Tatiana Santo Domingo

Tatiana Santo Domingo Rechulski (born 24 November 1983), also known as Tatiana Casiraghi, is an American-born Colombian-Monégasque socialite, heiress and fashion designer. She is the founder of Muzungu Sisters, a fashion company and the wife of Andrea Casiraghi, who is fourth in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. On the Forbes 2016 list of the world's billionaires, she was ranked #722 with an estimated net worth of US$2.4 billion.[1]

Tatiana Santo Domingo
Born
Tatiana Santo Domingo Rechulski

(1983-11-24) 24 November 1983 (age 37)
Other namesTatiana Casiraghi
Citizenship
  • Monégasque
  • Colombian
Occupation
  • Socialite
  • heiress
  • fashion designer
Spouse(s)
(m. 2013)
Children3
Parent(s)

Early life and educationEdit

Tatiana Santo Domingo was born on 24 November 1983 in New York and raised in Geneva and Paris. She is a member of the Santo Domingo family. Her father Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Jr. (1958–2009) was the son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo (1923–2011), who was cited as the second richest man in Colombia by Forbes in 2011.[2] Her grandfather was owner of the Santo Domingo Group and the Colombian Bavaria Brewery, which was one of the largest breweries in South America. When he died in 2011, he left a sixth of his wealth to Tatiana Santo Domingo.

Her mother Vera Rechulski is a Brazilian socialite from São Paulo, who has a boutique in Paris that sells Indian antiques.[3] Before opening her boutique in Paris, she ran a hotel in India for many years.[4]

According to one source, Santo Domingo attended the International School of Geneva and then enrolled at a boarding school in Fontainebleau, near Paris, where she was reported to have met her future husband, Andrea Casiraghi.[5] However, according to Bob Colacello in a special spread for Vanity Fair entitled, "Fortune's Children," she actually attended Institut Le Rosey and École Jeannine Manuel.[6] Colacello also claimed that she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from American University in London.[6] She earned her BFA in visual communications, with a concentration in photography, in 2005.[7][4] In an article dated October 2019, Business Insider echoed Colacello's information about her enrollment at Le Rosey.[8]

CareerEdit

Santo Domingo is known to have worked as an intern for Vanity Fair magazine in New York City.[4] She also worked for the Aeffe Group, the fashion label of Alberta Ferretti.[4]

In 2011, Santo Domingo partnered with Dana Alikhani, daughter of the late Hossein Alikhani,[9] to launch Muzungu Sisters, which focuses on ethical business practices that allow them support local artisans, buy handmade[10] garments at a fair price[11] and then sell them. Their brand has been supported by other socialites, such as Eugenie Niarchos, and Margherita Missoni.[12]

In 2018, Tatiana Casiraghi ranked #1103 on the Forbes World's Billionaires list, with wealth listed at US$2.2 billion.[13]

PhilanthropyEdit

Santo Domingo supports several charity organizations, most notably the Motrice Foundation,[14] which funds research into cerebral palsy and which her husband Andrea Casiraghi also supports.[15] In August 2006 she and Casiraghi paid a visit to Manila on behalf of a joint venture of the World Association of Children's Friends and the Virlanie Foundation.[16]

Personal and media lifeEdit

In 2010, Tatiana Santo Domingo relinquished her US citizenship, according to the Internal Revenue Service.[17]

In July 2012, Caroline, Princess of Hanover, released a statement announcing that Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo became engaged after a seven-year relationship.[4][18] Prior to their wedding, she had already accompanied Casiraghi at some of most important social events in Monaco, such as the Rose Ball,[19] the enthronement of his uncle Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Monaco Grand Prix[20] and the wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock.[21]

Santo Domingo gave birth to a son named Alexandre Andrea Stefano[22] "Sasha" Casiraghi, on 21 March 2013, in London, England.[23] Casiraghi and Santo Domingo were married in a civil ceremony in the Prince's Palace of Monaco on August 31, 2013. A religious ceremony was later held in Gstaad, Switzerland, on February 1, 2014.[24] Their second child, India Casiraghi, was born in London on 12 April 2015.[25] A third child, Maximilian Rainier, was born on 19 April 2018. The children are in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne.[26]

Santo Domingo is known for her unique fashion sense, which varies from an elegant style to a vintage, boho-chic, hippie one. She cites Loulou de la Falaise as her style idol.[27] She is fluent in Spanish, French, English, Portuguese and Italian. She is close friends with socialites such as Charlotte Casiraghi,[28] Eugenie Niarchos, and Margherita Missoni.[29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The World's Billionaires (2016 ranking): #722 Tatiana Casiraghi". Forbes. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  2. ^ "The World's Billionaires: Who's Making Money Right Now". Forbes. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  3. ^ "The Santo Domingos: A portrait of a Latin American dynasty – Vera Rechulski". Univision Noticias. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e Knightley, Emma. Princely Monaco XXI: The House of Grimaldi in the 21st Century (Kindle ed.). ISBN 9780359058945.
  5. ^ "10 Socialites You Must Know". Jet Set Socialite. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b Colacello, Bob. "Fortune's Children". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast. Archived from the original on 11 March 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Our Founders". Muzungu Sisters. Muzungu Sisters Ltd. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  8. ^ McDowell, Erin. "Billionaire heiress Tatiana Santo Domingo is now the wealthiest citizen of Monaco, where one-third of the country's population has assets over $1 million". Business Insider. Archived from the original on 2019-10-07. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Tatiana Santo Domingo Gives Birth to a Baby Boy". Hello! Magazine. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  10. ^ Williamson, Sue. "It's All About Mzungu Sisters". W Magazine. Condé Nast.
  11. ^ Strugatz, Rachel. "Mzungu Sisters Hit New York". Women's Wear Daily. Paul Jowdy. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  12. ^ "The new wave of It European Girls". Hello. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  13. ^ https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/3/#version:static_header:source
  14. ^ "The Santo Domingos: A portrait of a Latin American dynasty – Tatiana Santo Domingo". Univision Noticias. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  15. ^ "Andrea Casiraghi supports the Fondation Motrice". La Fondation Motrice. 2007. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  16. ^ "Andrea Casiraghi sigue los pasos de su madre en las labores humanitarias". ¡Hola! (in Spanish). 24 August 2006. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  17. ^ Internal Revenue Service: "Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G". 75 FR 69160. Published on November 10, 2010.
  18. ^ "Carolina de Mónaco: 'Tengo la alegría de anunciar el enlace de mi hijo mayor, Andrea Casiraghi, y Tatiana Santo Domingo'". ¡Hola! (in Spanish). 4 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  19. ^ "Monaco Rose Ball, Moroccan Style". The Royal Forums. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  20. ^ "Monaco Royals at the F1 Grand Prix". Royalty in the News. 16 May 2012. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  21. ^ "La familia real de Mónaco, anfitriona de los invitados de la realeza en la esperada boda del principado". ¡Hola! (in Spanish). 2 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  22. ^ Bunte p.31, October 10, 2013.
  23. ^ "Caroline di Monaco, nonna meraviglia a Saint Tropez". Oggi. Archived from the original on 26 August 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  24. ^ Bergin, Olivia (3 February 2014). "Tatiana Santo Domingo gets married in Valentino couture wedding gown". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 3 May 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  25. ^ "Caroline de Monaco annonce la naissance de sa petite-fille". Paris Match (in French). 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  26. ^ http://people.com/royals/monaco-royal-baby-andrea-casiraghi-wife-tatiana-santo-domingo-welcome-third-child/
  27. ^ Cardinale, Stephanie (September 2010). "The 2010 International Best-Dressed List – Tatiana Santo Domingo". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  28. ^ "Charlotte loves Chanel: Monaco royal takes a front row seat at Paris Fashion Week". Hello. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  29. ^ "Fashion elite flock to Margherita Missoni's gypsy-inspired wedding". Hello. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2012.

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