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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Media Mogul Marries Television Executive




NEW YORK -- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former television executive Wendi Deng were married aboard the News Corp. founder's yacht in New York Harbor.


A 12-minute firework display set to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" followed the wedding Friday night aboard Murdoch's Morning Glory.


Eighty-two guests attended the private ceremony aboard the yacht, which left from Chelsea Piers as a string ensemble played Mozart and anchored near the Statue of Liberty. Among the guests were family members, including Murdoch's four children, and friends Michael Milken and Russian entrepreneur Boris Berezovsky.


Deng, 32, wore a cream-colored dress of satin, lace and silk made by Australian designer Richard Tyler. Murdoch wore a dark business suit.


Murdoch's divorce from his second wife, Anna, was finalized June 8, ending their 32-year marriage.


Details of the settlement were not disclosed, but in a joint statement the couple described the agreement as amicable and said management of Murdoch's media empire would not be affected.


Murdoch, 68, controls 30.1 percent of News Corp., the international media conglomerate that includes the 20th Century Fox movie studio, Fox TV, the Los Angeles Dodgers, major newspapers in the United States, England and Australia and satellite TV networks on several continents.


His net worth was estimated by Forbes magazine this year at $7.2 billion.


Deng, born and reared in China, joined Murdoch's Hong Kong-based Star Television service in 1997 as a manager of business and development and was later promoted to vice president. She resigned from the company late last year.