12 Insane Things You Never Knew About Rupert Murdoch

Who is Rupert Murdoch? You might not know his resume, but you definitely know his work. The Australian-born businessman has turned media into a lucrative empire, with holdings all over the world. From The Wall Street Journal to 20th Century Fox, HarperCollins to Fox News, Murdoch has ties to them all.

His biography is the stuff of CEO legend. Murdoch's tremendous power can make or break politicians, frame news narratives at the stroke of a checkbook, and change once-trusted sources of information into founts of sensationalism and tabloid headlines.

(We're not saying he's a supervilain, but he does have supervillain-esque levels of of wealth, power and influence.)