Keith Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-American media mogul, born on 11th March 1931 in Melbourne, Australia. He inherited Australia’s News Limited from his father back in 1952 and then went on to establish the News Corporation, which is a global media holding company and world’s second largest media conglomerate.
After its split in 2013, its two successors emerged as the News Corp and the 21st Century Fox.
Let us now look at the respected Murdoch Family
Murdoch Grandparents – Rev. Patrick John Murdoch & Annie Murdoch
Annie and Patrick were Rupert’s grandparents who had migrated from Cruden, Scotland to Victoria, Australia in 1884
Murdoch Parents – Keith Murdoch & Elisabeth Joy Greene
Rupert’s father, Sir Keith Arthur Murdoch, was an Australian journalist and the CEO and Chairman of News Corp. His mother was Dame Elisabeth Joy, Lady Murdoch, and was an Australian philanthropist. The couple had four children.
Murdoch Spouse – Patricia Booker, Anna Torv & Wendi Deng
Rupert Murdoch has been married three times, so far. He married his first wife Patricia in 1956 and with her he had one child. After divorcing her, he married Anna Torv, a Scottish journalist and author in 1967. With Anna, he had three children. Soon after getting a divorce from Anna, as well, he married Wendi Deng, a woman of Chinese origin with whom he had 2 daughters.
Murdoch Children – Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan, James, Grace, Chloe
Rupert has a total of 6 children from his three marriages.
Prudence was born in the year 1958. She is Murdoch’s first born daughter from his marriage to Patricia Booker.
Elisabeth was born in the year 1968. She is one of the three children born from his second marriage, and is married to Matthew Freud, the head of Freud Communications.
Lachlan was born in 1971 and is Rupert’s oldest son. He is married to Sarah Murdoch, an English-born Australian model, television presenter, and actress.
James was born in 1972 and is the third and last child of Murdoch from his marriage to Anna Torv.
Grace was born in 2001 to Wendi Deng, Rupert’s third wife.
Chloe was born in 2003 and is the youngest child and daughter of Rupert Murdoch.
Murdoch Siblings – Helen Handbury, Anne Kantor & Janet Calvert-Jones
Murdoch had three sisters and was his parents’ only son. After his oldest sister, Helen, died, he became the oldest child in the family.
As of 2015, Rupert Murdoch has a net worth of 12.7 billion USD. This makes him the 38th richest person in the world and 33rd in the United States.