Vivi Nevo, former boyfriend of actress Zhang Ziyi, looks unrecognizably different at Murdoch's wedding

By Nguyen Huong   June 7, 2024 | 12:11 am PT
Vivi Nevo, former boyfriend of Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, garnered attention at media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's wedding due to his dramatically altered appearance.

Nevo, the 59-year-old Israeli-American venture capitalist, now has a long white beard and is mostly bald. He dressed stylishly with lavish accessories and looked significantly thinner than he did over a decade ago when he was dating Zhang, according to Sohu.

Throughout the wedding, Nevo sat alone in a corner. Murdoch, 93, has taken his fifth bride, Elena Zhukova, also known as the former mother-in-law of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, at his California vineyard and estate on June 1.

Actress Zhang Ziyi. Photo from Zhangs Weibo

Actress Zhang Ziyi. Photo from Zhang's Weibo

After his breakup with Zhang, Nevo dated a young model but did not marry and is currently single. Some sources indicate that he experienced a career crisis when his company faced severe financial difficulties, almost leading to bankruptcy. Other sources note that he has transformed from a cheerful and confident person to a quieter individual, leading a more private life and avoiding the public eye.

In 2009, Nevo gained media attention for his relationship with Zhang. At that time, he was a wealthy businessman, and Zhang was a globally famous star. He took her on trips worldwide. The couple created a buzz when 81 topless photos of them sunbathing on the beach, showcasing intimate moments, were leaked.

The couple separated shortly after becoming engaged. She later explained that cultural differences were the reason for their breakup. It was reported that Nevo attempted to save the relationship but was ultimately unsuccessful.

In 2015, Zhang married singer Wang Feng. The couple announced their split late last year.

Zhang, 45, gained international recognition with her role in the 2000 movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which received 10 Academy Awards nominations. She also garnered many awards for her appearance in the 2013 movie "The Grandmaster."

In 2011, Business Insider reported that Nevo who claimed he was "ungoogleable" until 2006, owns large stakes in Time Warner, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and more.

In 2008, The New York Times reported he was the single largest individual shareholder in Time Warner and had previously been Goldman Sachs' largest private investor.

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