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James Murdoch Is Said to Set Up Family Office as Fortune Swells

  • 21st Century Fox CEO poised to cash in on Disney acquisition
  • He and siblings are beneficiaries of trust that owns Fox stock

James Murdoch, head of 21st Century Fox Inc. and son of one of the world’s wealthiest men, is setting up his own family office as the Murdochs are poised to cash in on the breakup of the media giant.

The office will be based in New York and have a staff of about 10 people, according to a person familiar with the decision, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. His father, Rupert Murdoch, 87, assembled the global media empire over three decades.