ROBERT IGER, WALT DISNEY CO.: The Keys to the Magic Kingdom

ROBERT IGER WALT DISNEY CO.

As the celebrities gathered in downtown Los Angeles for the October opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Robert Iger was a continent away, on a critical if unglamorous mission. "I was looking for pirated videos in alleyways in China," says Iger, 52, who met with Chinese officials about various projects, including theme parks and the Disney Channel. Iger's willingness to get involved in the most down-and-dirty aspects of the business helps explain why he has ascended to the president's chair at Disney and why he's being groomed by chairman and CEO Michael Eisner to take the throne someday at the...

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