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Cover Story -- The Best Managers: Top Managers of 1995

MICHAEL D. EISNER

MICHAEL D. EISNER, chairman of Walt Disney, showed in 1995 he could do it his way, without close pal and President Frank G. Wells, who died in a helicopter crash in 1994, or studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, who left in anger. The 53-year-old Eisner made a $19 billion deal for Capital Cities/ABC, lifting Disney to global media's top tier. Theme parks are minting cash anew. Even EuroDisney turned a profit.Return to top

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