Jason Kilar

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Jason Alan Kilar
Born (1971-04-26) April 26, 1971 (age 48)
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Harvard Business School
Known forFounding CEO of Hulu
Board member ofDreamWorks Animation
Spouse(s)Jamie Kilar

Jason Kilar (born April 26, 1971) is an American businessperson and a member of the board of directors for DreamWorks Animation. He was previously an Amazon executive and the CEO of Hulu, a joint venture of ABC, NBC Universal, and NewsCorp.

Kilar was born in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993 and continued his education at Harvard Business School, earning an MBA.[1]

On January 4, 2013, he announced his resignation from Hulu after five years, together with Hulu CTO Rich Tom.[2] The next month, Kilar joined the board of directors for DreamWorks Animation.[3]

In 2014, he announced Vessel, a subscription video service, where he was CEO and backed by investment companies Benchmark, Greylock Partners, and Bezos Expedition until the site was eventually sold to Verizon in 2016.[4]


  1. ^ M.A.S. (2009). Thompson, Clifford (ed.). Current Biography Yearbook. New York, NY: H.W. Wilson Co. pp. 289–92. ISBN 978-0-8242-1104-2.
  2. ^ Kafka, Peter (January 4, 2013). "Let Jason Kilar Take a Bow". All Things D. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  3. ^ Gardner, Eriq (April 16, 2013). "Lucian Grainge, Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar Join DreamWorks Animation's Board of Directors". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08J1eDW8q5M

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