Just days before the information broke that John Paulson is getting divorced, the hedge-fund billionaire took his wife to a complicated awards dinner held in his honor — and his girlfriend showed up, too.
Paulson — who famously made $20 billion shorting the US housing market before the 2008 crash — was seated close to the entrance alongside his wife of 21 years, Jenny Paulson, at the Manhattan Institute’s 2021 Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner at Cipriani forty second Street, attendees advised The Post.
Meanwhile, a number of tables again at the Sept. 10 bash sat Alina de Almeida, the 33-year-old Instagram nutritionist who recently has been relationship Paulson and sharing his Fifth Avenue condominium, as Page Six revealed last week. Clad in a smooth silver dress, de Almeida advised fellow dinner visitors she was a “friend” of the 65-year-old Wall Street tycoon, an individual at the desk advised The Post.
De Almeida — whose Instagram feed is loaded with diet ideas and footage of her in skimpy exercise gear — raised eyebrows at the desk as she went on to dish a few previous fling with a former Blackstone government, sources mentioned. According to 1 attendee, she detailed how the fling with one other billionaire, had taken her to a slew of Michelin-starred eating places throughout America and Europe.
A licensed dietician, de Almeida devotes a special section of her skilled web site Effective Health to “chelfies” or footage along with her favourite Michelin-starred cooks, together with Jean Georges and Guy Savoy and present her at eating places in New York, Portugal, France, England and Mexico.
A rep for Paulson — whose divorce is predicted to value him billions, as he doesn’t have a prenup and 50-year-old Jenny is claimed to be in talks with movie star legal professional Robert S. Cohen — declined to remark. The Manhattan Institute declined to remark. De Almeida didn’t reply to request for remark. Jenny Paulson’s lawyer didn’t reply to request for remark.
The event was in any other case blasé, insiders mentioned. One supply referred to as it an “upscale rubber chicken” affair, including he was shocked something of curiosity may “possibly have happened at that boring dinner.”
Paulson there acquired the Hamilton Award, which celebrates “leaders not just on the local level, but also at the state and federal levels, who have made remarkable things happen in the realms of public policy, culture, and philanthropy,” according to the MI website. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott additionally acquired the award that evening.
In a short, cookie-cutter speech to some 200 attendees, Paulson — who just lately has predicted that cryptocurrencies will “go to zero” — touted the advantages of capitalism and took a number of jabs at outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, attendees mentioned.