The youngest son of
He earned a degree in history from Harvard University after graduating from the
He was also the chairman of SKY Italia and STAR TV.
He married Kathryn Hufschmid in 2000. The couple had three children: Anneka, Walter, and Emerson.
He and News International chief executive officer Rebekah Brooks were the foremost figures involved in the phone-hacking scandal that shook News Corp. and led to the end of News of the World and his resignation as chairman of News Group Newspapers.