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6th September 2013

Fact: Publishing tycoon Rupert Murdoch has placed his luxury yacht, Rosehearty, on the market for the price of a Hollywood mega-mansion. The six-cabin vessel, which first set sail in 2006, is being sold for $29.7 million (£19.8 million).

22nd May 2013

Fact: Embattled publishing tycoon Rupert Murdoch has bought a vineyard in Bel Air, California. The billionaire is the new owner of Moraga Vineyards, which was placed on the market for $29.5 millon (£19 million) by aeronautical engineer Tom Jones, who has owned the estate since 1959. According to, the vineyard property occupies a former horse ranch once owned by Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz director Victor Fleming.

5th December 2012

Fact: Embattled media mogul Rupert Murdoch is in mourning following the death of his mother, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. The philanthropist passed away at her home in her native Australia at the age of 103.

2nd July 2012

Tweet: "Scientology back in news. Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in hiearchy (sic)... Watch Katie Holmes and Scientology story develop. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people." Embattled publishing and media mogul Rupert Murdoch takes aim at Tom Cruise and his chosen religion as the movie star prepares for a divorce battle royal with now-estranged wife Katie Holmes.

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