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About Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born billionaire. He is the Chairman and CEO, News Corp. News Corp. is a global force across the media - film, television, print, and internet.

Professional Biography

Ranking / Recognition / Awards / Nominations / Postive comments

  • Honored by Asia Society Southern California
  • December 08: #39 The Global Elite, The Newsweek 50, Newsweek, January 5, 2009 issue

Other Professional information

In 1974, Murdoch recruited James Brady to edit his new tabloid weekly, Star.

Controversies

Rupert Murdoch's tweet on 13 October 2012 triggered controversy when he apparently referred Welsh singer Charlotte Church, actor Hugh Grant and detective turned television presenter Jacqui Hames as "scumbag celebrities" after they met British Prime Minister David Cameron. The trio met Cameron to discuss the British media laws reform.

Hames called for an apology from Murdoch for the tweet. She along with Charlotte Church have been vocal supporters of Hacked Off group which demands that the press should be answerable to the public.

Murdoch, on 15 October 2012 defended his tweet saying that he never referred to any particular people. "I never referred to any particular people, just some 'dodgy' self promoting celebrities," he said.

Rupert Murdoch in News

Genie Energy (GNE) Announces Additions to Advisory Board

"All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett" Earns 2015 Communicator Award of Distinction
The leading business podcast on CBS RADIO and CBS Local Digital Media's podcast network Play.it, "All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett" has earned a 2015 Communicator Award of Distinction in Audio for its episode featuring an in-depth interview with former CNN host Piers Morgan.

Advantages Wins Prestigious Awards for Digitial & Print Production
Today, Advantages announced its Silver win at the 2015 Suppliers Achievement Award Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), and also its Platinum win at the 2015 AVA Digital Awards competition evaluated by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals' (AMCP) judges.

21st Century Fox Announces Changes to Senior Executive Team Effective July 1, 2015
Business Wire IndiaThe Board of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) today announced a series of senior management changes, which will take effect July 1, 2015.

More Fortune 500 CEOs Joining Twitter, but Many Are Missing an Opportunity to Better Engage With Audience
SILICON SLOPES, UT--(Marketwired - September 09, 2014) - Even though CEOs at Fortune 500 companies are gradually embracing social media, many are failing to take full advantage of the social tools at their disposal, according to a new study sponsored by Domo and CEO.com, an online resource that lets busy executives stay up-to-date on the latest news and best practices in business management.

Pizza Patron Awarded Best PR Campaign in the 2014 U.S. Hispanic Idea Awards
Pizza Patrón, the Texas-based Mexican pizza chain, fired up taste buds, the media and global conversation with its recent limited-time pizza offer, La Ch!#gona. As a result, the La Ch!#gona campaign lit up the 2014 U.S. Hispanic Idea Awards held at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach, Florida, winning Best PR Campaign.

21stCentury Fox Withdraws Its Proposal to Acquire Time Warner Inc.
21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) has announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire Time Warner Inc.

21st Century Fox Agrees to Combine European Satellite Television Holdings; New Sky will be Europe’s Leading Pay-Television Business
21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA, FOX) today announced that it will transfer Sky Italia and its 57.4 percent interest in Sky Deutschland to BSkyB to create a pan-European digital television leader through the combination of these assets.

21st Century Fox Announces Board and Executive Leadership Changes: Lachlan Murdoch Appointed Non-Executive Co-Chairman James Murdoch to Be Co-Chief Operating Officer
21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX, FOXA; ASX: FOX, FOXLV) today announced that the Board has appointed Lachlan Murdoch Non-Executive Co-Chairman and James Murdoch has been elevated to the position of Co-Chief Operating Officer

Truli Media Group, Inc. Adds Marty Pompadur to Its Board of Directors
Truli Media Group, Inc. (OTCQB: TRLI) announces the appointment of longtime friend and business associate of Chairman Michael Jay Solomon, Mr. Martin Pompadur. Marty joined Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Europe in June 1998 as its Executive Vice President, and as President of News Corporation Eastern and Central Europe, and was a member of News Corporation's Executive Management Committee

Shift to Online and Mobile Represents a Challenge and Opportunity for Entertainment Industry
In recent years, the media and entertainment industry has seen a shift toward online and mobile distribution of content. This shift represents both a challenge and an opportunity for media and entertainment companies such as Starz and News Corp. Media and entertainment companies are innovating and adapting to the changes in the industry in order to be successful in the present environment

Rupert Murdoch steps down as Director of several boards
News Corp to separate its publishing assets from its film and television businesses

Rupert Murdoch steps down as Director of several companies
Rupert Murdoch steps down from boards of Newscorp Investments, News International Group Limited and Times Newspaper Holdings

What do insiders and hedgefunds know about Amyris that we don't?
The volume and trading activity at biofuel biotech Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) has been on the rise as speculators are looking towards the firm's July 31st earnings call as a possible trading catalyst that could send shares bouncing hard off the current price bottom levels

NPN Media Announces New Role for Key Executive
Bob Rodriguez, CEO of NPN Media, announced today the promotion of Henry Corona to Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Corona will direct all financial and accounting procedures and oversee daily operations. He will continue to work out of NPN Media's flagship office in Miami

'Landmark' News Corp split plan to 'wow the world as two', says Murdoch
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has said that News Corporation will 'wow the world as two' with its landmark decision to split its entertainment and publishing businesses.

Murdoch's 'US better than UK for investment' quip sparks outrage in Britain
News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch has come under fire for suggesting that he would focus his media empire on the US because 'the English' had made him unwilling to invest any further in the UK.

Murdoch would prefer investing News Corp's billions in US than UK
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has said he would prefer to invest his media firm News Corp's billions of dollars of cash in America than Britain as he plans to distance himself from his disgraced newspaper business.

News Corp board unanimously approves plan to split media firm
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation's board members have unanimously approved a plan to split the media conglomerate in two pieces, people familiar with the matter have revealed.

Murdoch's News Corp 'considering splitting into two firms'
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is likely to be divided into two firms, separating its publishing assets from its entertainment businesses, people familiar with the matter have revealed.

News Corporation makes takeover bid for Australia's Consolidated Media
News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch's international media company, announced on Wednesday that it had made a takeover bid for Australian James Packer's Consolidated Media Holdings (CMH) at a cost of 1.97 billion dollar AU dollars ( 2.00 billion U.S. dollars).

BSkyB and BT shares drop over fears they overpaid for Premier League football screening
UK telecommunication companies British Sky Broadcasting Group (BskyB) and BT have been yellow-carded by investors after jointly committing to pay three billion pounds to screen Premier League football, over fears that the companies had overpaid for the live football rights.

Murdoch says 'Romney needs better team to win' US Presidential election
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has blasted Mitt Romney on the micro blogging platform Twitter once again, saying the Republican presidential contender needs a better campaign team to win the election.

Two UK teens plead guilty to hacking charges
Two British teens from the computer hacking group Lulzsec have pleaded guilty to charges related to a string of attacks on several high-profile websites.

Murdoch questions 'when Romney will look like challenger'
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has blasted Mitt Romney on the micro blogging platform Twitter, raising a question as to when will the Republican presidential contender 'look like a challenger'

Murdoch 'pushed all crude US Republican buttons' in trying to rush Blair into Iraq war
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch was a part of an "over-crude" campaign by US Republicans to force former UK prime minister Tony Blair to speed up Britain's entry into the Iraq war, according to a book.

Sir John Major slams 'undignified' way Cameron, Blair courted Murdoch
Former British Prime Minister Sir John Major has slammed the way UK leaders such as David Cameron and Tony Blair have courted media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, calling it "undignified".

Rupert Murdoch 'lied under oath to media ethic's inquiry': Brown
Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has accused Rupert Murdoch of lying under oath at a media ethic's inquiry, and claimed that a tabloid belonging to the media tycoon had undermined the war effort in Afghanistan.

Rupert Murdoch slams 'creepy and weird cult' Scientology
In the wake of the recent Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise divorce, Rupert Murdoch has taken to his Twitter account to slam Scientology, which he described as "very weird cult."

Russell Crowe to play Rupert Murdoch in new flick
Russell Crowe is set to play Rupert Murdoch in a movie about the media tycoon.

Sean Connery snubs phone hacking allegations
Sir Sean Connery has refused to follow up allegations that he was targeted by a phone hacker because "he doesn't want anything to do with" the newspaper scandal.

News International prepares 100m pounds legal fund to settle hacking cases before they reach court
Rupert Murdoch's media firm News International has reportedly prepared a legal fund of 100 million pounds to settle civil litigation actions brought by victims of the News of the World phone hacking scandal before they get to court.

NOTW phone hacking victims likely to 'total about 800', says Brit police inquiry chief
The final number of victims who had their phones hacked by the News of the World (NOTW) is likely to be about 800, the head of a British police investigation has said.

Cameron admits meeting Rupert Murdoch after 7.8 pounds billion BSKyB bid
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted for the first time that he met News International Chief Rupert Murdoch in July 2010 after he launched his 7.8 billion pound bid to secure full control of the satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

Ex-Metropolitan Police chief to oversee police reform in Bahrain
Former Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates has been appointed to oversee reform of the police force in Bahrain, it has been reported.

Now, Hugh Grant accuses 'non-Murdoch' British tabloid of phone hacking
Actor Hugh Grant has accused a popular British tabloid of illegally accessing his voice mails in 2007.

James Murdoch re-elected as BskyB director despite calls to quit over hacking scandal
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's son James Murdoch has been re-appointed as a director of satellite broadcaster BskyB, despite shareholder calls for him to resign in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.

Lachlan Murdoch denies lobbying News Corp's 'vote deal' with ex- Oz senator
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan has denied allegations that he was present during a meeting where a News Corp executive offered a former Australian senator a favourable newspaper coverage in return for political support.

Lachlan Murdoch accused of being present during News Corp's 'vote deal' with ex- Oz senator
A former Australian senator, who claimed that a News Corp executive offered him favourable newspaper coverage if he crossed the floor on a vote of financial interest to the company, has revealed that Rupert Murdoch's eldest son, Lachlan was present at the meeting.

James Murdoch dramatically quits UK newspaper boards
James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has dramatically resigned from the boards of two of News International's companies.

Charlotte Church waived 100k pounds fee at Murdoch's wedding for good press
Charlotte Church revealed that she gave up a 100,000-pound fee in exchange for a favourable publicity, when she was asked to sing at Rupert Murdoch's wedding at the age of 13.

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