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.)
He Is One Of The 100 Richest People In The World
He Owned His First Newspaper At Age 22
He Gained Success By Breaking Up Unions
He Invented The Modern Tabloid
MySpace Was One Of His Biggest Failures
A Massive Scandal Damaged His Reputation