26. RuPeRt muRdoch & family
$18 billion Self-made Score: & Source: neWsPaPers, tv netWork age: 87 reSidence: neW york city PhilanthroPy score: One of the world’s most powerful media moguls agreed to part with a chunk of his empire this year. Disney is buying the majority of 21st Century Fox’s assets, including its movie studio, FX and National Geographic channels, and a stake in international media businesses Sky TV and Star India for $71.3 billion in cash and stock. Murdoch will keep Fox News, Fox Business Network, Fox Broadcast Network, certain local stations and the FS1 sports network. Murdoch’s son Lachlan will lead the new Fox; the next role for his son James, currently CEO, hasn’t been announced.