New York, Mar 20: Media baron Rupert Murdoch on Monday announced that he is ready to marry for the fifth time at the age of 92.

The billionaire announced his engagement to Ann Lesley Smith, a 66-year-old former police chaplain. Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch Engaged to Ann Lesley Smith.

They met in September at an event at his vineyard in California. Murdoch told the New York Post, one of his own publications: "I dreaded falling in love - but I knew this would be my last. It better be. I'm happy."

He split with fourth wife Jerry Hall last year. The wedding will take place in late summer. Murdoch was previously married to Australian flight attendant Patricia Booker, Scottish-born journalist Anna Mann, and Chinese-born entrepreneur Wendi Deng.

Murdoch said that he proposed to Smith on St Patrick's Day. Smith's late husband was Chester Smith, a country singer and radio and TV executive.

"For us both it's a gift from God. We met last September," she told the newspaper.

"I'm a widow of 14 years. Like Rupert, my husband was a businessman... So I speak Rupert's language. We share the same beliefs," she said. Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch and Wife Jerry Hall Are Getting Divorced After Six Years of Marriage - Reports.

Murdoch, who has six children from his first three marriages, added: "We're both looking forward to spending the second half of our lives together."

Murdoch's business empire includes the Fox News in the US and the tabloid The Sun in the UK.

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