Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall divorce – NYT

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall divorce – NYT

91st Academy Awards – Vanity Fair – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 24, 2019 – Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

June 22 (Reuters) – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress Jerry Hall are set to divorce, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

Murdoch married Hall in a low-key ceremony in central London in March 2016. The chairman of Fox Corp (FOXA.O) and his former supermodel wife often fueled the tabloids, who reported their marriage to Spencer House and the festivities surrounding the elder Murdoch’s 90th birthday celebration last year at Tavern on the Green in New York City.

Murdoch’s divorce, his fourth, is unlikely to change the ownership structure of companies he has stakes in, including Fox Corp, the parent company of Fox News Channel, and Wall Street publisher News Corp (NWSA.O). Newspaper, according to the report.

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

Murdoch, 91, controls News Corp and Fox Corp through a family trust based in Reno, Nevada, which owns about 40% of each company’s voting shares.

Bryce Tom, spokesman for Murdoch, declined to comment. A representative for Hall, 65, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The billionaire, whose Forbes net worth is estimated at $17.7 billion, has built a sprawling media empire with assets around the world. It sold Fox film and television studios and other entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) in a $71.3 billion deal that was struck in March 2019.

Murdoch was previously married to entrepreneur Wendi Deng, whom he divorced in 2014 after 14 years of marriage. They have two daughters. He separated from his second wife, Anna Murdoch Mann, a Scottish journalist with whom he had three children, in 1999. He and his first wife, Patricia Booker, a former flight attendant with whom he had a daughter, divorced in 1966.

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com

Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru and Dawn Chmielewski and Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles and Helen Coster in New York; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Lisa Shumaker

Our standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.