Rupert Murdoch is a Media Personality, Billionaire Businessman, and Investor of an Australian-American origin.
Murdoch is the owner of many local, national, and international publishing outlets around the world. He is the founder of famous Media Organizations like Fox News American multinational conservative cable news. Sky News and News Corp.
As of the Year 2017, Forbes listed Rupert Murdoch as a billionaire businessman, The 34th richest person in the US, and the 96th richest person in the world, with a net worth of US$13.1 billion.
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I can go into restaurants and a whole table will get up and clap if they recognise me, because they love Fox News. Other places – or even the same place – people will turn the other way. But that’s okay.
I sensed the excitement and the power. Not raw power, but the ability to influence at least the agenda of what was going on. I think it led me to grow up being very idealistic.
Starting the Fox Network took longer than it should have, or that we want it to, or expected it to.
If you’re young and reckless, you take risks pretty easily.
Content is everything.
As long as it’s making money I don’t care.
You should do what you think is right.
It is sometimes hard to hear yourself think over the noise of grinding axes as our competitors cloak their pleas for protection and special privilege in the language of public interest.
The world is full of opportunities.
[On initial TV programming at Fox] We were just throwing programs at the wall more or less to see what would stick.
In the 18th century, Voltaire said that every man had two countries: his own and France. In the 20th century, that has come to be true of the United States.
I am not a monopolist as some claim. I have given people choice.
We’ve had rough times. My biggest competitor in Britain in a sense were the unions.
It’s not a big deal getting onto the internet. It is a big deal having a good idea.
I’m not going to claim that we fought the Battle of Wapping because we wanted to bring a silver age to British journalism. When the beaver gnaws down a tree, he isn’t thinking of his vital ecological role either. But nevertheless he has one.
Keep our powder dry.
I’ll stop Google taking our news.
The newspaper wars in Sydney really blooded me for ten years.
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
I don’t pay attention to banner ads. They annoy me.
I’ve been pretty much a loner.
I’m paranoid enough to see an agenda every day.
We were a huge catalyst for change.
You just gotta learn to take it. You just gotta shrug it off.
[On the Wall Street Journal] I’d love to own it someday but the Bancrofts will never sell.
We need to push ourselves to make as many reductions as possible in our own energy use first… and that takes time. But we must do this quickly… the climate will not wait for us.
I was brought up in a publishing home, a newspaper man’s home, and was excited by that, I suppose. I saw that life at close range, and after the age of ten or twelve never really considered any other.
We started very small so we could only afford things that were broke or… to start with.
The buck stops with you. If you newspaper starts to go bad or lose a lot of money, loses it’s place or it’s respect in the community – your editor doesn’t get blamed – you get blamed.
Tighten your belt where you can and hunker down.
This is a middle-class city. Everybody in this country wants to get ahead, get a piece of the action. That’s the fundamental difference between the Old World and the New World. There’s not the self-improvement ethic in England that there is in this country. If you drop below that level, you’re talking about the ghettoes.
Some people enjoy risk and some people hate it.
We have no intention of failing. The only question is how great a success we’ll have.
If you run a media company, you hand out criticism. You disclose things that people don’t want disclosed, because you think it’s in the public interest. You’re disliked for that. You get criticised and you just gotta learn to take it. You just gotta shrug it off.
We are not neutral when it comes to war.
You hope for the best, but you’ve got to prepare for the worst.
The Fox network we started from nothing. Sky television was absolutely a startup. Pretty much a pirate startup.
There’s always a way to improve.
We’re change agents.
We made a lot of mistakes on the way. We think we know what we’re doing now.
In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. It is good business to have an employee feel part of the entire effort… I motivate people, I hope by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having provocative ideas to make others feel involved.
It’s very hard. Everything is a bit subjective.
If you have some gambling genes in you somewhere, you get some genetic enjoyment of risk.
We finally got beaten over the head by the investment community to get into it. But nearly all our investments, at least 50 percent were paid for in exchange for advertising. We’ve not lost much cash in it at all.
The buck stops with the guy who signs the cheques.
In Britain there was tremendous competition everywhere, but in the early days when I was there you only had to get to work 8 or 9 hours a day five days a week and you were doing twice as much as your competitors. I shouldn’t have said that. But it’s true.
We had to hurry up before anyone else did the same thing.
I’ve told the world when people have come to me and said, ‘Who’s this fellow [Kerry] Packer from Australia?’ you know, ‘I trust him, I always have absolutely’, so my first reaction was to feel angry and let down.
I think you can do great good in the media and you can do it everyday. And you can also have the thrill of being involved.
I want to give it greater critical mass.
I can’t see people watching a movie on a three inch screen.
I know I’m thought to be ruthless. I can be.
We follow public taste more than we lead it, which is nothing to boast about.
We need to do more with what we have.
There should be no limit to diversity.
I think you get the most competition when you just let market forces work.
I’m considered an old fashioned but I consider that the family with a father, a mother and children is absolutely fundamental to our civilisation. Not just in America. But everywhere.
The idea of communicating news and ideas, and of transmitting other people’s ideas is still the fascination. It’s a lot more fun than distributing popular entertainment.
Seizing opportunities we started the London Sun virtually for nothing. With the arrogance of the early success of that, we said, ‘Well, we’d better come to America.’ And we found it very difficult here.
The tough thing was starting from nothing.
If you’re in the media, particularly newspapers, you are in the thick of all the interesting things that are going on in a community… I can’t imagine any other life that one would want to dedicate oneself to.
The way to operate is with OPM – other people’s money.
[On initial TV programming at Fox] When you did something a bit different it sort of worked. And then we said it was a great strategy to go for the younger audience.
I’ve just got to see that each one of those hours is well spent.
The only good regulator is a dead regulator.
That’s the thrill about being in the media, you can always do better.
We were the first company in the private sector in Britain in 50 years to have a big fight with the unions. And to take them on and win.
I’m not saying it’s impossible. I would say it’s unlikely.
Corporate leaders know better than government officials the skills that people need to get ahead in the 21st century.
The responsibility to tell the truth, to spread the truth and all the facts you can.
Looking back we have bought things sometimes very expensively, sometimes cheaply.
You’ve just got to get on with it.
I was very passionate about Australia. It was special, it was different. I would very much like to remain an Australian citizen, because I have built what I consider a very big Australian company around the world.
You see opportunities, you’re young and you get silly and buy the News of the World in London which was nearly bankrupt.
I’ve always been much more interested in the content of our newspapers, political positions day to day, the thrill of communicating with people through words than I am in the pure business aspects.
You have to be able to make decisions on your own.
Not using the word terrorist shows bias.
I try to keep in touch with the details… I also look at the product daily. That doesn’t mean you interfere, but it’s important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what’s happening.
I think broadband is going to be ubiquitous throughout the world. It’s just a matter of time.
The socially mobile are portrayed as uncaring, businessmen as crooks. Moneymaking is to be despised.
All over the world ad revenues are shrinking..
Advances in the technology of telecommunications have proved an unambiguous threat to totalitarian regimes everywhere. Some even see the Internet allowing democracy of a more participatory nature than at any time since the ancient Greeks.
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