Brian Goldner Biography – Brian Goldner Wiki
Brian D. Goldner was the president and chief executive officer of the Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc., which was founded in 1923. He joined Hasbro in 2000 from toymaker Bandai America Inc. as operating chief. He was appointed CEO in 2008 and became Chairman of the Board in 2015. The company makes Monopoly, My Little Pony and toys for a number of well-known entertainment brands including Star Wars and Marvel.
Goldner was instrumental in transforming the Company into a global play and entertainment leader, architecting a strategic Brand Blueprint to create the world’s best play and storytelling experiences, the company said. Hee expanded the Company beyond toys and games into television, movies, digital gaming and beyond, to ensure Hasbro’s iconic brands reached every consumer. The culmination of his pioneering strategy was the 2019 acquisition of independent entertainment studio eOne.
Under Goldner, Hasbro also focused on increasing digital revenue through the pandemic amid the closing of retail stores. The company has more than 6,800 employees and operates in 35 countries. Its fiscal year revenue was almost $5.5 billion.
Goldner served on the Board of Directors of ViacomCBS and was the Chair of the Compensation Committee. He graduated from Dartmouth College.
Brian Goldner Age
Brian D. Goldner was born on April 21, 1963. He died on October 12, 2021. He was 58.
Brian Goldner Wife
Brian Goldner was married to Barbara Goldner, a social worker and former nurse. They were married from 1987 until his death in October 2021. Goldner and his wife Barbara were passionate advocates for improving systems of care for vulnerable members of society.
Brian Goldner Children
Brian Goldner and his wife Barbara Goldner had two children, Brandon Goldner and Brooke Goldner. Their 23-year-old son, Brandon Goldner, died of a heroin overdose on Oct. 30, 2015.
Brian Goldner Family
Brian Goldner is survived by his wife, Barbara, and daughter, Brooke.
Brian Goldner Death
Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner died at the age of 58 on October 12, 2021, two days after Hasbro announced he would take a leave of absence for cancer treatment. Toymaker Hasbro announced his death in the following statement: “It is with deep and profound sadness that Hasbro announces the passing of beloved leader and longtime Chairman and CEO Brian D. Goldner.”
Rich Stoddart, Interim CEO, said: “Since joining the Company more than two decades ago, Brian has been the heart and soul of Hasbro. As a charismatic and passionate leader in both the play and entertainment industries, Brian’s work brought joy and laughter to children and families around the world. His visionary leadership, kindness, and generosity made him beloved by the Hasbro community and everyone he touched. On behalf of the Hasbro family, we extend our deepest, heartfelt condolences to his wife, daughter, and entire family.”
Edward M. Philip, Lead Independent Director of Hasbro’s Board of Directors, said: “Brian’s passing is a tremendous loss for Hasbro and the world. Brian was universally admired and respected in the industry, and throughout his over twenty years at Hasbro, his inspiring leadership and exuberance left an indelible mark on everything and everyone he touched. A mentor and friend to so many, his passion and creativity took Hasbro to new heights. Our love and thoughts are with his wife, daughter, and family during this extraordinarily sad time.”
Brian Goldner Cause of Death
Brian Goldner’s cause of death was not revealed. In 2020, Goldner disclosed that he had been receiving treatment following his prostate cancer diagnosis in 2014.
Brian Goldner Health
The Pawtucket-based Hasbro announced on Oct. 10 that its president and CEO, Brian Goldner, would take an immediate medical leave of absence.
The news followed Goldner’s disclosure in August 2020 that he was undergoing medical treatment following his 2014 cancer diagnosis, the company said in a news release.
“After careful consideration, I have decided to take a medical leave to focus on my health,” Brian Goldner said in a statement. “I feel confident knowing the company will be in the skilled hands of Rich Stoddart as Interim CEO, our highly experienced management team and the best employees in the business. Hasbro’s future couldn’t be brighter as we continue to Supercharge the Blueprint and build the world’s leading play and entertainment company.”
Brian Goldner Cancer
Brian Goldner was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014.
Brian Goldner Net Worth
Brian Goldner’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million. Goldner holds $110 million worth of Hasbro stock.
Brian Goldner Salary
As Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Hasbro, Inc., Brian Goldner received total compensation of US$17 million for the year ended December 2020. Of this total compensation, $1.6 million was received as a salary.