Rupert Murdoch

Executive Chairman, News Corp Co-Chairman, Fox Corp.

THE LATEST: Murdoch was executive chairman of 21st Century Fox from 2015 until the merger of 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Co. in March 2019. He has been executive chairman of News Corp. since 2013, when the company separated into two publicly traded companies, News Corp. and 21st Century Fox.

BACKGROUND: Murdoch controls a media empire that includes Fox News, The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal. A native of Australia, Murdoch inherited a newspaper at age 22 from his father and launched his media career. Other media properties he has owned include The Sun, the New York Post and BSkyB. Murdoch has received the Companion of the Order of Australia for services to the media and to newspaper publishing. He and his family have made contributions to various educational, cultural and medical charitable organizations throughout the United States, Britain, Australia, Asia and Israel.

WORTH NOTING: Murdoch became a U.S. citizen in 1985.


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