Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Dynamic quotes 

MarketScreener Homepage  >  News  >  Business Leaders  >  Business Leaders Biography

Business Leaders

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance ProfessionalsCalendarSectors 
HomeAll newsMost read newsBusiness Leaders Biography
Portrait de Leslie Moonves
Age : 68
Public asset : 63,596,971 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : CBS Corporation

Leslie Moonves is a businessperson who has been at the head of 12 different companies and is Chairman for CBS Global Distribution Group and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for CBS Corp., Chairman for CBS Radio, Inc. and President & Chief Executive Officer at CBS Operations, Inc. (both are subsidiaries of CBS Corp.). Leslie Moonves is also Co-Chairman-Governors Board at The Paley Center for Media and on the board of 7 other companies.

In his past career Mr. Moonves occupied the position of Chairman at OUTFRONT Media, Inc., President of Hollywood Radio & Television Society, Chief Executive Officer at CBS Broadcasting, Inc., President of Lorimar Telepictures Corp., Co-President & Co-Chief Operating Officer at Viacom, Inc., President at Warner Bros. Television Production, Inc., President at CBS Entertainment Services, Inc. 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 Corporation
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 1995
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 -
The Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Vice Chairman -
Los Angeles Free Clinic Director -
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. Trustee -

Holdings of Leslie Moonves 
CBS Corporation (CBS)
1,207,4610.35%63,596,971 USD

Leslie Moonves : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Lawrence P. Tu CBS Corporation
CBS Operations, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc.
Joseph R. Ianniello CBS Corporation
CBS Operations, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc.
Lawrence Liding CBS Corporation
CBS Operations, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc.
Sumner Redstone CBS Corporation
The Paley Center for Media
Shari Ellen Redstone CBS Corporation
The Paley Center for Media
Anthony G. Ambrosio CBS Corporation
CBS Radio, Inc.
Philippe Dauman CBS Corporation
The Partnership for New York City
The Paley Center for Media
Steven Kandarian The Kennedy Center Corporate Fund
The Partnership for New York City
Mark Bertolini The Partnership for New York City
The Kennedy Center Corporate Fund
Ian Read The Kennedy Center Corporate Fund
The Partnership for New York City

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

Most Read News 
08/11CARL ICAHN : Cigna Deal Scores Against Icahn -- WSJ
08/14ELON MUSK : Musk says Silver Lake, Goldman advising on taking Tesla private
08/09ELON MUSK : U.S. SEC examining Musk's tweets on taking Tesla private - WSJ
02:53aELON MUSK : no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers
08/14DAVID EINHORN : Billionaire Investor David Einhorn Hit In Monsanto Ruling
08/09CARL ICAHN : Glenview backs Cigna-Express Scripts deal after Icahn criticism
08/11ELON MUSK : Tesla CEO Musk accused in lawsuit of defrauding shareholders
08:48aDAVID EINHORN : Bayer Brings No Relief to Einhorn -- WSJ
08/10ELON MUSK : sources
08/09DANIEL LOEB : filing
More news

© 2018 People and Ownership :   
Leslie Moonves : Connections 
The Institute of International Finance, Inc.
NAI Entertainment Holdings LLC
The Kennedy Center Corporate Fund
New Alternatives for Children, Inc.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
NATL. Amusements (UK) Ltd.
The General Hospital Corp.
American Council of Life Insurers
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.

Latest news about Leslie Moonves 
08/09Viacom shares gain as 'Mission Impossible' powers Paramount
08/08CBS Asks AT&T for Details on Deal Talks -- WSJ
08/05LESLIE MOONVES : CBS entertainment chief defends network amid Moonves allegations
08/03CBS : Prohibits Questions On Probe -- WSJ
08/02NEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Company News of the Day
08/02NEWS HIGHLIGHTS : Top Company News of the Day
08/02CBS : Posts Higher Profit, Revenue -- Update
More news

Popular Business Leaders 
Paul Achleitner William Ackman Frank Appel Luc Besson Jeff Bezos Lloyd Blankfein Vincent Bolloré Warren Buffett Vittorio Colao Tim Cook Serge Dassault Michael Dell Oleg Deripaska Patrick Drahi John Edwards Bill Gates Carlos Ghosn David Henry Heinrich Hiesinger Carl Icahn Charles Koch Brian Krzanich Ulrich Lehner Robin Li Daniel Loeb Jack Ma John Malone Sergio Marchionne Laurent Mignon Leslie Moonves Dennis Muilenburg Rupert Murdoch Elon Musk Xavier Niel Indra Nooyi John Paulson Georges Plassat Miuccia Prada Sumner Redstone Wilbur Ross Howard Schultz Masayoshi Son George Soros Martin Sorrell Rupert Stadler Peter Thiel John Williamson Martin Winterkorn Dieter Zetsche Mark Zuckerberg
A-Z Business Leaders