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  1. Rupert Murdoch and Ted Turner (founder and former owner of CNN) are long-standing rivals. In late 2003, Murdoch acquired a 34% stake in Hughes Electronics, the operator of the largest American satellite TV system, DirecTV, from General Motors for $6 billion (USD). His Fox movie studio had global hits with Titanic and Avatar.

  2. Rupert Murdoch, in full Keith Rupert Murdoch, (born March 11, 1931, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), Australian-born American newspaper publisher and media entrepreneur who founded (1979) the global media holding company the News Corporation Ltd.—often called News Corp.

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  3. Feb 1, 2023 · Rupert Murdoch & family Chairman and CEO, News Corp $18.3B $80M (0.44%) Real Time Net Worth as of 2/1/23 #90 in the world today Photo by Dennis Van Tine/STAR /AP Photo About Rupert Murdoch &...

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  4. Scandal and reorganization of Rupert Murdoch. By the early 21st century, Murdoch wielded considerable influence in both media and politics. However, in July 2011 he and the News Corporation came under intense scrutiny for wrongdoing at News of the World. Mounting evidence indicated that newspaper staffers had engaged in illegal and unethical behaviour, notably the hacking of mobile phone mailboxes belonging to celebrities, murder victims, and British soldiers killed in the Afghanistan War.

  5. Apr 2, 2014 · Keith Rupert Murdoch was born on March 11, 1931, on a small farm about 30 miles south of Melbourne, Australia. Since birth, Murdoch has gone by his middle name, Rupert, the name of his maternal ...

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