Astrid Menks is an American celebrity notable for being the spouse of one of the World’s most successful business moguls and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet. Menks came into the limelight following her lifelong relationship and unconventional marriage to Buffet. As a matter of fact, her husband is currently the third wealthiest man in the world with his net worth sitting at $84.9 billion.
Amazingly, Buffet has become a household name in the world following his extraordinary impact in the business world. While he has been enjoying the glamour of the limelight, little or less is known about his wife Astrid Menks. Read on, as we take you through her biography and other interesting details below.
Who Is Astrid Menks?
Astrid Menks was born in 1946 to Latvia parents. Being a very private person, Astrid hasn’t shared much information regarding her personal life, family background, and siblings with the media. In search of greener pastures, she immigrated to the United States when she was very young. Upon her arrival, she settled in Omaha City of Nebraska doing different kinds of menial jobs just to make ends meet. Although she hasn’t shared many details regarding her educational background, a mere look at Astrid would tell you she is a well-educated woman.
The amazing lady later found a waitress job at a French cafe, an upscale nightclub in Nebraska during the ‘70s. While she was working there, Buffet’s first wife Susan Thompson who is a singer was a regular performer at the bar. At the time, she had already been married to Buffet for about twenty-five years. The pair became good friends and she was eventually introduced to Buffet. However, when Susan’s music career started getting a positive turn around in 1977, she decided to relocate to San Francisco, leaving her husband under the care of her friends including Astrid.
From that point onwards, Menks’ relationship with Buffet deepened and she later moved in with him. Amazingly, the trio continued to live happily without any issues until Susan’s death in 2004. Menks has always lived a low profile life far away from the glamour of the limelight to date.
While there are no much details regarding her career, it is known that Menks has been living a lavish lifestyle, especially seeing as she is married to a multi-billionaire business magnate. However, her net worth cannot be ascertained at the moment because she has not shared such information with the media. That of her husband as we aforementioned is $84.9 billion as of 2019.
Astrid Menks’ Unconventional Marriage to Warren Buffet
Astrid Menk’s marriage to the business mogul has been regarded as one of the most unconventional celebrity marriages in the United States because, although Buffet never divorced his first wife, he started another relationship with Menks in the late ‘70s. The pair lived together for over four decades before finally tying the knot in 2006. Their unique living arrangement obviously worked out to a large extent for the three parties. According to Buffet, the trio even sent out Christmas cards signed by all three parties.
Buffet began to live separately with his wife Susan in 1977; nevertheless, they continued making public appearances and never considered getting an official divorce. Amazingly, Warren has credited Susan as the backbone behind his successes in business. Since 1977, Astrid and Warren’s relationship has continued to thrive. She also became so close to his three children – Susie, Peter, and Howard. After the death of Susan in 2004, the couple decided to make their lifelong relationship official. Two years later, they tied the knot on the occasion of Buffet’s 76th birthday. At the time, Menks was 60 years old and the news of their wedding dominated the tabloid for several months.
They exchanged marital vows in a low key wedding presided over by a judge named Patricia Lamberty. The attendees include Buffet’s children, Astrid’s sister, and a few other family members. The media coverage of the occasion was granted to Omaha World-Herald. Since then, the couple has been enjoying a blissful marital life to date. Additionally, they didn’t have any kids of their own. Menks has always taken Susan’s children as hers.