- Porntip Nakhirunkanok is also famous as Bui Simon, the wife of Herbert Simon, a real estate businessman, and owner of NBA’s Indiana Pacers.
- The Thai-American is a philanthropist who is also the founder of Angels Wings Foundation but first claimed fame as the 1988 Miss Thailand and Miss Universe.
- The 56 years old has 2 biological children with Herbert Simon, 3 adopted children, and 5 step-children.
Porntip Nakhirunkanok has lived her life since the age of 20 in the spotlight as a result of her participation in a beauty pageant. The step resulted in her becoming a beauty queen holding the titles of Miss Thailand and Miss Universe. Although she later started life as a philanthropist, it was her marriage to multi-billion dollar worth businessman, Herbert Simon in 2002 that has added to her being known.
Porntip Nakhirunkanok is The Third Wife of Hebert Simon
Bui’s husband was married to Sheila Simon and although the marriage led to 2 children, it ended in divorce.
The businessman then became married to Diane Meyer Simon – an environmental activist, politician, founder of Global Green USA, and member of Green Cross International (GCI). The marriage was the second for both of them. However, the former couple divorced in 2000 after 3 children.
2 years later in 2002, the Indiana real estate billionaire settle for marriage with Bui, and have been together for 2 decades.
Her Husband is a Father of 10
With Porntip Nakhirunkanok, Herbert Simon welcomed 2 children. However, when the former beauty queen lost her sister, the couple adopted her 3 children to make a total number of 5.
From Herbert’s side, he had 5 children from his former marriages. Among the 10 children include some notable ones. Here’s what to know about them.
Stephen Howard Simon is The Director Of the Herbert Simon Foundation
He is one of the 2 children from his first marriage of Simon with Sheila Simon. Stephen is a graduate of General Studies from Indiana University.
Like his father, he has followed the path of business and retained the position of president and CEO of a privately-held real estate company from 1997 to 2006. He is also a director for Hebert Simon Foundation among other positions in companies and businesses.
Sarah Elisabeth Meyer Simon is an Investor
Although there are little to no details about Sarah, she was born during the second marriage of Hebert to Diane Meyer Simon. She has a career as an investor.
Rachel Mariam Meyer Simon Stuart is a Philanthropist and Artist
Rachel is not all that famous, but she was also born in the second marriage of her father to Diane Simon. She is an artist as well as Philanthropist like Porntip Nakhirunkanok. She is married to Hale Stuart and is a mother.
Asher Benjamin Meyer Simon is an Artist and Stepdaughter of
Unlike many members of the family of Hebert who have taken to either investing or real estate, Asher is an artist like her sister Rachel Stuart.
The Family is Worth Billions of Dollars
On her own, it is difficult to trace the net worth of Porntip Nakhirunkanok. However, she has been the wife of a business mogul, Hebert Simon for 2 decades. Her husband is a wealthy man whose net worth is reported by Forbes to be $3.7 billion.
How Porntip Nakhirunkanok Made Her Net Worth
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The net worth of Bui Simon can be traced to the 1980s with his career in the beauty world. First, she was the 1st runner-up of the Miss California Teen USA.
Following that, she became the Miss Universe of 1988 after becoming Miss Thailand. Although it cannot be deduced how much exactly she made in her beauty pageantry, it is farfetched that beauty queens have a relatable good earnings.
In 1989 when she was 21, the billionaire wife was named the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador of Thailand.
The Psychology graduate of Pepperdine University is on the Board of TRegenst of the institution. She is also on the board of the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis as well as the the Board of Governor for the Dream Foundation.
Bui Simon is also the president and founder of the Angels Wings Foundation.
Her Husband Started Making a Major Part of His Net Worth in 1960 When He Was 26
The 1934-born 89 years old Herbert Simon attended the City College of New York (B. B. A). Although it is not certain if he started earning before 1960, it was in the year that he alongside his brother, Melvin Simon started the precursor to Simon Property Group.
The company would live to encounter growth and become one of the World’s largest real estate investment trust with more than 230 properties in the world and above 190 in the U.S.
In addition, Simon and his brothers purchased the Indiana Pacers, basketball team. The NBA team was initially owned by Sam Nassi and Frank Mariani.
The businessman is also the owner of WNBA’s Indiana Fever that was earlier owned by the now inoperative USL’s Reno 1868 FC.
Generally, it is difficult to trace what the billionaire has earned exactly in his business venture, Forbes reports of 2022 reported that he is worth $3.7 billion.