Jose Maria Aznar she has a wedding to attend because her ‘boss’ is getting married. Rupert Murdoch, The media magnate to whom the former PP leader is an advisor is getting married for the fifth time at the age of 92, as announced by the former president of News Corp.
The Australian, owner, in the United Kingdom, of The Sun and The Times, has engaged for the fifth time. Owner of the influential News Corp media group, he has been one of its tabloids, the New York Post, the outlet in charge of spreading the news. The Australian-born tycoon, who became an American citizen in 1985, will marry Ann Lesley Smith, a 66-year-old San Francisco police officer.
They met at one of Murdoch’s California vineyards last September, a month after the billionaire’s latest divorce was finalized. After a few months together, Murdoch proposed to her on St. Patrick’s Day. “I was very nervous. I was afraid of falling in love, but I knew that this would be the last. It would be better. I’m happy,” he told one of his newspapers.
For Smith, a widow of 14 years, “approaching 70 means being in the last half” of life. “I waited for the right moment. My friends are happy for me,” says the bride. The wedding will take place at the end of summer. The tycoon divorced his fourth wife, the American model Jerry Hall, in August 2022 after six years together. Hall was the wife of the singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, with whom he has four children
Murdoch, whose family fortune exceeds $17 billion, according to Forbes, owns hundreds of media outlets, mostly in the United States and the United Kingdom. His companies control Fox News, The Wall Street Journal or The New York Post, among many others such as The Sun and The Times, as well as newspapers in Australia.