The Rise of Rupert Murdoch
Lets look at the remarkable journey of Rupert Murdoch, who spent seven decades building an influential media empire
Inheritance and Ambition
His Media career started at the age of 21 with inheritence of The News of Adelaide in 1950s.
Expansion Across Australia
In 1960 with acquistion of several local newspapers in Australia Murdoch established a strong presence
Entrance To British Media
With acquisition of The News of the World and The Sun, Murdoch paved his way into the British media
Rupert Murdoch ventured into the U.S. media market with the acquisition of The San Antonio Express and The San Antonio News.
Growth Decade in 1980s
Murdoch grew his influence with acquistion of The Times, Launch of Fox. Also made strategic moves in publishing and television
FOX News Birth
Murdoch and Roger Ailes founded Fox News, setting the stage for influential conservative TV commentary
Acquisitions in 2000s
With acquisitions of Intermix media, and Dow Jones & Company, he reshaped both traditional and digital media landscapes
Scandals and Restructuring
The Scandals, leadership changes, and the Disney acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets marked the 2010s.
Passing the torch in 2023
In September 2023, Rupert Murdoch steps down, passing control of Fox and News Corp to his son, Lachlan Murdoch