Who is George Soros’ wife? Tamiko Bolton Wiki Bio
Tamiko Bolton was born in the US in 1971, and came under the spotlight after marrying one of the richest people in the world – George Soros, a Hungarian-American investor.
Early life and education
Tamiko was born to a nurse who immigrated to the US from Japan, and to a father who was a naval commander – she spent her early life in California before enrolling at the University of Utah, from which she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in 1993. After that, she enrolled at the University of Miami and obtained her Master’s degree in 1995.
Tamiko launched her career in pharmacy and education shortly after obtaining her bachelor’s degree. She is currently working as a licensed pharmacist, while she is also an education consultant; after marrying George, she became an entrepreneur. She has launched her own business through which she sells dietary supplements, including products containing vitamins for those who are exercising, or trying to lose weight. She also has her own website on which she offers yoga lessons.
Marriage with George and other affairs
Tamiko was married one time before George – she exchanged wedding vows with an unknown man in the mid-90s, but it did not last long, and Tamiko has never revealed his identity.
Tamiko met George at a party in 2008 – he was married two times prior to making Tamiko his wife in September 2013. Tamiko was 42 at the time of their wedding and George was twice her age, leading the newspapers to write about the newly married couple. The wedding reception was held at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and counted 500 guests.
George’s second wife Adriana Ferreyr filed a lawsuit against him, after he gifted Tamiko a $1.9 million apartment in Manhattan which he allegedly promised to give to her – she also attacked Tamiko and the lawyers defending her at the court; the case is still open.
Who is George Soros?
Schwartz Gyorgy was born in Budapest in Hungary on 12 August 1930 – his zodiac sign is Leo, and he holds both Hungarian and American nationality. He is an investor and a philanthropist.
George was born into a rich Jewish family, to Erzsebet whose family owned a thriving silk shop, and Tivadar who worked as a lawyer. It was in 1936 that his family changed their last name to Soros for safety reasons. George was 13 years-old when Hungary was occupied by the Germans during World War II, and the Soros family escaped being imprisoned and deported thanks to buying forged documents which showed that they were Christians. At the age of 17, George moved to live in England, and enrolled at the London School of Economics – to financially support himself, he worked as a waiter and a railway porter, and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in philosophy in 1951, followed in 1954 by obtaining his Master of Science degree in philosophy.
George’s first job in investing was for a merchant bank, as he explained during an interview at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council in 2006 – ‘… I wrote to every managing director in every merchant bank in London, got just one or two replies, and eventually that’s how I got a job in a merchant bank.’ It was 1954 when he began working at the Singer & Friendlander merchant bank in London – he served as a clerk before moving to the arbitrage section. Advised by his colleague, he moved to F.M. Mayer in New York City in 1956, working there for three years before moving to Wertheim and Co in 1959. In 1963, he became the vice-president of the Arnhold and S. Blechroeder investment bank in New York.
In 1970 created the Double Eagle hedge fund, which later served as a foundation for his Soros Fund, having made $12 million. After Soros Fund was launched, George left Double Eagle which was later renamed to Quantum Fund and which has since its official inception in 1973 amassed over $40 billion.
George came to worldwide fame after he earned over $1 billion when he sold around $10 billion in pounds sterling – this led to the UK withdrawing from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, and devaluing the pound giving George the title of “the man who broke the Bank of England”.
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George Soros speaks at a World Economic Forum dinner in Davos about the state of American democracy on the eve of the presidential inauguration.⠀ ⠀ "The United States has a strong constitution and resilient institutions, and even though this moment may usher in grave threats to our democracy I am confident that open society will prevail."⠀ ⠀ Photo credit: © Jason Alden/Bloomberg/Getty⠀ ⠀ #democracy #opensociety #inauguration
George has two sons named Robert and Jonathan, and a daughter Andrea with his first wife Annaliese Witschak, whom he divorced in 1983. He has two children named Alexander and Gregory with Susan Weber, whom he married in 1983 and divorced in 2005 – he and Tamiko have no children together.
Tamiko’s interests and likes
Tamiko is interested in philanthropy and has been made a partner in her husband’s Soros Fund Management – the two have also insisted that instead of people bringing them gifts during their wedding, they should donate money to charity.
She proposes that education should be free, and has devoted her life to help educate underprivileged people as well as children with various disabilities. She enjoys reading books in her spare time and is very fond of travelling – she has been to numerous world economic events with her husband, and the two have travelled all around the world during the six years they have been married. Tamiko enjoys leading a luxurious lifestyle which her husband has made possible for her and most sources say that she married George for his money.
Appearance and net worth
Tamiko is 48 years old, and has long brown hair and brown eyes. Her net worth is over $500,000 – her husband George’s net worth is over $8 billion, but it’s estimated that he has donated omore than $32 billion to charity as of 2018.