Lachlan Murdoch
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United States Australia
2018

21st Century Fox

Lachlan
Murdoch

Executive Chairman

Tasked with heading up his family’s slimmed-down empire after the recent sale of most 21st Century Fox assets to Disney, the elder Murdoch scion will tackle building a new foundation for Fox rooted in news, sports, live events and entertainment via Fox Broadcasting and its local television stations. He’ll fly solo once the Disney sale is complete after having headed 21st Century Fox in tandem with brother James since 2015. Lachlan had long been regarded as his father’s heir apparent. By 1996, he was deputy COO of News Corporation then departed Fox in 2005 after a clash with former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, instead running Illyria Pty, the Australian investment firm he launched that year. Murdoch returned to the family business in 2014.

Career

  • 21st Century Fox
  • NOVA Entertainment
  • News Corporation

Education

  • Princeton University (NJ, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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