Rupert Murdoch
United States

Fox Corporation



The media baron who shocked the industry in 2017 with his decision to sell most of his film and television empire to Disney has embarked on a new chapter with the launch of Fox Corp. The Murdoch patriarch has been closely involved with the management of Fox News since the ouster of Roger Ailes in 2016, and the sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney left him as the second-largest shareholder in Disney, giving him a definite influence even if he did not command a board seat. Murdoch happens to have the ear of President Trump, who is clearly Fox News’ biggest fan. He’s also executive chairman of News Corp., which owns the Murdoch clan’s newspaper and publishing interests, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Post and U.K. publications the Times and the Sun.


  • Sky plc
  • 21st Century Fox (DEFUNCT)
  • News Corporation


  • Oxford University (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Announce Engagement

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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