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November 21, 2012

Phoebe Hearst Cooke, a member of the Hearst family and well known for her philanthropic endeavours, died on 18 November aged 85.

Phoebe Hearst Cooke, a member of the Hearst family and well known for her philanthropic endeavours, died on 18 November aged 85.

American media giant Hearst Corporation said in a statement that Phoebe died of pneumonia.

The granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, who set up the family business after taking control of the San Francisco Examiner, Phoebe served on the company’s board of directors for 36 years.

June 15, 2011

Family businesses are alive and well in the US, with the top 100 generating approximately $1.6 trillion to America’s $14.6 trillion GDP in 2010. Just under half of the top 100 are owned outright by the family, a higher proportion than in Europe, where Campden’s top 100 family business for the region found that less than a third were fully controlled by the family.

Family businesses are alive and well in the US, with the top 100 generating approximately $1.6 trillion to America’s $14.6 trillion GDP in 2010. Just under half of the top 100 are owned outright by the family, a higher proportion than in Europe, where Campden’s top 100 family business for the region found that less than a third were fully controlled by the family.

June 16, 2010

News Corporation, the Murdoch family-controlled media empire, has confirmed that it does not expect James Murdoch to be part of the takeover negotiations for satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

News Corporation, the Murdoch family-controlled media empire, has confirmed that it does not expect James Murdoch to be part of the takeover negotiations for satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

However avoiding a conflict of interest appears impossible for James, who is son of News Corp chairman and CEO Rupert. He is currently non-executive chairman of BSkyB, and News Corp said it expects him to remain as chairman of the UK-based company.

October 23, 2009

George R Hearst III has been appointed to the management board of Hearst Corporation, the media company founded by his great-grandfather in founded in 1887.

George R Hearst III has been appointed to the management board of Hearst Corporation, the media company founded by his great-grandfather in founded in 1887.
 
George, 54, joins his father George Hearst Jr (pictured), who is chairman of the board and has also served as CEO, along with five other family members on the management board, whose directors are elected by the Hearst Family Trust.
 

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