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Big pay day for Rupert Murdoch and sons

AAP logoAAP 25/09/2016 Tom Rabe

© Getty Images Media mogul Rupert Murdoch collected more than $US34.5 million ($A45.2 million) last financial year, with sons Lachlan and James not far behind him.

The 21st Century Fox executive chairman's base salary remained at $US7.1 million, while his pension almost doubled from last financial year to $US11.1 million.

The remainder of the 85-year-old's salary was made up of stock options ($US6.4 million) and bonuses ($US9.7 million).

Mr Murdoch's earnings were made public in a company submission to the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 23.

Executive chairman Lachlan Murdoch, 45, took home $US23 million, while his brother and company chief executive James, 43, made $US26 million.

Mr Murdoch's two sons took over day-to-day operations of 21st Century Fox in July last year.

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