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Media Billionaires: Richest Media Moguls In The World, 2019

Michael Bloomberg

With a net worth of $52.3 billion,  Michael Bloomberg is the richest media mogul in the world, according to the latest CEOWORLD magazine Global Media Rich List 2019. The report includes 32 media billionaires around the world.

With a net worth of roughly $37.6 billion, David Thomson is the second richest media mogul in the world, followed by Rupert Murdoch ($19.1 billion), Donald Newhouse ($13.8 billion) and Charlie Ergen ($10.6 billion).

Jim Kennedy is the 6th-richest media mogul in the world, with $9.6 billion. Blair Parry-Okeden ranked 7th with a personal wealth of $9.6 billion, followed by John Malone with $7.3 billion.

Richest Media Moguls In The World, 2019

RankName Net WorthCountry
1Michael Bloomberg$52.3 billionUnited States
2David Thomson$37.6 billionCanada
3Rupert Murdoch$19.1 billionUnited States
4Donald Newhouse$13.8 billionUnited States
5Charlie Ergen$10.6 billionUnited States
6James C. Kennedy$9.7 billionUnited States
7Blair Parry-Okeden$9.6 billionUnited States
8John Malone$7.3 billionUnited States
9James Cox Chambers$6.4 billionUnited States
10Katharine Rayner$6.4 billionUnited States
11Margaretta Taylor$6.4 billionUnited States
12Charles Dolan$5.3 billionUnited States
13Sumner Redstone$3.9 billionUnited States
14Elisabeth (Liz) Mohn$3.9 billionGermany
15Zygmunt Solorz Zak$3 billionPoland
16Yvonne Bauer$2.7 billionGermany
17Kalanithi Maran$2.7 billionIndia
18Thomas Secunda$2.7 billionUnited States
19Ted Turner$2.7 billionUnited States
20Roberto Irineu Marinho$2.7 billionBrazil
21Joao Roberto Marinho$2.7 billionBrazil
22Jose Roberto Marinho$2.7 billionBrazil
23Krit Ratanarak$2.7 billionThailand
24Monika Schoeller$2.3 billionGermany
25Koos Bekker$2.2 billionSouth Africa
26Stefan von Holtzbrinck$2.2 billionGermany
27Charles Zegar$2.2 billionUnited States
28Stanley Hubbard$2.2 billionUnited States
29Pierre Karl Peladeau$1.7 billionCanada
30Gretel Packer$1.3 billionAustralia
31Alan Gerry$1.5 billionUnited States
32Subhash Chandra$1.3 billionIndia

Michael Bloomberg

Who are they?

  • Michael Bloomberg cofounded financial information and media company Bloomberg LP in 1981.
  • David Thomson and his family control a media and publishing empire founded by his grandfather Roy Thomson.
  • Rupert Murdoch controls a media empire that includes cable channel Fox News, The Times of London and The Wall Street Journal.
  • Donald Newhouse is the owner, and President of Advance Publications Inc. Advance Publications owns an about 31% stake in cable entertainment company Discovery Inc. and a 13% stake in Charter Communications or Spectrum. Directly and through various subsidiaries, the group owns Discovery Channel, Condé Nast, the popular digital news website Wired, Lycos, Angelfire, Tripod, and is the majority shareholder in Reddit.
  • Charlie Ergen – co-founder and current Chairman of Dish Network and EchoStar.
  • Jim Kennedy is the chair of Cox Enterprises. Its major operating subsidiaries are Cox Communications, Cox Automotive, and Cox Media Group.
  • Blair Parry-Okeden inherited a 25% stake in Cox Enterprises in 2007 when her mother, Barbara Cox Anthony, passed away.
  • John Malone is CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI), a cable and media giant.
  • James Cox Chambers inherited an estimated 17% stake in media and automotive conglomerate Cox Enterprises from his mother Anne Cox Chambers.
  • Katharine Rayner inherited an estimated 17% stake in media and automotive conglomerate Cox Enterprises from her mother, Anne Cox Chambers.
  • Margaretta Taylor inherited an estimated 17% stake in media and automotive conglomerate Cox Enterprises from her mother, Anne Cox Chambers.
  • Charles Dolan is the Chairman and Founder, Cablevision Systems Corp.
  • Zygmunt Solorz-Zak founded Polsat, one of the most-watched television channels in Poland.
  • Sumner Redstone and his family own about 80% of the voting shares of CBS Corporation and Viacom.
  • Elisabeth (Liz) Mohn is a German billionaire businesswoman and the widow of Reinhard Mohn, whose family has run media conglomerate Bertelsmann for five generations.
  • Yvonne Bauer runs Bauer Media Group, which has been in her family for five generations since its founding as a small printing company in 1875.
  • Kalanithi Maran is the chairman and founder of the Sun Group based in Chennai, India.
  • Thomas Secunda is a cofounder of financial services and media company Bloomberg LP.
  • Ted Turner is known as the founder of the Cable News Network (CNN).
  • Roberto Irineu Marinho is the co-owner, chairman and CEO of Grupo Globo
  • Joao Roberto Marinho is chairman of the Editorial Board and vice president of the Globo Organizations.
  • José Roberto Marinho and his two billionaire brothers, Joao Roberto Marinho and Roberto Irineu Marinho, inherited control of Globo, Brazil’s largest media group.
  • Krit Ratanarak is the chairman of Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Company (operator of Channel 7).
  • Monika Schoeller and her brothers Stefan and Dieter von Holtzbrinck inherited publishing house Verlagsgruppe Holtzbrinck from their father, Georg.
  • Koos Bekker is the chairman of media group Naspers, headquartered in South Africa.
  • Stefan von Holtzbrinck, his brother Dieter and sister Monika Schoeller inherited publishing house Verlagsgruppe Holtzbrinck from their father, Georg.
  • Charles Zegar is one of four co-founders of financial services and media giant Bloomberg LP.
  • Stanley Hubbard is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Hubbard Broadcasting.
  • Pierre Karl Péladeau is the president and CEO of Quebecor Inc., Quebecor Media Inc., and Sun Media Corporation.
  • Gretel Packer is the daughter of Kerry Packer. The Packer family company owned a controlling interest in both the Nine television network and the leading Australian publishing company Australian Consolidated Press.
  • Alan Gerry – founder of Cablevision Industries.
  • Subhash Chandra is the chairman of the Essel Group, an Indian media conglomerate.

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