Rupert Murdoch

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Person.png Rupert Murdoch   Sourcewatch
(Media Mogul)
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Born Keith Rupert Murdoch
1931-03-11
Melbourne, Australia
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Worcester College (Oxford)
Religion Christian
Children • Prudence
• Elisabeth
• Lachlan
• James
• Grace
• Chloe
Parents • Keith Murdoch
• Elisabeth Joy
Relatives • Janet Calvert-Jones
• Anne Kantor
• Helen Handbury
• Matthew Freud
• Sarah Murdoch
Spouse • Patricia Booker
• Anna Murdoch Mann
• Wendi Deng
Australian American media mogul and business magnate.

Keith Rupert Murdoch [1] (born 11 March 1931) 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. Rupert Murdoch 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.[2][3][4][5]

Media ownership

In the 1950s and '60s, Rupert Murdoch 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 City 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 to satisfy the legal requirement for US television ownership.

In 1986, keen to adopt newer electronic publishing technologies, Murdoch consolidated his UK printing operations in Wapping, causing bitter industrial disputes. His News Corporation acquired Twentieth Century Fox (1985), HarperCollins (1989)[6] and The Wall Street Journal (2007). He formed the British broadcaster BSkyB in 1990, and during the 1990s expanded into Asian networks and South American television. By 2000, Murdoch's News Corporation owned over 800 companies in more than 50 countries with a net worth of over $5 billion.

Phone Hacking

In July 2011, Rupert Murdoch faced allegations that his companies, including the News of the World, owned by News Corporation, had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty and public citizens. He faces police and government investigations into bribery and corruption by the British government and FBI investigations in the US.[7][8] On 21 July 2012, Murdoch resigned as a director of News International.[9][10] On July 1, 2015, Murdoch left his post as CEO of 21st Century Fox.[11]  

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Murdoch's Deeply Hidden Jewish RootsArticle16 July 2011Christopher Bollyn“For some reason, Keith Rupert Murdoch has always tried to hide the fact that his pious mother, Elisabeth Joy Murdoch (née Greene), brought him up as a Jew.”
Why, as an avowed Corbynista, I will consider *not* voting Labour on June 8Article6 May 2017Daniel MargrainI have never voted tactically in the past, but given Newmark’s dubious Zionist credentials, I propose to do so in the General Election on June 8th


References

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  2. "Fortune". CNN. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. "PowerPoint Presentation" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  4. Siklos, Richard (9 February 2009). "Why Disney wants DreamWorks". CNN. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  5. "News Corporation – Annual Report 2007". Newscorp. 30 June 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  6. "Rupert Murdoch faces authors' revolt". BBC. 1 March 1998. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  7. "Phone hacking: David Cameron announces terms of phone-hacking inquiry". The Telegraph. London. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  8. Ed Pilkington in New York, Andrew Gumbel and agencies (14 July 2011). "FBI to investigate News Corporation over 9/11 hacking allegations". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  9. "Rupert Murdoch resigns as News International director". BBC News. London. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  10. Burns, John F.; Somaiya, Ravi (23 July 2012). "Murdoch Resigns From His British Papers' Boards". The New York Times. 
  11. Yu, Roger (16 June 2015). "Rupert Murdoch to leave 21st Century Fox CEO post on July 1". USA Today. Retrieved 16 June 2015.