Rupert Murdoch
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Fox Corporation



The chatter about when Murdoch will step down from chairing his publicly traded Fox Corp. and News Corp. empires, which are currently entertaining talks of reuniting as one business as they once were before splitting in 2013, has grown noticeably louder. He is the subject of the 2022 docuseries “The Murdochs: Empire of Influence” from Fox News rival CNN and a key inspiration for HBO’s multi-Emmy-winning drama “Succession.” In real life, Murdoch’s chosen successor appears to be elder son Lachlan, who serves as executive chair and CEO of Fox Corp. and co-chairman of News Corp., leaving younger son James and daughter Elisabeth to focus on their own respective companies, private equity firm Lupa Systems and prodco Sister.


  • Sky Group
  • News Corporation
  • Fox Corporation


  • Oxford University (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2021 Variety500 Honoree


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Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall Divorcing After Six Years of Marriage

Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall Divorcing After Six Years of Marriage

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are divorcing after six years of marriage.The 91-year-old media mogul and the 65-year-old model tied the knot in 2016. It was Murdoch's fourth marriage. He was previously married to Wendi Deng from 1999 to 2013; Anna Maria Torv from 1967 to 1999; and Patricia Booker, from 1956 to 1967. Hall had been married to Mick Jagger, the rock star and lead singer of the Rolling Stones.During the marriage, Murdoch orchestrated the sale of most of...


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