Rupert Murdoch owns 150 newspapers in Australia, three national newspapers in the United Kingdom and the Wall Street Journal and New York Post in the U.S., Voice of America reported in 2011. Murdoch owns properties that supplement these publications, including Community Newspaper Group and several Dow Jones information services. In addition, he owns several media outlets and 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.Know More
Most of Murdoch's publications are in his native Australia. In the 1970s, the media mogul began buying newspapers in the United States. In 1953, when Murdoch was 22, Murdoch's father suddenly passed away, and he took over ownership of Adelaide's News and Sunday Mail publications.
Murdoch's first American acquisition was the San Antonio News in 1973. The mogul created the American tabloid The Star in 1974 before purchasing the New York Post in 1976. More American publications followed, such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Village Voice, TV Guide and New York magazine.
Murdoch's News Corp owns Harper Collins publishers, Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Sports and Fox News Channel. The magnate also owns portions of Hulu, AskMen, IGN Entertainment, News Outdoor and the National Rugby League. Murdoch owns media outlets all over the world, despite a scandal in 2011 in Great Britain involving the hacking into cell phones of private citizens by employee of one of his publications.Learn more in Corporations
Australia is not part of the United Kingdom. Historically, Australia was settled as a series of six colonies by the British Empire in the late 18th century. These colonies formed a federation on Jan. 1, 1901, and the Commonwealth nation of Australia was born.Full Answer >
As of 2014, there are 53 members in the Commonwealth of Nations, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. The voluntary political association is made up of independent and sovereign states, many of which are former British colonies or dependencies. Of the states that are members, there are three European states, 12 North American states, one South American state, 18 African states, eight Asian states and 11 states in Oceania.Full Answer >
Australia is 31.5 times larger in total area than United Kingdom. Australia is 2.968 million square millions, and the United Kingdom is 94,058 square miles. The United Kingdom is 3 percent of the size of Australia.Full Answer >
In order to call Australia from a landline, simply dial the United Kingdom's exit code, followed by the Australia Country code, then the local number in Australia. An example for local number 02-123-12345 would be 00-61-2-123-12345.Full Answer >