Rupert Murdoch Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

Rupert Murdoch Biography and Net Worth

Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-American media proprietor, businessman, and investor who created giant a media empire. Companies under his ownership are cable channel Fox News, The Times of London, and The Wall Street Journal. He is best known as the founder of now split-up mass media and publishing company News Corporation Limited.

Rupert Murdoch Biography and Net Worth

Net Worth                       $21 B
Full Name                        Keith Rupert Murdoch
Birth Date                        11 March 1931
Age                                    91 years
Birthplace                        Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Profession                        Businessman, Philanthropist, Media Proprietor, Investor
Zodiac Sign                       Pisces
Spouse                              Jerry Hall, Wendi Deng, Anna Torv, Patricia Booker
 Active Years                    1952-Present

Rupert Murdoch Early Life

Keith Rupert Murdoch born on 11 March 1931 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is of English, Irish and Scottish ancestry. His father was an Australian journalist named Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch. His mother was Australian philanthropist named Dame Elisabeth Joy Murdoch, Lady Murdoch. He grew up with three other siblings of the wealthy Murdoch family. He attended Gee Long Grammar school and remained active in school’s publishing affairs. He gained his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Worcester College in Oxford, England. He was actively involved in politics from an early age. He also holds a Master’s degree.

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Rupert Murdoch Career

Rupert was given the task of running his father’s Adelaide based newspaper after he passed away in 1952. He turned The News into a successful paper in all of Australia. He entered the newspaper market of United Kingdom by acquiring News of the World in 1968. He then went on to own many other newspapers in UK & Canada including The Sun, Times, and Sunday Times. He made his entry in US paper market by acquiring San Antonio Express-News in 1973. He purchased New York Post in 1976.

In 1980, he set the base of his giant media empire by founding News Corporation Limited on 15 March 1980 in Adelaide. In 1984, he bought Metromedia television stations which led to the formation of Fox Broadcasting Company on 9 October 1986. He touched the European market owning a controlling interest in Sky Italia, a satellite television provider in Italy. News Corp was later split up on 28 June 2013 into 21st Century Fox and the current incarnation of News Corporation. He remained the owner of British Sky Group Limited until 2018. Murdoch also sold Fox movie studio, FX, and National Geographic Networks and his share in Star India to Walt Disney for $71.3 billion in March 2019. His other famous publications are HarperCollins and The Wall Street Journal.

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Rupert Murdoch Wife

Rupert got married four times. Three of his marriages have ended in divorce. He has six children. His wives are Jerry Hall, Wendi Deng, Anna Torv, Patricia Booker. His divorce with wife Jerry Hall is yet to be finalized.

Rupert Murdoch Net Worth

Rupert Murdoch has a net worth of approximately $21 billion estimated in the year 2021. His main sources of income are his revenue generations from his media empire. His return on investments and his shares & stocks in several other business ventures have added to his net worth generously. He became the 31st richest person in the United States and 71st richest in the world with an approximated net worth of US$21.7 billion in 2022.

Rupert Murdoch Body Features

Height                   5 ft 10 in
Weight                  67 kg
Eye Color              Brown
Hair Color            White


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