Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rupert Murdoch , the global media giant , Happy Birthday!

Keith Rupert Murdoch

born 11 March, 1931

in Melbourne Victoria

His legendary story in Business and Media world can be a milestone of all . Here is the remarkable steps of him :

Rupert Murdoch returned from Oxford to become managing director of News Limited in 1953

began publishing Australia's first and most successful weekly television magazine, TV Week,In 1956

launched The Australian, Australia's first national daily newspaper , later in 1964

Murdoch expanded into Britain in 1968

The Sun entered the market in 1969

Murdoch made his first acquisition in the United States in 1973, when he purchased the San Antonio Express-News.

purchased the New York Post in 1976

Murdoch acquired The Times (and The Sunday Times)in 1981

Murdoch became a naturalized citizen in order to satisfy the legal requirement that only US citizens were permitted to own American television stations ,On September 4, 1985

Murdoch introduced electronic production processes to his newspapers in Australia, Britain and the United States. In 1986

Creating Sky Television in 1989

Murdoch acquired Star TV, a Hong Kong company founded by Richard Li (son of Li Ka-shing) for $1 billion ,In 1993

Murdoch launched the Fox News Channel to compete against Turner's CNN, In 1996

News Corp. bought Intermix Media Inc., which held and other popular social networking-themed websites for $580 million USD,On July 20, 2005

Murdoch made a $5 billion offer to purchase Dow Jones, owner of the Wall Street Journal,In May 2007

According to the 2008 Forbes 400, Murdoch is the 109th-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $8.3 billion.

What should I say? Salute! Happy Birthday!

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