92 Year-Old Billionaire Media Mogul Engaged
Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has revealed that he is engaged to new girlfriend Ann Lesley Smith, just six months after the pair first met – and less than a year after his divorce from fourth wife Jerry Hall was finalized.
The 92-year-old shared the news in an interview with one of his own publications – the New York Post – this morning, revealing that he popped the question to Smith, 66, with an Asscher-cut diamond solitaire ring, which he ‘personally selected’.
Murdoch, who has been married four times previously, admitted that he was ‘nervous’ about popping the question yet again, confessing that he had ‘dreaded falling in love’ – but said that he is confident his marriage to Smith will be his ‘last’.
‘I was very nervous,’ he shared, while revealing that the pair plan to wed this year, in late summer. ‘I dreaded falling in love — but I knew this would be my last. It better be. I’m happy.’
The newly-engaged billionaire – who is worth an estimated $17 billion – popped the question in New York City on St. Patrick’s Day, joking in the interview: ‘I’m one-fourth Irish.’
The summer wedding will mark the fifth time that Murdoch has tied the knot.
He has six children from his previous marriages: daughter Prudence MacLeod, now 64, with his first wife Patricia Booker, daughter Elisabeth, now 53, and sons Lachlan, now 50, and James, now 49, with his second wife Anna Mann, and daughter Grace, now 21, and Chloe, now 19, who he shares with his third wife Wendi Deng.
Murdoch and his fourth wife, former supermodel Hall, did not have any children together during their six-year marriage, which ended last year.
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