George Soros tied the knot with 42-year-old Japanese-American Tamiko Bolton, a health care consultant, in a small, but lavish, wedding at his Caramoor estate in Bedford, an hour away from New York City.
Billionaire investor George Soros got married for the third time.
Tamiko Bolton’s wedding 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.
George Soros, 83, put a Graff wedding band on Tamiko Bolton’s finger during the half-hour ceremony, according to a source.
Federal judge Kimba Wood officiated at the non-denominational wedding, which was attended only by family members, including George Soros’ five children from his two previous marriages.
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.
George Soros and Tamiko Bolton first dined at Geist when visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009.
It comes as little surprise that the occasion would be marked with a bit of fanfare.
The three-day celebration already 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.
The estate in Bedford itself has its own grandiose history as George Soros bought it a decade ago from Michael Crichton, the author of Jurassic Park.
The reception featured Hungarian composer and conductor Iván Fischer, a family friend, who created a new arrangement for the occasion, which was presented with the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade performed with the Harris Lane Orchestra.
The reception was festooned with lavish floral centerpieces including a huge hot-air balloon made of flowers.
Mayra Andrade and Roma ensemble Via Romen performed at Sunday brunch.
Guests at the various events included 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.
From the political realm those invited included Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi of California and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, both Democrats.
George Soros, who established one of the first hedge funds in 1969 and is probably best known for his big bet against the British pound in 1992, met Tamiko Bolton at a dinner party in 2008.
Their engagement was announced in August 2012.
Tamiko Bolton, who was raised in California, is the daughter of a nurse and a retired naval officer. She graduated from the University of Utah and holds an MBA from the University of Miami. Tamiko Bolton has been a consultant and entrepreneur working in the fields of health and education.
For George Soros, who has a net worth of $20 billion, according to Forbes, this will be his third marriage. It will be the second for Tamiko Bolton.
In the past three decades, Hungarian-born George Soros has given away more than $7 billion to promote democracy, foster free speech, improve education and fight poverty around the world, according to his foundation’s website on www.opensocietyfoundations.org.
George Soros was divorced from Annaliese Witschak in 1983 and Susan Weber Soros in 2005.