Ru­pert Mur­doch

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CHAIR­MAN, FOX NEWS

Na­tion­al­ity: Amer­i­can (since 1985)

Big broad­caster: Sky Sports’ money pays for the Euro­pean Tour and is now the home of The Open. Fox Sport is now a ma­jor golf broad­caster in the US and across the world. In 2017 Mur­doch will buy the part of Sky it doesn’t al­ready own, giv­ing his team enor­mous in­flu­ence over the sport across the globe. Money maker: Mur­doch’s money en­sures the best play­ers in the world will re­main rich, but it has all but re­moved the sport from free to air tele­vi­sion. The im­pli­ca­tions on the long-term health of golf re­main to be seen.

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