Rupert Murdoch
Jillian Sollazzo for WWD
United States
2020

Fox Corporation

Rupert
Murdoch

Chairman

With his portfolio of media holdings including Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, HarperCollins, Sky News Australia and hundreds of publishing outlets around the world, the 89-year-old mogul has never loomed larger in his entire career than he did during the 2020 election year. The support Murdoch gave Donald Trump through his many holdings played a crucial role for rallying conservatives behind the president, though Trump was never shy about criticizing Fox News in particular when he didn’t find their coverage flattering enough. Regardless, the 24-hour-news channel remains the crown jewel of Murdoch’s empire, well-positioned for a future without Trump by playing the antagonist to the Biden administration.

Career

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

Education

  • Oxford University (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree

Philanthropy

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Rupert Murdoch Receives COVID-19 Vaccine in U.K.

Rupert Murdoch Receives COVID-19 Vaccine in U.K.

Rupert Murdoch, Fox Corp. chairman and executive chairman of News Corp, received the COVID-19 vaccination in the U.K. on Friday.“I would like to thank the keyworkers and the NHS staff who have worked so hard throughout the pandemic, and the amazing scientists who have made this vaccine possible. I strongly encourage people around the world to get the vaccine as it becomes available," he said in a statement from a News Corp representative.At 89 years old, the media mogul qualified...

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