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American business tycoon Rupert Murdoch, 93, ties knot with Russian biologist Elena

Murdoch tied the knot with 67 year old retired Russian molecular biologist Elena Zhukova following reports of couple’s engagement first emerging in March.

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American business tycoon Rupert Murdoch, 93, ties knot 5th time to Russian biologist Elena (PC - Twitter)

Multi billionaire Australian-American businessman, Rupert Murdoch having worth of $20 Billion has married for the fifth time at the age of 93. The marriage took place in an intimate ceremony held on Saturday at his vineyard estate in Bel Air in California.

Murdoch tied the knot with 67 year old retired Russian molecular biologist Elena Zhukova following reports of couple’s engagement first emerging in March.

Zhukova is the ex-mother-in-law of former Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich. She was introduced to the billionaire through his third wife following which they began to share a good bond with one another and started dating last year.

The media tycoon first married Patricia Booker in 1956 and divorced her in 1967, following which he married Anna Maria Torv in the same year and then divorced her in 1999. Two weeks later, he married 30-year-old Wendi Deng at the age of 68 in a secretive ceremony on his yacht in New York Harbour, and he divorced her 14 years later in 2013.

Rupert Murdoch married his fourth wife, Jerry Hall, in 2016, then divorced in 2022. Elena Zhukova began dating shortly after Murdoch ended his engagement to Ann Lesley Smith, and they got married on Saturday night after being introduced to each other by his previous wife, Wendi.

Murdoch married five times in his lifetime

The wedding pictures of Murdoch shows him in a black suit which he paired with a yellow patterned tie while he is standing with his wife Elena who is wearing a beautiful white gown and has her hair tied in a messy bun.

The Australia-born media tycoon stood down as the chairman of Fox and News Corp last year, and he also got engaged to someone else before his 5th wedding. The engagement with former police chaplain Ann Lesley Smith was called off just two week after becoming official in April 2023.

Murdoch’s media empire began in Australia during the 1950s including the purchase of the News of the World and The Sun in 1969, the New York Post, TV channel Fox News which was launched in 1996 and the Wall Street Journal.