26. Ru­PeRt muR­doch & fam­ily

Forbes - - FORBES 400 -

$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.

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