Who is Claudia Heffner Peltz? Meet Billionaire Nelson Peltz’s Wife

August 6, 2023   | August 8, 2023  | 

    Claudia Heffner Peltz is a former model mainly recognized as the wife of an American billionaire businessman and investor Nelson Peltz. Tying the knot in the year 1985, the enduring couple, Claudia and Nelson have been leading their nuptials gracefully ever since. From their marriage, they together welcomed eight children in total.

    Out of her eight kids, her daughter Nicola Peltz has earned quite a good recognition as an actress. Some time back, Peltz made headlines following her grand wedding with Brooklyn Beckham, renowned footballer David Beckham’s son.

    Here, in the article, read everything about Nelson’s wife Claudia.

    Key Takeaways

    • Claudia Heffner Peltz is better known as Nelson Peltz’s wife.
    • Heffner is a former model. She is currently a philanthropist.
    • She is the daughter of former US Navy William J. Heffner and his wife Barbara.
    • Claudia got married to Nelson in 1985 and they shared 8 children together. 
    • Heffner currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida with her spouse and family members.
    • Claudia has a net worth of $5 million. 

    Who Is Claudia Heffner Peltz? All You Need to Know About Nelson Peltz’s Wife

    Claudia is a former model. She modeled for several established agencies and also was featured on some magazine covers. However, ever since her marriage to Nelson, Claudia quit her modeling career and focused on household chores.

    Claudia Heffner Peltz is a former model
    Claudia pictured during her modeling days. Source: Instagram

    After that, Peltz also assisted her husband in his business. 

    Claudia Heffner is Now Into Philanthropy

    Nelson’s wife Claudia is also a passionate philanthropist. In 2011, she co-founded the Claudia and Nelson Peltz Family Foundation, a non-profit private foundation, in Palm Beach, FL in collaboration with her spouse.

    Matter of fact, Heffner is also famous for her impressive collection of diamonds.

    Is Claudia Heffner Related to Hugh Hefner?

    Since Claudia and Hugh have an alike surnames, people are quite curious to know if the two are related in any way. But let us tell you that besides their last name, they have nothing in common.

    What Is Claudia Heffner Peltz’s Age In 2023? Her Siblings

    Born on March 12, 1955, Claudia is currently 68 years of age. She grew up alongside her sisters Chandi Heffner and Holly McCloskey in her hometown in Baltimore. All three Heffner siblings attended Catholic school.

    Talking about her ethnicity, Claudia is of German, Welsh, and English descent.

    Claudia’s Sister Charlene Was Adopted By Billionaire Doris Duke

    Her sister Chandi grew up distant from her family, so leaving her family aside, she moved to Hawaii in 1971. There she became a cult member of Hare Krishna and was named Chandi. In late 1980, she came across the billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke in one event. Later, Doris legally adopted the young woman believing her to be her dead child’s reincarnation and also made her executor of her will.

    But three years later, things between them turned sour and Duke removed Charlene from her will. As a result, Claudia’s sister sued her three times and after a legal battle, she received $65 million in palimony.

    Who Are Claudia Heffner’s Parents? 

    Heffner is the daughter of William J. Heffner and Barbara ‘Bunny’ Heffner. Her father William, a Baltimore native was a lawyer by profession. He earned his law degree from the University of Maryland. He also pursued a career in commercial banking. Further, Claudia’s late dad also served in the US army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He died of a long illness at the age of 80 on March 27, 2009.

    On the other hand, her mom Barbara worked as a nurse all her life. She is still alive and in a wheelchair due to some complications. She often gets featured in her granddaughter Nicola’s socials.

    Claudia Heffner Peltz’s Husband Nelson Married Twice Before They Tied The Knot

    In the year 1985, Claudia married the billionaire investor Nelson Peltz in a private ceremony. Their wedding was attended by close family and friends.

    Claudia with her husband at her wedding day
    Claudia and Nelson Peltz on her wedding day. Source: Instagram

    It is believed that the couple first met in the early 80s and after years of courtship, they walked down the aisle. As of now, it’s been nearly four decades and the couple still shares a beautiful bonding as a husband and wife.

    Prior to their marriage, her hubby was already married twice. Nelson’s first wife was Cynthia Abrams, businessman Benjamin Abrams’ daughter, with whom, he remained married for 17 years with two children. The ex-couple tied the knot in 1964 and divorced in 1981. After that, the investor had a brief marriage with his second wife whose name is not known.

    Does Claudia Heffner Peltz Have 8 Children?

    The former model Claudia has eight children together with her husband Nelson. All of them are grown up now and well-settled in their life. Let’s talk individually.

    Matthew Peltz

    Claudia’s first-born son Matthew, 37 is an investor like his father. He has been a member of the Investment Team of Trian Partners since January 2008. A Yale University graduate, the oldest Peltz is now a partner and co-head of research at Trian Partners.

    Heffner's eldest child Matthew
    Claudia Heffner eldest son Matthew

    Will Peltz

    Will, Claudia’s second child, was born on May 30, 1986. The now 37 years old Will is an actor best known for his roles in Unfriended, Men, Women & ChildrenSierra Burgess is a Loser, and Time Freak.

    Claudia's second child
    Claudia’s second child, Will

    Starting acting in 2010, Will has acted in several series and movies so far. As per IMDb, he has a total of 33 acting credits to his name. Since the year 2011, he has been in a relationship with a fashion model Kenya Kinski-Jones.

    Brad Peltz

    Brad Peltz, 33, is a former professional ice hockey player. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. degree in Political Science. While still at Yale, he played hockey for Ottawa Senators for 9 months and then focused on his studies.

    Claudia's third child Brad
    Claudia’s third child Brad is an ex-hockey player.

    He is now the founder and CEO of Myamo, an automated scheduling system for medical appointments. He founded the company in January 2016. The tech entrepreneur seems to be single at present.

    Brittany Peltz Buerstedde

    The 33 years old Brittany Peltz was a film student at New York University’s exclusive Tisch School of the Arts. She is happily married to her husband Franz Buerstedde, the managing director at Rhône Group. The couple has three children, two daughters Eva and Lila Rae, and a son Phoenix Blu.

    Claudia's first born daughter Brittany
    Claudia’s daughter Brittany at her wedding. Source: Instagram

    Diesel Peltz

    Born fifth to his parents Claudia and Nelson, Diesel is the co-founder and CEO at Twenty, the app which helps “friends meet up in real life by planning future hangouts.” As per his profile in Forbes, the company ‘Twenty’ has now merged with the location-based network Mappen. It has succeded to raise more than $40 million in funding with two million users.

    Claudia's son and daughter
    Claudia’s son Diesel with his sister

    The tech entrepreneur has already been featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for consumer technology.

    Nicola Peltz

    Nicola, 28, is an actress known for her role in Bates Motel, and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Caludia’s beloved daughter is now married to Brooklyn Beckham, the son of the renowned athlete David Beckham and the famous fashion designer Victoria Beckham.

    Claudia's daughter is already married
    Claudia’s daughter Nicola with her hubby Brooklyn on their wedding day. Source: Instagram

    Nicola and Brooklyn walked down the aisle on April 9, 2022, in a massive wedding ceremony following Jewish rituals. 

    Zachary And Gregory Peltz

    Zachary and Gregory are Claudia’s youngest children. They are currently in their late teen and is yet to pursue their career. The twins’ siblings have shown an early interest in ice hockey.

    Claudia's youngest children
    Claudia’s twins’ children Zachary And Gregory

    Claudia Was Accused Of Inhumane Behaviour By One Of Her Workers

    As per the article published in the New York Post, Claudia and her rich spouse fired one of their staff Juan Gonzalez after he sought sick leave. Juan, who was a dog walker and chauffeur, suffered from shortness of breath and diabetes due to which, he couldn’t go to work. Even though it was a valid leave, the rich couple fired him instantly.  

    After such cruel behavior toward her co-workers, Juan took legal action against them, filing a case in Manhattan federal courthouse. 

    Where Does Claudia Heffner Peltz Live Now?

    At present, Claudia resides with her husband in Florida. In Palm Beach Florida, they own a $94 worth million property built in the area of 44,000 sqft where the Peltz couple has a lavish lifestyle.

    The husband-wife duo also spends their time in their huge mansion in Bedford, New York occasionally.

    What Is Claudia’s Net Worth?

    She has a net worth of $5 million. Meanwhile, her husband Nelson Peltz owns a fortune of $1.5 billion and her famous daughter Nicola has an estimated net amount of $50 million in 2023.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Claudia Heffner Peltz
    Popular Name Claudia Heffner
    Birth Place United States
    Birthday March 12, 1955
    Age 69 years
    Zodiac Pisces
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity German, Welsh, and English Ancestry
    Father William J. Heffner
    Mother Barbara 'Bunny' Heffner
    Siblings Charlene Heffner and Holly McCloskey
    School Catholic School
    Profession Former Model
    Net Worth $5 Million
    Height 5ft 7inches
    Eye Color Grey
    Hair Color Grey
    Sexuality Straight
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse Nelson Peltz
    Children 8