Monday, April 16, 2007

Wendi Ding Nicole?

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Murdoch.

Housing boom. Despite government measures to cool growth, the Beijing housing sector has never been hotter. According to the local media, average prices in the city increased by almost 10% in February. Estate agents claim many luxury homes have doubled in value in three years.

While many Beijing 'hoods are still occupied by working class families, others have been snapped up by wealthy foreigners, senior officials, contemporary artists and the new rich. Two years ago, Rupert Murdoch was reportedly pressed into buying one for wife, Wendi Deng.

I was unaware Murdoch had arm candy until reading the above story which sparked my curiosity.

In 1987, as an 18 y/o college student in Beijing, Wendy met Jake Cherry, (a UNICEF executive) and his wife, who started teaching Deng English. In 1988 the Cherry pair sponsored a student visa for Deng and she moved to America to live with the Cherrys and to study at California State University, Northridge.

"In 1990 Jake Cherry left his wife to marry Deng after his wife found photos her husband had taken of Deng in a hotel room. Five months through their marriage, Deng started seeing another man, Cherry and Deng then divorced after two years and seven months of marriage." Wendi went on to Yale and a position at one of Murdoch's holdings. At the old age of 29, Wendi again finds another woman's husband to marry, Rupert.

Wendy and Rup married in 1999 and have 2 young children. Soooo to make a short story longer, Rupert the faux news tabloid mogul, divorced his last wife of 31 years to marry Ms. Yale Hoochie, who is approximately 40 years younger. Past wives and Murdoch children are in discussion of how to eventually divide Murdoch's 6 billion when Rup dies, but Wendi has an "heir and a spare".

Short version: Eeww, gag, daddy. Ka-ching!
Scariest version: These are our future power moguls.
Worst version: Murdoch shysters threaten to sue me as Nadman Auchi did.
Worst yet version: You think these people are cool.


Shutter said...

You never told us what happened about Carter Fuck and their heavy breathing letter writers.

Kate-A said...

As far as a public apology I politely told them to kiss my hind-end and gave Google/ my attorney info. Then deleted the posts which so irritated someone at Carter-Ruck, and I let know what I thought of their censorship.

I guess as long as I don't rag on the questionable past of Auchi or that his sterling reputation has been paid for, then I'm okay.

I keep my ear to the ground but apparently Auchi isn't doing much these days, other than perhaps his do-gooding and car racing, hotel building, etc. etc.

Just goes to show that anyone can rise from a village thug to an award buying... er award winning jet-setting bizzness man walking with royalty.

Now I have to go barf. :)

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