Your NPR news source

Murdoch declared 'unfit.' And other elderly CEOs?

SHARE Murdoch declared 'unfit.' And other elderly CEOs?
Murdoch declared 'unfit.' And other elderly CEOs?

Sweden’s IKEA-founder Ingvar Kamprad, pictured on June 17, 2007 in Kiel, northern Germany.

AP/Heribert Proepper

A British parliamentary inquiry into the News Corp hacking scandal declared 81-year-old CEO Rupert Murdoch is “ not a fit person” to run his global company, News Corp. They further questioned his ability to “exercise the stewardship of a major international company.”

It turns out there are a whole bunch of CEOs in their 80s still running major empires-- but who might not have all their wits about them. Foreign Policy’s associate editor Joshua Keating wrote about several in his recent piece “Grumpy Old Tycoons," and shares his perspective on Murdoch and other octagenarian CEOs withWorldview.

More From This Show