Rupert Murdoch

1931 - Today

Photo of Rupert Murdoch

Icon of person Rupert Murdoch

Keith Rupert Murdoch ( MUR-dok; born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American business magnate, investor, and media proprietor. Through his company News Corp, he is the owner of hundreds of local, national, and international publishing outlets around the world, including in the UK (The Sun and The Times), in Australia (The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, and The Australian), in the US (The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post), book publisher HarperCollins, and the television broadcasting channels Sky News Australia and Fox News (through the Fox Corporation). He was also the owner of Sky (until 2018), 21st Century Fox (until 2019), and the now-defunct News of the World. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rupert Murdoch has received more than 23,431,339 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Rupert Murdoch is the 46th most popular businessperson (up from 53rd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Australia and the most popular Australian Businessperson.

Rupert Murdoch is most famous for being the founder of News Corporation, the company that owns Fox News.

Memorability Metrics

  • 23M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 75

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.71

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among businesspeople, Rupert Murdoch ranks 46 out of 847Before him are Soichiro Honda, Joan Gamper, Hugh Hefner, Ettore Bugatti, J. Paul Getty, and Bernie Madoff. After him are Boris Berezovsky, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Robert Kiyosaki, Dietrich Mateschitz, Otto Frank, and Ray Kroc.

Most Popular Businesspeople in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1931, Rupert Murdoch ranks 25Before him are Roger Penrose, Annie Girardot, Thomas Bernhard, Josef Masopust, Anatoly Dyatlov, and Desmond Tutu. After him are Guy Debord, Leonard Nimoy, Ian Holm, João Gilberto, Dries van Agt, and Johannes Rau.

Others Born in 1931

Go to all Rankings

In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Rupert Murdoch ranks 6 out of 1,143Before him are Lawrence Bragg (1890), Gough Whitlam (1916), Geoffrey Rush (1951), Rod Laver (1938), and Sia (1975). After him are George Lazenby (1939), Truganini (1812), Cate Blanchett (1969), Elton Mayo (1880), Chris Hemsworth (1983), and Alexander Prokhorov (1916).


Among businesspeople born in Australia, Rupert Murdoch ranks 1After him are Paul Stoddart (1955), and Gina Rinehart (1954).