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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from third wife

The divorce filing is not expected to affect the operations of Murdoch's media company, which is about to be split in two.

June 14, 2013|By Meg James

Anna Murdoch Mann came away with one of the largest divorce settlements in history: $1.7 billion. The divorce agreement also stipulated that their three children — as well as Murdoch's oldest daughter, Prudence — would be entitled to equal shares in the trust.

Prudence (or Prudence MacLeod) was born in 1958 to Murdoch and his first wife, Patricia Booker, who had been a flight attendant from Melbourne. They were married in 1956 and divorced in the mid-1960s.

People close to the family suggested Thursday that Deng would not receive a settlement anywhere near as large as the one that went to Anna Murdoch Mann.

"It will really depend on the terms of the prenuptial agreement," Jaffe said. "I hope that everything can be resolved as amicably as it was during the last divorce settlement. Mr. Murdoch is an intelligent businessman and last time he made a good business decision."

meg.james@latimes.com

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