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Rupert Murdoch Facts

American media mogul and the Chairman and CEO of News Corporation

  • Murdoch's full name is Keith Rupert Murdoch AC. He was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 11 March 1931.
  • He started with a newspaper in Adelaide and expanded his newspaper empire in the UK, Asia and USA.
  • In 1964, he started The Australian, the first national daily newspaper of Australia.
  • He studied at Worcester College, Oxford.
  • In 1985, he purchased the Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation along with several television stations. The next year, he founded the Fox Broadcasting Network.
  • He purchased several small and medium book-publishing companies and merged them in 1990 to create HarperCollins Publishers.
  • He purchased The Wall Street Journal, a leading business daily.
  • In 1993, he purchased Star TV based in Hong Kong for $1 billion and started expanding in the Asia.
  • According to Forbes Richest Americans of 2010, Murdoch is placed at 38th amongst Americans and 117 in the world.

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