Rupert Murdoch steps down as 21st Century Fox chief: Here's a chart of every company his son James will inherit (and the News Corp empire)

Billy Ehrenberg
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Rupert Murdoch has announced he will be stepping down from his post as chief executive of 21st Century Fox in two weeks.

Read more: James Murdoch confirmed as new 21st Century Fox chief exec

Murdoch’s son, James, will take over, leaving Rupert and his other son, Lachlan, as executive co-chairmen. Chase Carey, a career Murdoch man who has been the company’s deputy chairman, president and chief operations officer since 2009, will become executive vice chairman.

James will inherit the helm of a sprawling empire, controlling a range of cable television channels, news stations, and film companies – as well as a 39 per cent stake in Sky.

Rupert Murdoch is still executive chairman of News Corp, a sprawling news empire that owns such titles as The Times, The Sun, and the Wall Street Journal, as well as a host of Australian-based publications and Harper Collins.

Lachlan and James said in a joint statement:

We are both humbled by the opportunity to lead, with our father and the talented team of executives at 21st Century Fox.

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