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Barry Diller is the chairman and chief executive officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp, and chairman of Expedia, Inc.
IAC operates leading and diversified businesses in sectors being transformed by the internet, online and offline its mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. IAC consists of HSN; Cornerstone Brands, Inc.; Ticketmaster, which oversees ReserveAmerica; LendingTree, LLC; LendingTree Loans; RealEstate.com; PRC; ServiceMagic; Match.com; Entertainment Publications; Interval International; Ask.com; Citysearch; and Evite.
Expedia, Inc. is one of the world's leading travel services companies. With its portfolio of leading travel brands, Expedia, Inc. empowers business and leisure travelers with the tools and information they need to easily research, plan, book, and experience travel. The company also provides wholesale travel to offline retail travel agents. Expedia, Inc.'s main web sites include Expedia.com®, Hotels.com, Hotwire®, Expedia® Corporate Travel, Trip Advisor and Classic Custom Vacations®. Expedia, Inc. also operates international sites in Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, and China through its investment in eLong.
Since December 1992, beginning with QVC, Diller has served as chief executive for a number of predecessor companies engaged in media and interactivity prior to the formation of IAC.
From October 1984 to April 1992, Diller served as chairman and chief executive officer of Fox, Inc., and was responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company in addition to Fox's motion picture operations.
Before joining Fox, Diller served for ten years as the chairman and chief executive of Paramount Pictures Corporation. In March 1983, in addition to Paramount, Diller became president of the conglomerate's newly formed Entertainment and Communications Group, which included Simon & Schuster, Inc., Madison Square Garden Corporation, and SEGA Enterprises, Inc. Prior to joining Paramount, Diller served as vice president of Prime Time Television for ABC Entertainment.
Diller was born in San Francisco and raised in Beverly Hills. He serves on the boards of The Washington Post Company and the Coca-Cola Company. He is also a trustee of New York University and serves on the Executive Board for the Medical Sciences at UCLA, in addition to the boards of Conservation International, Channel 13/WNET, and the Board of Councilors for the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California.