It's been a rough year for News Corp, which recently lost its No. 2 executive and is struggling to make its splashy acquisition of the Wall Street Journal pay off. But media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is still living large, pulling down a base salary of more than $8 million and enjoying accumulated equity in his company valued by Equilar at nearly $5 billion.
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