Meet TikTok’s new CEO Kevin Mayer, the former Disney executive who’s behind the explosive growth of Disney Plus and has the nickname ‘Buzz Lightyear’

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Kevin Mayer is the new CEO of TikTok, the viral short-form video-sharing app announced on Monday. Mayer left his role as the head of streaming at Disney, where he launched Disney Plus in November 2019.  At Disney, Mayer was instrumental in the company’s acquisitions of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox. The 58-year-old executive had been seen as a possible successor to Disney CEO Bob Iger before Iger stepped down earlier this year, but Bob Chapek was named Disney’s new CEO instead. When he was promoted to head of streaming in 2018, Mayer’s base salary rose from

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