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Murdochs Get $150 Million From 21st Century Fox on Disney Deal

Sept. 28, 2018, 4:49 PM

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s trio of Murdochs saw their compensation spike in the most recent fiscal year thanks to special equity grants tied to the completion of the Walt Disney Co. deal.

CEO James Murdoch and his brother Lachlan Murdoch, who’s executive chairman, each received pay valued at about $50 million for the year ended June 30, up from $20 million in the prior year, according to a regulatory filing Sept. 28 from the New York-based company. Their father Rupert Murdoch, who’s also executive chair, got $49 million, a 68 percent increase.

The board in February granted them equity awards ...