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Rupert Murdoch: Snapshot of an empire

Entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch is a self-made billionaire with impressive holdings and investments worldwide. Murdoch is CEO of News Corp., the parent company of News International, which recently announced the closing of one of the UK's longest-running newspapers, News of the World. Read on to learn more about Murdoch and his media empire.

Born: March 11, 1931

Birth place: Australia

Residence: New York

Education: Oxford University

Family: Married, 6 children

Net worth: $7.6 billion (estimated)

A sampling of Murdoch's holdings is listed below:

United States

  • Fox Television (including Fox TV, Fox News, Fox Business, Fox Sports, FX, SPEED, myNetworkTV)
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Wall Street Journal
  • New York Post
  • Community Newspaper Group
  • Dow Jones
  • HarperCollins
  • News America Marketing
  • The Daily (iPad)

United Kingdom

  • Sky News
  • The Sun
  • The Times
  • The Sunday Times
  • News of the World (closing)


  • SKY Italia
  • BSkyB (39% stake)
  • Sky Deutschland


Murdoch owns almost 150 brands in Australia's publishing industry. A few include:
  • The Australian
  • The Courier-Mail
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • Weekly Times
  • The Mercury
  • NT News
  • Inside Out
  • Herald Sun
  • Gold Coast Bulletin
  • ALPHA Magazine
Sources: NewsCorp, Forbes, CNN