Jerry Hall: Will She Receive $17 billion Of Rupert Murdoch’s Wealth?
A media mogul will divorce his fourth wife at the age of 91.
After only six years of marriage, the billionaire and the supermodel, who is 65, have decided to get a divorce.
Rupert Murdoch, who is 91 years old, and Jerry Hall, who is 65 years old, are getting set to divorce. According to a report published by The New York Times on June 22, which cited two people with knowledge of the decision, the media tycoon billionaire and the supermodel are getting a divorce after being married for six years. It would be the fourth divorce for Murdoch, who is 91, but it would be the first for Hall, who is 65 and was formerly married to Mick Jagger, the lead singer for the Rolling Stones.
The divorce between Murdoch and Hall is not likely to result in a change to the ownership structure of major media outlets in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The Sun, and The Times. In the former case, the Murdoch family trust holds each company, and Murdoch shares voting rights with his four oldest children, Lachlan, Elisabeth, James, and Prudence. In the latter case, Murdoch maintains control. Murdoch met Hall in Australia in 2015. Hall, who was born in Texas, became one of the most famous models working in the fashion industry during the 1970s and 1980s. Hall was a cast member in the production of the play “The Graduate.” Penny Fowler, who is Murdoch’s niece, is the one who brought the two together. Following several weeks of rumors and conjecture, the couple confirmed their relationship during the last match of the Rugby World Cup, which took place at Twickenham in London that October. A photograph was taken of Murdoch planting a peck on Hall’s cheek while she flashed a big grin. In 2016, they made their first public appearance together at the Golden Globes, when they walked the red carpet.
Before they got married, Rupert Murdoch courted Jerry Hall for a total of five months.
After meeting a year earlier, Murdoch and Hall wed in 2016 in a private ceremony at St. Bride’s church in London. After the wedding, Rupert tweeted, “Murdoch and Hall are now married.” “Ten days without any more tweets, or tweets ever again! Believe that you are the man who is both the luckiest and the happiest in all of the world.” Guests at the event were Bob Geldof, Sir Michael Caine, and Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of Murdoch’s newspaper company News UK. The ceremony took place a week before Murdoch’s 85th birthday. It came after a courtship that lasted for five months with the former supermodel Hall, who had previously been in a relationship with the leader for the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, for more than 20 years. Georgia May Jagger, Elizabeth Jagger, James Jagger, and Gabriel Jagger are the names of Hall and Jagger’s children. Hall is Jagger’s partner. Hall and Jagger had been married, but after their divorce, the marriage was declared null and void. The couple wed in a traditional Hindu ceremony on the island of Bali in Indonesia in the year 1990. A little less than a decade later, before the High Court of Justice in London, the marriage was declared invalid.
Up until 2019, Murdoch and Hall frequently attended red carpet events together. Some examples of these events include the Tribeca Festival premiere of “The Quiet One” and Vanity Fair’s Oscars after-party in that same year. The news of their breakup comes as a surprise to their friends who are close to the couple. Murdoch and Hall attended a party in New York City to mark Hall’s 90th birthday in 2021, and the pair appeared to be completely at ease with one another during the event.
Prior to their divorce in 2014, Murdoch was married to Wendi Murdoch, who is the mother of their children Chloe Murdoch and Grace Murdoch. With his second wife, Anna Murdoch Mann, whom he divorced in 1999 after 32 years of marriage, the head of News Corporation also has children named Elizabeth Murdoch, James Murdoch, and Lachlan Murdoch. In addition to this, he is the father of daughter Prudence Murdoch, who he shares with his first wife, Patricia Booker. The couple tied the knot in 1956 but later parted ways in 1967.
Will Rupert Murdoch be willing to give Jerry Hall some of his fortune of $17 billion?
Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch were spotted at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2019, which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. The event was hosted by Radhika Jones. (Image courtesy of Getty Images and Dia Dipasupil)
A staggering $17 billion is the sum total of Rupert Murdoch’s fortune. Murdoch is the CEO and Chairman of the media business News Corp. There is no evidence to suggest that Murdoch and Hall had executed a pre-nuptial agreement before getting married. Sky TV, in addition to the Sun and Times newspapers, are both businesses that are owned by Murdoch. In addition, he is the owner of the Wall Street Journal and the television network Fox News in the United States, as well as a number of businesses in his home country of Australia. The announcement of the couple’s decision to divorce comes barely seven months after it was made public that they had acquired a cattle ranch in Montana that cost $200 million and encompassed 340,000 acres.
It is unknown what portion of the media conglomerate’s estimated $17 billion fortune may be allocated to Hall. According to attorney Mark Stephens of the Howard Kennedy company, it is possible that Rupert Murdoch signed a pre-nuptial agreement that was “quite substantial.” It was rumored at the time of their wedding in 2016, which took place in 2016, that she could be able to inherit a portion of the assets that her then-84-year-old husband possessed personally. At the time, he held a personal ownership stake in 21st Century Fox equal to 0.5 percent of the company’s total shares.
However, this could put at risk any properties that the couple has purchased after becoming married. They spent 13.8 million dollars to purchase a Georgian home in Oxfordshire, England, close to Henley-on-Thames in the year 2019. One year later, they decided to purchase the Great Tew Manor, a “fixer-upper” located in the countryside of the Cotswolds region of England that was planned to undergo a $37 million renovation. According to a story from NewsFeed, the couple shelled out $279 million and purchased a 340,000-acre cattle ranch in Yellowstone Park in the United States in December of last year.
By being the public face of various products, including Revlon cosmetics, Hall was able to amass a considerable wealth through her work as a model. She has had supporting roles in movies like “Batman,” among others. Following their divorce, she was awarded a settlement worth an estimated $22 million, thanks to Mick Jagger’s estate.