Who was the CEO and co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios?

Edwin Earl “Ed” Catmull (born March 31, 1945) is an American computer scientist who is the co-founder of Pixar and was the President of Walt Disney Animation Studios. He has been honored for his contributions to 3D computer graphics, including the 2019 ACM Turing Award.

Who owned Pixar before Disney?

Steve Jobs
Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm before it was acquired by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986. The Walt Disney Company bought Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion; the transaction made Jobs the largest shareholder in Disney.

Who is the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar?

He was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple; the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT….

Steve Jobs
Years active 1976–2011

Who is CEO of Pixar?

Jim Morris
Jim Morris serves as the CEO / President of Pixar Animation Studios. John Lasseter serves as the Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studios.

Who owns Pixar studios?

The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Studios
Pixar/Parent organizations

The Walt Disney Company announces that it has agreed to purchase Pixar Animation Studios. As part of the deal, Ed Catmull and John Lasseter also assume leadership of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Pixar celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Who is the largest Disney shareholder?

The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Top 10 Owners of Walt Disney Co

Stockholder Stake Shares owned
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 7.32% 133,300,322
BlackRock Fund Advisors 4.12% 75,039,128
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. 3.96% 72,175,793
State Farm Investment Management … 1.87% 33,996,592

Who is the CEO of Pixar?

CEO Jim Morris
The Pixar Animation Studios Executive Team is rated a “C+” and led by CEO Jim Morris. Pixar Animation Studios employees rate their Executive Team in the Top 50% of similar size companies on Comparably with 1,001-5,000 Employees.

How much did Steve Jobs buy Pixar for?

$5 million
1986: Steve Jobs buys Pixar Steve Jobs paid LucasFilm $5 million for Pixar, which was called Graphics Group at the time. He invested another $5 million into the company.