Maryland residents may be aware of the high-profile divorce of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi Murdoch. The end of the marriage has made headlines across the nation due to the enormous wealth held by the couple, accompanied by speculation on whether the divorce would be highly contentious. The matter was recently resolved, however, with the announcement that the couple have reached a settlement. That process was likely aided by the existence of not only a prenuptial agreement, but more than one postnuptial agreement, as well.
The Murdochs wealth is largely tied into publishing company News Corporation and 21st Century Fox. Those holdings are estimated to be worth around $13 billion. The couple have two young daughters together, and Mr. Murdoch has four other children from previous marriages. All six children hold equal interests in the family trust, which contains most of the wealth amassed by Murdoch's media conglomerate.