Barry Diller Net Worth
Barry Diller Net Worth: Barry Diller is an American businessman who has a net worth of $2.3 billion dollars. Barry Diller was born Barry Charles Diller on February 2, 1942, in San Francisco, California, US, he is the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp, as well as a media executive responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting. A self-made man, Barry Diller started his career at the very bottom of the social scale working in the mail-room of casting agencies in Hollywood. Not fully dedicated to his studies, he gave up University of California after a few weeks in order to fulfill a bigger task, i.e., to launch himself in the commerce online. Thanks to his excellent negotiation skills, Barry Diller made his way up in the world of business thus acquiring the nickname "Diller Killer" as he always got what he wanted. By the time he was 31-year-old, he became president of Paramount Studios that he successfully saved from bankruptcy cutting budgets. At the time Rupert Murdoch acquired Twentieth Century Fox Corporation, he sought advice from Barry Diller for the launch of the television part. The two collaborated until 1992. Diller has truly revolutionized the TV programs before making a decision to have his own business. He started in teleshopping with QVC, and even though it turned out to be a success, he sold the company in 1994. Later on, he was the man to take control of USA Interactive, an internet company headquarted in NYC that now has over 50 brands across 40 countries. Barry Diller continued with his business acquisitions, including Ticketmaster, Expedia, Hotels.com, as well as the search engine Ask and the dating website Match.com. All of these companies belong to InterActiveCorp since 2003. Diller is married to fashion designer Diane von Furstenburg.