39. Ru­pert Mur­doch & fam­ily

Forbes - - PROMOTION — DAN FRANCIS -

The me­dia baron, who con­trols News Corp. and 21st Cen­tury Fox, has been mired in scan­dals. Fox

News talk show hosts Eric Bolling and Bill O’reilly re­signed in 2017 af­ter ac­cu­sa­tions of sex­ual ha­rass­ment, a year af­ter former chair­man Roger Ailes stepped down amid sim­i­lar claims. All 3 de­nied the al­le­ga­tions. Mean­while, his bid to buy Euro­pean broad­cast­ing gi­ant Sky is de­layed while U.K. au­thor­i­ties con­duct in­ves­ti­ga­tions. Mur­doch got his start in news­pa­pers in Aus­tralia and New Zealand af­ter in­her­it­ing his first at age 21 when his fa­ther died.

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