Mega mogul Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce Thursday, seeking to break up his 14-year marriage to his third wife Wendi Deng.
News Corp. confirmed that Murdoch, 82, filed for divorce in New York state court. Murdoch and Deng, 44, have two children, Grace, 13, and Chloe, 10. Murdoch also has four children from his previous marriages.
This news hit the presses just two weeks before Murdoch plans to break apart his global media empire into two separate companies.
Previously Deng was a junior executive at News Corp.’s Star TV in Hong Kong in 1999.
The second Murdoch wife, Anna, cleaned up with a reported $1.7 billion settlement.
Murdoch’s net worth is reportedly $11.2 billion.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.