Denise Rich, the songwriter and socialite who was once married to pardoned billionaire financier Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship, a move that could also help shield her from future U.S. taxes, reports WSJ.
“In order to be closer to her longtime life partner, as well as her family and loved ones, she made the decision to become an Austrian citizen. That was in November 2011,” said Judy Smith, a spokeswoman for Rich.
Rich has written songs for artists including Chaka Khan and was a donor to the Clinton Presidential Library. She was married to Marc Rich, the fugitive financier who was pardoned by former U.S. President Bill Clinton on the president’s last day in office in 2001.