The press tycoon Rupert Murdoch, 91, and model and actress Jerry Hall, se are divorcing, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing two sources close to the couple.
This will be the fourth divorce for Murdoch, whose ffortune is estimated at 17 billion dollars.
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Bryce Tom, a spokesman for Murdoch, declined to comment on the story when contacted by AFP.
What will happen to the Murdoch fortune?
The New York newspaper assures that it is unlikely that the tycoon’s divorce will alter the structure of his empire, managed by a trust in which he shares a vote with his four eldest children: Lachlan, Elisabeth, James and Prudence.
Among the means of communication of his empire are the television network Fox News and The Wall Street Journal in the United States, the English newspaper The Sun and the television network SkyNews in Australia.
Marrying Hall in March 2016 in London, Murdoch wrote on Twitter that it was “the luckiest and happiest man in the world.”
Murdoch’s first wife was Patricia Booker, an Australian stewardess, whom he divorced in the mid-1920s 1960.
then married Anna Torv, a journalist, whom he divorced in 1999 after more than three decades of marriage.
Later, he married Wendi Deng, an entrepreneur and investor of Chinese origin, of which he divorced in 2013.
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Notably, Jerry Hall She was married to Rolling Stones lead singer Mike Jagger. with whom he had four children,