Sun, Times and WSJ owner shows no sign of slowing down – and has big decisions to make, not least what to do with Fox

Rupert Murdoch may be set to join the tiny ranks of nonagenarians running global empires when he celebrates his 90th birthday on Thursday, but according to associates who have met with the media mogul recently, he shows no sign of slowing down.

“Honestly, it’s the fittest I’ve seen him in years,” said one person who held a meeting with Murdoch, just prior to the latest lockdown, at Holmwood House, the Georgian property near Henley-on-Thames he acquired for £11.25m two years ago with his former model wife Jerry Hall, and where he has spent most of his time during the pandemic. “I expected him to be, well, more tired. Instead he takes lots of meetings, when Covid restrictions have allowed, he is wanting to be engaged, talk about things, to keep on top of business.”

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:00am