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Portrait de Leslie Moonves
Age : 69
Public asset : 52,791,507 USD
Country of residence : Unknown

Leslie Moonves is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 13 different companies and presently occupies the position of Chairman of CBS Global Distribution Group, Chairman at CBS Radio, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer for CBS Operations, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

He is also Co-Chairman-Governors Board at The Paley Center for Media and on the board of 6 other companies.

He previously was Chairman at OUTFRONT Media, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for CBS Corp. Chief Executive Officer for CBS Broadcasting, Inc. Co-President & Co-Chief Operating Officer at Viacom, Inc. and President for CBS Entertainment Services, Inc. (which are all subsidiaries of CBS Corp.), President for Hollywood Radio & Television Society, President of Warner Bros. Television Production, Inc., President of Lorimar Telepictures Corp. and Vice President-Movies at Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.

Mr. Moonves received an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University.

Current positions of Leslie Moonves 
NameTitle Since
CBS Broadcasting, Inc. Chief Executive Officer -
CBS Operations, Inc. President & Chief Executive Officer -
CBS Radio, Inc. Chairman -
The Paley Center for Media Co-Chairman-Governors Board -
CBS Global Distribution Group Chairman -
The Partnership for New York City Director -
ZeniMax Media, Inc. Director -
American Film Institute, Inc. Trustee -
The National Council for Families & Television Trustee -
Los Angeles Free Clinic Director -
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. Trustee -

Holdings of Leslie Moonves 
CBS Corporation (CBS)
1,207,4910.36%52,791,507 USD

Leslie Moonves : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Lawrence P. Tu CBS Operations, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc.
Joseph R. Ianniello CBS Operations, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc.
Lawrence Liding CBS Operations, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc.
Philippe Dauman The Partnership for New York City
The Paley Center for Media
Strauss H. Zelnick The Partnership for New York City
The Paley Center for Media
David Zaslav The Partnership for New York City
The Paley Center for Media
Jeff Bewkes The Paley Center for Media
The Partnership for New York City
Joshua W. Sapan The Paley Center for Media
American Film Institute, Inc.
Jonathan F. Miller The Paley Center for Media
American Film Institute, Inc.
Mel Karmazin The Paley Center for Media
CBS Radio, Inc.

Biography of Leslie Moonves 
Leslie Roy Moonves (; born October 6, 1949)

Early life
Moonves was born to a Jewish family in New York City, the son of Josephine (Schleifer) and Herman Moonves, In his sophomore year he switched his major from pre-med to Spanish and acted in a few plays; following graduation he moved to Manhattan to pursue a career as an actor, but after he played a few "forgettable" TV roles he decided to pursue the business side of television instead.

He joined CBS in July 1995 as president of CBS Entertainment. From April 1998 until 2003, he was President and Chief Executive Officer at CBS Television, then was promoted to Chairman and CEO of CBS in 2003. He oversees all operations of the company, including the CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Stations, CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS Radio, CBS Records, CBS Outdoor, Simon & Schuster, CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Outernet and CBS Films. During this time (2003), CBS became America's most watched television network, going from last to first.

Among the shows that have given CBS a new lease on life is the CSI franchise and Survivor. CBS had six of the ten most-watched primetime shows in the final quarter of 2005: CSI, Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, Survivor: Guatemala, NCIS, and Cold Case.

In January 2006, Moonves was instrumental in making the deal that brought together CBS-owned UPN with The WB to form the CW Network.

On February 28, 2006, Moonves led CBS to file a $500 million lawsuit against Howard Stern for allegedly breaching his contract by failing to disclose the details of his deal with Sirius Satellite Radio while still employed by Infinity Broadcasting. Stern vowed to fight the suit, and claimed on his radio program that Moonves and CBS were trying to "bully" him and his agent, Don Buchwald. Stern later appeared on CBS' own Late Show with David Letterman, wearing a shirt mocking Leslie and his wife. On June 7, 2006, Stern announced that the lawsuit had been settled. As part of the settlement, Sirius acquired the exclusive rights to all of the WXRK tapes (over two decades worth of shows) for $2 million.

Source @ Wikipedia

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Leslie Moonves : Connections 
People For the American Way Foundation
Yale University
The Business Council
Warner Media LLC
The Business Roundtable
Advancit Capital LLC
Covenant House
Education Networks of America, Inc.

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