Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fox Entertainment Group, USA

1954, took control of News Limited; overseen expansion and development of: News Corporation; a provider of filmed entertainment; an American television network; a group of local television stations across US; creation of some of cable television's fastest-growing channels; a book publisher; pioneer in direct broadcast satellite television; next generation Internet properties including social networking site. Throughout News Corporation's history, he and his family have been involved with educational, cultural, medical and charitable organizations in US, UK, Australia, Asia and Israel. Recipient of award, Companion of the Order of Australia, for services to media and newspaper publishing.