Bob Iger was the CEO of The Walt Disney Company from 2005 to 2020.
CNN  — 

Bob Iger, the man who may be the second-most important person in the history of Disney, is stepping down as CEO.

Iger took the helm at Disney in 2005. During his tenure, he oversaw the acquisition of Marvel Studios, Pixar and Lucasfilm, all of which produced films that shattered box-office records. Under his leadership, 21st Century Fox came into Disney’s fold, resulting in a new roster of intellectual property for the nearly 100-year-old company.

In 2019, Iger unveiled Galaxy’s Edge, a “Star Wars” theme park area, to incredible fanfare. But among his final acts as CEO — and arguably one of the most important of his tenure — was the launch of Disney+, a streaming service with exclusive programs to compete with Netflix.

From left, Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang, Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong, Disney CEO Michael Eisner and CEO-elect Bob Iger attend the opening ceremony of Hong Kong Disneyland in 2005.
Iger, center, speaks at a 2007 news conference annoucing plans to overhaul the California Adventure theme park.
Iger and "Star Wars" creator George Lucas attend the opening ceremonies for "Star Tours - The Adventures Continue" at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in 2011.
Iger and Lucas shake hands following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012.
Iger attends the opening ceremony of the new California Adventure theme park in 2012.
Iger and actor Billy Crystal attend the world premiere of the Pixar film "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood in 2013.
Iger speaks at the D23 Expo in 2013. D23 is the official fan club for the Walt Disney Company.
The daytime talk show "The View" is broadcast live from the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, in 2013. From left are Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy, Barbara Walters, Mickey Mouse, Iger, Bill Geddie, Sherri Shepherd and Demi Lovato.
Lucas and Iger pose for a photograph at the D23 Expo in 2015.
Iger holds a grand opening gala concert at the Disney Resort in Shanghai, China, in 2016.
Iger delivers a speech during a celebration ceremony that marked the Shanghai resort's first anniversary.
In 2018, Iger attends the opening event of Disney-Pixar's Toy Story Land, the seventh themed land in Shanghai Disneyland.
Iger poses for a picture with 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch. The acquisition of 21st Century Fox took place in March 2019.
Iger and several stars from the "Avengers" series acknowledge the crowd in Anaheim, California, in 2019. They were announcing a donation of more than $5 million to nonprofits that support children with critical illnesses.
Iger attends the world premiere of  "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center in 2019.
From left, Lucas, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill,  Iger, and Harrison Ford stand in front of the Millennium Falcon during the unveiling of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park area.
Iger attends the European premiere of "The Lion King" in 2019.
Iger and the cast and crew of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" take the stage during the film's world premiere in 2019.