Rupert Murdoch
United States

Fox Corporation


Co-Chairman & Founder

Signaling the end of an era for traditional media, pioneering Australian mogul Murdoch agreed to sell most of his 21st Century Fox empire to Disney in a $71.3 billion deal in December 2017, having handed control to sons James and Lachlan in 2015. But as the media marketplace felt the tremors from the onslaught of tech behemoths moving into the video arena, Murdoch emerged to orchestrate a megadeal with Disney’s Bob Iger and found himself in a prime position as 
Comcast stepped in to bid up the final price tag. Murdoch will now reconfigure his remaining operations around Fox News, Fox Broadcasting and Fox Sports, with Lachlan at the helm. The industry will clearly be watching to see where the elder Murdoch places his next bets.


  • Sky plc
  • 21st Century Fox
  • News Corporation


  • Oxford University (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Announce Engagement

Rupert Murdoch and former model Jerry Hall went public with their romance a few months ago, and now the two are preparing to take the next step.Murdoch, chairman of 21st Century Fox and News Corp., and Hall announced their engagement with a small item that ran Tuesday in the Times of London, the newspaper owned by News Corp., in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section.Hall, 59, is the former wife of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. She has recently appeared...


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