King Of Media

King Of Media

by Jerome Tuccille


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King Of Media by Jerome Tuccille

KING OF MEDIA is the remarkable story of a man who for the past forty years has had a hand in reshaping the worldwide entertainment and media industry. Barry Diller has recently emerged as the major figure in the media industry after living for the past two decades in the shadows of larger-than-life titans such as Ted Turner, Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, and Warren Buffett. Today, however, with all those who have stood in Diller's path over the years self-destructing in various ways, Diller remains standing at the pinnacle of a media empire more solid and powerful than any of his predecessors. In 2007 he was cited as the most highly compensated executive in the United States. Unlike those who came before him, Diller has refused to take on mountains of debt to finance his acquisitions. He has always been as conservative in his financial affairs as he has been liberal in his personal and political life. His balance sheet is clean, and he is well positioned to grow and build his empire as his major competitors struggle for survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453777848
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/23/2010
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Jerome Tuccille is the author of more than 25 books covering a wide range of topics. His biographies include Gallo Be Thy Name: The Inside Story of How a Secretive but Well-Connected Family Rose to Dominate the U.S. Wine Market; Alan Shrugged: Alan Greenspan, the World's Most Powerful Banker; Rupert Murdoch; Kingdom: The Story of the Hunts of Texas; and Trump. He has also written many financial books, among them The Optimists Guide to Making Money in the 1980s; Mind Over Money; and The New Tax Law and You. Tuccille has written or co-authored four novels, including Wall Street Blues, a thriller set in the financial world, and The Mission, a World War II espionage tale.
Tuccille is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Investment Services, and he has worked in the investment area as a broker, financial writer, and supervisory analyst since 1975. From 1971 to 1973, the author taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and in 1974 he was a third-party candidate for Governor of New York.

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