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News Corporation

News Corporation
Company nameNews Corporation
Company typePublic
IndustryMedia conglomerate
FoundedAdelaide, Australia (, 1979) Delaware, United States (November 12, 2004)
Founder(s)Rupert Murdoch
Headquarters1211 Avenue of the Americas,
New York City, NY 10036
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleRupert Murdoch
(Chairman & CEO)
Chase Carey
(President & COO)
ProductsBooks, cable programming, films, magazines, newspapers, satellite television, sporting events, television, websites
Revenue(+) US$ 32.778 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$  3.703 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$  2.539 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 54.384 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 25.113 billion (2010)
Employees51,000 (2010)
SubsidiaryList of subsidiaries

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News Corporation (Nasdaq - NWS, , Asx - NWS, NWSLV) or News Corp. is an American multinational media conglomerate. It is the world's second-largest media conglomerate as of 2011 in terms of revenue, and the world's third largest in entertainment as of 2009, although the BBC remains the world's largest broadcaster. The company's chairman and chief executive is Rupert Murdoch.

News Corporation is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ, with secondary listings on the Australian Securities Exchange. Formerly incorporated in South Australia, the company was re-incorporated under Delaware General Corporation Law after a majority of shareholders approved the move on 12 November 2004. At present, News Corporation is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, in New York City, in the newer 1960s 1970s corridor of the Rockefeller Center complex.


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