Anna Murdoch Mann Biography & Net Worth


Anna Murdoch Mann Biography & Net Worth

Popular Name: Anna Murdoch Mann
Real Name: Anna Maria Torv
Birth Date: 30 June 1944  
Birth Place:
Glasgow, Scotland
Age: 77
Gender: Female
Nationality: Scottish
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Sexuality: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Rupert Murdoch ​(m. 1967; div. 1999)​
William Mann ​(m. 1999; died 2017)​
Ashton dePeyster ​(m. 2019)
Children: 3
Profession: Journalist, Novelist
Years active: N/A
Net Worth: $1.5 Billion
Last Updated: 2021


Anna Murdoch Mann, commonly known as Anna Murdoch (or Anna Mann), is a renowned and established journalist and novelist from Scotland. She is best known for her marriage to Rupert Murdoch from 1967 to 1999.

Early Life: Childhood & Education

The novelist, Anna Maria Mann DSG (formerly Anna Torv) was born on 30 June 1944 in Glasgow, Scotland. Her parents were Sylvia Braida, a Scottish dry cleaner, and an Estonian-born merchant seaman, Jacob Tõrv.

Anna’s parents managed a dry-cleaning business in Glasgow for a while until they emigrated to Australia where they started a picnic park outside Sydney, which went bankrupt, unfortunately. When their business collapsed, her mother abandoned the family household, including Anna and her two brothers and one sister.

Raised in a Catholic-believing family, Anna attended Our Lady of Mercy College in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia for her education.

Professional Life: Journalism Career, Book Writing

When she was around 18 years of age, Anna started working as a journalist. She made her debut on the Sydney Daily Mirror and performed so effortlessly well that she was later hired as a journalist for the Australian Daily Telegraph.

Anna Murdoch Mann Net Worth
Anna Murdoch Mann

After a couple of years of dedication to her ostensibly wondrous career, Anna was appointed to join the board of directors of News Corporation.

Along with attaining success in the journalism field, Anna also tried her hands at book writing and unsurprisingly achieved success as an author. She has written a total of three books to date, all of which have entertained different levels of critical acclaim. Her first novel, titled “In Her Own Image”, narrates the story of two sisters who found love with the same man on a sheep station near the Murrumbidgee River. This book enjoyed success and brought Anna the desired recognition for being a great novelist. In 1998, two years after the release of her debut novel, she released a second novel titled “Family Business”. In 1992, she made her third novel, titled “Coming to Terms” available for her readers, most of whom, to date, are supporting her works and anticipating a release of an additional masterclass from the renowned novelist.


Her catalog consists of the three novels:

  • In Her Own Image (Morrow, 1986)
  • Family Business (Morrow, 1988)
  • Coming to Terms (1992)

Personal Life: Husband, Children, Private Affairs

Anna and Rupert Murdoch were married from 1967 to 1999. Their union resulted in the birth of three children: a daughter Elisabeth Murdoch (born 1968), and sons Lachlan and James Murdoch, born in 1971 and 1972 respectively.

When her marriage to Murdoch failed and led to a divorce in 1999, Anna reportedly earned $1.7 billion (including $110 million in cash) from the settlement.

Six months after divorcing her businessman husband, Rupert Murdoch, Anna got married for the second time, to a financier named William Mann, with whom she resided in The Hamptons, in an expensive house formerly owned by the popular humanitarian Yasmin Aga Khan.

On April 28th, 2019, two years since the death of her husband William Mann, Anna got married for the third time to Ashton dePeyster.

According to The Independent, the abductors and killers of Muriel McKay, wife of Anna’s deputy Alick McKay, had initially intended to kidnap Anna herself, but confusion was stirred because the McKays made use of one of Murdoch’s cars.

In 1998, Anna was appointed a Dame of the Order of St. Gregory the Great.

Anna Murdoch Mann Net Worth: Salary, Earnings, Income Sources

The Scottish journalist and novelist, Anna Murdoch Mann, most commonly known as Anna Murdoch (or Anna Mann), is said to own a net worth of $1.5 billion. Although she had a life of her own and was successful in the field of journalism where she started working as an 18-year-old, the bulk of Anna Murdoch Mann’s wealth has come from the settlement she received in her divorce from her marriage to business tycoon Rupert Murdoch. Various sources claim that she earned $1.7 billion (including $110 million in cash) from the settlement. Asides from the income her three novels generate for her, there is no other source of earning linked to this woman.

Anna Murdoch definitely worked hard for herself in the earliest phases of her career. She was 18 years old when she joined the Sydney Daily Mirror as a journalist and her performance fetched her a position at the Australian Daily Telegraph. After a few years of dedication to her amazing career, Anna was appointed to join the board of directors of News Corporation. All these and more, she was able to achieve before her marriage to her billionaire ex-husband. Therefore, even though she earned her billionaire status through divorce settlement, her reputation as a woman who would go any length to accomplish almost anything there is, is enough to command her the respect and recognition she effortlessly deserves.

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