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Murdoch Media Empire


Murdoch Media Empire
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Rupert Murdoch entered the media business with one newspaper in Adelaide, South Australia. The media mogul, ranked as one of the wealthiest, most powerful and influential people in the world, has expanded his empire in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. Here are some key holdings for the chairman and CEO of News Corporation, created by Murdoch in 1979.

Print publications

The Sun (United Kingdom)
The Times (London)
Sunday Times (London)
The New York Post
The Wall Street Journal
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
The Herald-Sun (Australia)
The Courier-Mail (Australia)
Dozens of community newspapers throughout Australia
Community Newspaper Group (United States)
Dow Jones Local Media Group
The Papua New Guinea Post-Courier
Financial News (London)
Vogue Australia
GQ Australia


A 5 percent stake in MySpace
Fox Interactive Media
News Digital Media

Book publishing

Zondervan Publishing

Movies and television production

20th Century Fox
Fox Searchlight Pictures
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox Television
A 39 percent stake in British Sky Broadcasting
SKY Italia
Star TV (India and China)

Cable television

Fox News
Fox Business Channel
Fox Movie Channel
Fox College Sports
FX Networks
A 50 percent stake in the National Geographic Channel
Speed Channel
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