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(Keith) Rupert Murdoch

(1931-), Publisher and newspaper proprietor

Sitter in 6 portraits
Australian-born newspaper publisher. Murdoch inherited the Adelaide News in 1952 and within a decade became Australia's second largest publisher. He acquired the News of the World in London in 1969, which at the height of the Profumo scandal had a circulation of six million. He bought the Sun in the same year and in 1981 his British subsidiary company acquired The Times. In 1989 he bought book publishers Collins and set up Sky television. Other acquisitions include Twentieth Century Fox, the Fox television network and the online community MySpace.com.

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