The "billionare tyrant" media mogul who built a world-wide media empire out of just a few Australian newspapers. Founder and CEO of NewsCorp, the parent company of such broadcasting networks as FOX and Sky. While he has not broken any monopoly laws, he has through skill and cunning managed to bypass them to control huge portions of the media in such countries as India and Australia. Unquestionably right-wing, he has made no secret that his networks are made to "promote his values." It's not like it's a secret, though many would have you believe otherwise.
Also of note: He is the arch-nemisis of the pencil-thin moustache wearin', traitor-banging, moody American media
mogul Ted Turner
who owns the city of Atlana including the Falcons, the Braves in addition to such cable networks as CNN, TNT, TBS and TMC
among others. He once challanged Murdoch to a pay-per-view
boxing match which the entire world (myself in particular) would love to see.
I share his birthday too: March 11th