Just How Big is News Corp.?

by and Gretchen Gavett

Starting in the 1950s, a young Rupert Murdoch began creating his news empire by inheriting, establishing and buying up newspapers in Australia, Britain and the U.S. Since then, Murdoch's News Corp. has grown into a 50 billion-dollar empire, with hundreds of holdings worldwide, including satellite and cable television, publishing, film and more.

This visualization show's News Corp.'s 2011 holdings, with financial information about each of the company's divisions; roll over one of the circles to learn more about the business.

The big red circles highlight how some key business ventures fit in. Some, like News of the World and Myspace, are no longer part of the Murdoch family; others, like Fox News, continue to be a huge boon for the company.

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