Who is James Murdoch?

James Rupert Jacob Murdoch is a British-American businessman, the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the former chief executive officer (CEO) of 21st Century Fox. He is the former chairman and CEO of News Corp and Sky plc, Europe and Asia, where he oversaw assets such as News International (British newspapers), publisher of The News of the World newspaper, SKY Italia (satellite television in Italy), Sky Deutschland, and STAR TV (satellite television in Asia). He was formerly an executive vice-president of News Corporation, the controlling shareholder of BSkyB, and served on the board of directors of News Datacom and News Corporation. He currently sits on the News Corporation board of directors and is a member of the office of the chairman. 

What is James Murdoch famous for?

James Murdoch is best famous as an American businessman who was the former chairman and CEO of News Corp and Sky plc, Europe and Asia. He is also widely recognized as the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch who is currently worth $20.1 billion.

Where is James Murdoch from?

Murdoch was born as James Rupert Jacob Murdoch in Wimbledon, London, England on 13 December 1972. He is the fourth child among six of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch's six children, and Scottish-born journalist and author Anna Murdoch Mann. His siblings are Prudence, Elisabeth, Lachlan, Grace Helen, and Chloe. James was the brightest of the Murdoch children and kind of a rebellious as a youngster. He first came to public notice as a 15-year-old intern at the Sydney Daily Mirror but made headlines in the rival The Sydney Morning Herald after he was photographed asleep on a sofa at a press conference. Murdoch attended Horace Mann School in New York City and graduated in 1991. He then studied film and history at Harvard University, where he was a member of the Harvard Lampoon. He dropped out of university in 1995 and invested on a hip-hop record label that was bought by his father, bringing him into the corporate fold giving rise to his businessman career. He is American by nationality and belongs to American-Scottish descent. His religion is Christianity and his zodiac is Sagittarius.

What is James Murdoch's occupation?

Murdoch is a birth billionaire who is Former Chairman of 21st Century Fox and sits on the News Corporation board of directors and is a member of the office of the chairman. He began his businessman career by investing in the establishment of Rawkus Records, an independent hip hop record label in 1995. He then joined News Corporation in 1996 where he was appointed as chairman for Festival Records. Murdoch purchased the controlling 51% share of Mushroom Records in 1999, and the merged group was rebranded as Festival Mushroom Records. In May 2000, Murdoch was appointed chairman and chief executive of News Corporation's ailing Asian satellite service Star Television. In February 2004, Murdoch became CEO of BSkyB.He was made executive chairman of News International in December 2007. He previously held a non-executive chair at British Sky Broadcasting. In February 2009, Murdoch was appointed a non-executive director with the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline

In April 2012, he was forced to resign as chairman of BSkyB in the wake of the ongoing phone-hacking scandal, in which he was implicated. He was reappointed chairman of the company following its merger with its Italian and German sister companies to form Sky plc. In April 2014, it was announced that Murdoch would join the board of advertising start-up True[X] Media. In June 2015, his father, Rupert announced he would be leaving his position as CEO of 21st Century Fox. In January 2016, Murdoch became the chairman of Sky, Britain's subscription broadcaster. In July 2017, Murdoch became an independent director on the board of Tesla. He also served as an executive vice-president of News Corporation, the controlling shareholder of BSkyB, and served on the board of directors of News Datacom and News Corporation.

Who is James Murdoch married to?

Murdoch married Kathryn Hufschmid Murdoch in 2000 and has three children, Anneka (born 2003), Walter (born 2004), and Emerson (born 2008). Kathryn works for the Clinton Climate. The initiative, a charitable foundation set up by the former U.S. President, Bill Clinton in 2006. In 2013, the couple launched Quadrivium Foundation. He and his family are residing peacefully in California.

How much is James Murdoch's worth?

The current net worth of James Murdoch is estimated at $500 million. His major source of income is his series of positions he held in Big News and Recording companies so far. James Murdoch was ahead of 21st Century Fox Inc. and son of one of the world’s wealthiest men. James independently became rich. He owns about $9 million worth of shares of 21st Century Fox and $3.5 million of Tesla Inc. where he was also a board member. He also received $95 million in pay over the past three years as CEO in various media conglomerates. There is another more high paying post he served in many companies throughout his career and has amassed a huge sum. In future his net worth would count in billions as beneficiaries of the family trust that owns the Fox shares he will about $2 billion. Information regarding his cars and houses is currently under review.

How old is James Murdoch?

James Murdoch, the son of Billionaire Businessman, Rupert Murdoch is now 47 coming to 2020. He is still healthy, strong and making his name for one of the successful businessmen in Media industries. Murdoch was instrumental in the formation of Sky Procycling and is a keen cyclist himself. He has a black belt in karate. Further information regarding his body statistics and description of his appearances are currently not known. He has a straight sexual orientation.