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What do we know about George Soros’ wife, Tamiko Bolton?
Tamiko Bolton is an entrepreneur and a licensed pharmacist of Japanese descent, who came into the spotlight with her marriage to George Soros, the Hungarian-American billionaire philanthropist; they were married on 21 September 2013 and are still together. This was the third marriage for Soros, previously being married to Annaliese Witschak from 1960-1983 and Susan Weber from 1983 to 2005. It was the second marriage for Bolton, who had a brief marriage in the early ‘90s, details unknown. The couple does not have children together, but Soros has five children from his previous marriages.
Early life and Education of Tamiko Bolton
Bolton was born on 1 March 1971, in California USA; her mother was a Japanese-American nurse and her father was a retired US Navy Commander named Robert J. Bolton. She was raised in California until she finished high school, then moved to Florida to attend the University of Miami. After finishing her bachelor’s degree, she went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree at the same university.
Tamiko Bolton’s Career
Being a licensed pharmacist, Tamiko worked as a health education consultant in the early days of her career. She is also a certified Yoga teacher, and advocates oriental practices for a healthy lifestyle, and has created a few entrepreneurial ventures around it that operate online. To provide further education and awareness of yoga, she launched an online platform in which she provides yoga education. She also owns a successful dietary supplement business that is internet-based.
Currently, she is a partner in Soros Fund Management, and actively works with Soros in his business. She frequents world economic events in the European region, and delivers subject-related speeches. Most recently, Bolton and Soros attended a UN Summit on climate change to bring awareness to the issues, and they regularly contribute to organizations working on climate change related issues.
When did Tamiko Bolton get married to George Soros?
Soros and Bolton met in the Spring of 2008 and started dating shortly afterwards; their engagement was announced formally in August 2012 at a party in one of the summer homes of Soros in Southampton, surrounded by their closest family and friends. Bolton was 40 years old at the time of the engagement while Soros was 82 years old, so their age gap of over 40 years was much talked about in the media.
They were married on 21 September 2013 in a small ceremony at Soros’s Bedford, New York estate; Bolton’s dress was designed by Reem Acra, a Lebanon-born fashion designer. The wedding was officiated by Federal Judge Kimba Wood and was attended by the close friends and family of the couple including the five children of Soros. The small ceremony was followed by a large reception for over 500 guests at a Westchester County complex called Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. There were plenty of distinguished guests, including powerful political figures such as Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsom. There was a second reception with 300 guests held at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
In 2011, Bolton came into the middle of a highly publicized $50 million lawsuit filed against Soros by his previous partner Adriana Ferreyr, who accused Soros of fraud, harassment, emotional distress and also assault. She also claimed that Soros had promised to give her a Manhattan apartment worth $1.9 million, which he later gifted to Bolton. The attempts by Soros to dismiss the lawsuit were unsuccessful, and during the course of the hearing, Ferreyr began physically violent and attacked Soros and his lawyers. In 2013, Soros filed a lawsuit against Ferreyr for defamation and assault. After Soros’s marriage to Bolton, Ferreyr expected Soros to give her the apartment since Bolton no longer used it but Soros has donated most of his assets including the apartment to charities.
Tamiko has a petite physique, being 5’ 4” (1.65m) in height. She has black hair and dark eyes owing to her Asian heritage. She likes to keep a low profile when it comes to her personal life, mostly appearing only at charity events she and Soros do together. She does not have any verified active social media profiles, but her lifestyle and wellness brands related to yoga and supplements are still active.
What is Tamiko Bolton’s Net Worth?
The exact net worth of this Japanese-American entrepreneur is unknown, as she is linked with her husband George Soros. As of February 2019, he has a net worth of up to $20 billion according to Forbes, but having already donated over $32 billion to charitable causes. Bolton had a few steady businesses related to health and wellness before her marriage to the billionaire, so she is very likely financially comfortable in her own right.