Latvian celebrity and former waitress Astrid Menks is famous as the wife of world’s third richest man, Warren Buffett. She came into the spotlight after her controversial and unconventional marriage to Buffet. Her husband is a well-known name in the public domain due to his wealth and investment skills. To add to this he is also a public speaker and the leader of Berkshire Hathaway.
Astrid Menks was born in 1946 in Latvia to Latvian parents. She moved to the United States when she was very young. Initially, she worked various menial jobs and odd jobs just to make ends meet. Apart from this, she remains secretive about her personal details and educational background. She is America/Latvian as per her nationality and is Latvian be her ethnicity.
Her husband, on the other hand, was born on August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. He has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and Columbia University
As of March 2019, she is married to multibillionaire Warren Buffett, the couple got married on August 30, 2006. Astrid had been with him since the death of his first wife, Susan Buffett. She died in 2004 and had talked about her relationship in an interview.
Menks met Buffet through his first wife and all three were very close friends. In fact, Christmas cards to friends were signed with all three of their names.
Menks came into the limelight after marrying one of the world’s richest entrepreneurs and investors, however, there is no information regarding her net worth in the media as well as tabloid sources.
The exact figures of her salary is not available however, the average waitress earns $20,890.
She worked various odd jobs to get by, she worked as a waitress in the very bar that Buffet’s first wife sang.
Her husband no the other hand is the third richest man in the world with a net worth of around $82.5 billion. His husband financial skills are world renowned and he earns more than $100,000 per year on average.
He also saved a lot of money from an early age. When he was 14 he bought a 40-acre land with the money he had saved. At the time of his graduation, he had saved about $9,800 which is around $103,000 in today’s money.