(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to a report published by the New York Times on Wednesday, which cited two persons familiar with the situation as sources, media magnate Rupert Murdoch and actress Jerry Hall are splitting up.
In March of 2016, Murdoch and Hall tied the knot in a low-key ceremony that took place in the center of London. The tabloids documented the activities surrounding the celebration of the elder Murdoch’s 90th birthday last year at Tavern on the Green in New York City. The Fox Corp chairman and his former supermodel wife were frequent fodder for the tabloids, which chronicled their marriage at Spencer House and the festivities surrounding the celebration.
According to the report, the ownership structure of the businesses in which Murdoch has stakes will not likely change due to this recent divorce, which is his fourth. These businesses include Fox Corp, the parent company of Fox News Channel, and News Corp, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal.
Through a family trust situated in Reno, Nevada, which maintains around a 40 percent holding in voting shares of each firm, Rupert Murdoch, who is 91 years old, exercises influence over News Corporation and Fox Corporation.
Murdoch’s spokeswoman, Bryce Tom, has stated that the company will not comment. In response to a request for comment, a spokesperson for Hall, who is 65 years old, did not immediately answer.
Forbes places the billionaire’s net worth at an estimated $17.7 billion, and he has developed a massive media empire that includes businesses worldwide. In a deal finalized in March 2019, he sold Fox’s film and television studios, along with other entertainment assets, to Walt Disney Company for a total of $71.3 billion.
Murdoch was previously married to the businesswoman Wendi Deng, whom he divorced in 2014 after the couple had been married for 14 years. They are parents to two little girls. In 1999, he and his second wife, Anna Murdoch Mann, a Scottish journalist with whom he had three children, went their separate ways. Together, they had three children. In 1966, he divorced his first wife, Patricia Booker, who was a flight attendant before she married. They had a daughter together.