Lachlan Murdoch
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United States Australia
2019

Fox Corporation

Lachlan
Murdoch

Executive Chairman / CEO

Murdoch has firmly taken the reins of the family business after the sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney was completed in March 2019. Though still operating under the large shadow of his father, Rupert Murdoch, he demonstrated an ability to think outside the box by investing in the burgeoning world of sports betting by establishing the Fox Bet online platform. He also took a 67% stake in consumer lending firm Credible Labs in August in a deal valued at $265 million. But the acquisition of animation shop Bento Box Entertainment was a signal that the company still aims to be in the business of scripted showbiz, where Fox Broadcasting operates. Before he returned to an executive role at Fox in 2014, the eldest son was based in Australia, running Illyria Pty, the investment firm he launched in 2005.

Career

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

Education

  • Princeton University (NJ, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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