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Portrait de Leslie Moonves
Age : 67
Public asset : 137,472,657 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : CBS Corporation

Summary 
Mr. Leslie Moonves is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at CBS Corp., Chairman at CBS Global Distribution Group, Chairman at CBS Radio, Inc., Chief Executive Officer at CBS Broadcasting, Inc. and Co-Chairman-Governors Board at The Paley Center for Media (New York).

He is on the Board of Directors at Los Angeles Free Clinic, The Partnership for New York City, ZeniMax Media, Inc., American Film Institute, Inc., Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. and The National Council for Families & Television. Mr. Moonves was previously employed as Chairman by CBS Outdoor Americas, Inc., Co-President & Co-Chief Operating Officer by Viacom, Inc. /Old/, an Independent Director by KB Home, President by CBS Entertainment Services, Inc., President by Warner Bros. Television Production, Inc., President by Lorimar Telepictures Corp., Chief Executive Officer by CBS Broadcasting, Inc., President by Hollywood Radio & Television Society, and Vice President-Movies by Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.

He also served on the board at Westwood One, Inc. (Old) and The National Collegiate Athletic Association.

He received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University.


Current positions of Leslie Moonves 
NameTitle Since
CBS Corporation
(Broadcasting)
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 1995
CBS Broadcasting, Inc. Chief Executive Officer -
CBS Radio, Inc. Chairman -
The Paley Center for Media (New York) 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 
NameEquities%Valuation
CBS Corporation (CBS)
Broadcasting
2,088,2980.57%137,472,657 USD


Leslie Moonves : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Lawrence P. Tu CBS Corporation
CBS Radio, Inc.
Joseph R. Ianniello CBS Corporation
CBS Radio, Inc.
Sumner Redstone CBS Corporation
The Paley Center for Media (New York)
Shari E. Redstone CBS Corporation
The Paley Center for Media (New York)
Anthony G. Ambrosio CBS Corporation
CBS Radio, Inc.
Lawrence Liding CBS Corporation
CBS Radio, Inc.
Jonathan H. Anschell CBS Corporation
CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Philippe Dauman CBS Corporation
The Partnership for New York City
The Paley Center for Media (New York)
Bruce Scott Gordon CBS Corporation
CBS Radio, Inc.
David Zaslav The Paley Center for Media (New York)
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.

CBS
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 
The Paley Center for Media
Columbia Law School
Northwell Health, Inc.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.
The General Hospital Corp.
Usc Shoah Foundation
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
The Museum of Fine Arts
United Nations Children's Fund
CineBridge Ventures, Inc.


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