NEW Document Reveals Previously Confidential Disney CEO Bob Iger’s Self-Evaluation Letter

Although The Walt Disney Company is in the middle of trying to put out several metaphorical fires at the moment, things weren’t quite so bad a few years ago.

Magic Kingdom

In fact, just before the COVID-19 Pandemic, Disney was on top of the world. CEO Bob Iger was leading the company to greatness and basking in the glory of being in charge of one of “America’s Most Trustworthy Public Companies.” It’s no hyperbole to say that the entire world changed shortly after 2019, but in a newly released self-evaluation document, we can see just how much value Iger placed on himself.

First, let’s go back to 2019. The company celebrated several major wins throughout the year; Disney released the wildly popular Avengers: Endgame movie, Disney+ launched in November, the Skyliner opened, and Disney acquired 21st Century Fox.

The Skyliner

After a successful year, Iger wrote a self-evaluation letter seeking approval of a (large) bonus payout and 2020 base salary. The Hollywood Reporter recently obtained and published a copy of Iger’s self-evaluation. The document was unsealed for a class action lawsuit that claims the company discriminates against female workers, who believe that the company pays male employees more than female employees.

Disney CEO Bob Iger

Below, you can read Iger’s full FY2019 Self-Evaluation. In the document obtained via The Hollywood Reporter, Iger states he “successfully executed a highly-anticipated Investor Day providing an extensive overview of all of our direct-to-consumer offerings” and “launched an unprecedented company-wide marketing effort.”

©The Hollywood Reporter

From there, he goes on to point out the company’s successes in acquiring 21st Century Fox and a large portion of Hulu from Comcast. Today, Disney is in the process of taking full control of Hulu.


Iger credits the global box office in part for his success, noting, “Studio generated over $10B in global box office” thanks to blockbusters like The Lion King, Avengers: Endgame, and Toy Story 4.


“Parks and Resorts launched the highly-immersive Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World,” Iger states in his evaluation, further noting expansions at the international theme parks in Shanghai, Paris, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

Galaxy’s Edge

From there, Iger’s self-evaluation was reportedly sent off for approval, and a “committee” awarded the CEO a compensation package of $47.5 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Iger was one of the highest-paid executives in the country that year.


These days, The Walt Disney Company might not have as many wins to celebrate. The company shuttered its brand-new Star Wars Hotel, found itself in the middle of a political conflict with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and grappled with a declining stock price. That said, CEO Bob Iger is still among the highest-paid executives in America.

Bob Iger ©Disney

Iger recently confirmed he will exit his role as CEO in 2026. A successor has not been named yet. In the meantime, we’re always on the lookout for the latest Disney news, so stay tuned for more.

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