After exactly 999 days, has been replaced by as the CEO of the . These changes have been largely welcomed by Disney fans who felt that the choices made during ’s time as CEO were damaging the Disney experience.
However, rumors of selling the have begun circulating again, gaining mixed reactions from fans.
The rumors began when an unnamed insider made the prediction, stating, “He’s going to sell the company […] This is the pinnacle deal for the ultimate dealmaker.”
Whoever this anonymous is, they’re right about Iger being the ‘ultimate dealmaker,’ seeing as how some of Disney’s most influential and successful purchases were made during ’s time as CEO.
Disney purchased in 2006, Marvel Studios in 2009, Lucasfilm in 2012, and even 21st Century Fox in 2019.
Although each of these purchases changed the course of Disney’s history and resulted in the creation of films, experiences, and attractions that fans adore, there is one purchase that has felt he’d missed out on: Apple.
A report by Joe Bel Bruno on TheWrap details ’s close friendship with , the co-founder of Apple, who passed away in 2011. Iger’s memoir “The Ride of a Lifetime” reportedly details their friendship.
A little over a year ago, in December 2021, spoke with CNBC, revealing that although they never discussed it, Iger felt that he and would have eventually had that conversation and merged the two powerhouses. But so much has changed in the time since Jobs died, complicating these rumors.
Is considering selling the to Apple? What would that merger look like, and how would it affect Guests visiting ? At this time, nobody has the answers.
DisneyTips will keep readers updated on the latest Disney news regarding this situation.