RUPERT Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife, Wendi Deng. The billionaire chief executive of News Corp, 82, has been married to Deng, 44, for almost 14 years. In court papers filed in New York yesterday, the couple said that their relationship has “broken down irretrievably” over more than six months.
However, the two have signed prenuptial agreements meaning the divorce is unlikely to have a significant effect on News Corp.
The filing comes just days before the split of News Corp into two companies, one for its entertainment assets and the other for its publishing business. Murdoch will be chairman of both companies.