After Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall’s marriage
Now it’s billions
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former model Jerry Hall’s divorce involves a lot of money and real estate.
Published: 06/25/2022 at 00:11
The fortune of media mogul Rupert Murdoch (91) is estimated by the business magazine “Forbes” at the equivalent of around 16 billion francs. A number that is hard to imagine. To illustrate: a billion is a thousand million. Now the question arises how much of it his ex-wife Jerry Hall (65) is entitled to. The two were married for six years.
Lawyer Mark Stephens gave an assessment to the British “Daily Mail”. He says Murdoch appears to have signed a “rather generous” marriage contract. Murdoch’s business empire – which owns some of the world’s largest newspapers – is unlikely to be affected.
Although Hall is entitled to tens of millions of francs, she will probably be paid more in the form of everyday expenses. “She’ll fund her lifestyle without a money transfer,” Stephens said.
Rupert Murdoch owns many properties
However, it could be about some properties the couple have acquired since marrying in 2016. In 2019 they bought a property in Oxfordshire worth around 13 million francs, a year later a hotel in south-west England that was earmarked for a restoration project costing around 35 million francs.
But it can be even more expensive: last December they bought a cattle farm in the USA for around 268 million francs. They also own an apartment in New York, an apartment in the expensive Mayfair area of London, a winery in Los Angeles and another sheep and cattle farm in Australia.
Jerry Hall was married to Mick Jagger
Marriage to Jerry Hall was Murdoch’s fourth marriage. For her, it was the first wedding after her 22-year relationship with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (78). They married in 1990, but the marriage was annulled after their separation in 1999. The two have four children together.
Murdoch’s media empire includes some of the world’s largest newspapers such as The Sun, The New York Post and The Times. (paf)