Australian-American Businessman Rupert Murdoch Financial Status: His Net Worth And Salary

Updated On 02 May, 2018 Published On

Keith Rupert Murdock, professionally known as Rupert Murdoch, is an Australian-born media mogul. He currently resides in the United States. With an estimated net worth of $15.5 billion in 2018, he is not only the member of the ten digit club but also one of the most powerful people in the world. 

Born on 11th March 1931, the 87-year-old started out as a reporter and editor at The Herald and Weekly Times and now serves on high posts like CEO, Chairman, and others for Century Fox, News Corporation, and many others.

If you are interested to find out more about his net worth, earnings, and properties, continue reading. 

Rupert Murdoch Net Worth And Earnings 

As we have already mentioned above, as of 2018, his net worth is estimated to be $15.5 billion. When you take a closer look at his net worth, back in 2013, his net worth was $15 billion, and his rise in figures seem very slow.

But in 2017, Forbes reported that his net worth dropped by $1.6 billion, after a string of Fox News Scandals. 


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However, it is safe to say that those billion dollars were not even able to make a dent in his net worth. As of 2018, he is the 94th wealthiest Billionaires in the world and 31st in the United States. Likewise, in 2017, he was listed on the Forbes list of top 400 and 35th on the list of most powerful people. 

According to, Murdoch makes a total of $23.18 million per annum, $7.1 million being his basic salary, through 21st Century Fox. Likewise, according to the source, he is also estimated to make another $5.06 million per annum, $1 million being his base salary through News Corp. 

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch

Source: Variety

Moreover, in the late-2017, it was reported that his pay at News Corp was increased drastically by $5.7 million so, we assume that his earnings from the company per annum now is around $10 million. 

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Also, his yearly earnings of 2013 according to The Richest was $8.2 billion. Back in 1999, during his divorce with second wife Anna Maria Torv, whom he was married for 32 years, walked away with $1.7 billion from his bank out for the divorce settlement. 

Rupert Murdoch and ex-wife Anna Maria Torv

Rupert Murdoch and ex-wife Anna Maria Torv

Source: The Economic Times

He indeed bounced back from the billion dollars loss, and we are sure that his ex-wife is regretting her decision now. 

Rupert Murdoch Houses And Cars.

Murdoch is known to spend billions of dollars annually on his business. He knows how to run a business and has acquired numerous other corporations. In 2005, he spent $650 million to buy IGN Corporation and $5 billion to acquire Dow Jones. These are just two of the purchases he has made for his company.

But the billionaire is as open-handed when it comes to spending for his personal use. Back in 2013, he bought a winery in Bel-Air for a staggering $28.8 million. Likewise, in 2011, he splurged on a condo NYC. With the price tag of $57.25 million, while he purchased it, the apartment covers 10,000 sq fr featuring five bedrooms, and 5 baths. 

Rupert Murdoch's NYC Condo

Rupert Murdoch's NYC Condo

Source: Business Insider

Likewise, he also sold his Rosehearty Mansion in 2011 for $14.8 million. He bought the mansion back in 2003 as it features 11 bedrooms, 7 baths, a swimming pool. 950 sq ft guest house and much more for $10.5 million. 

Rupert Murdoch's Rosehearty Mansion

Rupert Murdoch's Rosehearty Mansion

Source: Curbed

He is also reported to own estates in Beverly Hills and a condo in Mayfair. 

Moving on from his houses to his automobiles, we are going to start small. He owns a Toyota Lexus GS450H which had a price tag of $54 million when he first bought it. Moreover, he has also been spotted riding around in his Red Range Rover.

Rupert Murdoch's Toyota Lexus GS450H

Rupert Murdoch's Toyota Lexus GS450H

Source: Bornrich

Going big, he also owns two yachts. First, one is Vertigo yacht which is 220-foot-long and accommodated 12 guests. The yacht alone is estimated to have a price of $50 million.

Likewise, another yacht he owns is his Rosehearty yacht. It is 183-foot-long and features interior reception rooms, bedrooms and much more. 

Rupert Murdoch's Rosehearty yacht

Rupert Murdoch's Rosehearty yacht

Source: Pinterest

Finally, he also owns a Gulfstream g550 jet plane. It has a staggering price of $84 million with the capacity of 12 passengers and also is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. 

Rupert Murdoch's Gulfstream g550

Rupert Murdoch's Gulfstream g550

Source: Mirror

He indeed is living the life of luxury and he has totally earned it with his hard work and passion.