(December 13, 1972- )
Born in Wimbeldon, London, England, United Kingdom
Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia
Chairman of SKY Italia
Chairman of STAR TV
Non-Executive Chairman of British Sky Broadcasting
Non-Executive Director of GlaxoSmithKline
Youngest son of Rupert Murdoch
Why he might be annoying
He was considered as somewhat a rebel in his family.
He made headlines in the rival 'Sydney Morning Herald' after he was photographed asleep on a sofa at a press conference.
He dropped out of Harvard.
His online music website Whammo received mixed results and was shut down shortly thereafter.
He unsuccessfully tried to persuade his father to buy the internet company Pointcast.
Shortly after buying 51% of the share of Mushroom Records, they company's assets plummeted rapidly in the ensuing years.
His appointment as CEO of a stake in British Sky British was seen as nepotism between him and his father.
In 2010, he and his associate Rebekah Brooks stormed into British newspaper The Independent's headquarters to complain about an advertisement in the newspaper which read 'Rupert Murdoch won't decide this election – you will!'
He and his father came under intense and scathing scrutiny after their tabloid newspaper 'News of the World' was shut down abruptly in the wake of allegations of a phone hacking scandal (July 19,2011).
He oddly resembles close friend and colleague Peter Orszag.
Why he might not be annoying
He was considered the smartest among the four Murdoch children.
With university friends Brian Brater and Jarret Myer, he backed the establishment of Rawkus Records, an independent hip hop record label.
He drew comic strips for the 'Harvard Lampoon.'
He was viewed as the heir apparent to his father's conglomerate empire.
His wife Kathryn Hufschmid works for the Clinton Climate Initiative.
Share this link with a friend:
Year In Review:
In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 26 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 23 Votes: 73.91% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 207 Votes: 71.50% Annoying
Featured in the following Annoying Collections:
AmIAnnoying.com has 38676 public figures that you can rate!