RUPERT MURDOCH – Net Worth $ 18 Billion – Owner of the Yacht Vertigo

Name:Rupert Murdoch
Net Worth:$ 18 billion
Source of Wealth:News Corp
Born:March 11, 1931
Country:Australia
Spouse:Jerry Hall
Children:Lachlan Murdoch, James Murdoch, Prudence Murdoch, Elisabeth Murdoch, Grace Murdoch, Chloe Murdoch
Residence:Mayfair, London, UK
Private Jet:Gulfstream G550 (N89NC), Gulfstream G650 (N898NC)
YachtVertigo

Who is 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 in 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 SunThe 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 Limited was 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 FoxHarperCollins 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 Philippe Briand designed the sailing yacht Vertigo.

Murdoch sold Rosehearty in 2014 to US real estate developer Joey Kaempfer.

Rupert Murdoch Net Worth

Forbes estimates his net worth at US$ 18 billion.

Yacht Vertigo Owner

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Jerry Hall

Jerry-Hall

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. 

She had a successful modeling carreer. By 1977, Hall had been on 40 magazine covers including Italian Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She was earning modelling fees in excess of $1,000 per day. In 2016, Hall won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fashion Group International Dallas.

Rupert Murdoch House

Rupert Murdoch Yacht

He is the owner of the yacht Vertigo.

However, Superyachtfan received a message from Y.CO that Mr. Murdoch is actually NOT the owner of Vertigo.

Superyachtfan is not sure about this message and until somebody sends us an e-mail with the name of the actual owner, we will hold on to Mr. Murdoch.

It is very possible that the yacht is owned by Rupert’s son Lachlan Murdoch. He also owns the sailing yacht Sarissa. Lachlan Murdoch’s net worth is estimated at $ 2 billion.