Salaries paid to the Murdoch men over past 21 years


October 11, 2019

This list tracks the salaries and bonuses paid to Murdoch men by public company shareholders over the past 21 years, as was explained in this recent Crikey story on Murdoch pay.

All up, we have counted $US943.7 million in payments over 21 years but this doesn't include James Murdoch's salary as CEO of BSkyB from 2004 until 2007 and any payments to James Murdoch in 2018-19.

2018-19


Fox Corp: Total $US82.2 million (see p35 of the proxy statement)

Rupert Murdoch: $US42.1m
Lachlan Murdoch: $US42.1m
James Murdoch: not disclosed

News Corp: (see p21 of proxy statement)

Rupert Murdoch: $US5.03 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US400,000
James Murdoch: $US270,000

Total both companies: $US87.8 million

2017-18

21st Century Fox total: $US150.16 million (see p52 of proxy statement)

Rupert Murdoch: $US49.23 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US50.67 million
James Murdoch: $US50.26 million

News Corp total: $US6.32m
Rupert Murdoch: $US5.74 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US331k
James Murdoch: $US248k

Total both companies: $US156.48 million

2016-17

21st Century Fox total: $US70.26m (
see p52 of proxy statement)

Rupert Murdoch: $US29.3 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US20.6 million
James Murdoch: $US20.36 million

News Corp total: $US6.274m
Rupert Murdoch: $US5.68 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US384k
James Murdoch: $US210k

Total both companies: $US76.53 million

2015-16

21st Century Fox total: $US84.7m (see p52 of proxy statement)

Rupert Murdoch: US$34.6 million
James Murdoch: US$26.4 million
Lachlan Murdoch: US$23.7 million

News Corp: $US6.615m
Rupert Murdoch: US$5.344 million
Lachlan Murdoch: US$989,748
James Murdoch: US$281,250

Total 2015-16: both companies: $US91.32m

2014-15

21st Century Fox: Total $US43.27 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$27.9m
James Murdoch: US$15.05m
Lachlan Murdoch: $US322,000

News Corp: total $US5.55 million
Rupert Murdoch: US$5.1 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US225,000
James Murdoch: $US225,000

Total both companies: $US48.82 million

2013-14

21st Century Fox: Total $US50.03 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$29.25 million
James Murdoch: US$18.7 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US2.08 million

News Corp: Total $US9.15m
Rupert Murdoch US$8.7 million
Lachlan Murdoch: US$225k
James Murdoch: $US225k

Total both companies: $US59.18 million

2012-13 News Corp: total $US46.13 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$28.9 million
James Murdoch: US$17 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US225,000

2011-12 News Corp: total $US49.5 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$30 million
James Murdoch: US$16.84 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US2.66 million

2010-11 News Corp: total $US45.7 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$33.3 million
James Murdoch: US$11.9 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US504,000

2009-10 News Corp: total $US34.81 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$22.72 million
James Murdoch: US$10.3 million
Lachlan Murdoch: US$1.79 million

2008-09 News Corp: total $US29.41 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$19.88 million
James Murdoch: US$9.2 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US331,000

2007-08 News Corp: total $US38.61 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$27.55 million
James Murdoch: US$10.97 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US90,000

2006-07 News Corp

Rupert Murdoch: US$32.14 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US1.36 million
James Murdoch CEO of BSkyB: salary unclear

2005-06 News Corp

Rupert Murdoch: US$25.9 million
Lachlan Murdoch: $US142k
James Murdoch CEO of BSkyB: salary unclear

2004-05 News Corp

Rupert Murdoch: US$23.64 million
Lachlan Murdoch: US$7.97 million
James Murdoch CEO of BSkyB: salary unclear

2003-04 News Corp: total $US26.45 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$20.65 million
James and Lachlan Murdoch received combined US$5.8 million

2002-03 News Corp: total $US19.3 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$14.1 million
James and Lachlan Murdoch received combined US$5.2 million

2001-02 News Corp: total $US13.69 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$9.21 million
James and Lachlan Murdoch received combined US$4.48 million

2000-01 News Corp: total $US13.24 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$7.58 million
James and Lachlan Murdoch received combined US$5.66 million

1999-2000 News Corp: total $US9.67 million

Rupert Murdoch: US$6.53 million
Lachlan Murdoch: US$3.14 million

1998-99 News Corp

Rupert Murdoch: US$6.34 million
Lachlan undisclosed.