Rupert Murdoch is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Corporation, one of the world’s largest diversified media companies. News Corporation’s global operations include the creation and distribution of media products and services in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America.
In 1954, Mr. Murdoch took control of News Limited, an Australian-based public corporation whose key asset was a majority interest in the number-two daily newspaper in Adelaide, South Australia.
Since then, Mr. Murdoch has overseen the expansion and development of News Corporation as it has become the world’s leading publisher of English-language newspapers; a premier provider of filmed entertainment; the top American television network; the foremost group of local television stations across the U.S.; the creator of some of cable television’s fastest growing channels; a leading book publisher; and a pioneer in direct broadcast satellite television and next generation Internet properties.
Mr. Murdoch has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (A.C.) for services to the media and to newspaper publishing in particular. Throughout News Corporation’s history, he and his family have been closely involved with various educational, cultural, medical and charitable organizations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and Israel.
Mr. Murdoch is married and has six children.