Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall officially divorced
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, 91, and his fourth wife, American model Jerry Hall, have officially divorced after six years together, Ms Hall's lawyer announced Thursday at the 'AFP.
“They remain good friends and wish each other the best for the future,” said Judy Poller.
Mr Murdoch, whose fortune is valued by Forbes at $17 billion, and Ms Hall, 66, were married to great fanfare in March 2016 in London.
According to the New York Times, which announced the divorce in June on the strength of two anonymous sources familiar with the matter, the separation should not have an impact on the structure of the international media empire News Corp, Mr. Murdoch and Ms. Hall having signed a prenuptial agreement.
Rupert Murdoch is indeed the owner of hundreds of media, notably in the United States with companies that control the influential Fox News channel, the economic daily The Wall Street Journal and the New York tabloid, classified right, New York Post. He is also the boss, in the United Kingdom, of The Sun and The Times of London and of newspapers in Australia.
The billionaire was first married from 1956 to 1967 to Patricia Booker, an Australian air hostess, then for more than 30 years, until 1999, to a British journalist, Anna Mann, who had received, according to the press at the time, more than a billion dollars after their divorce.
He married, a few days later, a businesswoman of Chinese origin, a graduate of Yale University, Wendi Deng, until their divorce in New York in 2013.
In total, Rupert Murdoch is the father of six children. His ex-wife Jerry Hall, also an actress and former companion of Mick Jagger, is the mother of four children she had with the leader of the Rolling Stones.