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Rupert Murdoch resolves his own succession drama — for now

By Daniel Thomas, Alex Barker, Anna Nicolaou

22 Sep 2023 · 5 min read

For the better part of three decades, media and political operators have obsessed over the question of who would succeed Rupert Murdoch, the most powerful person in news across the English-speaking world.

Murdoch kick-started the speculation in 1994, when an Australian business magazine asked him about succession: “I expect to do it in about 30 years,” he said then. 

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