Lachlan Murdoch
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United States United Kingdom
2020

Fox Corporation

Lachlan
Murdoch

Executive Chairman / CEO

Murdoch boasted that Fox Corporation would emerge from the COVID-19 crisis stronger than ever and Fox News would continue to rise no matter who won the presidential election, and perhaps he had good reason to be confident. While Fox properties experienced an advertising dip due to the pandemic in summer 2020, Fox News was still attracting more viewers than both its cable news competitors and broadcast networks in primetime, though that growth hasn’t come without considerable criticism for spreading Trump-friendly propaganda. But his father, Rupert Murdoch, didn’t hand him the corporate reins after the 2019 sale of 21st Century Fox properties to Disney because he was timid. The younger Murdoch has demonstrated an ability to make bold moves, including buying a 67% stake in consumer lending firm Credible Labs for an estimated $265 million in 2019.

Career

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

Education

  • Princeton University (NJ, USA)

Variety Honors

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

Philanthropy

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Fox Corporation Delays Employees' Return to Office Until April

Fox Corporation Delays Employees' Return to Office Until April

Employees at Fox Corporation had been told to get ready for a return to their offices as soon as January. Now they will wait until at least April.In a memo sent to staffers, Lachlan Murdoch, the company's executive chairman and CEO, said Fox Corp. will push back a full re-opening of its facilities due to the rise of coronavirus cases around the nation."It was our hope that the trajectory of the pandemic would be such that we could begin our...

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