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Mark Thompson Net Worth

Mark Thompson net worth

What is Mark Thompson net worth?

Mark Thompson net worth: Mark John Thompson is a British media executive who is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ancestry, the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world. He is best known as the former president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company. Mark Thompson net worth is $10 million.

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Early life

Thompson was born in London, England, and brought up in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. He was educated by Jesuits at the independent school Stonyhurst College in Lancashire and then went to Merton College, Oxford where he took a first in English. He edited the university magazine, Isis.


Thompson first joined the BBC as a production trainee in 1979. His career at the corporation included a number of roles.

In 1981 he assisted in the launch of the long-running consumer programme Watchdog. Two years later he was part of the team that created British television’s first national breakfast television programme, Breakfast Time.

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In 1985 Thompson became the Output Editor of Newsnight and in 1988, at the age of 30, he was promoted to Editor of the Nine O’Clock News.

In 1990 he became Editor of Panorama. He was made Head of Features in 1992 and Head of Factual Programmes in 1994.


In 1996 Thompson succeeded Michael Jackson as Controller of BBC2. He commissioned series including The CopsThe Royle FamilyOur Mutual Friend and The Fast Show. He left BBC Two in 1999 and was replaced by Jane Root, who became the channel’s first female Controller.


In 1999 Thompson was named Director, National and Regional Broadcasting at the BBC. He became the BBC Director of Television in 2000, but left the corporation in March 2002 to become Chief Executive of Channel 4. He succeeded Michael Jackson in the role, and left in 2004 to be succeeded by Andy Duncan.

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He was the former president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company. From 2004 to 2012

Mark Thompson Net Worth

Mark Thompson net worth is $10 million. Mark Thompson owns over 58,582 units of New York Times Co stock worth over $11,197,029 and over the last 9 years, Mark sold NYT stock worth over $18,906,917.