Cox Tops Forbes List for Media


Forbes is out with their Richest 400 Americans and no surprise that many Tech executives come in near the top. 

Bill Gates leads the list with $72 Billion dollars. Larry Ellison of Oracle , Larry Page and Segey Brin of Google are in the 13th and 14th spot. Facebook;s Mark Zuckerberg comes in at No. 20.

But who is at the top of the list when it comes to media? 

Many would expect it to be News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch. He and his family come in at the No. 30 spot on the list. 

One ahead of Murdoch, at No. 29 is Ann Cox Chambers with $13.5 billion dollars. 

Cox Chambers is the majority owner of media conglomerate Cox Enterprises, founded by her father, James M. Cox (d. 1957) in 1898 when he purchased Dayton Evening News.  She sits on board of directors. Nephew James Kennedy is chairman. Company has revenues of over $15 billion, includes Cox Communications (cable, broadband), Cox Media Group (newspapers, TV, radio stations), Manheim (car auctions) an

Her net worth has increased $2.8 billion from a year ago primarily due to a higher value for as a result of a reported private share sale. 

So I say to you, if you work at a Cox station, go into your boss and demand a raise. The old broad that runs the place can afford it.

Just saying....