Rupert Murdoch Files for Divorce From Wendi Deng

The couple got married in 1999

By RYAN NAKASHIMA
|  Friday, Aug 23, 2013  |  Updated 9:30 AM PDT
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News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi Deng Murdoch attend The New York Observer's 25th anniversary party at The Four Seasons Restaurant on Thursday March 14, 2013 in New York. Murdoch has filed for divorce.

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News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from Wendi Deng Murdoch, his wife since 1999.

Murdoch filed a one-page document Thursday indicating that he was opening a divorce case in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.

A News Corp. spokesperson confirmed the filing.

The couple are parents to two daughters, who have no voting stake in the company. The children are beneficiaries of non-voting shares that are held in a trust.

Murdoch controls 40 percent of the voting shares of News Corp. through a separate family trust. Murdoch has four other children from two previous marriages, including three who have active roles within the company.

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