The couple met at a dinner party in 2008, and their engagement was announced four years later in August of 2012.
The wedding is a three-day festival, of sorts, included the exchanging of vows at Soros’ estate in Bedford which is just outside of New York City. The ceremony at his estate - which, incidentally, was purchased in 2003 from Michael Crichton who wrote Jurassic Park - was attended by the newlywed’s families including his five children.
On Friday, there was a dinner as well as a reception at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan which gave attendees a preview of “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938" - which is a new exhibit of works by Belgian painter Rene Magritte.
On Saturday evening, following the ceremony, more than 500 guests were invited to a reception at an arts center in Katonah which is not far from the estate. Among the invited guests at the reception were some foreign leaders including Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama, Liberia’s President Ella Johnson Sirleaf, Estonia’s President Hendrik Toomas Ilves. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim was invited as well. Additionally, United States Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi of California and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom of California were invited.
Bolton is the daughter of a nurse and a retired naval officer from California. She is a graduate of the University of Utah and has an MBA from the University of Miami. Most recently, she has been a consultant and entrepreneur in the health and educational fields with an online dietary supplement and vitamin sales company. Marrying Soros is her second marriage.
As for her new husband, he scored big in the 1990s in finance and is currently reported to have a net worth at $20 billion. William Zabel, Soros’ attorney says that Soros is prepared to leave most of his fortune to charity – but intends to provide generously for his new bride. This is his third marriage as he divorced Annaliese Witchak in 1983 and Susan Weber Soros in 2005.
Instead of gifts being donned on the newlyweds, they have asked that donations be made to charities such as the National Dance Institute, the Roma Education Fund, Global Witness, and Harlem’s Children Zone.