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 has been involved in the media industry for most of his career, having worked for his father’s media empire, News Corp, since the 1990s.
He has held various executive positions within the company, including serving as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of News Corp and Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox.
In recent years, Lachlan has become more involved in the management of News Corp, serving as its Executive Chairman and CEO since 2019.
He is responsible for overseeing the company’s global operations, which include publishing, digital real estate services, and news and information services.
Lachlan is also the Executive Chairman of Fox Corporation, which was formed in 2019 following the sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney.
He is known for his conservative political views and has been a major donor to Republican political campaigns in the United States.
Lachlan is also a philanthropist and has supported various charitable causes, including education and the arts.
Rupert Murdoch, 92, is stepping down as chairman of the board of Fox Corp and News Corp, the companies announced today.
It becomes official in November and will see one of his sons, Lachlan Murdoch, become sole chairman of News Corp and continue as Fox Corp's exec chair and CEO. pic.twitter.com/0pC3j9THxr
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 21, 2023
Lachlan Murdoch wife
Lachlan married British-born Australian model actress Sarah O’Hare in 1999, and the couple resides in Bellevue Hill, Sydney, Australia.
The couple has three children, two sons, Kalan Alexander (born 2004), Aidan Patrick (born 2006), and their daughter, Aerin Elisabeth Murdoch (born 2010).
Sarah is also an ambassador of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and joined its board of directors in 2014.
The institute was established in 1986 by Lachlan’s grandmother, Elisabeth Murdoch, and is the largest child health research institute in Australia.
Sarah is also a patron of Australia’s National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Lachlan’s father Rupert Murdoch has been married three times, and Lachlan has two brothers, James and Rupert Jr., and a sister, Elisabeth, from his father’s previous marriages.
Lachlan’s personal life has been relatively private, but he has been in the news for his business ventures.
Lachlan Murdoch children
Lachlan and Sarah have three children together.
They are Kalan Alexander, born on November 9, 2004, Aidan Patrick, born on May 6, 2006, and Aerin Elisabeth, named after Lachlan’s sister, born in 2010.