March 2011 - Murdoch's son James is named News Corp.'s deputy chief operating officer and chairman and CEO of News International.
July 2011 - Sells Myspace.com for $35 million.
July 16, 2011 - Murdoch meets with the family of murdered teen Milly Dowler in a London hotel room. He personally apologizes for the hacking of Dowler's phone by News of the World staff.
July 19, 2011 - Murdoch and his son James testify before Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the phone hacking scandal enveloping News Group Intl. During the testimony, a protester hits Murdoch with a pie made of shaving cream.
February 29, 2012 - James Murdoch resigns as deputy COO, chairman and CEO of News International
March 2012 - The months long FBI investigation into allegations of bribery by officials of a Russian subsidiary of News Corp., News Outdoor Russia (NOR) comes to light. NOR, a billboard company, paid to advertise in public space on government owned property. News Corp sold its interest in NOR July 2011.
April 5, 2012 - John Ryley, the head of Sky News, admits to authorizing journalists to hack into emails of private citizens. Sky News is owned by News Corp.
April 24, 2012 - James Murdoch testifies before an independent British inquiry into journalistic ethics. He insists that he knew little about the scale of phone hacking by people working for the News of the World.
April 26, 2012 - Murdoch testifies before the same committee. He admits to a cover-up of abuses at News of the World and apologizes for not paying more attention to the scandal.
May 1, 2012 - British lawmakers investigating phone hacking at News of the World declare that Rupert Murdoch is not a "fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company."
June 28, 2012 - News Corp. confirms that it plans to split into two publicly traded companies, one company for its television and film assets and the other for its newspaper and book publishing entities. Once the split is completed, Rupert Murdoch will serve as chairman of both companies and will also serve as CEO of the media and entertainment company.
July 21, 2012 - A News International spokesman says that Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from a number of company boards of directors, both in the U.K. and the U.S.
October 13, 2012 - Murdoch tweets about "scumbag" celebrities. Many speculated he was referring to singer Charlotte Church and television presenter Jacqui Hames after they met with British Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the potential reform of Britain's media laws. Murdoch tweets later that he wasn't referring to "particular people" and apologizes for his language.
December 2012 - James Murdoch becomes deputy COO of the Fox Group.
March 2013 - Ranked number 91 on Forbes list of the world's billionaires with a net worth of $11.2 billion. Ties with John Paulson.
June 13, 2013 - Murdoch files for divorce in New York Supreme Court from his third wife Wendi Deng.