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Revealed: Rupert Murdoch's secret hideaways (Photos)

Property Envy Alert: the media tycoon’s property portfolio.

SHOULD THINGS EVER get nasty for Rupert Murdoch – as they might, if Julian Assange’s claims to have a secret “insurance file” on the tycoon are true –  then at least he’s not going to be short of places to escape the media onslaught.

The US website Curbed.com has unveiled four of Murdoch’s secret hideaways around the globe – and it appears the publishing baron’s taste is for soft furnishings as heavyweight as his reputation.

From Murdoch’s penthouse apartment at 834 Fifth Avenue, to his Beverly Hills getaway, and the Sydney pad his son Lachlan paid $21 million for in 2009, the Murdochs boast properties in some of the world’s most exclusive locations.

If you’d like a taste of the lifestyle enjoyed by Murdoch and wife Wendi Deng, you can now charter their 183-foot yacht, the Rosehearty, for just $310,000 a week. But if that’s a little out of your price range, you’ll just have to make do with salivating over these pictures instead…

Revealed: Rupert Murdoch's secret hideaways (Photos)
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  • Murdoch's property portfolio: 834 Fifth Avenue

    Murdoch's city crash pad on the exclusive Fifth Avenue. Photo courtesy of Google Streetview.
  • Murdoch's property portfolio: 834 Fifth Avenue

    He owns the chunk at the top. Photo courtesy Google Streetview.
  • Murdoch property portfolio: 141 Prince Street

    When they were getting Fifth Avenue done up, Rupert and Wendi were forced to camp out in their other city pad, at 141 Prince Street. Photo via curbed.com.
  • Murdoch property portfolio: 1330 Angelo Drive

    This is the only photo available of his 11 bedroom, 9 bathroom, Beverly Hills pad. Image via Google Maps.
  • Murdoch property portfolio: Oyster Bay, New York

    Of course, no-one wants to stay in the city on weekends, especially not in the summer. Which is where a $10.5 million Oyster Bay crashpad comes in handy. Angelina Jolie rented this during the filming of salt. Photo courtesy Overseas Property Mall.
  • Murdoch Property Portfolio: Oyster Bay, New York

    Here's the kitchen at Oyster Bay. New owners might like to put their own stamp on it, we reckon. Photo via curbed.com
  • Murdoch Property Portfolio: Bellevue Hill, Sydney

    Technically, this belongs to son Lachlan, who bought it at auction for $21 million in 2009. Photo via curbed.com.
  • Murdoch Property Portfolio: Bellevue Avenue, Sydney

    Lachlan, we're not sure about your taste in coffee tables. Photo via curbed.com.
  • Murdoch Property Portfolio: The Yacht

    If things get really nasty, he can always take to the high seas on the Rosehearty. Photo via Charter World.
  • Murdoch Property Portfolio: The Yacht

    For just $310,000 a week, you can sleep in Rupert and Wendi's bed. Photo Charter World.
  • Murdoch Property Portfolio: The lucky couple

    Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi Deng. Photo Press Association.

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