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Elisabeth Murdoch

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Date of Birth August 22, 1968
Age 54 years, 6 months, 0 days
Place of Birth Australia
Country Australia
Profession Family Member
Horoscope Leo

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Elisabeth Murdoch is a famous Family Member, born on August 22, 1968 in Australia. As of January 9, 2023, Elisabeth Murdoch’s net worth is $375 Million. The BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour program voted her one of the five most powerful United Kingdom women of 2013.

Parents Rupert Murdoch, Anna Murdoch Mann
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Siblings James Murdoch, Prudence Murdoch, Grace Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Chloe Murdoch
Spouse Keith Tyson , Matthew Freud , Elkin Pianim
Children(s) Charlotte Emma Freud, Samson Murdoch Freud, Cornelia Pianim, Anna Pianim
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Biography

Best known as the daughter of media and television executive Rupert Murdoch, she founded and headed her own English television production company, Shine Limited. Elisabeth Murdoch was born on 22 August 1968 in Sydney. Her father is Rupert Murdoch and her mother, Anna Murdoch Mann (born 1944). She was named after her grandmother, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. She completed her secondary education at the Brearley School in New York City and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York..

Her first husband was Ghanaian businessman Elkin Kwesi Pianim; she later married Matthew Freud (the grandchild of the renowned psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud). Her two marriages resulted in a total of three daughters and one son.

Elisabeth Murdoch (born 22 August 1968) is an Australian-born American media executive based in the United Kingdom. Murdoch is the second daughter of Australian-born American multi-billionaire media proprietor Rupert Murdoch. She was a non-executive chairperson of Shine Group, the UK-based TV programme production company she founded in 2001, until the company’s parent, her father’s 21st Century Fox on 1 January 2015 merged its Shine division with ApolloGlobal Management’s Endemol and Core Media production houses, specializing in reality TV.

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Murdoch moved with Pianim to the United Kingdom where Rupert Murdoch was running BSkyB after forcing a 1990 merger with BSB. The early years of BSkyB saw a haemorrhage of cash from Murdoch’s News Corporation funds. To help turn around the financial fortunes of the company, New Zealand television executive Sam Chisholm was brought on board to manage the day-to-day operations and build the subscriber base, with Elisabeth Murdoch as his second-in-command and de facto apprentice. By the time Chisholm left the company, BSkyB was the most profitable company in the United Kingdom. As managing director, Elisabeth oversaw BSkyB’s £12 million sponsorship of the troubled Millennium Dome, to the relief of its Cabinet overseer, Peter Mandelson. However, she also faced criticism after brokering her father’s failed £623.4 million bid for England’s champion Manchester United team.

Elisabeth Murdoch Net Worth

Elisabeth Murdoch is one of the richest Family Member & listed on most popular Family Member. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Elisabeth Murdoch's net worth $375 Million.

Net Worth $375 Million
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Source of Income Family Member
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House Living in own house.

After graduating from Vassar College in New York, she began working for FX Networks (owned by her father) in California.

Murdoch moved with Pianim to the United Kingdom where Rupert Murdoch was running BSkyB after forcing a 1990 merger with BSB. The early years of BSkyB saw a haemorrhage of cash from Murdoch’s News Corporation funds. To help turn around the financial fortunes of the company, New Zealand television executive Sam Chisholm was brought on board to manage the day-to-day operations and build the subscriber base, with Elisabeth Murdoch as his second-in-command and de facto apprentice. By the time Chisholm left the company, BSkyB was the most profitable company in the United Kingdom. As managing director, Elisabeth oversaw BSkyB’s £12 million sponsorship of the troubled Millennium Dome, to the relief of its Cabinet overseer, Peter Mandelson. However, she also faced criticism after brokering her father’s failed £623.4 million bid for England’s champion Manchester United team.

Murdoch’s first marriage was to a fellow Vassar graduate, Elkin Kwesi Pianim, an associate in the New York corporate finance department of the Rothschild investment bank. He is the son of economist and financier Andrews Kwame Pianim (a native of Ghana) and Cornelia Pianim (a native of the Netherlands). The wedding was held on 10 September 1993 at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church near the Beverly Hills residence of the bride’s parents. They have two children:

Murdoch began her career as a manager of programme acquisitions at her father’s FX Networks, a cable television unit based in Los Angeles. Operating as EP Communications, on 22 September 1994 Murdoch and her then-husband, Elkin Kwesi Pianim, purchased a pair of NBC-affiliate television stations, KSBW and KSBY, in California on a US$35 million loan secured by her father. Within 18 months, the couple reorganised and sold the stations at a $12 million profit.

Elisabeth Murdoch Husband

According to our records, Elisabeth Murdoch married to Keith Tyson , Matthew Freud , Elkin Pianim. As of January 12, 2023, Elisabeth Murdoch’s is not dating anyone.

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From 2008, they resided at Burford Priory in Oxfordshire, where they were key members of the Chipping Norton set. They also owned a home in Notting Hill, London.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Family Member. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Australia. Elisabeth Murdoch celebrates birthday on August 22 of every year.

After quarrelling publicly with Chisholm, she ventured out on her own as a television and film producer in London. She advocated Sky setting up a film and production unit similar to BBC Films and Film4 Productions. However, due to lack of success, this unit closed down, and she founded Shine Limited in March 2001, with 80 percent ownership retained by herself, 15 percent by Lord Alli, and five percent by BSkyB. BSkyB signed a deal guaranteeing to buy an agreed amount of Shine programming for two years.

What is Elisabeth Murdoch doing now?

Murdoch has served on many organizational boards including Afiniti. She is now Executive Chairman of the global TV and film production and development company, Sister, which is headquartered in London with offices in Los Angeles.

How did Elisabeth Murdoch make her money?

Elisabeth, 53, who once sold her TV production company Shine to Fox for $663 million, now runs her own TV and film production company Sister, which produced “Chernobyl” and owns a stake in LeBron James’ production company.

How many children did Dame Elisabeth Murdoch?

Dame Elisabeth was married to pioneering Australian journalist Sir Keith Murdoch in 1928 and they had four children – Helen, media baron Rupert, Anne and Janet. Her community work saw the Queen make her a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1963.

Why was Elisabeth Murdoch a dame?

She was the widow of Australian newspaper publisher Sir Keith Murdoch and the mother of international media proprietor Rupert Murdoch. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1963 for her charity work in Australia and overseas.

Is succession based on Murdoch?

A patriarchal family-run business Actor Brian Cox in “Succession” Season 3. The premise of the series, which airs on HBO, which like CNN is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery, is practically ripped from the Murdoch playbook. Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp and co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, in 2018.

In 2011, Shine was acquired by News Corporation in a controversial deal that raised questions about nepotism.

In February 2013 Elisabeth was assessed as the fifth most powerful woman in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.

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