Rupert Murdoch
United States

21st Century Fox


Executive 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 be watching to see where the elder Murdoch places his next bets. 



  • Sky plc
  • 21st Century Fox
  • News Corporation


  • Oxford University (UK)


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Murdoch Family Scores Big Raises on Eve of Fox/Disney Deal

Murdoch Family Scores Big Raises on Eve of Fox/Disney Deal

The Murdoch family is making out like bandits.Rupert, Lachlan, and James Murdoch were rewarded handsomely for their decision to sell large parts of their sprawling media empire to the Walt Disney Company in a deal valued at $71.3 billion. All three family members earned massive raises on the eve of the merger's completion -- a deal, it should be noted, that is expected to result in thousands of lost jobs.Rupert Murdoch's compensation package swelled to $49.2 million in salary, bonuses,...


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