Below is a quick, very informative video detailing the history and various acquisitions of News Corp since it’s inception.
Most interesting to notice is that the company’s origins came from Australia, and it’s first American asset was the San Antonio Express News.
CEO/Chairman Rupert Murdoch then bought The National Star, New York Post, and 50% of 20th Century Fox (buying it in full 3 years later).
The video also lists News Corp’s eyesores, such as DirectTV and Myspace (does anyone still use this?).
For more on the Murdoch’s check out this great Vanity Fair article located HERE.