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Rupert Murdoch Parents: Meet Keith and Elisabeth

Rupert Murdoch, officially known as Keith Rupert Murdoch an Australian-born American businessman and media proprietor.

Through his company News Corp, he’s the owner of hundreds of local, national, and international publishing outlets around the world.

In the UK, Rupert Murdoch owns; The Sun and The Times, in Australia; The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, and The Australian, in the US; The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch

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He also owns book publisher HarperCollins and the television broadcasting channels Sky News Australia and Fox News, through the Fox Corporation.

Rupert Murdoch was also the owner of Sky (until 2018), 21st Century Fox (until 2019), and the now-defunct News of the World.

Many of his papers and television channels have been accused of biased and misleading coverage to support his business interests and political allies.

A number of people have credited Rupert Murdoch’s influence with major political developments in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.

In March 2023, Rupert Murdoch hit major headlines after it was disclosed, he was set to marry for the fifth time at the age of 92.

This comes a few days after the media tycoon announced his engagement to his partner Ann Lesley Smith, a former police chaplain.

Mr. Murdoch, 92, and Ms. Smith, 66, met in September 2022 at an event at his vineyard in California.

He proposed during St Patrick’s Day festivities in New York with an Asscher-cut diamond solitaire engagement ring that he “personally selected”.

Announcing the engagement in the New York Post, which is owned by Mr. Murdoch’s News Corporation, he said: “I was very nervous. I dreaded falling in love – but I knew this would be my last. It better be. I’m happy.

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Rupert Murdoch Parents

Rupert Murdoch was born in Melbourne, Australia to Keith Murdoch (father) and Elisabeth Murdoch (mother). He’s the second of four children.

His father (born on August 12, 1885, died on October 4, 1952) was a journalist and newspaper proprietor who was the founder of the Murdoch media empire.

He (Keith Murdoch) amassed significant media holdings in Australia, which his son, Rupert expanded globally after his death.

His mother (born on February 8, 1909, died on December 5, 2012) was an Australian philanthropist and matriarch of the Murdoch family. She was best known as the wife of Keith Murdoch

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