Ted Sarandos is the Chief Content Officer for Netflix, who is best known for creating original content for the platform in the United States and internationally. He oversaw the production of series such as ‘House of Cards’, ‘Orange is the New Black’, ‘La Casa De Papel’ (Spain), as well as original films like ‘Bright’, ‘Bird Box’, and the 3-time Academy Award winning film ‘ROMA’. He is also responsible for the company’s massive investment in the UK. He, however, faced criticism for signing a multi-picture deal with Adam Sandler, but defended the action stating that Sandler’s poorly-received 2015 film ‘The Ridiculous 6’ garnered the highest number of Netflix viewers in its release-month.
Ted Sarandos Bio
Theodore ‘Ted’ Anthony Sarandos Jr. was born in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. He has four other siblings. In his teens, he developed a knowledge of film and TV, and liked working at a video store. He was writing journals for his high school newspaper, Sarandos met and interviewed the actor Ed Asner, who was in Phoenix for a local meeting. Asner, then Sarandos to others in the entertainment industry, for further interviews and connected his interests in entertainment, politics, and journalism.
Ted Sarandos Age
Born on 30th July, 1964, Mr. Theodore is presently 58 years old. He is a Leo.
Ted Sarandos Height
Chief of Content and CEO of Netflix stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Ted Sarandos Education
Ted graduated from Alhambra High School in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States. He then went to Glendale Community College. Mr. Sarandos enrolled at the Arizona State University for his journalism major, but dropped out midway to manage video store.
What does Ted Sarandos do?
Theodore Anthony Saandos is presently the CEO and Chief Content Officer overseeing programming and entertainment effort for Netflix.
Ted Sarandos formerly managed retail video stores in the ‘Arizona Video Cassettes West’ chain between 1983 and 1988. In 1988, he became the Western Regional Director of Sales and Operations for East Texas Distributors, one of the largest video distributors in the US. He later joined as the Vice President of Product and Merchandising for Video City.
Ted first met Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in 1999, when it was a DVD-by-mail rental service. He was later interviewed for the post of Chief Content Officer of the company. He took charge of Netflix in 2000 and quickly focused on subscriber growth than on ratings, using Netflix algorithms to predict viewers’ interest in various programs.
Ted Sarandos Parents
Ted Sarandos was born to Ted Sarandos Snr., who was an electrician, and his mother, Mrs. Sarandos was a stay-at-home mom. Sarandos’ paternal grandfather came from the Greek island of Samos to the United States. His grandfather’s family name was originally Kariotakis but he changed it to Sarandos.
Ted Sarandos Siblings
Mr. Theodore Sarandos is the fourth of five children. He has three older sisters and a younger brother.
How long has Ted Sarandos and Nicole Avant been married?
Mr. Theodore Sarandos and his lovely wife, Nicole Avant got married in 2009. They have since been together, implying they have been together for thirteen years. Mr. Sarandos has two children from his previous marriage. He was married to Michelle Sarandos, his high school sweetheart. The name of his children are Sarah Sarandos and Anthony Sarandos.
Ted Sarandos Net Worth
The Netflix Chief Executive Officer is very comfortable when it comes to wealth. He is estimated to be worth more than $300 million.