Billionaire Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall have finalised their divorce after six years of marriage, Hall’s lawyer says.
- Murdoch is worth more than $US17 billion ($24 billion), according to Forbes
- The couple reportedly signed a prenuptial agreement
- It means the separation is unlikely to alter the ownership structure of businesses Murdoch holds stakes in
It was the fourth divorce for 91-year-old Murdoch, who married Hall, 66, in London in March 2016.
“Jerry and Rupert Murdoch have finalised their divorce,” lawyer Judy Poller said.
“They remain good friends and wish each other the best for the future.”
Australian-born Murdoch owns newspapers around the world and is worth more than $US17 billion ($24 billion), according to Forbes.
The couple signed a prenuptial agreement, The New York Times reported in June. It means the separation is unlikely to alter the ownership structure of businesses in which Murdoch holds stakes.
Those businesses include the parent companies of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.
Murdoch’s powerful global media empire also includes the New York Post, The Times of London and British tabloid The Sun.
Murdoch’s first wife was Patricia Booker, an Australian flight attendant he divorced in the late 1960s.
He and his second wife, Anna, a newspaper reporter, were together more than 30 years before divorcing in 1999.
His third marriage to Wendi Deng ended in 2013 amid media reports that she was romantically involved with Britain’s former prime minister Tony Blair, who has denied any impropriety.
Hall, who was born in Texas, in the United States, was the longtime partner of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger, with whom she has four children.