Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch, she’s asking for court fees and spousal support from the media mogul who’s amassed an eye-water net worth in his career.
Rumours the 91-year-old tycoon and former supermodel were divorcing in June when The New York Times reported their split, but now this has been confirmed as the 65-year-old filed for divorce due to ‘irreconcilable differences’.
Jerry Hall files for divorce
Hall is the fourth wife of Murdoch, and shortest marriage, after they tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in 2016, but according to the Daily Mail the former model has been left devastated as the mogul allegedly let hew know about their marriage ending via email.
The publication reported Hall was in the UK, waiting for her husband, when she received an email from him instead declaring their marriage was over and they should only communicate through lawyers. The Mail also reported she told a friend: ‘I still love him. I am devastated.’
Shortly after this Hall has been been reported to have filed for divorce, with the Los Angeles County Courts, in which she cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for their split.
In the gal filing obtained by DailyMail.com it says: ‘Petitioner [Hall] is unaware of the full nature and extent of all separate property assets and debts, and will amend this Petition when the information has been ascertained.’
Alsongside this Hall has sought ‘spousal support’, for the media mogul to pay for legal fees, and has asked that the judge ‘terminate the court’s ability to award support to [Murdoch]’, meaning that he would be unable to ask her for money in the future.
However, looking at the massive wealth Murdoch has, it seems unlikely he’ll need to look to his wife for money.
Rupert Murdoch net worth
The Australian-born tycoon worked his way up and earned his fortune as the founder of News Corp and owns the likes of nclude Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Sky News Australia, HarperCollins, and countless others.
In 2019, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox for a sum of $71 billion at this time Murdoch had a 17% stake in in the company meaning he walked away with around $12 billion in Disney stock. Then after this deal he also became an owner of 39% of Fox Corporation.
This meant he was now the new owner of the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Fox News, Fox Broadcast Network, and The Times of London – in 2020 it was estimated this 39% stake is worth around $4 billion.
So, what is this billionaire’s total worth? Well, according to Celebrity Net Worth he’s worth a jaw-dropping $20 billion.