Billionaire Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall reportedly divorced

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Topline

Billionaire media mogul Robert Murdoch and his former model wife Jerry Hall are set to divorce after six years of marriage, two unnamed sources with knowledge of the situation have said. New York Times.

Highlights

The divorce is unlikely to have much effect on ownership of Murdoch’s media empire, which includes the parent companies of the the wall street journalTSWT News and British newspapers The temperature and Sunday timeaccording to New York Times.

Representatives for Murdoch and Hall did not immediately respond to TSWT‘ requests for comments.

Large number

$17.7 billion. That’s what Murdoch and his family are worth, according to TSWT‘ real-time wealth tracking.

Key Context

Murdoch, 91, and Hall, 65, married in March 2016 in London, and at the time Murdoch went by the name “the luckiest and happiest man in the world. The divorce would be Murdoch’s fourth and Hall’s second, after her previous marriage to Rolling Stone Mick Jagger ended in annulment (Hall reportedly received more than $40 million in a settlement). Australian-born Murdoch inherited his first newspaper from his father when he was just 22, turning it into a global giant. Hall, originally from Texas, was one of the best-known models of the 1970s and 1980s.

Further reading

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are reportedly going through a divorce (New York Times)

Here’s how Rupert Murdoch became eight times richer than Donald Trump (TSWT)

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