Here's an in-depth look at the life of media magnate Rupert Murdoch.
Personal: Birth date: March 11, 1931
Birth place: Melbourne, Australia
Birth name: Keith Rupert Murdoch
Father: Keith Murdoch, journalist and newspaper publisher
Mother: Elisabeth (Greene) Murdoch, philanthropist
Marriages: Wendi (Deng) Murdoch (June 25, 1999-June 13, 2013 filed for divorce); Anna (Torv) Murdoch (1967-1999, divorce); Patricia (Booker) Murdoch (1956-1967, divorce)
Children: with Wendi (Deng) Murdoch: Chloe, 2003; Grace, 2001; with Anna (Torv) Murdoch: James, December 13, 1972; Lachlan, 1971; Elisabeth, 1968; with Patricia (Booker) Murdoch: Prudence, 1958
Education: Worcester College, Oxford University, 1953
Other Facts: Founder of News Corporation, Ltd., which has holdings in cable, film, television, internet, direct broadcast satellite television, sports, publishing and other fields.
Murdoch has been compared to William Randolph Hearst, who is often considered the founder of tabloid-style journalism.
Timeline: 1952 - Murdoch's newspaper publisher father dies, leaving him control of the News Ltd company in Adelaide, Australia.
1954 - Murdoch begins running News Ltd.
1956 - Purchases Perth's Sunday Times.
1960 - Purchases Sydney newspapers the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror.
1964 - Starts The Australian, a national paper.
1969 - Becomes a London publisher when he gains control of the paper News of the World. Also acquires The Sun, which he transforms into a tabloid.
1973 - Expands to the United States by purchasing the San Antonio Express and the San Antonio News.
1974 - Moves to the United States.
1974 - Starts the National Star weekly tabloid to compete with the National Enquirer.
1976 - Purchases the New York Post.
1977 - Purchase New York Magazine, Corp., which includes New York magazine and The Village Voice. Murdoch has since sold both The Village Voice and New York magazine.
1979 - Forms News Corporation in Australia.
1981 - Purchases The Times of London.
1982 - Purchases The Boston Herald.
1983 - Purchases the Chicago Sun-Times.
1985 - Purchases Twentieth Century Fox from oilman Marvin Davis for $600 million.
September 1985 - Becomes a naturalized citizen of the U.S.
1986 - Purchases several U.S. television stations and creates Fox Broadcasting.
1987 - Purchases U.S. publishing house Harper & Row for $300 million.
1988 - Sells the New York Post because of laws prohibiting ownership of newspapers and TV stations in the same market.
1990 - Merges Harper and Row and two other publishing operations into HarperCollins.
1993 - Purchases Star TV, a satellite television service based in Hong Kong.
1993 - Buys back the New York Post.
1996 - Launches the Fox News Channel.
1998-2004 - Owns the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.
2000 - Treated for prostate cancer.
2004 - Shifts News Corp. incorporation from Australia to the U.S.
2005 - Purchases Intermix Media, owner of MySpace.com for $580 million.
2007 - Purchases Dow Jones, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal.