On the sixth time, media magnate and billionaire Rupert Murdoch will tie the knot. This time, he says, it’s for good. Murdoch, 92, used his own newspaper, The New York Post, to announce his engagement to Ann Lesley Smith, 66. The two men reportedly met in September of 2018 at the man’s California vineyard; Smith is a former police chaplain. I had a brief conversation with her. I called her about two weeks later,” Murdoch said to the Newspaper.
On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, Murdoch, who claims to be “one-fourth Irish,” proposed to his girlfriend in New York. He gave Smith a ring he’d picked out himself, a single diamond of Asscher cut. We’re excited to spend the rest of our lives together,” Murdoch added.
Smith’s late husband was American country artist and TV executive Chester Smith. Their engagement was described as “a gift from God,” she said.
She went on to say that she and Murdoch “speak the same language” because of her ex-background husband’s in the media industry.
She even admitted that our same values and ideals were the reason for their friendship. Murdoch and Smith are making wedding preparations for the fall.
Murdoch, who was born in Australia but now lives in the United States, is the owner of News Corp., a global media conglomerate that controls outlets as diverse as Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and the publishing house HarperCollins. For the record, Murdoch is a four-time bridegroom. In 1956, he wed an Australian flight attendant named Patricia Booker for the first time. In 1967, they decided to split up. In 1967, Murdoch also wed journalist Anna Mann; however, the couple later divorced.
Later that year, Murdoch tied the knot with Wendi Deng, a businesswoman of Chinese descent, and the couple eventually had three children. Their separation was finalized in 2013. In 2016, he tied the knot with model Jerry Hall. They dated for six years before deciding to split up this past August.
Who is Rupert Mardoc?
Known for his work in the media, Rupert Murdoch serves as executive chairman of News Corp, which owns the Wall Street Journal, HarperCollins, and the New York Post, and as co-chairman of the Fox Corporation.
Growing Up and Early Education
Rupert Murdoch entered this world on March 11, 1931, in Melbourne, Australia. In England, he attended and eventually graduated from Worcester College, Oxford.
By the age of 22, Rupert was already the managing director of News Corp Australia, a position for which he had gained invaluable experience as an editor at the Daily Express in London. “I was brought up in a publishing home, a newspaper man’s home, and was excited by that,” he said. I had a front-row seat to that lifestyle and, after the age of ten or twelve, never gave much thought to any other.