Australia-born Machiavellian ultraconservative founder/CEO of NewsCorp, an empire built on lowbrow tabloids and lowbrow TV; he now owns countless media/sports/showbiz properties worldwide. Was given US citizenship at the speed of light, so he could legally own Fox Television. He uses his muscle to reward friends (Newt Gingrich's book deal, for in$$$$$tance, or fellow right-wing icon Pat Robertson via the paid-too-much purchase of Pat's International Family Entertainment) and screw enemies (e.g. any nasty rumor about Bill Clinton or the First Lady is worth propagating). A truly fascinating man.

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