Rupert Murdoch’s Wealth Nearly Doubled Since Last Year

rupert_murdoch_3.24.10.jpgNews Corp mogul Rupert Murdoch tops the 2010 BRW Executive Rich List of Australia’s richest managers and executives with a total share income $5.96 billion. Last year, Murdoch was listed as raking in about $3.38 billion in total.

Murdoch has recently spent time making enemies while trying to expand his company, preparing a lawsuit against Google, and actively competing against the New York Times since announcing he would launch a local, feisty NY section of the Wall Street Journal. Even despite recent losses at News Corp and the need for a wage freeze at the Wall Street Journal, the company remains hopeful that it will increase revenue in the coming years through the use of online pay walls.