11:55 AM EDT 12/20/2014
Originally posted 06/13/2013 01:40PM
Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from his wife Wendi Deng in New York State Supreme Court on Thursday, his media company News America confirms.
The couple, who were married in 1999, have two daughters together. This will be Murdoch's third marriage to end in divorce, and Deng's second.
It was reported that Murdoch's split from second wife Anna, in 1999, cost him $1.7 billion, one of the largest marriage settlements on record. According to Forbes, his current net worth is $11.2 billion.
Originally posted 07/20/2011 06:35PM
Wendi Deng became an Internet sensation with the video of her leaping to husband Rupert Murdoch’s defense by smacking a protestor who threw a shaving-cream pie at the media mogul during a hearing.
Deng, 42, is a Yale grad born in China who has been married to Murdoch, 80, for more than 12 years. Here are five things to know about the woman behind the billionaire.
1. Quick Reflexes
How did she respond so quickly to the pie-thrower? Perhaps it's her athletic background. She's a former school volleyball champion, practices yoga and bikes.
Originally posted 07/19/2011 01:00PM
Police were forced to remove a man who accosted Rupert Murdoch with a plate of shaving cream during the media baron's appearance before a House of Select Committee of British Parliament on Tuesday. Murdoch is facing questions about potential criminal activity at his News Corp.'s U.K. newspaper holdings, including a phone hacking scandal at News of the World.
After the incident, Murdoch's son and wife, James Murdoch and Wendi Deng, both leapt to their feet to protect the 80-year-old publisher. An observer told CNN that Wendi Deng looked pleased she was able to thwart the man, described as being in his late 20s or early 30s, who called Murdoch a "greedy billionaire."
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