• Claudia is a retired model, businesswoman and entrepreneur, married to American billionaire investor and businessman Nelson Peltz.
• Claudia was born in the USA and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1977.
• She is the mother of eight children, including actress Nicola Anne Peltz, and actor William Peltz.
• Her hobbies include travelling, fashion, shopping, and watching movies.
• Her husband Nelson has had a successful career in business, including founding the activist investing company Trian Fund Management and owning stakes in several companies.
Who is Claudia Heffner Peltz?
Claudia was born in the USA, on 12 March 1955 – her zodiac sign is Pisces, and she holds American nationality. She’s a retired model, businesswoman and entrepreneur, while she’s possibly known best for being the third wife of Nelson Peltz, an American billionaire investor and businessman.
Early life and education
Claudia was raised in the US by her father William J. Heffner who was a businessman, and her mother Barbara Heffner who was a housewife; because Claudia hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most of her fans believe that she’s an only child.
She became interested in modelling at a very early age, but was urged by her father to focus on her education first, and to pursue modelling once she graduated from college.
Claudia played a couple of sports while attending a local high school, and also ran track, believing that being physically active would help her with her modelling career.
She matriculated in 1973 and then enrolled at college, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1977.
Claudia began modelling upon completing her high school education, and then simultaneously worked and attended college. Not long after she married Nelson, Claudia gave birth to their first child, and then chose to leave modelling behind her, and focus on raising their children.
Now that her children are all adults, Claudia has returned to working, and is running several businesses with her husband.
Love life and marriage with Nelson Peltz
Neither Claudia nor Nelson have spoken about the circumstances under which they met, but it’s believed that Nelson had seen Claudia while she was still working as a model, and that he had found someone to set up a date with her.
They exchanged vows in 1985, in a small ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members, and Claudia has since given birth to their eight children, including actress Nicola Anne Peltz, and actor William Peltz.
Nelson had been married twice prior to meeting Claudia, and has two children with his first wife.
Claudia hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, and as of May 2022, she’s married to Nelson Peltz, and they have eight children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Although some of her children are highly popular on Instagram, with her daughter Nicola’s account today numbering close to three million followers, Claudia isn’t active on the network.
She’s passionate about travelling, and it’s perhaps her main hobby; Claudia has been all around the world with her husband, and her dream travel destination is Hawaii.
She’s a fashionista, as she’s keeping up with all of the latest fashion trends by reading various fashion magazines, and it’s said that she’s also a shopaholic, and that she goes shopping for clothes multiple times every week.
Claudia’s favorite season is summer, mostly because she enjoys being close to the ocean and loves going yachting.
She’s a lover of animals, and has had several pet cats and dogs.
Claudia enjoys watching movies late at night – her favorite actor and actress are Jim Carrey and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite films include “Bruce Almighty”, “V for Vendetta”, and “The Number 23”.
Age, height and net worth
Claudia’s age is 67. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of May 2022, her net worth stands at more than $150,000, while her husband Nelson’s net worth has been estimated at over $1.8 billion.
Who is her husband Nelson?
Nelson was born in New York City USA on 24 June 1942 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds American nationality. He’s a founding partner of Trian Fund Management, with the two others being Edward P. Garden and Peter W. May, and he’s today also the non-executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, Sysco, and Wendy’s Company.
Nelson was raised in New York City alongside his older brother Robert B. Peltz, by their Jewish parents Maurice Herbert Peltz, who died aged 76 in 1977, and Claire (nee Wechsler) who passed away aged 102 in 2007.
He studied at Horace Mann School, and matriculated from Wharton School in 1960; Nelson then enrolled at University of Pennsylvania, from which he dropped out in 1963, wanting to focus on his career; he never returned to college.
Nelson’s initial plan was to become a ski instructor, however, he went on to become a delivery truck driver, working for his grandfather’s company A. Peltz & Sons. Nelson and his brother Robert were soon allowed by their father to run and expand the company, and they managed to do that in the following 15 years.
Nelson then went on to purchase several food companies, and he, Robert and their business partner Peter May then purchased a majority stake in A. Peltz & Sons, and renamed it to Flagstaff Corp. The foodservice division of Flagstaff was sold to a group of investors in 1979, and after the business went bankrupt, Nelson repaid all the loans and rebuilt the business.
In April 1983, he and Peter bought the wire and vending-machine company Triangle Industries Inc., and it went on to become the largest packaging company on Earth; in 1988, the company was sold to Pechiney.
In 1997, Nelson and Peter bought the tea and juice drinks brand Snapple, which was sold three years later to Cadbury Schweppes.
In 2005, Nelson, Peter and Ed Garden launched the activist investing company Trian Fund Management, and in 2007, they bought a three percent stake in Cadbury Schweppes, and a three percent stake in Kraft Foods.
Nelson joined the board of directors of the multinational company Ingersoll Rand Inc. in 2012, resigning two years later. In 2014, he joined the board of directors of Mondelez International, a global snacking company, and in October 2015, Nelson bought a stake in General Electric worth $2.5 billion.
Most recently, in February 2018, Nelson joined the board of directors of Procter & Gamble.