Barry Diller Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Barry Charles Diller, born on the 2nd of February 1942, is an American businessman who became a corporate giant for reviving dying companies. He is now the Chairman and Senior Executive of InterActiveCorp and the travel website Expedia, Inc.

So how much is Diller’s net worth? As of mid-2016, it is reported to be $2.7 billion, acquired from his years working in television and on the internet, buying and selling various companies and making a profit.

Barry Diller Net Worth$2.7 billion

Born in San Francisco, California, Diller is the son of Reva and Michael. He grew up in a Jewish household, but is not in to studying. After finishing high school, he entered the University of California, Los Angeles but left before completing a year.

Diller was able to get a job at William Morris Agency, working in the mailroom. He trained himself by reading everything that goes into the mail, such as memos, contracts and the like. Soon, he was promoted to secretary and later on to a junior agent. Although he started as a rank-and-file employee, his career at the agency started his net worth and his career.

In 1966, his career working in the world of television started when he was hired as the personal assistant of Leonard Goldberg, who was about to become head of programming of the network ABC, and he tagged Diller along as his assistant. His work was recognized by other executives of ABC, and he was later on promoted to become vice-president in charge for Circle Entertainment, a division of ABC. He revived the dying network by producing shows including “ABC’s Movie of the Week” and a number of mini-series. The work he did in ABC made him a corporate icon, and tremendously helped his net worth.

In 1974, Diller was hired by Paramount Pictures to revive the dying company. He produced movies and television series that became blockbuster hits and helped the company with their finances. Movies like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “48 Hours” are some of the top grossing films of all time that he produced.

After leaving Paramount Pictures, Diller was then hired by Twentieth Century-Fox Corporation to do the same thing he did with Paramount, help them with their financial woes. He made drastic changes in the company, from their budgets to their scheduling and eventually the company thrived. He produced a number of shows that helped the network boost audience numbers, such as “The Simpsons”, “Cops”, and “21 Jump Street”. His years working in the world of television made him very popular in the corporate world, and increased his wealth immensely.

Diller later bought QVC, and also sold it. His experience in QVC led him to purchasing Silver King Communications which owns Home Shopping Network. He then turned it into an interactive commerce company, and called it InterActiveCorp. IAC became one of his most successful ventures, and under IAC are a number of popular companies that people from all over the world use, including Expedia, About.com, Dictionary.Com and Investopedia. All of which are very successful and help maintain his wealth.

In terms of Diller’s personal life, he has been married to famous fashion designer, Diane Von Fürstenberg since 2001.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 2, 1942
Birth place: San Francisco, California, United States
Profession:Chairman of IAC
Education:University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Diane von Fürstenberg (m. 2001)
Parents:Reva Addison, Michael Diller
Movies:Top Five
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Bought on-line search engine Ask Jeeves for $1.9 billion. [March 2005]
2Stepfather of Tatiana von Furstenberg.
3Stepfather-in-law of Russell Steinberg.
4In 1996, Diller's IAC/InterActive Corp, acquired Savoy Pictures Entertainment Inc. when the film production/distribution company faced major financial setbacks in 1995. The deal was finalized in 1997.
5Owns Match.com.
6Owns USA Networks and its interactive subsidiaries.
7Owns LendingTree.com and RealEstate.com, which provide mortgage and property listings for the residential real estate market.
8Former chairman of Paramount Pictures. Credited with creating Fox Television Network.


Quotes

#Quote
1We want to be able to sell you anything, anywhere, any time you want it.
2The world is changing. Networks without a specific branding strategy will be killed. I envision a world of highly niched services and tightly run companies without room for all the overhead the established networks carry.
3The American public tunes in every night hoping to see two people screwing. Obviously we can't give them that but let's always keep it in mind.
4[on public input into the entertainment medium] Th truth is there isn't that much talent to go around. Watching cats fry grandmother's dog, or whatever, is nice and will attract some people. And there'll be a very occasional piece of genius. I'm not demeaning content by ordinary folk. I'm just saying if you want to reach large audiences, then rely on professionals, meaning people who are in the industry and are trained for it, rather than just idiot savants.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990DGA Honorary Life Member AwardDirectors Guild of America, USA


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top Five2014producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spit2005Short special thanks
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Squawk Box2015TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Media Executive (segment "Barry Diller")
Charlie Rose2005TV SeriesHimself
American Masters2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Now2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Annual Museum of TV and Radio Honors. A Salute to Jerry Seinfeld and David E. Kelly1998TV MovieHimself
Frontline1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Moneyline1993TV SeriesHimself - Chairman, QVC
MeTV: The Future of Television1993TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
1st Annual Environmental Media Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Commitment to Life IV: Los Angeles AIDS Project Benefit1990TV MovieHimself
The 42th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The 1990 Annual ShoWest Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The USA Today's 5th Anniversary Gala1987TV MovieHimself
One Voice1986TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 33th Annual Directors Guild Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2012TV Series documentaryHimself

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