Aussie media mogul Lachlan Murdoch leaves his $50 million mansion in brand new $400,000 Maserati after doing 14 days of Covid-19 quarantine at home
- Lachlan and his family jetted into Sydney on a private jet on March 14
- They did the mandatory 14 days quarantine at their luxury mansion in Sydney
- The eldest son of mogul Rupert was driving a new Maserati as he left home
- It’s believed the Murdochs escaped continuing COVID-19 cases in LA
Lachlan Murdoch has emerged from 14 days quarantine driving a sleek, dark-coloured Gran Turismo Maserati after he and his family arrived in Sydney from Los Angeles on March 14.
The man most likely to take over his father Rupert’s global empire arrived by private jet two weeks ago with his wife Sarah and their three children, Aerin, Kalan and Aidan.
The family completed the mandatory quarantine period for international visitors by remaining confined to their luxury home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Lachlan Murdoch checks for oncoming traffic as he leaves his eastern suburbs mansion
The mogul and his family are believed to be in Sydney to avoid the threat of COVID-19 in LA
The Murdochs appear to have joined a home quarantine club which includes fellow mogul, Kerry Stokes, and celebrities such as Matt Damon and Miranda Kerr, who were granted exemptions from hotel quarantine to reside in private quarters.
New South Wales and Queensland authorities have previously said that such exemptions are only granted if ‘the alternative’ met the same standards as quarantine hotels.
The reasons for the presence of Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son and his family in Australia are unclear, though it is believed they have escaped the continuing COVID-19 crisis in their usual residence of Los Angeles, where new daily cases still number over 500 a day.
The Murdochs bought the beautiful Georgian mansion in Sydney’s Bellevue Hill in 2009 for $23 million and then reportedly spent $11.67 million renovating the property.
They also purchased an adjoining property for more $4.4 million in 2018. In the current Sydney market, the estate would be worth closer to $50 million.
Despite their life in Los Angeles, where Lachlan is Executive Chairman and CEO of Fox Corporation, he and wife Sarah have always maintained the home in Sydney, where they first met in the late 1990s before marrying in 1999.
The Murdochs purchased Le Manoir mansion in Bellevue Hills for $23 million in 2009
Lachlan met wife Sarah in Sydney in the late 1990s before their marriage in 1999
It’s not known how long the couple and their children plan to stay in Australia, though a large 90th birthday for patriarch Rupert is said to be planned for July this year in California.
The Murdochs own grand mansions in both Sydney and Los Angeles. In December 2019 it was reported that Lachlan was the purchaser of 1930s French neoclassical-style chateau ‘Chartwell’ in Los Angeles, also known as the ‘Beverley Hillbillies mansion.