Rupert Murdoch Files For Divorce From Wendi Deng

June 14, 2013

Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his third wife Wendi Deng after 14 years of marriage.

The filing states that the “relationship between husband and wife has broken down irretrievably”.

Murdoch, 82 and Deng, 44, have two daughters together, Grace, 12, and Chloe, 10.

According to Forbes, Murdoch’s current net worth is $11.2 billion – so how much will this divorce cost him? Deng signed a pre-nup before their 1999 wedding. His divorce from second wife Anna in 1999 cost the media mogul $1.7 billion.

Deng, a Yale graduate, met Murdoch while interning at one of his News Corp. companies in 1996. “I had heard of him before but never seen him,” Deng told the China Daily in 2008.

Shortly after marrying, Deng told an associate in Hong Kong that ‘‘Rupert takes Viagra, but he doesn’t really need it.”

Her most infamous moment came in 2011 after she smacked a protester who threw a pie at Murdoch during a hearing before British parliament while he was being questioned for his newspapers’ practise of phone hacking.

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