TALLINN - Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves attended the wedding of billionaire and philanthropist George Soros on Sept. 21 near New York, reports Ohtuleht. The private wedding ceremony of the 83-year-old George Soros and 42-year-old Tamiko Bolton was followed by a festive reception in the Caramoor music and art center, where around 500 guests had been invited, among them World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and also several heads of state.
“George Soros, who via the Open Estonia Foundation, has supported the development of the Estonian citizens society for a long time, sent President Ilves as the head of state and his wife an invitation to his wedding,” said the president’s chancellery PR manager Piret Pert. “Since George Soros has been a founder of the Estonian modern art center, President Ilves gave him as a present a work of Mall Nukke.” President Ilves and George Soros have met several times in recent years.
President Ilves started a working visit to the USA on Sept. 19 with the main focus the UN General Assembly.