Lachlan Murdoch is an Australian-American businessman and media executive.
He was born on September 8, 1971, in London, England, and is the eldest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Lachlan is currently the Executive Chairman and CEO of Fox Corporation, a media company that operates news, sports, and entertainment channels in the United States.
He began his career in the media industry at a young age, working for his father’s media empire, News Corp.
He held various positions within the company, including Executive Chairman of News Corp Australia and Co-Chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox.
Under Lachlan’s leadership, Fox Corporation has continued to be a major player in the media industry, with a focus on news and sports programming.
The company owns several popular television networks, including Fox News, Fox Sports and the Fox Broadcasting Company.
In addition to his role at Fox Corporation, Lachlan also serves on the board of directors for News Corp, the parent company of several media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post.
Lachlan is known for his conservative political views and has been a vocal supporter of the Republican Party.
He has also been involved in various philanthropic endeavors, including supporting education and environmental causes.
BREAKING: Rupert Murdoch Stepping Down | Son Takes Over
Rupert Murdoch is stepping down as chairman of the board of both Fox and News Corp.
Don’t get too excited though, as his son Lachlan Murdoch is taking over. Here’s some key points:
– Lachlan is considered more… pic.twitter.com/ukhRNsdvZa
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) September 21, 2023
Lachlan Murdoch net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Murdoch has an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion as of September 2023.
Lachlan Murdoch career
Lachlan began his career in the media industry at a young age, working as an intern at News Limited, his father’s Australian media company.
He later worked as a production assistant at the Fox Broadcasting Company in the United States.
In 1994, Lachlan returned to Australia to work for News Limited.
He held various positions within the company, including publisher of the Daily Telegraph and chairman of News Limited’s Australian television operations.
In 2000, Lachlan was appointed deputy chief operating officer of News Corporation, the global media company founded by his father.
In 2005, he resigned from his executive positions at News Corporation and moved to Australia to start his own investment company, Illyria Pty Ltd.
He also became chairman of the Ten Network Holdings, one of Australia’s major television networks.
In 2014, Lachlan returned to News Corporation as non-executive co-chairman, alongside his father Rupert Murdoch.
In this role, he oversees the company’s operations in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Lachlan is also the executive chairman of Fox Corporation, a media company that was created in 2019 following the sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney.
Fox Corporation includes Fox News, Fox Sports and the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Throughout his career, Lachlan has been involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors.
He is a board member of the Grameen Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides microfinance services to people living in poverty.
Lachlan has also supported various charities and organizations in Australia and the United States.