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Keith Rupert Murdoch, usually known as Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-born global media mogul. He owns media outlets and is a major shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation.
Beginning with one newspaper in Adelaide, Murdoch acquired and started other publications in his native Australia before expanding News Corp into the United Kingdom, United States and Asian media markets. It was in the media of the United Kingdom that he diversified into TV, creating Sky Television in 1989. In the 2000s he became a leading investor in satellite television, the film industry and the Internet.
According to the 2009 Forbes 400, Murdoch is the 132nd-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $4 billion.