Roy Edward Disney , KCSG ( Los Angeles , January 10 1930 - December 16 2009 ) was an American businessman. For years he was responsible for various administrative positions withinThe Walt Disney Company , which was founded by his father Roy Oliver Disney and his uncle Walt Disney . In 2009 he was still a major shareholder (the third largest) and he was since the end of 2005 a consultant for the company as "Director Emeritus." Besides, he was CEO of his own investment company Shamrock Holdings and one of the richest people in the world ($ 900 million in 2005 ).
Roy E. Disney died on December 16, 2009. He was 79 years old and already fought long against cancer.