Lachlan Murdoch
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United States United Kingdom

Fox Corporation


Executive Chairman / CEO

Murdoch won the behind-the-scenes sibling struggle for succession when his father, Rupert Murdoch, tapped him, and not his younger brother, James, to lead the newly rebranded Fox Corp. in 2019. And, in the years since, he’s been learning firsthand how uneasy the head that wears the crown can be. He’s currently facing down a pair of defa­mation suits from Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic for $1.6 billion and $2.7 billion, respectively, both accusing Fox News of airing false allegations that their voting machines were rigged to favor President Biden in the 2020 election. In August, Murdoch filed a defamation suit of his own in Australia, against independent news site Crikey for an article it published calling his family an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the January 6 Capitol riots. On the plus side, Fox News is consistently the most watched basic-cable channel.


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


  • Princeton University (NJ, USA)

Variety Honors

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


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Judge 'Would Not Quash' Request for Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch to Testify in Fox News-Dominion Trial

Judge 'Would Not Quash' Request for Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch to Testify in Fox News-Dominion Trial

Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch could be called upon to testify in Dominion Voting Systems' defamation lawsuit suit against Fox News and Fox Corp., per a Delaware judge who says he is not against calling on the media moguls.If the attorneys for Dominion issue trial subpoenas to force testimony from the Fox leaders, Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis said at a public hearing Wednesday he "would not quash it and I would compel them to come," per NBC News....


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