Rupert Murdoch Net Worth, Money and More
Net Worth: $9.4 Billion
Australian born billionaire, Rupert Murdoch has been constantly ranked as one of the most influential personalities of the world. He has as estimated newt worth of $9.4 Billion.
Early Life & Career
Keith Rupert Murdoch popularly known as Rupert Murdoch is the founder, chairman and CEO of News Corporation. the company is world’s second largest media company. Murdoch was born in Melbourne, Australia in a very rich family in 1931. Initially he was a war correspondent and later owned two regional newspaper in South Australia and owned a radio station. After completing Masters in Arts, he worked as a sub-editor with Daily Express for two years. Post his fathers death, Murdoch took the charge of family business News Limited. He soon began to spreading the business and looked for acquisition of small publishing housed and troubled news papers. over the next few years, he managed to acquire almost all the locals such as Sunday Times, Sydney afternoon, The Daily Mirror, The Economist to name a few. By the year 1984, Murdoch was given the title of the Champion of the Order of Australia for his services in Publishing. In 1968 he decided to enter the British Newspaper market. He acquired “News of the World” followed by ” The Sun” in the UK. In 1986, he introduced and electric process for his newspapers in Australia, UK and US. This new technology saved money and decreased the number of employees involved in printing process. This led to dismissal of several employees. A bitter dispute started and over 6000 employees gone on strike but later in 1987, Murdoch agreed to pay £60 million as a settlement for dismissed workers. Apart from this Murdoch also owns Sky Television satellite network in United Kingdom. The Sky network has the highest number of subscribers. In 2005 he bought Intermix Media Inc for $580 million . In 2005 Murdoch bought IGN entertainment for $650 million. In 1993, Murdoch acquired Star TV which is the biggest satellite TV network in the east.News Corp donated $1 million each to the Republican Governors Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a group supporting Republican candidates. Critics argued that the owner of major news sources covering the election should not contribute directly to the political campaigns involved. Rupert Murdoch has on several occasions linked with many different politicians and political parties and often seen favoring one party over the other in United Kingdom as well as in the United States. He is known to favor a Political party and publish news in favor of the said political party. He took over 20th century Fox and later launched Fox News, Although he could never have imagined the power he would one day yield, this kind of influence was exactly what Murdoch sought as a young publisher building his empire.
Murdoch being a rich man since birth attract allot of beautiful women. He first married in 1956 to a former flight attendant Patricia Booker in 1956. The couple remained in a happy relationship for 11 years and have a child prudence Murdoch together. They decided end there long marriage in 1967. Soon after his divorce with Patricia, Murdoch married Anna Maria, a cadet journalist who was working for his Sydney newspaper, The Daily Telegraph. the couple have three children together. Elisabeth Murdoch, Lachaln Murdoch and James Murdoch. 22 years after being married the couple decided to part ways. Anna Received $1.2 billion in assets as divorce settlement amount. At the age of 68, just 17days after divorcing Anna Maria, Murdoch got married to Wendi Deng, who was the vice-president of Star-Tv. The couple have two daughters together named Grace and Chole. In 2013, Murdoch filed for divorce.
Media Mougal Rupert Murdoch owns an apartment in New York City 834 Fifth Avenue. The penthouse apartment is 4000 square feet and is work $44 million.
Rupert has a very wide and impressive collection of real estate around the world. He bought Rose-hearty mansion in 2003. The house boasts 11 bedrooms, seven fireplaces, a guest house and a tennis court. The house is worth $10.5 million and has reportedly been sold for $9 million.
Murdoch owns a 8700 square feet Beverly Hills Villa. This Villa has 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. The property has an estimated worth of over $90 million.
Murdoch has two luxury yachts. His recent one is Vertigo, the seventh largest sailing yacht in the world. The interiors of the 220 foot yacht is designed by Christian Liaigre. The yacht has accommodation for 12 guest and crew of eleven members. the yacht is worth over $2 million.
His first 183 foot yacht Rose-hearty has five spacious suites, a gym, a king size bed and several luxurious salons. The yacht is worth $9 million.
Rupert owns a Gulf-stream 550 jet plane which is the world’s most stylish business jet. The jet can hold up to 18 passengers. The jet is worth $42.9 million.
He also owns a Boeing 737, Rupert got his business jet custom built as per his preferences. The jet is worth $62 million.
Like his rich taste in his jets and homes, Rupert loves to cruse. Range Rover Seems to be one of his favorite brand. Rupert has at-least three Range Rovers, a Toyota Lexus GS450H, and a Maybach which has combined worth of over $5 million.
Quote:I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir ‘em up, but you can’t do that on television. It’s just not on.