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Rupert Murdoch: Net Worth, House, Private Jet and yacht Vertigo

Author: Peter Yachtfan, update: 2020-07-28

Vertigo Yacht

Murdoch Boat:


Yacht Length:

67 m (220 ft)


12 in 5 cabins


11 in 4 cabins


Alloy Yachts


Philippe Briand




17 knots




837 ton



Vertigo Boat Price:

US$ 50 million

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Rupert Murdoch

Full Name:

Keith Rupert Murdoch



Rupert Murdoch Net Worth:

US$ 20 billion


News Corp.


March 11, 1931


Jerry Hall


Lachlan Murdoch, James Murdoch, Prudence Murdoch, Elisabeth Murdoch, Grace Murdoch, Chloe Murdoch


Mayfair, London, UK

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Sailing yacht Vertigo is available for charter. The Murdoch family owns a prominent media empire.

Sailing Yacht Vertigo

There are rumors on the Internet that Mr. Murdoch is the owner of the SY 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-mail with the name of the actual owner, we will hold on to Mr. Murdoch.

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. Lachlan Murdoch net worth is estimated at $ 2 billion.


SY 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-room for the owners two younger children. Vertigo has a gym and a beach club, each featuring large hull openings.

(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.

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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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Who is Rupert Murdoch?Rupert Murdoch

He is the owner of News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate. He was born in 1931, in Melbourne. His father Keith Murdoch was a war correspondent. And later owned two regional newspapers Adelaide, South Australia. He also owned a small radio station.

He is married to Jerry Hall and has 6 children. (Lachlan, James, Prudence, Elisabeth, Grace  and Chloe Murdoch).

News Limited

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.

The Australian

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 newspapers.

News Corporation

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 the United States Murdoch acquired Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins and The Wall Street Journal.  He also owns the New York Post and several television stations.

21st Century Fox

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 net worth of James Murdoch is estimated at US$ 2 billion.

Murdoch Sailing Yachts

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.

Rupert Murdoch NetWorth

Forbes estimates his net worth at US$ 20 billion.

Private Jet

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 Residence

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.

Jerry Hall

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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Inside the yacht, her amazing interior

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Murdoch’s G550 private jet. His G650 private jet has a value of US$ 70 million

Rupert Murdoch House

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His Moraga Vineyard Estate.

Rupert Murdoch London

His apartment in London, very close to Buckingham Palace.

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Sailing yacht Sarissa - Lachlan Murdoch

Lachlan Murdoch’s sailing yacht Sarissa

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