Lachlan Murdoch

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Lachlan Keith Murdoch (born 8 September 1971) is the eldest son of Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his former wife Anna Torv. He resigned from his executive positions at News Corporation on 29 July 2005. He is currently on the board of Network Ten.


Early life and education

Murdoch was born in London, England but was raised in a wealthy New York City neighbourhood where his father owned the New York Post. He received his education at the exclusive Aspen Country Day School in Aspen, Colorado (U.S.), Trinity School in New York City as well as at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts (U.S.). He received his BA from Princeton University in 1994.


At the age of 22, Murdoch was appointed general manager of Queensland Newspapers, which publishes The Courier-Mail in Brisbane. One year later, he became publisher of Australia’s first national paper, The Australian. In 1995, he was appointed Deputy CEO of News Limited, Executive Director of News Corporation since 1996, Deputy Chief Operating Officer since 2000, Senior Executive Vice President from 1999 to 2000, and Chairman of STAR since 1995.

Murdoch has been criticised as a "rich brat" for his "poor handling" of Murdoch interests in One.Tel, which lost the empire millions of dollars. In this venture, Murdoch worked with Australian businessman James Packer, the son of Kerry...
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