography

Birthdate: 2/2/1942
Family: Married, No children
Education: University of California Los Angeles

Barry Diller was born in 1942 in San Francisco, California. He was raised in Beverly Hills and attended the University of California Los Angeles before dropping out after one semester to work in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency. In 1964, he was hired as an assistant to ABC President Elton Rule and was soon placed in charge of negotiating broadcast rights to feature films. In 1965, he was promoted to Vice President of Development. There he pioneered the concept of the made-for-television movie through "ABC Movie of the Week," a regular series of 90-minute films produced exclusively for television.

From 1974 to 1984, Diller served as Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, during which the studio produced hits including "Taxi", "Cheers", "Saturday Night Fever", and "Grease". He left Paramount to become CEO and Chairman of Fox. Inc, where he was responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcast Company and Fox's motion picture operations. He left Fox abruptly in 1991 after Rupert Murdoch refused to make him an equity partner.

Beginning with QVC in 1993, Diller has served as chief executive officer of many predecessor companies prior to the formation of IAC.

He became chairman of Expedia following its spin-off from IAC in 2005. In 2010, he stepped down as CEO of IAC but retained his position as chairman and senior executive.

Milestones
  • 1942 Barry Diller is born in San Francisco, CA.
  • 1961 Begins working in mailroom at William Morris Agency.
  • 1974 Becomes chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures.
  • 1986 Starts the Fox television network
  • 1995 Resigns from QVC and sells equity stake.
  • 2002 Joins board of Coca-Cola.
  • 2010 Steps down as CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp.