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  Rupert Murdoch: Powerful, greedy and annoying - one of the biggest business stars at MondoStars.com
Rupert Murdoch is the CEO of News Corporation, a publicly traded media conglomerate that operates globally.
Murdoch was born to a wealthy Australian journalist, Keith Murdoch and Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, born Elisabeth Joy Greene.
Chairman Rupert Murdoch has spent over 50 years with the company, and the Murdoch family is a major shareholder, controlling about 30% of the corporation.
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  K. Rupert Murdoch - SourceWatch
Rupert Murdoch (Keith Rupert Murdoch) is chairman and chief executive officer of News Corporation and the Fox News.
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch joined the Board of Directors of Philip Morris in August 1989 and he continued to serve on their board into the 1990s.
Murdoch believes the criticism of him in the UK is attributable to his success in breaking the print unions and his success in establishing satellite broadcasting.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Rupert_Murdoch   (3828 words)

  Rupert Murdoch - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Murdoch's parents were born in Australia, but emigrated to Mordor after their extended family were killed by evil bloodsucking communists.
Rupert Murdoch would like to see the reinstatement of the death penalty, flogging, the whip, the chain, ballgags, PVC catsuits and much more discipline for naughty, naughty people.
Rupert Murdoch's sexuality has come under some scrutiny of late, given his interesting relationships with seagulls, and his more recent love affair with a giant, 8ft tall wookie known to many as Queen Elizabeth II - a.k.a Chewbacca.
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Rupert Keith Murdoch (born March 11, 1931) is a media entrepreneur, major shareholder and managing director of the News Corporation.
Murdoch was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and educated at Oxford University (Worcester College), United Kingdom.
Murdoch is generally regarded as the single most politically influential media proprietor in the world, and is regularly courted by politicians, especially current and past British and Australian Prime Ministers, who attempt to persuade him to run favourable coverage.
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 Murdoch, Rupert K.
Rupert Murdoch is the primary shareholder and Chief Executive of The News Corporation, Ltd., one of the largest and most powerful media companies in the world.
Murdoch was able to quickly reverse the unprofitable states of these newspapers, and he used the new profits to acquire other media properties--thereby exhibiting the fundamental growth strategy that would come to characterize his career.
Murdoch saw the situation as a rare opportunity to purchase a group of choice television stations in the country's largest markets, thereby ensuring a distribution vehicle for his new studio's programs.
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 Rupert Murdoch: Creator of a Worldwide Media Empire
Rupert Murdoch is compared to the movie character Citizen Kane, who was modeled on the press baron William Randolph Hearst.
Murdoch has achieved more power in the media field than his predecessors Hearst or Pulitzer, but does not stand out as much as they did because his empire, with its reach more extensive and possessions more diverse, is more diffuse.
Murdoch is a fascinating character in his own right: a native of Australia who worked his way to become the most powerful individual in a media that plays a central role in all of modern society.
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 Rupert Murdoch
Murdoch and his father were distant and often at odds, and when the younger Murdoch returned to Australia after his father's death in 1952, he expected to inherit substantial wealth.
Murdoch decided to move into television, but US law mandated that only Americans could own US television stations; thus he was naturalized in 1985, and in 1986 purchased John Kluge's Metromedia, using it to start America's fourth television network, Fox Broadcasting.
Murdoch was reportedly the inspiration for Elliot Carver, the multimedia megalomaniac played by Jonathan Pryce who tried to start World War III in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.
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 Rupert Murdoch Biography
Murdoch wields considerable power with his global media company and is often wooed by politicians to persuade him to favorably cover their campaigns.
Rupert Murdoch divorced his wife (and the mother to four of his children) Anna Murdoch in 1998 after more than 30 years of marriage.
Murdoch continues to push his News Corporation company forward and is leading the way into the lucrative Chinese market, that has up until now, been out of reach for Western media companies.
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 Rupert Murdoch Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Born March 11, 1931, in Melbourne, Australia, (Keith) Rupert Murdoch was the son of a distinguished journalist.
Murdoch was therefore poised in 2001 to cross national boundaries to create the world's first truly global media business.
Murdoch's wealth was estimated at $9.4 billion in 2000, but the stock of his Australia-based News Corp. had plunged 33 percent and shares of subsidiary Fox Entertainment had slid 13 percent over the past year.
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 Indiantelevision.com > News Headlines > Rupert Murdoch begins 1st leg of India visit in Mumbai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Murdoch, who was whisked from his plane into a waiting Mercedes limousine provided by the Taj Group of Hotels (owned by the Tata Group, which is partnering Star in the soon-to-launch Rs 16 billion DTH project Space TV), was immediately driven down to the Taj Mahal Hotel in south Mumbai.
Murdoch has a packed schedule in his five-day trip during which he is also expected to review Star’s businesses in India, of which the key issue will likely be the Tata-Star DTH project.
Murdoch is scheduled to meet some of the top editors of newspapers over breakfast during his Delhi stay.
www.indiantelevision.com /headlines/y2k5/mar/mar172.htm   (674 words)

 Rupert Murdoch News » BuzzTracker
Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corporation, gives an interview to the New York Times in which he explains why he covets the Wall Street Journal.
Rupert Murdoch is set to embark on a charm offensive to win The Wall Street Journal after the board of parent company Dow Jones said it would "take no action" on his $5bn takeover bid.
Rupert Murdoch wants to meet with the Bancrofts as a group—accompanied not by his high-powered exec team, but by his high-powered adult children James, Lachlan and Elizabeth.
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 Fox Broadcasting Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The groundwork for the launch of the Fox network began in March 1985 with News Corporation's $250 million purchase of 50% of TCF Holdings, the parent company of the 20th Century Fox movie studio.
In January 1986, Murdoch said of his planned network, "We at Fox at the moment are deeply involved in working to put shape and form on original programs.
On May 6, 1986, Murdoch along with newly-hired Fox CEO and chairman Barry Diller and comedian Joan Rivers announced plans for "FBC" or the "Fox Broadcasting Company", with WNYW in New York as the flagship station, to be launched with a daily late-night talk show program, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers.
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 Rupert Murdoch is a businessman first - MarketWatch
He sought to assure them that Murdoch's top priority had nothing to do with editing their copy or setting agendas for the news division.
By aligning with himself with Dow Jones, Murdoch seems to be gaining instant credibility in the United States -- something that has escaped him during his stewardship of the New York Post and Fox News, his most prominent American assets.
In the emotional aftermath of the negotiations, it's unpopular to portray Rupert Murdoch as anything but a villain.
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 Rupert Murdoch - Valleywag
The mogulfest attended by Rupert Murdoch, Sumner Redstone, and the Google guys ceases to be a war of raging egos, descends into a hand-holding, kumbaya-singing commune.
Rupert Murdoch, whose company acquired Myspace for $580m in 2005, boasted the company had grown tenfold in value; not to be outdone, Peter Thiel, the financier who put the first significant investment in the college social network, said he wouldn't sell Facebook for less than $8bn.
Two other giant media companies, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and GE's NBC Universal, are announcing today they will pool video from vast array of shows they own, such as The Office and 24, on a new joint web property.
www.valleywag.com /tech/rupert-murdoch   (2343 words)

 The 2005 TIME 100: Rupert Murdoch
To critics on the left, Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel—and the right-leaning publications that his News Corp. owns—proves that he's a conservative press baron using his control of information to try to influence political life.
The chairman and CEO's conservative credentials are no secret—though in his younger years he was liberal enough to earn the nickname "Red Rupert." But he is also a living example of the contradictions of business, willing to undermine the very principles of the politicians he supports if that will draw eyeballs and dollars.
Murdoch cut his teeth on the Australian tabloid business, and his genius has been to apply the tabloid attitude—get attention by any and all means—to broadcasting.
www.time.com /time/subscriber/2005/time100/builders/100murdoch.html   (288 words)

 Right Web | Profile | Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch, head of the world's largest media empire, has used his influential position to push an ideological agenda closely associated with U.S. neoconservatives.
Murdoch's personal involvement has helped to ensure that almost all of his news organizations "have hewn very closely to Mr.
Said Murdoch of the war, "The greatest thing to come out of this for the world economy, if you could put it that way, would be $20 a barrel for oil.
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 AskMen.com - Rupert Murdoch
Murdoch is one of a select handful of media mega-moguls whose name is a household word.
As the majority shareholder and managing director of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch sits at the head of one of the most influential media giants on the planet.
Keith Rupert Murdoch was born on March 11, 1931, in Melbourne, Australia.
www.askmen.com /men/business_politics/27_rupert_murdoch.html   (741 words)

 When Rupert Murdoch Calls...Condoleezza Rice Answers
Rice underlines the importance of Rupert Murdoch's news operations to the Bush administration, which may face growing criticism that it led the country into war on false pretences ahead of November's presidential election," the Guardian account of the Cancun gathering explained.
In other words, Rupert Murdoch is a very powerful player in the media – and, because of his willingness to turn his properties into mouthpieces for the administration, in the politics of the United States.
Rice's willingness to brief Fox executives is especially intriguing in light of the fact that she continues to refuse to brief the bipartisan panel that is investigating the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
www.commondreams.org /views04/0322-07.htm   (821 words)

 Murdoch 2.0 - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The newspaper division, where Murdoch got his start running the family business in Australia, is battling the same advertising erosion as the rest of the industry, yet will make $500 million in earnings (before interest and taxes) on $4 billion in revenue this fiscal year.
Murdoch and Chernin would very much like to own the next YouTube, but they are unlikely to be able to buy it.
Murdoch has often said that he thinks Chernin is doing a great job (and pulling in $29 million, including bonus, a year) but has hinted he would like to have one of his progeny take over.
www.forbes.com /2007/01/24/murdoch-myspace-tribune-tech-media-cz_pk_0126murdoch.html   (2500 words)

 Rupert Murdoch, Bending With the Wind
New York magazine's cover story this week is an epic survey of the dynastic dilemmas of Rupert Murdoch since the arrival of two new heirs and the departure from the company of his eldest son, Lachlan.
Murdoch's newspapers -- British, American and Australian alike -- operate on a policy of what the historian Michael Marrus, author of "Vichy France and the Jews," has called "anticipatory compliance." French authorities were never instructed to round up the Jews but did so because that's what they thought their conquerors wanted.
Murdoch knows that occasionally shifting his political support in an unexpected direction is a tactic that increases his power.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/14/AR2005091402628.html?nav=rss_opinion/columns   (1026 words)

 Dialogue: Rupert Murdoch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Indeed, this is a satellite office: Murdoch is headquartered in New York, inside the monumental 1211 building that anchors the southwest corner of Rockefeller Center and is itself anchored to Avenue of the Americas by the Fox News studio.
Murdoch: That's key to the culture of the company: All our division heads are expected to be entrepreneurial and look for opportunities, to take risks, (and) all of the groups have access to Peter.
Murdoch: We pay slightly better than the market rate, but if somebody gets a great opportunity and they're the No. 2 or 3 executive in their division -- and they can see it's going to take a long while to get to the top -- it's inevitable that you lose a few.
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 The Age of Murdoch
At this hearing, as in most of his public appearances, Murdoch would dismiss the idea that he is anything like a media "baron" or that the holdings of his company, News Corporation, constitute an "empire"—a term he dislikes.
Murdoch gave a brief, upbeat opening statement that was almost identical to what he had told a different congressional committee two weeks earlier: "We have a long and successful history of defying conventional wisdom and challenging market leaders...
Murdoch then gave a discursive answer about his holdings that lasted until a light turned red in front of Hollings, signaling that his time for questions was up.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/2003/09/fallows.htm   (2071 words)

 Rupert Murdoch - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rupert Murdoch - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Murdoch, Rupert, born in 1931, Australian-born media magnate whose business holdings include newspapers, magazines, television stations, and news...
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 eBooks.com - Rupert Murdoch eBook
Murdoch’s Fleet Street newspaper offices in London are a shadow of their old selves, based now in an anonymous industrial plant in Wapping.
Murdoch, who had had radiation therapy for his own prostate cancer at the same time as Mayor Giuliani, gallantly declined to inflict his own personal details on the populace of New York when the Post nuked Giuliani on May 13.
The previous December Rupert had appointed Lachlan deputy chief operating officer of News Corp. The move was aimed at quashing widespread speculation in the market that John Malone, who had just taken what would become an 18 percent nonvoting stake in News Corp, was the most likely successor to Murdoch at the head of News.
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