The selling price (R352.6m) of Rupert Murdoch’s Beverly Hills estate, which he sold to a New York-registered company that reportedly belongs to his youngest son James Murdoch. The house was first listed last year for a reported $35m, drawing interest from celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, before it was taken off the market. The Wallace Neff-designed house was constructed in 1926 by Fred Niblo, director of the film Ben
Hur. Niblo sold the house to MCA founder Jules Stein. Murdoch was the third owner. The 803.70m2, two-storey house includes 11 bedrooms and nine bathrooms on a property of 1.3 hectares.