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Rupert Murdoch AC KCSG

b. 1931

Rupert Murdoch AC (b. 1931) is widely regarded as the world's most influential media mogul. In 1952, after the sudden death of his father Sir Keith, he inherited the Adelaide News - the small paper that would provide the name of his globally influential News Corporation. Over the next decade he acquired newspapers in most of Australia's other capitals, and waged aggressive campaigns against his competitors. In 1964 he established The Australian, Australia's first national daily paper. He moved to Britain in the mid-60s and acquired a number of tabloids before acquiring The Times in 1981. In 1985 he took US citizenship in order to qualify for ownership of American TV stations. During the 90s his Fox Network and Fox News Channel eroded the dominance of America's traditional TV players. Son of philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch has been married 3 times and has 6 children.

Updated 2018