After a distinguished start to his career at ABC and Paramount Pictures, legendary business and entertainment leader Michael Eisner joined the Walt Disney Company in 1984. In twenty-one years at its helm, he revitalized and reinvented Disney into a full spectrum entertainment enterprise. During his stewardship, Disney animation experienced a renaissance with hits including "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "Toy Story," "Finding Nemo" and many others. In his years with the company he expanded Disney's theme parks and resorts division and acquired Capital Cities/ABC which included ABC, ESPN, Lifetime, The History Channel and more. He also acquired Miramax Pictures, which produced films that won 53 Academy Awards.
Today, he is author of several bestselling books, including "Working Together, Work in Progress," and "Camp." Eisner is the founder of Tornante, a global investment firm, and also owner of the famed Topps Company.
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