x Aussie and now American, Citizen Kane, sorry, Murdoch, is the biggest media mogul in the world today and his life could be compared to that of William Randolph Hearst, the US press baron assumed to be the part portrayed by Orson Welles in Citizen Kane.
Murdoch was born on March 11th, 1931, in Melbourne, son of Keith Murdoch.
He was educated at Geelong Grammar before going to Oxford.
His empire began when he inherited the Adelaide News and his global media show now spans every continent, reaching some 2 billion persons.
Currently divorcing his wife Anna, mother of his two sons and daughter. She is believed to be looking for a settlement of $US100 million in cash plus property. This will put a small dent in his estimated $US7 billion personal fortune.
She is also looking for assurances on the children's inheritances as young Rupert has a new steady girlfriend, Wendy Deng. Hopefully he hasn't nicknamed her Rosebud.