Barry Diller

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Barry Diller is Chairman and CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Chairman of Expedia, Inc. In August 2005, Diller "split InterActiveCorp into 2 companies: travel-based Expedia (Hotels.com, Expedia.com); other businesses under IAC (including Ask Jeeves)." Diller is married to fashion's Diane von Furstenberg. [1]

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"Since December 1992, beginning with QVC, Mr. Diller has served as chief executive for a number of predecessor companies engaged in media and interactivity prior to the formation of IAC.

"From October 1984 to April 1992, Mr. Diller served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox, Inc. and was responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company in addition to Fox's motion picture operations.

"Before joining Fox, Mr. Diller served for ten years as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Paramount Pictures Corporation. In March 1983, in addition to Paramount, Mr. Diller became President of the conglomerate's newly formed Entertainment and Communications Group, which included Simon & Schuster, Inc., Madison Square Garden Corporation and SEGA Enterprises, Inc. Prior to joining Paramount, Mr. Diller served as Vice President of Prime Time Television for ABC Entertainment.

"Mr. Diller was born in San Francisco and raised in Beverly Hills. He serves on the boards of The Washington Post Company and the Coca-Cola Company. He is also a trustee of New York University and serves on the Executive Board for the Medical Sciences at UCLA, in addition to the boards of Conservation International, Channel 13/WNET, and the Board of Councilors for the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California." [2]

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