Billionaire George Soros, 83, weds for the third time
Hedge fund tycoon marries Tamiko Bolton, but ex-girlfriend's lawsuit looms over celebrations
GEORGE SOROS, the 83-year-old hedge fund tycoon, will be hoping it's a case of third time lucky after he married again on Saturday.
Soros, who set up one of the world's first hedge funds in 1969, wed his third wife, 42-year-old education consultant, Tamiko Bolton, in Bedford, New York.
The couple were married in a family-only ceremony on Soros's estate, bought from Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton in 2003, attended by the billionaire's five children from his previous marriages.
The wedding was followed by a lavish reception attended by 500 people at the nearby Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. According to the Daily Telegraph, guests included Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, U2 front man Bono, and Kofi Annan, the one-time UN general secretary. Others in attendance were World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
Hungarian-born Soros, best known for making millions during the 1992 UK currency crisis, met Tamiko at a dinner party in 2008 and the couple announced their engagement last year.
Soros, whose net worth is $20 billion according to Forbes, is currently being sued for $50m by his ex-girlfriend Adriana Ferreyr, a former Brazilian soap star.
Ferreyr, who filed the suit in 2011, claims Soros promised her a $1.9m apartment but instead gave it to his new wife. Ferreyr also claims the billionaire assaulted her during an argument.
Soros is countersuing the aspiring actress for defamation, claiming Ferreyr's suit is "completely without merit". It all means that less than a week after her wedding, Tamiko will have to make a deposition. ·