Rupert Murdoch resigns from Fox and News Corp. Was chairman for 70 years, son got the responsibility; Married for the fifth time this year at the age of 92
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Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has resigned as chairman of Fox Corp and News Corp. With this his career of more than 70 years has now come to an end. During this time he had built a media empire spanning from Australia to America.
The news comes months after Murdoch, 92, canceled plans to merge Fox and News Corp. Rupert Murdoch, who has near-controlling stakes in both companies, will be appointed honorary chairman of both companies. Currently his net worth is $17.4 billion according to Forbes. He got married for the fifth time in March this year.
Son got responsibility
He will be replaced by his son Lachlan Murdoch, the companies said on Thursday (21 September). Lachlan will take over as chairman of News Corp. and will remain chairman and CEO of Fox Corp.
Lachlan Murdoch said, ‘I hope that my father, Rupert Murdoch, will continue to advise both companies as chairman emeritus.’
Be in discussion about love life
Rupert Murdoch married 66-year-old Ann Leslie Smith for the fifth time in March this year at the age of 92. This was also Leslie Smith’s third marriage. Both of them met in California in the month of September last year. Rupert Murdoch separated from his fourth wife last year.
Rupert Murdoch with Ann Leslie Smith
Last year, Rupert Murdoch separated from his fourth wife, Jeri Hall.
Murdoch’s 6 children
Murdoch has six children from his first three wives. He divorced his fourth wife last year. In 2016, at the age of 85, Murdoch married 65-year-old model Jerry Hall. This marriage lasted only for 6 years and both of them separated in 2022.
Gave divorce to fourth wife in 2022
- Murdoch’s first marriage was to Patricia Book in 1956. This marriage lasted only till 1967
- Second marriage took place in 1967 to Anna Maria Torv and lasted until 1999
- He married Wendy Deng for the third time in 1999 and the couple separated in 2013.
- In 2016, he married model Jerry Hall and the couple separated in 2022.
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