The trend for the ultra-rich to divorce continues – and Rupert Murdoch is the last billionaire to have broken up with his wife!
In 2016, the FoxNews the founder married jerry room after a five-year romance. Hall, who is 23 years younger than Murdoch, was previously in a long-term relationship with Mick Jaggerwith whom she shares 6 children.
Rupert is the model’s first marriage; although her romance with Jagger lasted 22 years, the couple never married. She first went public with her romance with Rupert in October 2015. In January 2016, the couple attended the golden globes together, a few days before the announcement of their engagement. The billionaire spared no expense (why would he?!) and proposed for her hand with a $3.5 MILLION engagement ring! Hopefully she was never afraid of losing it after taking it off to wash her hands!
Murdoch and Hall tied the knot in an intimate ceremony attended by their ten children from previous relationships. At the time, the news mogul tweeted his excitement for his new wife:
“No more tweets for ten days or never! Feel like the luckiest AND happiest man in the world.
How sweet… but sadly, the romance would come to an end…
The couple have been married for six years, but as first reported by the New York Times and later confirmed by several publications (some of which he owns), they stop. This makes it the FOURTH divorce of this 91-year-old businessman!
It is also her shortest marriage to date. His first wife was an air hostess named Patricia Booker, to whom he was married for 9 years. His second wife, Anna Torv (whose niece is the spirit hunter actress of the same name), he had been married for much longer, 32 years. He married his third wife, Wendi Deng, just 17 DAYS after divorcing her second, and stayed with her for 14 years. Needless to say, he’s had quite the romantic — and legal — history.
Details have yet to surface about her latest divorce, but it’s bound to be extremely expensive! Murdoch’s divorce from his second wife in 1999 cost $1.7 billion. WOW! Something tells us that her prenup on this one is a little tighter…
News of the seismic split comes just days later Google co-founder Sergey Brin filed for divorce of his wife Nicole Shanahan. There’s definitely something going on in the world of billionaires, isn’t there? There seems to be news of another one percent going through a costly breakup every week! Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Dr.Dre…Why aren’t they happy??
What do you think is happening to cause all these billion-dollar splits, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments (below)