Billionaire media baron Rupert Murdoch is divorcing Jerry Hall after six years of marriage, it was reported today. 

Murdoch, 91, will have his fourth divorce and the shortest marriage. Hall, 65 years old, was not married prior to tying the knot in March 2016 with media mogul, 23 years her junior. 

She had a relationship for 22 years with Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones guitarist), and they have four children together – Elizabeth, 38; James, 36; Georgia May, 30; Gabriel, 24, and Gabriel, 24. 

Murdoch is $17.7billion in worth and has six children: Prudence, now 64 with Patricia Booker; Elisabeth now 53 with Anna Mann; and Lachlan and James, both now 49 with Anna Mann. He also shares Grace (now 21) and Chloe (19), with Wendi Deng. 

Details of Murdoch and Hall’s divorce have not yet been shared, with the New York Times simply reporting that it had spoken with ‘two people with knowledge of the decision’, however the couple do not share any children together. reached out to Murdoch and Hall representatives for comments. 

Australian media titan Rupert Murdoch is said to be divorcing his fourth wife Jerry Hall after just six years of marriage

After six years marriage, Rupert Murdoch, the Australian media giant is reported to have divorced Jerry Hall.

The 91-year-old tied the knot with Hall, 65, in a low-key ceremony in London in March 2016. The couple is pictured shortly after the ceremony

In a simple ceremony held in London, the 91-year old married Hall, 65 in March 2016. The couple are pictured soon after the ceremony. 

The Mail on Sunday revealed in October 2015 that Murdoch and Hall were dating - days before they made their public debut as a couple at the rugby in Twickenham (pictured)

The Mail on Sunday published in October 2015 the news that Murdoch was dating Hall, days before Murdoch and Hall made public their first appearance as a married couple at Twickenham Rugby (pictured). 

Murdoch and Hall were last seen together in public in London in August 2021, when they were pictured arriving separately at a dinner. They are understood to have then left together in a shared car

Murdoch and Hall were last seen together in public in London in August 2021, when they were pictured arriving separately at a dinner. They are understood to have then left together in a shared car

Murdoch and Hall last saw each other in London on August 20, 2021 when they were photographed arriving at separate dinners (seen). It is believed that they left in a shared vehicle.

After an intense five-month relationship, they tied the knot in London on March 16, 2016. It was a low-key, private ceremony held at Spencer House overlooking Green Park. 

Media mogul and media tycoon, who expressed joy at the union shortly before the ceremony, tweeted that he planned to take a vacation from social media to live his newlywed life. 

“No more tweets over the past ten days, or for ever!” Then he said. “Feel like you are the luckiest, and most happy man on earth.” 

After their ceremony was over, the couple held a lavish party that all their ten children attended.   

Hall’s and Murdochs’ two youngest daughters were bridesmaids. Lachlan, Murdoch’s son was said to have officiated at the couple’s initial ceremony. 

Hall posted a picture of the newlyweds with their children after the wedding and wrote: “My beautiful family!”  

After Murdoch and Hall tied the knot, the billionaire tweeted that he 'felt like the luckiest and happiest man in the world'

Murdoch and Hall got married, and the billionaire wrote that he feels like the luckiest man and most happy in the whole world.

Hall was married to Murdoch, her first step down the aisle. Jagger had an unofficial ceremony in Bali with Hall in 1990. But that ceremony was invalidated by the UK’s high court after their split. 

Before he married Hall, Murdoch exchanged three wedding vows.

In 1956, he married Patricia, a former flight attendant, but the couple split nine years later with Prudence, their sole child. 

He also married Anna, his second wife. Anna was a journalist from Glasgow who he had been married to for 32 years before they divorced in 1999. 

According to CNBC, Anna received $1.7 billion in cash and $10 million as part of the divorce settlement. 

Just 17 days after his divorce from Anna, Murdoch married Wendi. Murdoch was then 68 and Wendi, just 30, at the time. 

The marriage lasted for 14 years before the couple announced their separation. A spokesperson from News Corp revealed in June 2013 that they had been separated for more than six month. 

Murdoch began to date Hall quietly in 2015; The Mail on Sunday reported in October that Hall and Murdoch were introduced by Murdoch’s niece and sister in Australia. 

The couple's wedding was attended by all ten of their children, including Murdoch's two sons, Lachlan (left) and James (right)

All ten of Murdoch’s children attended the wedding. This included Murdoch’s two sons Lachlan (left), and James (right).

Murdoch's youngest two daughters Chloe and Grace (pictured) and Hall's two daughters Georgia May and Elizabeth served as bridesmaids during the ceremony

Murdoch's youngest two daughters Chloe and Grace and Hall's two daughters Georgia May and Elizabeth (pictured) served as bridesmaids during the ceremony

The ceremony was performed by Murdoch’s younger daughters, Grace and Chloe. Hall’s girls Georgia May and Elizabeth were the bridesmaids.

On October 31, the couple announced their engagement when they were photographed together at Twickenham, London’s Rugby World Cup final. 

In January 2016, they attended the Golden Globes at Los Angeles. This was just days before Murdoch declared that Murdoch and the couple were engaged. 

Murdoch proposed with a marquise 10-carat diamond engagement ring. It was estimated to have a value of up to $3.5 Million. 

Hall and Murdoch purchased the Beaverhead cattle ranch, worth $200 million, in Montana seven months after their divorce news was published. 

This ranch was purchased on 340,000 acres near Yellowstone National Park. It was also the largest ranch purchase in Montana history. 

Murdoch stated to the Wall Street Journal at the time that he had a deep responsibility for his new residence.

“We feel honored to be the owners of this magnificent land. We look forward in continuing to improve both the ranch’s commercial cattle operation and its conservation resources.

According to a spokesperson, Hall and Murdoch will spend their time on the ranch together after having searched for one year for the ideal spot in the region. 

In addition to the newly-purchased ranch, Murdoch also owns a $28.8 million estate and winery in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, a ranch in California, a four-story penthouse in New York City that is believed to be worth around $72 million, and a 25,000-acre sheep and cattle farm, called Cavan Station, in his native Australia. 

Forbes last year reported that Murdoch owned at least two properties in Britain: an Oxfordshire 11-bedroom home and a London apartment. 

While details about the divorce agreement and paperwork are not yet public, it’s likely that the split will rank among the most costly in the world. This title is less than the honorable one that Murdoch earned from his divorce from Anna, worth $1.7 billion. 

Hall was never divorced before, but she did have to fight Jagger in court when she split with Jagger over their 1999 Bali marriage ceremony. 

News of the couple's divorce comes just seven months after it was revealed that they had purchased a $200 million 340,000-acre cattle ranch in Montana

The news of their divorce is just seven months following the announcement that the couple had bought a Montana ranch worth $200 million and 340,000 acres. 

Murdoch described the purchase of Beaverhead Ranch as a 'profound responsibility', adding via a spokesperson that he and Hall planned to spend time together on the property

Murdoch described Beaverhead Ranch’s purchase as a profound responsibility. A spokesperson for Murdoch stated that Hall and he planned to spend their time together at the property. 

The ranch is located near Yellowstone National Park on a 50-mile long property in Montana

It is situated on Montana’s 50-mile property, near Yellowstone National Park.

Former supermodel and Texas native, the former model, stated that she believed that marriage was valid. The couple would then need to undergo official divorce proceedings. The ceremony was declared invalid by a UK high court judge.

In 2005, Hall opened up about her feelings over Jagger’s alleged womanizing during their relationship, telling the Evening Standard that she ‘forgave, and forgave, and forgave and forgave to the point where it wasn’t very healthy at all’, adding: ‘Sure, he wasn’t a great husband, and I could gripe and grouse, but I think that’s old hat.’

In addition, she confessed that Jagger was still her love, although their relationship had been so unhealthy, that it had left Jagger’so sad’ and unhappiness. 

Hall was in a 22-year relationship with Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger from 1977 until 1999. The pair (pictured in 1982) never officially married however they share four children together

Hall was married to Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones’ rocker from 1977-1999 for 22 years. Although they were not married, the couple has four children.

‘I still love him. However, it was making me very unhappy. “I felt so sad that I couldn’t do anything. It’s detrimental to your self-esteem if you are in an unhealthy relationship. It’s hard to remain consistent with all the ups and downs in life

According to sources, Jagger was unhappy about Hall’s 2016 wedding to Murdoch. One friend claimed Jagger had a real problem with the Australian media mogul becoming his son. 

Insider said that Rupert Murdoch would now become part of Mick’s extended familial circle. 

News of Murdoch’s latest divorce occurs just more than four years after Murdoch suffered an incredibly serious fall from the yacht of his son Lachlan.

The New York Times reports that the incident in January 2018 occurred at night when the billionaire fell as he was making his way towards the toilet. 

After he was treated for broken vertebrae in the Caribbean, he was flown to Los Angeles by air ambulance. 

Urgent surgery was necessary for the vertebrae. The hematoma would have left Murdoch paralysed or even dead.

According to the New York Times, Hall suffered from panic attacks in April 2019. She was so worried about the situation of her husband that she decided to phone his adult children and ask them to immediately come to Los Angeles so they could find peace.

Murdoch, however, sent an email to News Corp’s entire organization within days, insisting that his recovery was on track. 

Vanity Fair obtained a copy and reported it as follows: “I hope that you are all having a wonderful start to 2018!” I think it was better than mine. 

‘I am writing you because last week, I suffered from a back injury and a sailing accident. Even though I’m well on the way to my recovery, I still have to work at home for several weeks. In the meantime, you’ll be hearing from me by email, phone and text!’ 

Murdoch was married three times before he tied the knot with Hall. He wed his third wife Wendi Deng in June 1999 and the pair had two daughters together, Chloe and Grace (seen in 2019), before divorcing in 2013

Murdoch married three more times before marrying Hall. In June 1999, he married Wendi Deng his third time. They had two daughters together, Grace and Chloe. 

He married his second wife, journalist Anna Torv, in 1967, shortly after he divorced first wife Patricia Booker. Murdoch had three children with Anna: daughter Elisabeth (pictured), and sons Lachlan and James

He married his second wife, journalist Anna Torv, in 1967, shortly after he divorced first wife Patricia Booker. Murdoch had three children with Anna: daughter Elisabeth, and sons Lachlan and James (pictured)

In 1967, Murdoch married Anna Torv (journalist), shortly after his divorce from Patricia Booker. Murdoch was blessed with three children by Anna Torv: Elisabeth (pictured below and right) and Lachlan, and James (pictured below).

Jagger (seen with Hall in 1983) was said to have been left 'seething' over his supermodel ex's marriage to Murdoch

Jagger was pictured with Hall 1983. He is said to have felt’seething’ over the marriage of his supermodel ex to Murdoch 

The Times stated that Murdoch had suffered two previous falls before the incident at Lachlan’s yacht.

Murdoch was said to have once fallen while exiting from the stage. Another time, he is believed to have stumbled on the San Francisco hotel carpet. In both instances the family prevented the news from getting out to the press.

Ronald Reagan U.C.L.A. was visited by his four children. After the 2018 Fall, his four oldest children flew in from London and New York to be by their dad’s side at the Medical Center.

It was successful and Murdoch was seen with his four children in bed. He joked about how he didn’t know how grave his situation was until he saw them all in the hospital room.

The accident, despite its frivolity, will undoubtedly have shocked the Murdoch families. This was not just because of the possible emotional heartache that comes with losing a loved-one, but also because there will be many questions as to who his children will take his place at News Corp. 

Murdoch has recruited many of his children over the years to work for his multi-billion dollar media company. His allegedly cut-throat family dynamics were said to have been the inspiration for HBO’s smash series Succession.

The dramatized retellings by Roger Ailes about his sexual harassment accusations against Fox News’ former CEO, Lachlan Ailes and James were once more thrust him into pop culture’s spotlight. They were first revealed in 2016 and then brought out again in 2019 in Hulu’s The Loudest Voice as well as in the blockbuster film Bombshell. 

Murdoch had once included all his four adult children (Prudence, Elisabeth and Lachlan) as employees in News Corp. However, only his oldest son Lachlan is still there. 

James quit the media empire of his father in July 2020. He told the New York Times that Fox and News Corp were “legitimizing disinformation” during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

News Corp. is one of the major media conglomerates controlled by The Murdoch Family. The other was Fox Corporation. Fox Corporation was created after The Walt Disney Company purchased the majority 21st Century Fox. 

Murdoch stated to the Times that it wasn’t difficult for him to resign from News Corp due major differences with his brother Lachlan and father Lachlan regarding the management of the company. 

He said, “I came to the conclusion that it was possible to venerate a contest for ideas, if that is what you want, which we all do, and that that’s very important.” It shouldn’t hide agendas. It is not acceptable to use a contest of ideas as a means of legitimizing disinformation.

“I think that it’s frequently taken advantage of. It is my opinion that great news organisations should aim to present fact to disperse uncertainty – and not sow doubt or obscure reality.

Murdoch claimed that he felt ‘increasingly uneasy’ in the corporate inner workings and so, ‘pulled out the ripcord’. 


Murdoch first wed Patricia Booker in Melbourne, where she was a flight attendant.

Together they had Prudence (a daughter) but divorced in 1966, after eleven years of marriage.

He married Anna Torv from Glasgow, an Australian journalist, one year after his divorce. Anna was a reporter at a Sydney newspaper and interviewed him.

After having three children, the couple was married for over 30 years. They divorced in 1999. The details of the divorce are not available, but it was reported to have cost him $1.7 Billion.

Murdoch divorced Wendi, an American businesswoman, just weeks later. He met Wendi while working as an intern for a News Corp TV station.

His wife was 38 years old and had married a man who was 30 years older.

Murdoch and Deng split in 2013 and he remained single until news of his relationship to former model Jerry Hall – 25 years his junior – was announced last year.

Hall’s relationship with Mick Jagger was what made her famous. She was together for over 20 years. But she was already in a stellar relationship with Mick Jagger long before her meeting.

In the 1970s, she moved to Paris to be a model. Bryan Ferry was her girlfriend and Bryan Ferry appeared on his first album Sirens.

The couple split after five months, and she was also featured in a 1976 video of his single “Let’s Stick Together”.

She was already one of the most well-known models in the world and she met Mick Jagger in 1976.

Hall claimed that the couple had four children together. They also held an unofficial Bali marriage ceremony in 1990. Hall claimed that the pair split in 1999 because Hall was infidelity.

After this, she was able to have a few younger loves, including George Waud (film producer), and Tim Attias (London Banker), 49.

The 51-year-old scientist Armand Leroi was her next match. However, the couple split up last year before Murdoch’s relationship with Murdoch was officially announced.

You’re in good company! Here’s a list of some other most expensive divorces, including one Rupert Murdoch will be divorcing Jerry Hall. 

1. Mackenize Bezos ($36 BILLION)

For her loyalty over the years, Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife was awarded a 25% settlement. She received far less than the legal 50 percent she was entitled to, but more than any spouse who has been divorced. In the end, she was the 22nd most wealthy person in the country. Bezos had been married for 26 years to the novelist, who was also by their side when Amazon was launched from their garage.

2. Melinda Gates (130 BILLION share) 

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and CEO, divorced Melinda just three months following their split. They were divorced after 27 years of marriage. Instead, they divided their assets on the basis of a separate contract. Gates’ net worth at the time was estimated to be more than $130billion. However, the settlement between Gates and Melinda may have given Gates over $65billion. 

3. Nicole Shanahan (share in $93 BILLION).

The news of Murdoch’s and Hall’s divorce is coming just days after the revelation that Sergey Brin, a billionaire Google founder, was splitting with Shanahan. Shanahan was his wife of more than four years. Although both the divorce proceedings are being kept secret, Brin is still the 7th richest man in the country, having a net worth over $93 Billion. It is likely that this will make their separation one of the most expensive in recent times.  

4. Jocelyn Wildenstein ($2.5 BILLION)

After Alec’s record settlement, Alec her Swiss-born husband paid for their records, the Swiss-born socialite became the cat who received the milk. This was due to her passion for cosmetic procedures, and her desire to domesticate rare animals. According to Federal court documents obtained by, Wildenstein applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May 2018. Wildenstein’s shocking bankruptcy filing was shocking. She first made headlines in New York when she spoke out about her extravagant lifestyle and love for plastic surgery. Twenty years later, Wildenstein, a woman who bought a capuchin monkey for her pet, is now without any checking, savings, retirement funds, pension plans, or investments, according to her filing. 

5. Anna Murdoch ($1.7 BILLION)

After their divorce in 1999, the woman who stood by Murdoch as he rose up the ranks of media was awarded a portion of Murdoch’s fortune. Their children Elizabeth, Lachlan, and James were shocked to learn that James’ father was having an affair with Wendi Deng, their soon-to be fourth wife. It all culminated at Lachlan’s wedding to Sarah. Anna told her husband, who was already estranged from Anna, that his wife would not be attending the nuptials. Deng and Murdoch got married shortly after Divorced from his second wife.

Socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein (pictured) got $2.5 billion when she split from her husband Alec, while publishing billionaire Rupert Murdoch handed over $1.7 billion to his ex-wife Anna in their divorce settlement

Socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein got $2.5 billion when she split from her husband Alec, while publishing billionaire Rupert Murdoch handed over $1.7 billion to his ex-wife Anna (pictured) in their divorce settlement

Jocelyn Wildenstein was a socialite who received $2.5 Billion from Alec when she divorced her husband. Rupert Murdoch, the publishing billionaire, handed Anna $1.7B in his divorce settlement.

6. Slavica Ecclestone ($1.2 BILLION)

After 23 years marriage, the Croatian model divorced her husband and took a large portion of Formula One’s wealth. Due to the couple’s differences in height and age, (Slavica stands a full foot higher than Bernie), that union was more lasting than people initially thought. Bernie could only speak English and Slavica did not know any English. Tamara, and Petra, were the couple’s two daughters. Petra purchased the Beverly Hills residence that Candy Spelling and Aaron used to call home, the United States’ largest private house. After that divorce, Bernie was married to a shorter and younger woman.

7. Elaine Wynn (1 BILLION).

Elaine Wynn worked with Steve to build his business empire. She was certain that she would take some of the wealth she had accumulated along with him when she moved on. She has played a vital role in the company’s success. On Thursday, she testified in Massachusetts about her divorce and how she didn’t disclose a settlement she made with a woman she accused of sexual assault.

8. Sue Ann Arnall ($974.8 MILLION)

Harold Hamm’s wife was knocked out of the top 5 by the addition of Bezos. However, she still managed to make her mark due to the fact that her ex-husband paid out the entire settlement in one check. Arnall appealed the ruling, but was denied because she cashed her check. A motion was filed by Hamm chief executive officer of Continental Resources Inc to dismiss Arnall’s appeal. The court ruled 7-2. Arnall had earlier that month cashed Hamm’s $975 million check, which was the largest portion of the award by the lower court in this case. A majority of justices stated that Arnall took over the marital property she was awarded. These actions caused Arnall to lose her appeals rights, according to the court.