Billionaire George Soros, 82, set to marry 40-year-old girlfriend – and he’s hoping it’ll be third time lucky
Daily Mail: Billionaire George Soros has plenty to celebrate this weekend: his 82nd birthday and the engagement to his 40-year-old girlfriend Tamiko Bolton.
Soros and Bolton, who met in the spring of 2008, formally announced their engagement at a party at Soros’ summer home in Southampton, New York attended by a small group of friends and relatives, according to a person familiar with the trader. Soros proposed to Bolton, 40, a few weeks ago during a weekend visit to the Hamptons, a New York haven for the rich and famous.
This will be Soros’ third marriage and the second for Bolton, who was married briefly in the 1990s. Soros, who turns 82 today, has five children from his previous marriages.
Last year, Adriana Ferreyr, Soros’ actress ex girlfriend, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan state court, alleging he reneged on a promise to buy her an apartment. Ferreyr claims that he gave the £1.9 million apartment intended for her to his other girlfriend: Bolton, who was described as Soros’ ‘travelling nurse’ in the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also claims that Ferreyr was emotionally tortured, harassed and abused by Soros during an alleged fight over the apartment. Soros denies all the claims and has filed a pending motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the former Brazilian soap opera star.
The engagement ring Soros gave Bolton, according to a person close to the trader, is a Graff diamond in a platinum setting on a rose gold band. Among the guests at the party at Soros’ summer home were journalist Jane Bryant Quinn and Blackstone’s Byron Wien.
Soros, who is an active contributor to politically liberal causes and frequently speaks on world economic events, converted his hedge fund into a family office last year and stopped managing money for outside investors.
Soros rose to fame and fortune two decades ago on a now-historic trade, in which he took on the Bank of England and shrewdly wagered on a devaluation of the British pound. This led to his moniker – The Man Who Broke the Bank of England.
Wonder if the happy couple will have their guests donate to the “Obama event registry” in lieu of gifts?