Teresa Heinz

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Dinner in Damascus with husband John and President and Mrs Assad
BornMaria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira
Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa
NationalityAmerican, Portuguese
Alma materUniversity of the Witwatersrand, University of Geneva
Parents • José Simões-Ferreira Jr.
• Irene Thierstein
Children • Henry John Heinz IV
• André Thierstein Heinz
• Christopher Drake Heinz
Spouse • H. John Heinz III
• John Kerry
Member ofBrookings Institution
Inherited $500 million fortune after husband died in aircraft accident, later married John Kerry.

Teresa Heinz Kerry (born 5 October 1938) is the widow of former US Senator H. John Heinz III and the wife of former US Secretary of State, long-time Senator and 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry.[1]


Teresa Heinz married ketchup magnate and U.S. Senator H. John Heinz III in 1966, and they had three sons. She became a United States citizen after marrying Sen. Heinz and retiring from her U.N. translator job. She met Sen. John Kerry in 1990, after Heinz introduced them. (This was the only known time that Teresa and John Kerry met while she was married to Heinz).

After John Heinz died in a airplane accident in 1991, Teresa inherited his $500 million fortune.

She and John Kerry ran into each other again at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at a UN-sponsored environmental summit. She married John Kerry in 1995.


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