March 11, 2023
Keith Rupert Murdoch was born on March 11, 1931, on a small farm about 30 miles south of Melbourne, Australia.
A native of Australia, Rupert Murdoch inherited a newspaper at age 22 after his father, who was a former war correspondent.
Rupert Murdoch bought The New York Post, his first major U.S. purchase, in 1976; he still owns the tabloid.
He controls a media empire that includes cable channel Fox News, The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal.
Murdoch sold most of Fox's movie studio, FX, and National Geographic Networks and its stake in Star India to Disney.
When the Rupert era ends, the power behind the family trust will be equally split between his four eldest children.
Throughout his career, Rupert has been married four times. He's been with his most recent wife Jerry Hall, 65, for six years.
With a net worth of US$21.7 billion, Murdoch is the 31st richest person in the United States and 71st richest in the world.
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