Disney Net Worth [Is There Anything They Don’t Own?]

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Industry:Media, Entertainment
Net Worth/Valuation:$205 billion
Latest Reported Revenue:$72.98 billion (2021)
Year Founded:1923
Public/Private:Publicly Traded (DIS)
Number of Employees:223,000
Notable Shareholders:Michael Eisner, Robert Iger, Christine McCarthy, Alan Braverman, Vanguard Group

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Net Worth of Disney

The net worth of Walt Disney Co. is estimated to be roughly $205 billion in 2022.

The majority of Disney’s net worth can be attributed to their media and entertainment division. This division alone brought in $55 billion in 2022. Their biggest acquisition ever was of a media and entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, in 2019.

They also notably own the largest market share in the Amusement Parks industry at roughly 72.4% of all revenue in the industry. The Magic Kingdom, which is one of the four main parks of Walt Disney World, not only brings in the greatest number of visitors each year out of any park but is also the most profitable. This park alone brings in over $78 million on an average day. In comparison, it takes around $5.5 million to run each park per day. That’s a total of $22 million in park-related expenses per day in the Walt Disney World. If you do the math, the profit per day is quite enormous. Just from the Magic Kingdom’s $78 million, even if you considered the expenses of $22 million for all four parks, Disney is raking in at least $56 million per day from that particular amusement park alone.

Is Disney the richest company in the world?

Disney is a huge and influential conglomerate, especially being in the media business, but no, they are not the richest company in the world. At the moment, that title belongs to Apple (AAPL). In fact, Disney is ranked as the 61st richest company in the world at the time of this writing.

However, if you only consider the Media industry, Disney can rank as the number one richest company depending on what year you’re talking about. For example, before 2019, not so much. However, in 2019 following their acquisition of 21st Century Fox, they were indeed the richest valued at $254 billion that year.

Who owns most of Disney?

Walt Disney Co. is currently owned largely by institutions, the top three being Vanguard Group, BlackRock, and State Street Corp. Such institutions as these account for more than 62% of total ownership based on number of shares.

If we’re talking about individual shareholders, the original Disney family owns less than 3% of the company. This is a far cry from the 20% the original family owned back in the 1960s.

Outside of the original Disney family, Michael Eisner, CEO of Disney from 1984 to 2005, owns the most shares numbering over 14 million, and owns 0.77% of the company.

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