Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is an Australian American media mogul and founder of global media holding company News Corporation. Owner of British tabloid The Sun and broadsheet The Times, Murdoch's News Corp went on to acquire Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins, The Wall Street Journal and BSkyB. In July 2011 Murdoch faced allegations that his companies, including the News of the World, had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty and public citizens. He faced police and government investigations into bribery and corruption by the British government and FBI investigations in the US. On 21 July 2012, Murdoch resigned as a director of News International.

Rupert Murdoch bares all on Twitter - perhaps too much

Rupert Murdoch's Twitter account offers his unvarnished thoughts.

From the day Rupert Murdoch joined Twitter, the media mogul has been spreading alarm among his enemies and supporters in equal measure.

Sunday, 1 February, 2015, 8:10am 3 comments

Murdoch's News Corp snaps up US online real-estate group Move

News Corp will buy 80 per cent of the owner's shares, and REA Group, which is controlled by News Corp, will buy the remaining 20 per cent. Photo: Reuters

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has agreed to buy Move, a US property website business, for US$950 million in a bet on the recovery in the world's biggest housing market.

2 Oct 2014 - 2:58am

Daily Mirror publisher to compensate Dr Who star and Sven-Goran Eriksson over phone hacking

Sven-Goran Eriksson: claimant

The publisher of the British newspapers the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror has agreed to pay compensation to 10 victims of alleged phone hacking by its papers.

26 Sep 2014 - 4:28am

Rupert Murdoch gives few hints over Scottish Sun's independence stance

In a post last week, Rupert Murdoch heaped praise, laced with hints of frustration, on nationalist leader Alex Salmond.

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has visited Scotland - praising the country of five million people for being alive with debate before the independence vote that could break apart the United Kingdom.

15 Sep 2014 - 4:55am

Rebekah Brooks, the tea girl who became queen of Rupert Murdoch's castle

Illustration: Craig Stephens

When Elisabeth Murdoch celebrated her 40th birthday in the summer of 2008, Rebekah Brooks produced a 32-page souvenir edition of tabloid newspaper The Sun for the guests at her party.

29 Jun 2014 - 5:54am

Analysis: For Rupert Murdoch, Brooks' verdict comes with a price

Rupert Murdoch (centre), with sons Lachlan (left) and James, has seen his hold over British politics likely broken for good. Photo: Reuters

The acquittal of Rupert Murdoch's protegee over phone hacking at his News of the World tabloid is a relief for the 83-year-old tycoon and his businesses, although his 40-year spell over British politics is probably still broken for good.

25 Jun 2014 - 4:49am

Rebekah Brooks cleared, Andy Coulson convicted in UK phone hacking trial

Rebekah Brooks Andy Coulson arrive at the Old Bailey in London. Photos: AP, EPA

Former Rupert Murdoch confidante Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges, while British Prime Minister David Cameron's one-time media chief Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking in a dramatic end to the News of the World trial.

25 Jun 2014 - 2:56am 3 comments

Rebekah Brooks and Piers Morgan ‘exchanged hacking banter’, court hears

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey courthouse in central London. Photo: Reuters

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper business, exchanged banter with rival editor Piers Morgan at a dinner party in 2003 about hacking each others’ phone messages, a court heard on Thursday.

12 Dec 2013 - 5:22pm

Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng reach amicable divorce settlement

Rupert Murdoch married Wendi Deng in 1999. Photo: AP

Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his soon-to-be-ex-wife said they were parting with "mutual respect" yesterday after telling a judge they had reached a divorce deal.

21 Nov 2013 - 3:13am 4 comments

'Outsider mentality' pits Murdoch against the elite, says new book

The book provides insight into the media tycoon's thinking.

Rupert Murdoch still sees himself as an anti-establishment outsider, even after building the most powerful media empire on the planet, a new book says.

Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires by David Folkenflik says the Australian-born US magnate remains distrustful of governments following his long history of battling regulators in several countries.

23 Oct 2013 - 10:02pm

Rupert Murdoch throws his weight behind Tony Abbott

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Media baron Rupert Murdoch yesterday threw his personal support firmly behind the conservative opposition leader Tony Abbott ahead of Australia's election, saying Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was "all over the place".

21 Aug 2013 - 2:37am

Murdoch’s UK unit could face corporate hacking charges

Rupert Murdoch. Photo: AP

London police are actively investigating Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper business for possible criminal violations over allegations of phone-hacking and illegal payments to public officials by its journalists, a source familiar with the matter said.

Murdoch’s News Corp said it was aware of the police inquiry but gave no further details.

17 Aug 2013 - 3:30pm

Kevin Rudd first battle is Murdoch in Australian election

Australian newspapers report on the election called by Labor leader Kevin Rudd, with Rupert Murdoch'sDaily Telegraph(right) calling for Rudd's party to be voted out of office on September 7.Photo: AFP

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday launched into the first day of Australia's election campaign faced with a poll showing his personal support has slumped and the Murdoch press urging voters to "kick this mob out".

6 Aug 2013 - 3:43am

Rupert Murdoch’s wife hires new lawyer in divorce case

Wendi Deng. Photo: AP

The wife of News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Murdoch, has switched lawyers in a move signaling that their divorce proceedings could take an acrimonious turn, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Murdoch, 82, filed for divorce in June. He married the former Wendi Deng, 44, in 1999 in his third and her second marriage. They have two young daughters.

30 Jul 2013 - 4:02pm

UK phone-hacking probe to recall Rupert Murdoch over secret tape

Rupert Murdoch will be asked to clarify evidence in UK. Photo: AP

British lawmakers said they would recall media mogul Rupert Murdoch to clarify evidence he gave last year after he was secretly recorded belittling a police inquiry into alleged crimes committed by journalists on his papers.

10 Jul 2013 - 3:42am