Tamiko Bolton really came into the spotlight when she began dating billionaire George Soros who she subsequently married. She, however, had a lot going on with her even before their marriage and she remains a personality that continues to intrigue quite a lot of people. Below we look more in-depth at the wife of one of the richest men in the world.
Tamiko Bolton Bio & Age
Tamiko Bolton was born in 1971 to her mother, a nurse of Japanese-American descent and a retired naval commander father. The couple raised their daughter in Califonia and Tamiko Bolton later went to the University of Utah for her first degree before getting an MBA from the University of Miami.
She would put her education to good use taking up a career covering both education and pharmacy. She has been described as an American education consultant and licensed pharmacist while also being an entrepreneur. She started by working as a consultant in the education and health sector. She then moved on to own her own business online which sold dietary supplements and vitamin products. A more recent online platform that she also launched provides yoga education.
Tamiko Bolton got married for the first time in the 1990s. The marriage did not last long and the identity of her first husband is not known.
How She Became George Soros’ Wife
Becoming the wife of George Soros was definitely a new chapter of Tamiko Bolton’s life. George Soros became known as ‘The Man Who Broke the Bank of England’ following his historic trade practices where he took on the Bank of England and bet on the devaluation of the British pound. His fame and fortune grew from then on, putting him on par with some of the world’s richest men.
Tamiko Bolton is George Soros’ third wife. The two were said to have met at a dinner party in 2008. George Soros proposed to Tamiko in mid-2012 while they were at a weekend visit to the Hamptons. The engagement of the then 42-year-old Tamiko Bolton to the 83-year-old George Soros was announced at his summer home in Southampton, New York by August 2012.
The two got married in September 2013 in a little ceremony at Soros Bedford, New York, estate. A number of prominent guests were among the 500 invited wedding guests that included both immediate family members and foreign dignitaries. The couple hosted a reception at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts and another for 300 guests at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
The couple’s love story was not all rosy. Tamiko Bolton who seems to favor keeping a low profile was dragged into a legal battle in 2011 by Adriana Ferreyr, a former partner of George Soros who was a former Brazilian soap opera star. She alleged in the filed $50 million lawsuits against Soros that he had promised her the $1.9 million Manhattan apartment that he had passed on to Tamiko. To achieve her preferred end, she began slandering Tamiko to the board of the building and later on, to lawyers. It was such a heated period that Ferreyr even physically attacked Soros and his lawyers during the hearing of the lawsuit. George Soros filed a motion that is still pending to have the lawsuit dismissed.
How Much Is She Worth?
Although Tamiko Bolton’s actual net worth is not known, her husband is worth a whopping $20 billion according to Forbes. She was doing pretty well in her career prior to her marriage but nothing to compare with the amount of luxury that now lays at her feet. George Soros who is a known philanthropist is actually expected to leave a bulk of his estate to various charities but his lawyer has said that Tamiko will be generously provided for even when he is gone.
Other Facts About Tamiko
Tamiko Bolton is a partner in Soros Fund Management and she sometimes accompanies her husband who speaks at world economic events.
She is a private person who avoids media appearances and stays off social media.
It was reported that her engagement ring was a Graff diamond in a platinum setting on a rose gold band.
At their wedding, the couple requested that in place of gifts, guests make donations to charitable organizations.
An exact birth date for Tamiko Bolton has managed to be kept secret from the media.