Years at Company: 1984-2005
Total Value of Severance Package:
Most of Michael Eisner's career with the Walt Disney Company was rosy, taking the company's value from $3 billion to $60 billion. But in the early 2000s he was embroiled in an internal battle with Roy E. Disney, nephew of Walt, that became public. Disney resigned his own executive spot after losing power at the company and started savedisney.com. After many lackluster years, Eisner was unable to rebound from a shareholder revolt and the negative PR blitz.