Keith Rupert Murdoch AC KCSG is an Australian-born American business magnate, media proprietor, and investor. He was born on March 11, 1931, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 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).
Murdoch acquired a number of newspapers in Australia and New Zealand before expanding into the United Kingdom in 1969. In 1974, Murdoch moved to New York City to expand into the US market; however, he retained interests in Australia and the UK. In 1981, Murdoch bought The Times, his first British broadsheet1. In 1985 he became a naturalized US citizen giving up his Australian citizenship to satisfy the legal requirement for US television network ownership. Murdoch has been married four times and has six children. He has a net worth of US$21.7 billion as of 2 March 2022 according to Forbes magazine.