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Jun 14, 2013

Murdoch gives lessons in how to divorce-proof a business

Rupert Murdoch’s numerous divorces (this is his third) provide plenty of lessons for other business owners keen to protect their assets.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Wendi Deng Rupert Murdoch

After 14  years of marriage, Rupert Murdoch and his wife of the lightning-fast reflexes, Wendi Deng, are getting divorced. In an application for divorce filed in New York, the media mogul said the marriage had “broken down irretrievably”.

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  1. drmick

    Good move Ms Weng. It would be like living near North head in Sydney. You get used to the smell of the stuff leaving the sewer plant eventually, but its the view that is really hard to take.
    She deserves compensation for that alone

  2. zut alors

    He may be every businessman’s role model at divorce-proofing his companies but is unable to divorce-proof himself.

  3. Bill Hilliger

    Some are asking is Rupert gay?

  4. mikeb

    “leaving Deng at a significant disadvantage.” I would think that Deng’s “disadvantage” would be very tidy indeed. Not bad work if you can get it.

  5. drmick

    Rupert might be gay. Word is that those last two children were grudge pregnancies. A couple of her bodyguards had it in for him.

  6. sabina lokic

    Of Course she doesn’t know all the secrets.
    What a silly thing to say.
    There are many more secrets he has been privy to or made over the years.
    I’m sure she will be happy with a decent amount roughly in line with the pre-nup.
    Murdoch is not one to be crossed.

    Amusing how his divorce didn’t even rate a mention on his twitter account.
    Just business as normal and another divorce maybe.

    Who will be his next wife?

  7. Bill Hilliger

    Drmick you must have been moving in the same circle of Hottentots who gave me the – word is… I await anxiously the dissection by the murdoxian press of this could be salacious saga. Will the muppets from skynews have wall to wall speculation on this matter?

  8. drmick

    Yes Mr H. I can see the weekend edition of the mudrock daily talking about his over use of paid hookers aka his reporters and TV staff; but, as a concerned nurse, i also fear for Ms Wengs regularity.
    I imagine she would not have had any problems for the last 14 years. Rolling over each morning and seeing that would have soiled the satin everytime.

  9. Venise Alstergren

    It occurs to me that Rupert Murdoch already has wife number four lined up. Why else would he bother getting a divorce?

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