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Rupert Murdoch

Born: March 11, 1931 (age 86) in Melbourne

Rupert Murdoch

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Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KCSG is an Australian American business magnate.

Murdoch became managing director of Australia's News Limited, inherited from his father Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch in 1952.

He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate, and its successors News Corp and 21st Century Fox after the conglomerate split on 28 June 2013.

In the 1950s and '60s, he acquired various newspapers in Australia and New Zealand, before expanding into the United Kingdom in 1969, taking over the News of the World followed closely by The Sun.

He moved to New York in 1974 to expand into the US market, but retained interests in Australia and Britain.

In 1981, he bought The Times, his first British broadsheet, and became a naturalised US citizen in 1985.

In 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, he consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes.

His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins and The Wall Street Journal.

He formed BSkyB in 1990 and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television.


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News video: Sexual Harassment Scandal Leads To $90M Fox Settlement

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News video: Takeover interest in Fox

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Fox Shares Jump On Takeover Interest 00:45

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Comcast and Verizon May Want Parts of 21st Century Fox 00:53

Both companies have a lot to gain from an acquisition.
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TMZ.com

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SBS

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FT.com

Now Trending: Media Companies Suddenly Attract Takeover Attention

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Murdoch's Fox in talks with multiple buyers for TV, film assets

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MailOnline

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BBC News

US predators circling Fox as Rupert Murdoch ponders sale

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MailOnline Also reported by •thisismoney.co.uk

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FT.com

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Proactive Investors

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CNNMoney

US media giants circle 21st Century Fox's stake in Sky

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City A.M.

Comcast Exploring Deal For Parts Of Fox

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TVNewsCheck

Will Disney be Rupert Murdoch's last big play?

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SmartBrief

Rupert Murdoch says his newspapers have been 'tremendously damaged' by the digital age

The 86-year-old media tycoon said he didn't have plans to buy more newspapers as 'Our hands are pretty full making our existing papers viable,'
Independent

Fox, News shareholders revolt but Rupert Murdoch gives them short shrift

When you've got something unpleasant to do, sometimes it is best to just get it over and done with.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

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