Kevin Tsujihara

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Kevin Tsujihara
Born Kevin Ken Tsujihara
(1964-10-25) October 25, 1964 (age 49)
Petaluma, California, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Southern California
Stanford University (MBA degree)
Occupation Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Entertainment

Kevin Tsujihara (born October 25, 1964) is an American businessman serving as chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Entertainment. He succeeded Barry Meyer as CEO on March 1, 2013, having previously served as President of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Upon assuming the role of CEO, Tsujihara became the first person of Asian descent to run a major Hollywood studio.[1]

Early years and education[edit]

Kevin Tsujihara was born to sam and Mickey Tsujihara, and grew up in Petaluma, California. He is of Japanese descent. Tsujihara and his family owned Empire Egg Company, a company that distributed eggs to markets across the San Francisco Bay Area. Tsujihara graduated from University of Southern California and earned an MBA degree from Stanford University, and launched QuickTax Inc., a tax preparation website.[1][2]

Careeer[edit]

Tsujihara joined Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. in 1994 to help manage the company's interest in Six Flags theme parks. While employed at Warner Bros., he focused on business development and online content. In 2005, Tsujihara was given the position of president of Warner Bros.' home entertainment unit, which focuses on the home video, online distribution and video games for the company.[1][3][4]

In January 2013, Tsujihara was named the new chief executive of Warner Bros. after the retirement of Barry Meyer on March 1, 2013. This made him the first Asian American to be the CEO of a major Hollywood studio, and the fifth leader in the 90-year history of Warner Bros.[4][1]

Personal life[edit]

Tsujihara is married and has two children.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Petaluma native Kevin Tsujihara named CEO of Warner Bros. studio". The Press Democrat. January 29, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Warner Bros.' new CEO, Kevin Tsujihara, at a glance". Los Angeles Times. January 29, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Barnes, Brooks (January 28, 2013). "Tsujihara to Succeed Meyer as Head of Warner Brothers". New York Times. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Waxman, Sharon (January 28, 2013). "Kevin Tsujihara: I'll Continue Warner Bros. Legacy in 'Tough Environment'". Yahoo! News. Retrieved January 29, 2013.