Rupert Murdoch, the global media magnate whose career began when he inherited newspapers from his father, founded Australia's first national daily paper, the Australian and then came to the UK to buy The News of the World, The Sun and eventually The Times and The Sunday Times.
His influence spread to the USA where he
acquired other papers, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and
several independent television stations. He formed BSkyB in 1990 which
has dominated the British pay-TV market ever since.
At the age of
81, despite the damage done to his business due to the phone hacking
scandal, his political influence and business skills elicit both fear
and admiration and Forbes magazine lists him as the 24th most powerful
person in the world.
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