Rupert Murdoch’s sixtieth anniversary and the hazards of longevity


EXACTLY sixty years ago, at just twenty-two years of age, Rupert Murdoch joined the board of the Adelaide-based newspaper company, News Limited, and set about creating first one powerful media company, and more recently two, in which he continues to play central roles. Murdoch has been in charge of News almost as long as Elizabeth II has been on the throne, and his sixty-year stint as director might well be a world record. With a personal fortune of $11.2 billion, he is now the ninety-first ranked billionaire on the planet…

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