Rupert Murdoch Net Worth

Net Worth: $10.9 Billion

  • Source of Wealth Media (News Corporation)
  • Birth Place Melbourne, Australia
  • Marital Status Divorced (Wendi Deng Murdoch)
  • Full Name Keith Rupert Murdoch
  • Nationality Australian-American
  • Date of Birth March 11, 1931
  • Occupation Australian American media mogul
  • Education Worcester College, Oxford
  • Children 6 (James Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Elisabeth Murdoch, Chloe Murdoch, Prudence Murdoch, Grace Helen Murdoch)
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About Rupert Murdoch

Australian-American media mogul and the Chairman and CEO of News Corporation,Keith Rupert Murdoch has an estimated net worth of $10.9 billion in October 2016 according to Bloomberg. Beginning with one newspaper in Adelaide, Murdoch acquired and started other publications in his native Australia before expanding News Corp into the United Kingdom, United States and Asian media markets. Although it was in Australia in the late 1950s that he first dabbled in television, he later sold these assets, and News Corp’s Australian current media interests (still mainly in print) are restricted by cross-media ownership rules. Murdoch’s first permanent foray into TV was in the USA, where he created Fox Broadcasting Company in 1986.

Murdoch’s Fox News generated $700 million in operating profit in 2010, crushed the competition in ratings and may have put the Republicans over the top in the midterms. The Super Bowl, on Fox, kicked off with Bill O’Reilly interviewing the president and wound up as the most-watched TV broadcast ever. The circulation of the Wall Street Journal, already the biggest U.S. newspaper, keeps expanding while almost every other daily shrinks. Thanks to a close relationship with Apple, News Corp. became the first publisher to sell digital subscriptions on the iPad with the $30 million launch of The Daily in February. The $673 million purchase of daughter Elisabeth’s production company in February furthered his dream of a Murdoch dynasty. Winning full control of British Sky Broadcasting UK in the face of political opposition would be an even bigger triumph. Australia-born tabloid titan inherited one newspaper at age 23.

Earnings & Financial Data

The below financial data is gathered and compiled by TheRichest analysts team to give you a better understanding of Rupert Murdoch's net worth by breaking down the most relevant financial events such as yearly salaries, contracts, earn outs, endorsements, stock ownership and much more.

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Earnings 2013 $8.3 Billion
Asset 2013

Amount paid for the purchase of the winery in the hills above Bel-Air

Salary 2013

Compensation in 2013

Asset 2013

The value of Murdoch's Toyota Lexus GS450H

Earnings 2012 N/A
Salary 2012

Total compensation in 2012

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Sale of Asset Jun. 2011

Amount earned by News Corporation from the sale of MySpace

Salary 2011

Total compensation in 2011

Asset 2011

Amount paid for the purchase of a condo in NYC

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Earning Turned Donation 2010

Amount donated by News Corporation to U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Earning Turned Donation 2010

Amount donated by News Corporation to Republican Governors Association

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Asset 2009

The value of his Boeing 737

Asset 2009

The base value of Murdoch's Gulfstream 550 in 2009

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Asset May. 2007

Amount paid for acquiring Dow Jones

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Asset Sep. 2005

Amount paid for acquiring IGN Corporation

Asset Jul. 2005

Amout paid by News Corporation, where Murdoch served as founder, CEO and Chairment, as payment for the purchase of Intermix Media Inc.,

Asset 2005

The value of his apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue

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Asset 2003

Amount paid for the purchase of his Rosehearty Mansion

Asset 2003

Amount paid for acquiring 34 percent stake in Hughes Electronics

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Asset 1993

Amount paid for the purchase of Star TV

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Asset 1985

Amount paid for Davis' stock in Fox

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Asset Mar. 1984

Marvin Davis sold Marc Rich's interest in 20th Century Fox to Murdoch for $250 million in March 1984

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