People: Meet the Murdoch Family

If not about Rupert himself, the story behind the ruthless business tactics, political intrigues, and dynastic family battles that made this media powerhouse the perfect fit for one of News Corp’s news outlets and television channels. It will be a story. News Now that the seemingly invincible has entered his 90s, speculation is rife in the worlds of business, politics and entertainment about who will succeed him as leader of his corporation.

Let’s take a look at potential succession lines and who’s who in the wider Murdoch clan.


Rupert Murdoch, chairman of Newscorp and co-chairman of 21st Century Fox (Sun Valley Resort, 2018).

Rupert Murdoch

born in australia Rupert Murdoch 91 grows a small newspaper company he inherited from his father in 1952 into News Corporation, a multi-billion dollar global media empire with presence in cable, film, television, internet, satellite, sports and more It is the media king who made it. Publishing and other fields. At various times, the conglomerate has included newspapers such as News of the World, The Sun, New York Post and Wall Street Journal. 20th Century Fox movie studio. Fox Broadcasting Network; Fox News Channel; HarperCollins Publishing; and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Murdoch was married four times and had six children during his 70-year long career. Several of Murdoch’s children have followed in his footsteps in the family business. News Murdoch’s penchant for pitting his brothers against each other in a years-long rivalry to decide who will succeed him as president of his corporation is the inspiration for his popular HBO series. It is widely believed that “Inheritance.”
Murdoch’s ruthlessness extends far beyond his family circle. Early in his career, he developed a tactic of standing up to competition by buying out competitors or putting them out of business.His dealings with British tabloids were reported in 2011 by a reporter phone hacking Hear stories from royals, celebrities and crime victims. The Murdoch family’s brand once again attracted attention, fox news Channel CEO Roger Ailes In 2016, he resigned due to allegations of sexual harassment.
Murdoch still holds the top post at News Corporation, the second incarnation of the now defunct News Corporation. split into two companies It is unclear who will lead the company after his death.

potential heir

Lachlan Murdoch in 2018.

Lachlan Murdoch

Lachlan Murdoch The 50-year-old is the eldest son of Rupert Murdoch with his second wife Anna. He began learning about his family business at an early age through his father’s media internship. He rose rapidly through his management team and by 1997 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of News Ltd. At the time, his father described his Lachlan as the heir “first among equals”. His promotion continued until 2005. That year, Lachlan abruptly resigned from his executive position at the News Corporation after his fight with Ailes. Over the direction of the cable news network – effectively pulling itself off the path of its supposed successor. Lachlan then launched his own investment company, Illyria Pty, in Australia. After a long absence, he returned to his family business in 2014 and resumed his position as a possible successor to Empire, becoming his CEO of Fox Broadcasting and his executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. . Shortly after, Lachlan’s brother James was named CEO of 21st Century Fox in a power-sharing experiment orchestrated by Rupert between the brothers. In 2019 he sold his 21st Century Fox to Disney. Lachlan is currently Chairman and CEO of Fox Corporation, News He is Co-Chairman of the Corporation and He is Chairman of NOVA Entertainment, an Australian media company. .
James Murdoch in 2019.

James Murdoch

James Murdoch, 49, is Rupert Murdoch’s fourth child and second son with his second wife, Anna. James’ early career choices were at odds with his father’s conservative newspaper empire. He dropped out of Harvard in 1995 and launched his own hip-hop record label, his Rawkus Records. A few years later, he moved to an executive position at his News Corporation, taking on the role of corporate office worker. After Lachlan left Fox in 2005, James was increasingly seen as the apparent new heir to his father.

In 2007, James became chairman of BSkyB. In 2011, he was named Deputy COO of News Corporation and Chairman and CEO of News International. But as James was climbing to new heights within the empire, investigators and journalists discovered staff members of Britain’s Murdoch tabloid newspaper had been hacking the phones of public figures and crime victims to listen to their stories. At that time, the company was embroiled in a scandal. As a result, James was forced to resign as chairman of BSkyB.

After a hiatus of several years, he returned to the family business, eventually becoming chairman of Sky and CEO of 21st Century Fox, co-leading the company with his brother Lachlan, who was executive chairman. Co-leadership arrangements didn’t work out, and James left 21st Century Fox in 2019 when the company was sold to Disney, and then Sky when Comcast acquired majority control. political differences with James’ family, long known as the lone liberals of the he resigned In 2020, he wrote from News Corp’s board of directors, “My resignation is due to disagreements regarding certain editorials published by the company’s press and certain other strategic decisions.”
Elizabeth Murdoch at the British Fashion Awards 2016 in London.

Elizabeth Murdoch

Elizabeth Murdoch, 53, is Rupert Murdoch’s second child and first child with his second wife, Anna Murdoch. Elizabeth began her family business training early with internships and entry-level jobs at Murdoch’s facility. In 1996, she was appointed director of BSkyB, where she was managing Sky Networks. However, a few years later, she was handed over to her Sky CEO role.

Though Rupert considers Elizabeth to be the most like him, he is more dismissive of her attempts to take the throne, and at one point, before planning further promotions in the company, Rupert asked how many In 2000 she left the family business to run one of Britain’s largest independent producers, producing shows such as ‘The Biggest Loser’, ‘Master Chef’ and ‘History Cold Case’. Founded one of the companies, Shine.

When News Corporation acquired Shine in 2011, Elizabeth tried to join News Corporation’s board of directors, but scrutiny over the phone hacking scandal prevented her from doing so. She left Shine following a merger with two other production companies. funded the opening of the London chapter of the Ghetto Film School, a non-profit program aimed at


Patricia Booker

Rupert Murdoch and his first wife Patricia Booker, a former department store model and flight attendant, married in 1956. She gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Prudence, two years after her. The marriage lasted 11 years. They divorced in 1967.

Rupert Murdoch with his second wife, Anna Maria Tove, and their 14-month-old daughter, Elizabeth, at their home in London, 1969.

Anna Murdoch

Rupert met Anna Torv at his newspaper, the Daily Mirror, in Sydney where she worked as a reporter. A few months after his divorce from Patricia, Rupert and Anna got married. They had his three children, Elizabeth, Lachlan and James, who are now prime candidates for succession to the Murdoch empire. Over the years, Anna has published several novels. She spent three decades supporting her family and acting as Rupert’s loyal partner on the world stage. ‘s incessant desire to subside and spend more time with her enjoying her golden age. Rupert was completely against the idea. This disagreement led to an irreconcilable rift, and the two divorced in 1999 after his 31-year marriage.

Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendy Murdoch at the 2013 Oscars.

Wendy Deng

Deng, Rupert Murdoch’s third wife, 53, is the mother of his two youngest children, Grace Murdoch, 20, and Chloe Murdoch, 18. The up-and-comer quickly attracted media moguls. One former colleague said, “She was always trying to get along. They married in June 1999, two years after they met and just 17 days after Rupert divorced his second wife, Anna.” was decided.Although Wendy became one of Rupert’s closest advisers and confidants, his older children opposed the marriage and viewed Wendy as a potential competitor for control of the Murdoch Empire. years later the marriage fell apart Amid Wendy’s infidelity allegations, she declined to comment.
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall leave St Bride's Church after their wedding in London, England, on March 5, 2016.

jerry hall

Former supermodel and ex-girlfriend of a rock star Mick Jagger jerry hall marriage Rupert Murdoch in 2016 when she was 59 and he was 85. The Murdoch kids who grew up really liked Jerry and approved of the union. Things are very different with my marriage to Wendy Deng.The London wedding was a joyous family affair and provided a rare moment of solidarity for the Murdoch clan. report That Hall and Murdoch finalized their divorce.

other children

Prudence MacLeod attends the wedding breakfast of Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch at Spencer House St James in London on March 5, 2016.

Prudence MacLeod

Prudence MacLeod is Rupert’s eldest son from his first marriage to Patricia Booker. Prudence has shown little interest in running his family business and has little involvement in the succession battle involving his brothers Elizabeth, Lachlan and James. He has held various positions throughout his career at The News Corporation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Times. He also has voting rights in the Murdoch Family Trust.

Rupert Murdoch, Grace Murdoch, Chloe Murdoch and Wendy Murdoch will attend Citymeals On Wheels'.  The 33rd Annual Women's Power Lunch held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on November 19, 2019.

Grace Murdoch & Chloe Murdoch

Grace, 20, and Chloe, 18, are the two youngest children born from Murdoch’s marriage to Wendy Deng. They spent their childhood traveling between family properties in New York, Los Angeles, Arizona, and luxury vacation destinations around the world. Both attended Manhattan’s prestigious Brearley School. Grace moved to Yale University and Chloe is studying at Stanford University. The youngest, Murdoch, has non-voting shares in the Murdoch Family Trust and stands to inherit billions of dollars, along with his older half-brother.


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