All You Need to Know About Rupert Murdoch, his Net Worth, his House, Private Jet and his Vertigo Yacht
67 m (220 ft)
12 in 5 cabins
11 in 4 cabins
US$ 50 million
Owner of the Yacht
US$ 20 billion
March 11, 1931
Lachlan Murdoch, James Murdoch, Prudence Murdoch, Elisabeth Murdoch, Grace Murdoch, Chloe Murdoch
Mayfair, London, UK
Gulfstream G550 (N89NC)
Gulfstream G650 (N898NC)
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Sailing yacht Vertigo is available for charter. The Murdoch family owns a prominent media empire.
He is the owner of News Corporation, the world's second-
He is married to Jerry Hall and has 6 children. (Lachlan, James, Prudence, Elisabeth, Grace and Chloe Murdoch).
He inherited Australia's News Limited from his father in 1952.
At that time News Limited owned the Adelaide News. Which had a circulation of over 90,000 copies. As well as the Sunday Mail, with over 150,000 sales.
From there the newspaper and magazine holdings were expanded throughout Australia. First into Melbourne and Perth. Then in 1960 to Sydney where one of News Limited’s titles, the Daily Mirror, eventually became the biggest selling paper in New South Wales. Murdoch also entered the New Zealand market.
In 1964 hr launched The Australian, Australia’s first national daily newspaper. In the following decades Murdoch acquired various newspapers in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The group expanded into the UK market in December 1968. With the purchase of the News of the World and later The Sun , The Times and The Sunday Times. All under the holding company which is today called NI Group Limited. Or more commonly referred to as News International.
Expansion into the US market and beyond took place from 1973 onwards. And later with diversification into other media as well as newspape rs.
In 1979 The News Corporation Limitedwas incorporated in Australia. As the holding company for these global Investments.
News Corporation was reincorporated in the US in 2004. Where it is today listed on the NASDAQ. And with a secondary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange. And a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange.
In 2013 News Corporation was split in two publicly traded companies. The present News Corp. was renamed 21st Century Fox. The company is oriented towards media. And a new News Corp was formed and is oriented towards publishing.
His son James Murdoch is CEO of 21st Century Fox. James resides with his wife Kathryn in New York.
The media mogul owned two luxury yachts.: The Perini Navi sailing yacht Rosehearty. Which was named after Murdoch’s Long Island, NY estate. And the Philippe Briand designed sailing yacht Vertigo.
Murdoch sold Rosehearty in 2014 to US real estate developer Joey Kaempfer.
Forbes estimates his net worth at US$ 20 billion (May 2019).
He owns a Gulfstream G550 private jet. The aircraft has registration N89NC (News Corporation). He also owns a G650 with registration N898NC.
The G650 was delivered in 2015 and has a list price of US$ 70 million. Both jets have the same color scheme.
Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall own several houses around the world. Including a large apartment in London, an apartment in New York and a large estate in Los Angeles.
This estate, known as the Moraga Vineyard Estate was damaged in the December 2017 Bel Air firestorm.
In London he owns a large apartment in the expensive Mayfair area. The apartment is across Buckingham Palace.
His wife is an American model and actress. She was born in 1956. They married in 2016. She is the fourth wife of Murdoch.
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There are rumors on the Internet that Mr. Murdoch is the owner of the Vertigo yacht. However, Superyachtfan received a message from Y.CO that Mr. Murdoch is actually NOT the owner of Vertigo.
Superyachtfan is not sure who owns Vertigo. But until somebody sends us an e-
We thinks she is owned by a couple from the UK. It is very possible that the yacht is owned by Rupert’s son Lachlan Murdoch. He also owns the sailing yacht Sarissa.
Superyacht Vertigo was built by New Zealand’s Alloy Yachts and was delivered to her owner in 2011.
The yacht is designed by Phillipe Briand, with interior design by Christian Liaigre. Liaigre also designed the interior of Rosehearty, Murdoch’s other sail yacht.
She is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines. Which bring her a top speed of 17 knots. Her cruise speed is 12 knots.
The yacht’s interior is very child friendly, with a TV-
(We must admit that the ‘child friendliness’ does not really link ownership to Murdoch, but more to Lachlan Murdoch).
The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 11.
The boat is available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale. The pictures on this page are made by Chris Byer.
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