If your not familiar with the media mogul Rupert Murdoch, you should take an interest in his business. The 79 year old Australian is the 117th richest person in the world with a net worth of $6.2 billion. The reason for this is because he is the founder, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the worlds third largest media conglomerate, behind Disney and Time Warner. The list of assets under News Corp can be found on Wikipedia - As you can see from the list, there probably isn't a newspaper that you've heard of that isn't on it. The scary thing is, Rupert Murdoch likes to have his hand in everything, including politics.
In August 2008, David Cameron accepted free flights through Matthew Freud (Murdoch's son) to attend a series of private parties and meetings on Mr. Murdoch’s yacht. Although Mr. Cameron declared the £30,000 'gift' in the Commons register of interests, he has not disclosed what was said at the meetings. Other people who attended these 'social events' include former Business Secretary and EU Commissioner for Trade Lord Peter Mandelson, Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and co-chairman of NBC Universal, Ben Silverman.
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