Michael D. Eisner
MICHAEL D. EISNER, chairman of Walt Disney, showed in 1995 he could do it his way, without close pal and President Frank G. Wells, who died in a helicopter crash in 1994, or studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, who left in anger. The 53-year-old Eisner made a $19 billion deal for Capital Cities/ABC, lifting Disney to global media's top tier. Theme parks are minting cash anew. Even EuroDisney turned a profit.