Astrid Menks is the second wife of Warren Buffet. Before getting married in 2006, she was content with simply being with him, despite knowing he was already married and has 3 children. She had a good friendship with his 1st wife, Susan Thompson, who was the one who told her to take care of her husband and children. They all were quite satisfied with this unusual arrangement that seemed to suit their particular needs. Astrid was able to be with the man she loved, though she knew he wasn’t going to divorce his 1st wife. Susan was able to pursue her own interest without having to worry about leaving her husband and children behind. Warren had someone to take care of him while he worked hard at his business.
Astrid Menks Bio: Age, Early Life
Astrid Menks was born in 1946 in Latvia. After immigrating to the USA from her home country, she did several jobs. Not much details are available about her life before she met Warren Buffet. She is known to be into philanthropy. After Susan’s death, she has taken over some of her charities. These were under the Warren name. She is also known to make regular donations to the local zoo in Omaha due to her love for animals.
Astrid Menks Career Details
Though she was born in Latvia, Astrid decided to move to the USA. Initially she is known to have spent some time doing several jobs, though no other detail is known. At some point of time, she came to Omaha, Nebraska. During her job as a waitress at a cafe and cocktail bar, she first met Susan Thompson and later her husband, Warren Buffet. Though Susan had a loving husband and 3 children, she was not content to be simply the wife of a rich man and be a mother to her children.
Hence in 1977, she decided to move to San Francisco in order to pursue her own career in music. But she never divorced her husband, Warren Buffet. For more than 3 decades, Astrid took care of Warren Buffet and his children. They were quite content in maintaining this arrangement which suited everyone. All of the 3 of them were quite friendly and loving towards each other. Infact, they sent Christmas cards together, signed by Warren, Susie, and Astrid.
Astrid Menks Net Worth
Though she is married to one of the wealthiest men, her personal net worth is unknown. Astrid still prefers to shop at thrift shops. She likes to lead a simple and quiet life.
Astrid Menks Dating History
When Astrid and Warren met, he was already married to his first wife, Susan Thompson. They married in 1952 and had 3 children. Though Warren was becoming quite successful in his business, Susan wanted to do something on her own. She decided to take up a part-time job to sing at the same establishment where Astrid was working. While there, the 2 women became friends.
Later, Susan left her husband and went to San Francisco in 1977 to further pursue singing as her career. Though the couple lived separately, they never divorced. In fact, Susan asked Astrid to take care of her family. Until Susan died in 2004, the 3 of them were quite happy with this arrangement.
Astrid Menks Boyfriend
Her only known boyfriend is Warren Buffet with whom she later got married after being together for more than 3 decades. Details of her early life are not known.
Astrid Menks Husband And Marriage Details
Astrid got married to Warren Buffet on 30 August 2006. On July 29, 2004, Susan had died of a cerebral hemorrhage while battling oral cancer. She was aged 72 at that time. The day they got married was Warren Buffet’s 76th Birthday. Astrid was 60 years of age. The marriage was simple and intimate one where Astrid’s sisters and Warren’s daughter were present.
Astrid Menks Parents
Details about her parents and her early life are not available.
Astrid Menks Kids
Astrid has no children of her own. However, she is known to have a good relationship to her husband’s children with his 1st wife, Susan Alice Buffett, Howard Graham Buffett and Peter Andrew Buffett
Astrid Menks Cars And House
She stays with her husband in a house in Omaha he purchased in 1958 for $ 31,000. It is not known if she has any house of her own.