Rupert Murdoch weds for fifth time

Rupert Murdoch has married his fifth wife, retired molecular biologist Elena Zhukova.

Pictures of the happy couple were shared by the Mudoch-owned The Sun newspaper after the ceremony at the billionaire media mogul's California vineyard on Saturday.

The 93-year-old stood down as chairman of Fox and News Corporation chairman in favour of son Lachlan in November after 70 years heading up his media businesses, though he retains the title chairman emeritus.

Zhokova, 63, got together with Murdoch last year, following the businessman's divorce from his fourth wife, the former model Jerry Hall, and his cancelled engagement to Ann Lesley Smith.

He was married to Hall from 2016 until 2022, with his other marriages being to Patricia Booker, Anna Maria dePeyster, and Wendi Deng. He has six children from his various marriages.