Rupert Murdoch

Who is Rupert Murdoch? Biography, Wiki, Height, Net Worth, Age, Parents

Who is Rupert Murdoch?

Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American entrepreneur, media tycoon, and investor. He is News Corporation’s Executive Chairman and Fox Corporation’s Chairman. Through his firm, he owns several worldwide media properties, including The Sun, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Post. He is a multibillionaire and is among the world’s top 100 richest persons.

Early Life

On March 11, 1931, Rupert Murdoch was born. Keith Rupert Murdoch is his birth name. He was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an American citizen. In 1985, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He was formerly an Australian citizen. Sir Keith Murdoch and Dame Elisabeth Greene, his mother, gave birth to him. Janet Calvert-Jones, Anne Kantor, and Helen Handbury were his three sisters.

Rupert Murdoch with his wife, kids and grandkids.

He attended Geelong Grammar School for his formal schooling. He was the co-editor of The Corian, the school’s official journal, and the editor of the student newspaper If Revived. He was also a talented athlete, having led his school’s cricket team to the National Junior Finals. He went on to study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Worcester College, Oxford. He received an MA degree.

Celebrated Name Rupert Murdoch
Age 91 Years
Nick Name Rupert
Birth Name Keith Rupert Murdoch
Birth Date 1931-03-11
Gender Male
Profession Businessman
Place Of Birth Melbourne, Victoria
Birth Nation Australia
Nationality American
Famous For Businessman and media tycoon
Father Sir Keith Murdoch

Mother Dame Elisabeth Greene
Siblings 3
Sisters Janet Calvert-Jones, Anne Kantor, Helen Handbury
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Pisces
School Geelong Grammar School
College / University Worcester College
Education MA Degree
Career Start 1950s
Position Executive Chairman of News Corporation, Fox Corporation
Awards Companion of the Order of Australia (1984)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight Around 70 kg
Body Type Average
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Patricia Booker (Divorced), Anna Maria Torv (Divorced), Wendi Deng (Divorced), Jerry Hall (Married)
Married Date Patricia Booker (1956-1967), Anna Maria Torv (1967-1999), Wendi Deng (1999-2013), Jerry Hall (2016 -)
Children 6
Son James and Lachlan
Daughter Prudence, Grace, Elisabeth, Chloe
Residence Central Island, New York; Bel Air, Los Angeles; Binfield Health
Source of Wealth Business investments
Net Worth $17.7 Billion
Links Twitter

Rupert Murdoch Career

  • Rupert Murdoch’s father owned a rural newspaper. He was the owner of two newspapers in Adelaide, South Australia, as well as a radio station in a remote mining town.
  • His father was the influential Herald and Weekly Times publishing company’s chairman.
  • His father prepared him to eventually take over the family company.
  • He was a part-time employee at the Melbourne Helard.
  • For two years, he worked as a sub-editor for the Daily Express.
  • He took over after his father died in 1952.
  • Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, he bought a number of publishing outlets in Australia and New Zealand.
  • After acquiring News of the World in 1969, he ventured into the United Kingdom.
  • He quickly obtained The Sun.
  • He subsequently relocated to New York City, USA, to further his business.
  • In 1981, he purchased his first British broadcast, The Times.
  • In 1985, he became a naturalized US citizen. He voluntarily surrendered his Australian citizenship to meet the legal criteria of owning a US television network.
  • News Corporation, his holding firm, purchased Twentieth Century Fox in 1985, HarperCollins in 1989, and The Wall Street Journal in 2007.
  • In 1990, he founded the British broadcaster BSkyB.
  • During the 1990s, he ventured into Asian networks and South American television.
  • By the year 2000, his organization had acquired over 800 businesses in over 50 nations.
  • In July 2012, he resigned as a director of News International.
Rupert Murdoch Jerry Hall
Rupert Murdoch and his fourth wife, Jerry Hall.

Rupert Murdoch Wife

In 1956, Rupert Murdoch married Patricia Booker. Prudence was their daughter. In 1967, they divorced. In 1967, he married Anna Torv. Elisabeth, Lachlan, and James were their three children. When they divorced in 1999, Anna earned $1.2 billion in assets as part of the settlement.

Rupert Murdoch Anna Maria
Rupert Murdoch and his second wife, Anna Maria.

Murdoch married Wendi Deng on June 25, 1999, 17 days after their divorce from Anna. Grace and Chloe are their two daughters. In 2013, they divorced. In January 2016, he married former model Jerry Hall. They married on March 4, 2016. They are expected to divorce in June 2022, according to reports.

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Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng.

Rupert Murdoch Height

Rupert Murdoch has a height of 1.78 meters. He weighs around 70 kg. He has a typical body type. His eyes are dark, and his hair is white. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.

Rupert Murdoch Net Worth

Rupert Murdoch is an American businessman, investor, and media mogul. His firm, News Corp, possesses major publishing outlets across the world. He is a prosperous businessman. In March 2022, his net worth is expected to be over $17.7 billion. He is one of the world’s richest people, ranking in the top 100 richest people in the world.

Did You Know?

  • He is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent.
  • His grandpa was a clergyman of the Presbyterian Church.
  • His father was a war reporter.
  • He belonged to the Oxford University Labour Party.
  • He was nicknamed “Red Rupert” because he kept a bust of Lenin in his chambers.
  • In 2011, he was accused of habitually hacking into the phones of celebrities, aristocracy, and prominent figures.
  • Murdoch was probed for bribery and corruption by both the British government and the FBI.
  • Many of his newspapers and television stations have been accused of providing biased and misleading coverage in order to boost his commercial interests and political connections.
  • He is acknowledged for influencing key political changes in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.
  • He has been in a number of films and television series.
  • In 1984, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia.

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