Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Lachlan Murdoch Is Going to Do Things His Way at the New Fox

  • Lachlan Murdoch seen likely to take CEO role after Disney deal
  • ‘His capacities have not been tested as much as James’: Enders
Video player cover image

Lachlan Murdoch Seen as Heir Apparent at 'New Fox'

Updated on

The news that July day in 2005 sent shockwaves through corridors of power around the world: the crown prince of the Murdoch empire was out.

Seemingly out of the blue, Lachlan Murdoch, then all of 33, had abdicated as the heir apparent to one of the world’s most powerful media dynasties. His father, Rupert, it seemed, would have to look elsewhere for his successor.