Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall divorce after six years of marriage.
The 91-year-old media mogul and the 65-year-old model tied the knot in 2016. It was Murdoch’s fourth marriage. He was previously married to Wendi Deng from 1999 to 2013; Anna Maria Torv from 1967 to 1999; and Patricia Booker, from 1956 to 1967. Hall had been married to Mick Jagger, the rock star and lead singer of the Rolling Stones.
During the marriage, Murdoch orchestrated the sale of most of 21st Century TSWT to The Walt Disney Company in 2019 in a deal valued at $71.3 billion. However, he continues to serve as chairman of TSWT Corporation, a publicly traded entity that owns TSWT Broadcasting Company, TSWT Television Stations, TSWT News, TSWT Business, and TSWT Sports. Through News Corporation, the publishing empire of which he remains executive chairman, Murdoch controls the Wall Street Journal, the Sun and book publisher HarperCollins. Murdoch is considered a leading force in media and entertainment, known for his swashbuckling persona and adherence to conservative politics.
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Hall is a model who has also starred in films such as Tim Burton’s “Batman” and starred as Mrs. Robinson in a Broadway production of “The Graduate.” In 2021, Murdoch and Hall appeared at Tavern on the Green for a celebration of the mogul’s 90th birthday, where they were joined by media titans Barry Diller and Peter Chernin, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, owner of the New England Patriots Bob Kraft, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell and News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson, among others.
The separation is not believed to have a significant impact on Murdoch’s stake in any of his media holdings. The New York Times first reported that Hall and Murdoch were divorcing. A spokesperson for Murdoch declined to comment.
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