Disney/ABC Television is the parent of The Disney Channel, which aired Hannah Montana, the tween television show that catapulted Miley Cyrus to fame.
Sandberg sits on the Disney board of directors, Disney Channel launched Cyrus' career. Also, Cyrus has a Facebook page. Along with a billion other people.
Nooyi and Chicago Bulls basketball great Michael Jordan were photographed talking at a Yankee game in 2010. Cyrus in 2013 released "23", a "tribute" to Jordan. In her video she wears several outfits "inspired" by Jordan's Bulls uniform.
James is president of Intel. In 2001 Intel named Will.i.am a director of creative innovation at the chip maker. Will.i.am and Cyrus collaborated on a song called “Fall Down,” released earlier this year.
In 2009 Cyrus and design group BCBG Max Azria unveiled a collaborative clothing line for Wal-Mart. The company is no longer selling the line.
Hammer is part of the NBC Universal family, whose movie arm is distributing Rush, a Ron Howard film starring Chris Hemsworth, who was almost Cyrus's brother-in-law. Also, Cyrus recently hosted Saturday Night Live and performed on the Today Show, both of which air on NBC.
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