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TIME Magazine Names Disney CEO Bob Iger to 2023 ‘TIME100’ List

TIME Magazine Names Disney CEO Bob Iger to 2023 TIME100 List

TIME magazine has revealed the 2023 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger not only made the list, but is on one of four covers for the issue.

The Cover

There are four covers to the 2023 TIME100 issue, and it’s quite an honor to be picked out to represent the 100. Iger shares this honor with actors Jennifer Coolidge and Michael B. Jordan, along with recording artist Doja Cat.

2023 TIME100 covers

Of the 2023 TIME100 list, TIME Interim Editor in Chief Sam Jacobs and TIME Executive Chairman and Contributing Editor Edward Felsenthal write, “What began nearly two decades ago as an annual list of the world’s most influential people has become a community of leaders from across fields, who join together in venues from Singapore and New York City to Dubai and Los Angeles, to spotlight solutions toward a better future. At this year’s first gathering of TIME100s, in Davos, Switzerland, the overarching theme was the confluence of interconnected challenges, from climate and public health to democracy and equality.”

The Praise

Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer of General Motors and a member of Disney’s board of directors, says of Bob Iger: “For 100 years, the Walt Disney Co. has entertained, informed, and inspired people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling. Bob Iger has guided the company to success for nearly two decades and is one of the best leaders I know.”

“There’s a reason Bob remains one of the world’s most admired CEOs. He has led landmark acquisitions, championed culture-defining films, launched innovative distribution platforms, and delivered strong financial results, all while never forgetting the people—the employees and the fans—who make it all possible.”

2023 TIME100 - bob iger cover

The Interview

His page has a short video that contains an interview with Iger, and there’s also an in depth interview with him in the pages of the magazine where he talks about returning as CEO, the issues with DeSantis, and the future of Disney.

Visit for the complete list of the people the magazine has chosen as the top 100 people of influence for 2023.

2023 TIME100

The Special

For the fourth year in a row, TIME Studios and ABC will present a special primetime television event, “TIME100“, and for the second year in a row, the television special will also bring viewers inside the annual TIME100 Gala.

It will air Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 7pm EDT/6pm CDT (as well as 7pm MDT/6pm PDT), on ABC.

It will also be available to stream next day on Hulu and Disney+.