Every media company in the US is owned by just 15 billionaires.
Ever feel like the news companies spout the same old propaganda time after time?
There’s a reason for this.
The entirety of the news and media sector is owned by just a handful of people, and they only publish what they want us to hear.
These 15 billionaires control everything we see and hear on the news…
1. Michael Bloomberg –
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is so secretive about his wealth, he doesn’t even appear on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.
2. Rupert Murdoch –
Australian news mogul Murdoch has reigned supreme for decades. He has been met with criticism by many over his unethical practices, including the phone hacking scandal in the UK.
3. Donald and Samuel “Si” Newhouse –
These brothers inherited their news kingdom from their father. Their publications include Conde Nast, which publishes Wired, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Vogue.
The Cox family have been in the news business from all the way back in 1898, when they purchased the Dayton Ohio Evening News. They own 12 print publications, 14 television stations and 59 radio stations.
5. Jeff Bezos – The Washington Post
The founder of Amazon has now turned his hand to the media world. He purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million.
6. John Henry – The Boston Globe
Henry also owns the Baseball team the Red Sox. After buying the Boston Globe in 2013 he said he ‘didn’t plan’ to influence the paper’s sports coverage.
7. Sheldon Adelson – The Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas mogul Adelson is owner of the state newspaper the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
8. Joe Mansueto – Inc. and Fast Company magazines
Food publication mogul Mansueto has said:
“I wasn’t looking to buy a magazine. Or two, for that matter….I bought them because I’m passionate about their missions. Their past, present, and future contributions.”
9. Mortimer Zuckerman – US News & World Report, New York Daily News
One of the most influential in the business, Zuckerman bought the News & World Report in 1984 and made a name for it with their famous ‘Best of’ lists.
10. Barbey family – Village Voice
Member of the billionaire Barbey family, Peter bought the New York paper the Village Voice in 2005.
11. Stanley Hubbard – Hubbard Broadcasting
Hubbard Broadcasting is the owner of tv stations such as ABC and NBC in the midwest.
12. Patrick Soon-Shiong – Tribune Publishing Co.
Tribune Publishing Co have spent $70.5 million this year branching out into the social media world.
13. Carlos Slim Helu – The New York Times
Owner Helu owns a 17% share of The New York Times.
14. Warren Buffett – regional daily papers
Buffet is the CEO of
15. Viktor Vekselberg – Gawker
The Russian owns an undisclosed stake in online media outlet Gawker.