Mr. Kevin Mayer is an American entrepreneur, a former top executive at The Walt Disney Company who oversees the development of Disney flagship, streaming services, and direct-to-consumer business. Former C.E.O. of Tiktok and C.O.O. of its parent company, ByteDance, who manages its global expansion and leads the company’s initiatives
is a leading global sports streaming service. Co-CEO of the Forest Road Company, a strategic advisor to Forest Road Acquisition Corp., and Advisory board member at Salesforce and Access Industries. Board of Tinuiti, a performance marketing agency.
Kevin Mayer Personal Life
Kevin Mayer was born in May 1962 in the United States. He is now 60 years old as of this writing. He does not mention his parents, but they were raised in urban areas in the U.S. Kevin’s ethnicity is white, and he holds American nationality.
Kevin Mayer Education
Kevin Mayer studied Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kevin has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and an M.B.A. in General Management from Harvard Business School.
Kevin Mayer Family Life
She has a master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University, a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a degree in International Relations from Tufts University.
Ms. Lisa Mayer is a real estate investor and an actress, appearing on The Medicine Show in 2001, C.S.I.: Miami in 2002, and Hollywood Homicide in 2003.
Kevin Mayer's Net Worth
Kevin’s salary as the Chairman of The Walt Disney Company and as the C.E.O. of Tiktok was never made not public.
But Kevin Mayer has an estimated net worth of \$15 million.
Kevin Mayer Career
Kevin Mayer started working at The Walt Disney Company. He handled strategy and business development for Disney’s Interactive/Internet and television businesses worldwide in 1993 and an executive vice president position of the Disney Internet group.
Mr. Mayer was then designated as Chief Executive Officer of Playboy.com in February 2000 and left in September the same year.
Kevin Mr. Mayer entered L.E.K. Consulting(3) n February 2002.
In June 2005, Mr. Mayer rejoined The Walt Disney Company as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, and Technology and got an executive officer in October 2005.
In 2010, he organized the sale of Miramax to Filmyard Holdings.
In March of 2018, Mr. Mayer was named chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a new segment division. In May of 2020, Mayer resigned from The Walt Disney Company and became the C.O.O. of ByteDance Ltd and C.E.O. of the popular social media platform, Tiktok.
After three months on Tiktok and ByteDance, on the 26th of August, Mr. Mayer resigned from both roles.
, a former of Disney, led the founding of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Forest Road Acquisition Corp. The company began its public trading on the 25th of November 2020. Mayer also joined Access Industries as a senior advisor in the same year.
In March 2021, Mr. Mayer became the chairman of the board of directors of its subsidiary DAZN Group, the parent company of DAZN. On the 3rd of November, 2021, he became a consultant for Discovery’s streaming services.
Kevin Mayer at DAZN Group
DAZN Group, the parent company of DAZN, is a global sports streaming platform. They are most active in European and Asian markets. Mr. Mayer was currently the Chairman of DAZN Group in March 2021, and on the 3rd of November, 2021, he became a consultant for Discovery’s streaming services.
Kevin Mayer at Tiktok
As the C.O.O. of ByteDance Mayer, Kevin Mayer oversaw the global development and led a number of the company’s strategic initiatives, including music, gaming, and other businesses.
Kevin Mayer was also responsible for public affairs, security, moderation, legal, corporate development, marketing, and sales, and served as C.E.O. of Tiktok, which led Tiktok’s global expansion.
Yiming Zhang, ByteDance founder-CEO, said, “Kevin’s wealth of experience building successful global businesses makes him an outstanding fit for our mission of inspiring creativity for users globally. As one of the world’s most accomplished entertainment executives, Kevin is incredibly well placed to take ByteDance’s portfolio of products to the next level. I look forward to working very closely with Kevin on our global development and the next chapter of the ByteDance story.”
Tiktok C.E.O. Kevin Mayer, in August 2020, Mr. Mayer resigned because of the Trump administration. White House ordered to sell its U.S. operations.
Mr. Mayer’s statement, “In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, I have done significant reflection on what the corporate structural changes will require, and what it means for the global role I signed up for against this backdrop, and as we expect to reach a resolution very soon, it is with a heavy heart that I wanted to let you all know that I have decided to leave the company.”
Kevin Mayer at Disney
Kevin Mayer began working at The Walt Disney Company in 1993. He handled business development and strategy for Disney’s Interactive Internet and television businesses worldwide and was promoted as executive vice president to head the Disney Internet group.
Kevin Mayer moved out but rejoined The Walt Disney Company in June 2005 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, and Technology then was appointed as an executive officer in October 2005.
Mayer was involved with the acquisitions of Lucasfilm, Club Penguin, BamTech Media, Pixar, Marvel Entertainment, and Maker Studios. He has also engaged in the agreement reached in December 2017 to acquire most of the 21st Century Fox assets, and in 2018 he became the Chairman of Disney’s new segment, Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International.
Kevin Mayer Mayer resigned from The Walt Disney Company in May 2020 to become C.O.O. of Chinese internet technology company ByteDance Ltd and C.E.O. of Tiktok.
Kevin Mayer Quick Facts
Kevin Mayer has no Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Kevin Mayer led the founding of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Forest Road Acquisition Corp(5) with Tom Staggs.
Kevin Mayer serves on the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission Board of Directors and Strategic Advisory Board of Salesforce.
- DAZN Group, https://dazngroup.com/
- Lisa Mayer, IMDb, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0036302/bio
- LEK, https://www.lek.com/
Thomas O. Staggs, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_O._Staggs
- FRX, Government Documents, https://www.spacroadone.com/investor-resources