Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are getting divorced, generating speculation about how his vast £14.5 billion wealth would be divided
Rupert Murdoch, a famous American business tycoon, and model Jerry Hall are divorcing. However, it is unknown whether Jerry, 65, signed a prenuptial agreement with Murdoch.
It was Jerry Hall’s first marriage after previously being in a relationship with Sir Mick Jagger from 1977 until 1999. They never really married. She has four children with the Rolling Stones vocalist.
Bryce Tom, the media mogul’s spokesperson, declined to comment on the claims, and Jerry’s agency did not reply to inquiries.
Mr. Murdoch and Ms. Hall were married in a minimal ceremony in downtown London in March 2016. The billionaire celebrated by declaring on Twitter that he would no longer be posting on the network, describing himself as “the luckiest and happiest guy in the world.”
The pair paid £11.25 million for a mansion at Henley-on-Thames, near London, in 2019. In March of last year, they celebrated his 90th birthday in New York with almost 100 guests.
Mr. Murdoch is the father of six children, including Prudence MacLeod, 64, who is his first wife, Patricia Booker‘s daughter, as is Elisabeth, 53.
His sons, Lachlan, 50, and James, 49, are his second wife’s children, who is Scottish journalist and author Anna Mann, 77. With his third wife, Wendi Deng, he has two daughters, Chloe, 19, and Grace, 21.
Elizabeth, 38, James, 36, Georgia, 30, and Gabriel, 24, are Jerry and Mick’s four children.
Mr. Murdoch owns the British newspapers The Sun and The Times, as well as Fox News and The Wall Street Journal in the United States and newspapers in his native Australia.
The businessman divides voting powers over the trust with four of his children—Lachlan, Elisabeth, James, and Prudence—and has set them up in such a way that he can never be outvoted.
The Murdoch family’s stake in the businesses he built is held in a managed trust.