Media mogul Rupert Murdoch engaged

Rupert Murdoch has announced that he is engaged to girlfriend Ann Lesley Smith. The billionaire media mogul, who is the executive chairman of News Corp, confirmed on Monday 20 March he will be getting married for the fifth time, just seven months after he ended his marriage to supermodel Jerry Hall. Murdoch, 92, and Smith, 66, are set to wed in late summer, according to the New York Post. The couple have said they are “looking forward to spending the second half of our lives together”. But it comes after Murdoch abruptly ended his relationship with Hall over email, who is said to have been “heartbroken” and “devastated” over the split. The businessman, who has a net worth of US$21.7bn as of March 2022, was also previously married to Patricia Booker, Anna Torv, and Wendi Deng.