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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch married for the fifth time at the age of 93

Rupert Murdoch tied the knot with Elena Zhukova on Saturday Photo: AP

Media mogul and billionaire Rupert Murdoch has married for the fifth time. The wedding ceremony took place at Murdoch’s vineyard in California, USA.

93-year-old Murdoch tied the knot with 67-year-old Elena Zhukova last Saturday. Elena is a retired Russian biologist.

Elena got engaged to Murdoch in March this year. It was then reported by the New York Times that the two were married in June.

In March last year, Murdoch got engaged to former US police officer Chaplain Ann Leslie Smith. They also planned the wedding. But in the month after the engagement (April last year), there was a sudden news of the marriage breaking up. Since then, news of Murdoch’s love affair with Elena spread.

Rupert Murdoch and Elena Zukovaby: AP

Murdoch first met Anne in September 2022, at an event in California. Love after acquaintance. “After falling in love, I was scared,” Murdoch told the press about his love and engagement to Anne. I knew this was my last love. It’s good, I’m very happy.’ In the end, Murdoch no longer lived with Anne.

Born in Australia, Murdoch has six children. He is Chairman Emeritus of News Corporation. News Corporation owns media outlets such as Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The Sun and The Times.

Murdoch stepped down as chairman of Fox and News Corporation last year. He appointed his son Lachlan Murdoch to head both companies.

Murdoch is 93 years old, Elena is 67. Photo: AP

It is known that Murdock and Elena met at a party. The party was hosted by Chinese-born entrepreneur Wendy Deng. She is Murdoch’s ex-wife. They got married in 1999. Divorced in 2013.

Murdoch’s other ex-wives are Australian flight attendant Patricia Booker, Scottish-born journalist Anna Mann and American model-actress Jeri Hall.

Murdoch married first, in 1956, to Patricia. They got separated in 1967. Murdoch married Anna the same year. They got separated in 1999. Murdoch married Jerry in 2016. Divorced in 2022.

Murdoch’s fifth wife, Elena, was married before. Her ex-husband is Russian oil businessman Alexander Zhukova.

Murdoch began his career in Australia in the fifties of the last century. In 1969, he bought the News of the World and the Sun newspapers in the UK. Later he bought several US newspapers including New York Post, Wall Street Journal.

Murdoch launched Fox News in 1996. It is currently the most watched TV news channel in the United States. Murdoch is discussed and criticized for various reasons.