June 28, 2012 - News Corp. confirms that it plans to split into two publicly traded companies, one company for its television and film assets and the other for its newspaper and book publishing entities. Once the split is completed, Rupert Murdoch will serve as chairman of both companies and will also serve as CEO of the media and entertainment company.
July 21, 2012 - A News International spokesman says that Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from a number of company boards of directors, both in the U.K. and the U.S.
October 13, 2012 - Murdoch tweets about "scumbag" celebrities. Many speculated he was referring to singer Charlotte Church and television presenter Jacqui Hames after they met with British Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the potential reform of Britain's media laws. Murdoch tweets later that he wasn't referring to "particular people" and apologizes for his language.
December 2012 - James Murdoch becomes deputy COO of the Fox Group.
March 2013 - Ranked number 91 on Forbes list of the world's billionaires with a net worth of $11.2 billion. Ties with John Paulson.
June 13, 2013 - Murdoch files for divorce in New York Supreme Court from his third wife Wendi Deng.