The Walt Disney Company is one of the most recognized entities in the world. It's a multimedia conglomerate covering a range of industries and owning a number of subsidiaries.
The Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923 by brothers Walt and Roy Disney. The company has since become the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate and one of the most recognized brands globally.
The Walt Disney Company's current organic revenue streams are classified into four business segments: Media Networks, Parks & Experiences, Studio Entertainment, and Direct-to-Consumer & International.
The Walt Disney Company owns several subsidiaries and franchises, including Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel.
The company produces its feature films, licenses its characters and intellectual property for use in live-action shows, and operates many theme parks and resort hotels around the world.
Walt Disney Co. has over 200,000 employees worldwide, and its current CEO is Bob Chapek.
The company is the largest media conglomerate in the world by revenue and is considered one of the "Big Five" major film studios.
Disney is listed on the Fortune 500 and is a Dow Jones Industrial Average index member.
In 2019, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion.
The Walt Disney Company has expanded its operations to develop international merchandising relationships and TV programming.
As of 2020, Disney's market capitalization stands at over $200 billion, making it one of the most valuable companies in the world.