Marriage Off Number Four…
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch (91) and his wife Jerry Hall (65) are getting divorced. As “New York Times” reported, two people close to the couple should confirm this.
It would be the fourth divorce for Fox boss Murdoch, it was only in 2016 that he married actress and model Jerry Hall, who was last married to rock legend Mick Jagger (78).
“Some people close to Mr. Murdoch were surprised to learn of his split from Ms. Hall,” the New York Times report said.
The first signs were there earlier in the week when Hall was not present at one of Murdoch’s parties, which led to astonishment. Members of her family were not there either.
Murdoch and Hall are said to have met in his native Australia in 2015 and made their first appearance together on the Golden Globes red carpet in early 2016. The TV tycoon posted on Twittter at the time that he was “the happiest man in the world”.
How it will continue legally, THAT is still in the stars. After all, Murdoch is one of the richest people in the world. The multi-billionaire built one of the largest television networks with his notorious conservative Fox program (primarily “Fox News”). Among other things, Murdoch also owns the British newspaper “The Sun”.
In 2019, he sold the company’s film and series division to Disney for over $70 billion. At the same time, Murdoch restructured his company and founded the “Fox Corporation”.
The fact that he loses it in the course of the divorce is considered impossible. Murdoch’s family holds the shares in a strictly managed trust, with Rupert’s children Lachlan, Elisabeth, James and Prudence holding the voting rights. Murdoch is said to have assured himself that he can never be voted off the board.
Still, the almost $18 billion television giant could face one of the most expensive divorces in the United States. To his chagrin, he knows this all too well.
Murdoch divorced his second wife Anna in 1999 after 32 years together. According to media reports, Anna (77) is said to have received 1.7 billion US dollars (around 1.4 billion euros) in severance pay, including 100 million US dollars in cash.