How did the publisher of a family-owned newspaper in Adelaide, Australia rise to become one of the most powerful media tycoons on Earth–controlling a fortune worth more than 30 billion dollars? The rise of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch is probed in a Bloomberg TV special airing Tuesday night. The Murdoch special, part of the Game Changers series, includes interviews with people who’ve worked with Murdoch at Fox, the New York Post and in the U.K., and by journalists who’ve studied him. “Rupert Murdoch is what God meant when he created a media executive,” says Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ron Grover.
Murdoch’s made a name for himself as someone who can create wealth, power–and controversy. Bloomberg talks to Peter Chernin, former president and COO of News Corp., and Michael Wolff, who wrote the biography “The Man Who Owns the News.” The special airs on Bloomberg TV Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET.
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