33. Michael Eisner

33. Michael Eisner
Michael Eisner


The bulk of Eisner’s worth comes from his ownership stake in Walt Disney Co., where he served as chairman and chief executive from 1984 to 2005. The company’s share price dipped over the past year, and new valuations of his Tornante Co.’s Topps trading card company also indicated a dip. Likely portfolio gains and progress for other holdings probably offset declines elsewhere.


Eisner closed a $7.8 million deal for soccer team Portsmouth Football Club, which gives him something akin to a ground-floor investment, given the team’s secondary status but the potential to rise in class under the English promotion relegation system. Tornante sold the half-hour adult animation series “Undone” to Amazon Studios in March, following on the “BoJack Horseman” series, now in its fifth season on Netflix.


$2 billion

no change

Last year: $2.0 billion

AGE: 75

RESIDENCE: Beverly Hills

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Career earnings, stocks, investments

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