George Soros, 83-year-old billinaire and philanthropist marries 42-year-old girlfriend Tamiko Bolton, a healthcare consultant in a lavish ceremony at his Caramoor estate in Bedford, an hour away from New York City. It is the same estate he bought a decade ago from famous author Micheal Crichton.
According to the Daily Mail, This is the third marriage for Soros who was divorced from Annaliese Witschak in 1983 and Susan Weber Soros in 2005. Federal judge Kimba Wood officiated at the non-denominational wedding, which was attended only by family members, including Soros’ five children from his two previous marriages.
The bride’s dress was designed by U.S.-based, Lebanon-born Reem Acra, whose gowns have been worn on the red carpet by many stars, including Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez and Soros reportedly put a beautiful Graff wedding band on Bolton’s special finger during the half-hour ceremony, according to a source.
The wedding ceremony was followed by a reception on Saturday evening with more than 500 guests at an arts center in nearby Katonah. Chef Bo Bech of the Geist Restaurant in Copenhagen prepared the food. The Giest was a particularly special choice because Soros and Bolton first dined at Geist when visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009 and it quickly became a favorite.
The three-day celebration began on Friday with a dinner followed by a reception at the Museum of Modern Art with a special preview of the new Rene Magritte exhibit.
Reportedly some of the guests at the various events were World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and some foreign leaders, including Hendrik Toomas Ilves, president of Estonia; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia; and Edi Rama, prime minister of Albania. Also expected to have attended were fellow titans of the hedge fund world, Paul Tudor Jones and Julian Robertson.
The reception featured the musical stylings of well-known names like Hungarian composer and conductor Iván Fischer, a family friend, who created a new arrangement just for Soros’ big day, which was presented with the Budapest Festival Orchestra. In addition to that, Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade performed with the Harris Lane Orchestra. Andrade and Roma ensemble Via Romen will perform at a Sunday brunch today.
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