The news that media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall have decided to end their marriage has left people around the world stunned. This is Murdoch’s fourth divorce and shortest marriage. The news was first broken by the New York Times, which is said to have spoken to at least two people close to the Murdoch family. Murdoch and Hall spokespeople have not commented on reports of their divorce.
Murdoch and Hall married in a church in London in 2016. Immediately after his wedding, Murdoch tweeted: “No more tweets for ten days or ever! Feel like the luckiest AND luckiest man alive.” Since then, Murdoch has not posted a tweet and has responded to three tweets.
Murdoch, 91, is the world’s most powerful media baron with business presence in the US, UK, Australia and East Asia. 65-year-old Hall is a former supermodel.
Murdoch was previously married to Patricia Booker, Anna Murdoch Mann and Wendy Deng.
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He married his first wife, Booker, a flight attendant, and has one daughter by her. The couple divorced in 1966.
Murdoch’s second wife was Mann, a Scottish journalist whom he divorced in 1999. He has three children by Mann.
His third wife was Wendy Deng, from whom he divorced in 2014 after 14 years of marriage. He has two daughters by her.
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The last time both Murdoch and Hall were seen in public was in August 2021 when they attended an event separately. It’s not clear why they decided to go their separate ways as neither of them have spoken out about their relationship. The news came as a surprise as Hall threw a lavish party for Murdoch’s 90th birthday last year.
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According to Forbes, Murdoch controls a media empire that includes cable channel Fox News, the Times of London and the Wall Street Journal. In March 2019, he sold most of the Fox, FX and National Geographic Networks film studio and his stake in Star India to Disney for $71.3 billion.
Australian-born Murdoch’s net worth is estimated at $17.6 billion.
As for Hall, her net worth is estimated at $20 million.
According to Forbes, Hall had received between £11million and £18million from her ex-husband Mick Jagger as part of their divorce settlement.
According to the Mail Online, it’s unclear how much of the media mogul’s $17 billion fortune will go to Hall. However, attorney Mark Stephens of the Howard Kennedy law firm was quoted as saying that Murdoch may have signed a “rather generous” marriage contract. Hall may get a $279 million ranch the couple bought near Yellowstone Park in the US as part of the divorce deal. She could also purchase a $13.8 million Georgian property near Henley-on-Thames that the couple bought in Oxfordshire, England in 2019, which is only for restoration.