Rupert Murdoch

CATEGORY: Billionaires
COMPANY: News Corp.

WHAT MAKES HIM HAUTE: The Australian-born global media mogul controls News Corp., which brings in $25 billion a year and has more than 50,000 employees, making it the most powerful media conglomerate. According to the 2009 Forbes 400, Murdoch is the 132nd-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $4 billion.

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