WENDI DENG MURDOCH
Wendi Deng Murdoch,( born December 8, 1968) is the third wife of News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch.
Born in Jinan, Shandong and raised in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, She is the third of four children (three daughters, one son) born to engineers.
In 1987 Deng met an American businessman and his wife, Jake and Joyce Cherry, who had temporarily relocated to China to help build a refrigerator factory. Deng asked the couple for tutoring lessons in English, which Joyce eventually provided.
In 1988, she travelled to the United States to study, with the Cherrys sponsoring Deng's student visa.
Deng enrolled at California State University, Northridge, where she studied economics and was among the top 1% of students.
Deng received a Bachelor's degree in economics from California State University at Northridge and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management where she currently serves on the board of advisors.
After entering the United States, Deng lived with the Cherry family for a while when attending university. Mrs. Cherry suspected her husband was having an affair with Deng (30 years his junior) and demanded she leave the house. Mr. Cherry soon followed and moved in with her. The two married in 1990.
Deng and Cherry's marriage lasted 2 years and 7 months before they were legally divorced, but he would later explain they only stayed together for 4 or 5 months, after which he learned of the extramarital relationship Deng had with a David Wolf, a man closer to her age. Nonetheless, she had been able to secure a green card through being legally married to Cherry.
Upon graduation from Yale, she began searching for a job, and met Bruce Campbell via a mutual friend;
Campbell at the time oversaw finance and corporate development at the Fox TV branch in Los Angeles. He subsequently offered Deng an internship at News Corp subsidiary Star TV in Hong Kong, which developed into a full-time junior executive position. Though a junior employee, Deng took a role in working to plan Star TV's operations in Hong Kong and China, and helped to build up Chinese distribution for Star's "Channel V" music channel. Additionally, she investigated interactive TV opportunities for News Digital Systems.
In 1997, Deng met Rupert Murdoch at a company party in Hong Kong. Deng and Murdoch married in 1999, less than three weeks after his divorce from ex-wife Anna Maria Torv Murdoch Mann was finalized.
Deng has recently become a director for the holding company that licenses the MySpace brand and technology to MySpace China, Deng has led her husband's Chinese internet investments totaling between $35 million and $45m. She has led the way in forming business links with China for high-speed video and internet access. She is now chief of strategy for MySpace’s China operation.
Her public profile was raised after she leaped to the rescue of her husband and slapped the head of a man who attempted to push a plate of shaving foam into his face during a highly publicized testimony before a British parliamentary committee in connection with the News International phone hacking scandal. British media has followed this case with interest, calling Deng 'Tiger Wife', while Chinese media and netizens were also amusingly admiring her 'mighty instincts' and 'protective-budyguard act'
WIENDY & RUPERT live in Manhattan with their two daughters: Grace Helen Murdoch (born 2001) and Chloe Murdoch (born 2005).
Deng is a vegan.
it is rare for someone with such killer instincts, to be vegan, this personality trait is usually associated with carnivores.