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March 6, 2013

As spectator sports go, reading rich lists is a pretty grim one. Poring over stories about others peoples’ billions is an odd pastime, vulgar and vaguely dirty. There’s also a 300-foot-high flashing neon question-mark over whether they are even accurate.

As spectator sports go, reading rich lists is a pretty grim one. Poring over stories about others peoples’ billions is an odd pastime, vulgar and vaguely dirty, which seems to appeal to the sort of boggle-eyed saddo who is obsessed with money for its own sake. There’s also a 300-foot-high flashing neon question-mark over whether they are even accurate.

May 9, 2012

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, one of News Corporation’s biggest shareholder, is “unwavering” in his support of Rupert Murdoch, but he also admits the phone-hacking scandal has damaged the family-controlled company’s reputation.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, one of News Corporation’s biggest shareholder, is “unwavering” in his support of Rupert Murdoch, but he also admits the phone-hacking scandal has damaged the family-controlled company’s reputation.

July 26, 2011

News Corp’s second biggest shareholder, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has dismissed calls for a change to the company’s dual-class share structure, reported the Financial Times.

News Corp’s second biggest shareholder, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, has dismissed calls for a change to the company’s dual-class share structure, reported the Financial Times.

“Investors went into News Corp knowing the class A and B share structure. No one can cry wolf now,” Alwaleed told the FT.

News Corp has a two-class share structure, whereby B-class shares have voting rights and A-class no voting rights. Currently, the Murdoch family control nearly 40% of the voting shares and around 12% of the non-voting shares.

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