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Disney CEO Bob Iger will likely extended his contract past 2019 if the Fox deal goes through

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 15:  The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger took part today in "Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios" presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.  (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 15: The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger took part today in "Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios" presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger has led the company to record growth since he took over in 2005. He has also overseen a number of successful acquisitions. There is no one more qualified to lead Disney through the potential acquisition of the majority of 21st Century Fox, which is why, according to CNBC, Disney will extended Iger’s current deal if the Fox deal happens.

Iger has a contract that runs through 2019. He has already had his deal extended multiple times, so another extension would be easy enough to complete. During Iger’s tenure, Disney has successful acquired and integrated Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm into the company’s larger corporate structure. The Fox acquisition, reportedly valued at over $60 billion, would be the biggest yet.

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