Hinton, Les

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Hinton, Les Gender: M
Leslie Frank Hinton
born on 19 February 1944 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Bootle, England, 53n28, 3w00
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°32' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 24°11 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 29°12'


British-American journalist and business executive whose career with Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation spanned more than fifty years. Hinton worked in newspapers, magazines and television as a reporter, editor and executive in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States and became an American citizen in 1986. He was appointed CEO of Dow Jones & Company in December 2007, after its acquisition by News Corp. Hinton has variously been described as Murdoch's "hitman"; one of his "most trusted lieutenants"; and an "astute political operator". He left the company in 2011. His memoir, The Bootle Boy, was published in the UK in May 2018.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 24 May 2018 (Autobiography, "The Bootle Boy")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from The Bootle Boy: an untidy life in news by Les Hinton (Scribe, 2018): "The only constant place for me was Bootle ... Malcolm Street, where I was born ... Auntie Gladys' house was here, and just before dawn on Saturday 19 February 1944, I was born in her front parlour..."


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("The Bootle Boy")
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor