CEO Today Top 50 – Rupert Murdoch
CEO Top 50
Name: Rupert Murdoch
Net worth: $16.1 billion
Company: News Corp
Bio: Rupert Murdoch created his own private company, News Limited, after his father’s death in 1952. This followed his refusal to join his late father’s public company, giving Murdoch full control as Chairman and CEO of global media company News Corporation, which is now the second largest media conglomerate in the world with its successors, News Corp and 21st Century Fox.
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that Murdoch “arguably has had more impact on the wider world than any other living Australian” in 2015.
Murdoch was named CEO of Fox News after the resignation of Roger Ailes in 2016 due to accusations of sexual harassment. That year, Forbes ranked Rupert Murdoch & Family 35th on their list of most powerful people in the world.