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Six Degrees of… Rupert Murdoch

A finger in every pie and a salary of $20 million. But how can we connect the media mogul to UAE royalty via a Bollywood megastar and a hotel heiress?

July 15, 2010 5:21 by

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is best grouped with those billionaires and financial institutions whose profiles are so imposing, they gave rise to the phrase, “too big to fail.” And if the name doesn’t ring a bell, his high profile assets certainly will: Via his company News Corp he owns or controls Fox Broadcasting, 20th Century Fox TV, B Sky B, New York Post, The Times, Sunday Times, News of the World, to name just a few.

His salary last year was a staggering $20 million according to Forbes – plus or minus a mere 100 grand – and his assets might be regarded as the nearest thing to a toolkit for influencing the free world you can get.

Murdoch has variously directed, chaired, and served as CEO for some of the most influential news organizations in the world – News International, FEG, DIRECTV, China Netcom Group Corp, and the Associated Press.

And that’s a mighty stout resume for a man on close personal terms with…


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