INTERNATIONALLY wealthy family
Pauline inherited a fortune from her father who had built a highly successful construction business.
She manages an investment holding company that employs 10 people in London and has a portfolio of properties, interests in unlisted companies (usually owned by friends or family members) and other assets.
The portfolio is currently worth R800m. She has assets spread around the world, including a house in the south of France worth €5m, a yacht worth €1m, a townhouse in London worth £2m, a house in Sandton worth R20m and a wine estate in Stellenbosch worth R15m.
She has cash and shares worth R60m held with her broker in Sandton, as well as trusts in SA and in Jersey that hold R100m in assets.
Pauline is twice divorced and is now engaged to Thabo, who runs his own engineering company but is nowhere near as financially successful as she is. She has three grown children and five grandchildren living around the world. She is eager to acquire a private jet, a long-held dream, to use for her frequent trips between London and Johannesburg. She also has a large collection of art, some inherited and others she acquired over the years.
She wants an adviser to help her in refocusing her somewhat haphazard affairs with a view towards her new marriage — she wants to protect her wealth for her children and grandchildren — and plans for acquiring the jet.