Barry Diller Biography
(Chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp)
Birthday: February 2, 1942 (Aquarius)
Born In: San Francisco, California
Barry Charles Diller is an American business mogul who currently serves as the chairman as well as senior executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia Inc. He is also a co-founder of the Fox TV network. Born in San Francisco, California, he studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, for one term before he dropped out and started working at the William Morris Agency, a talent agency based in Hollywood. He was eventually promoted to the rank of vice president. Considered a pioneer in the television industry, he popularized the concepts of TV movies and TV miniseries to a great extent. Throughout the years, he not only became involved with several media companies but also established a media empire of his own, which also includes a few cable channels and internet companies. After joining the Twentieth Century Fox, he co-created the Fox Television network. In the 1980s, the television audience was comprised mostly of females and Diller helped to attract a more diverse audience, including young males, with shows like ‘Married with Children’ and ‘The Simpsons’. Other than business, Diller is also known for his philanthropic activities. He is a member of the Democratic Party and is an outspoken critic of the US President Donald Trump.