Roman Abramovich shared his mother-in-law with Murdoch

The 93-year-old media mogul married 67-year-old Elena Zhukova.
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Rupert Murdoch married Elena Zhukova, the mother of Roman Abramovich's ex-wife, The Times and The Sun write. For the 93-year-old media mogul, who is among the 100 richest people in the world according to American Forbes, this was the fifth marriage; he has six children from three previous wives. He began a relationship with 67-year-old Zhukova in the summer of 2023. The wedding ceremony took place at Murdoch's estate in California.

93-year-old media mogul Rupert Murdoch married 67-year-old Elena Zhukova, the mother of Roman Abramovich's ex-wife (ranked 16th in the Forbes ranking of Russian billionaires in 2024; the businessman and his family's fortune is estimated at $9.7 billion) Daria Zhukova, The Times and The Sun, which are part of Murdoch's media empire, report. In the American Forbes Real Time Billionaires rating, Murdoch and his family occupy the 94th place, their fortune is estimated at $ 19.9 billion.

Murdoch and Zhukova entered into a relationship in the summer of 2023. The wedding ceremony took place on June 1 at Murdoch's estate in California, newspapers write. The event was attended by close relatives and friends of the couple.

Elena Zhukova is 67 years old, she was previously married to Russian businessman Alexander Zhukov, who owns the ice cream company Iceberry. Zhukova herself used to be engaged in molecular biology and studied diabetes. Now, as The Times writes, Zhukova is retired. She moved to the United States from Moscow after the collapse of the USSR, The New York Times wrote.

Murdoch has been married four times: to former flight attendant Patricia Booker, journalist Anna Torv, businesswoman Wendi Deng, who, according to the Daily Mail, introduced him to Zhukova, and actress Jerry Hall. The marriage with the latter lasted for six years and broke up in 2022. The billionaire has six children from three wives. Before his wedding to Zhukova, Murdoch was engaged to radio host Ann Leslie Smith, but in April 2023, a few weeks after the engagement was announced, it was dissolved, Vanity Fair wrote, citing sources.

Last September, Rupert Murdoch announced his resignation as chairman of Fox Corporation and executive chairman of News Corp. After that, both posts were taken by his son Lachlan Murdoch, who was 52 at the time, while Murdoch Sr. remained the honorary chairman of Fox Corporation and News Corp. The News Corporation media holding was founded in 1979. In 2012, Murdoch divided it into two independent companies: 21st Century Fox (since 2019, Fox Corporation) and News Corp. In 2019, the media mogul sold part of the company's assets to Disney for $71.3 billion, including the Fox film and television studios, FX, National Geographic Networks, and his stake in Star India. The Murdoch family story formed the basis for the HBO series Descendants (aired in 2018-2023).