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How Rupert Murdoch turned a small Australian newspaper into a global media empire - and built a family dynasty worth $17 billion

28 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Australian-born billionaire Rupert Murdoch, 89, helms a media empire made up of newspapers like The Wall Street Journal , television networks like Fox News , and a handful of other publications across the world.
A new three-part documentary on Murdoch's life and influence debuted on BBC Two this week.
Murdoch inherited his very first newspaper from his father, who was a war reporter turned publisher.
Bloomberg estimates his individual net worth to be $6.34 billion as of July 13, while Forbes pegs the Murdoch family's collective fortune at $17 billion.
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