The motor racing chief Flavio Briatore is a former lover, as is the telecoms millionaire Dino Lalvani.Goga's business associates range from the financier Robert Hanson to the Canadian mining magnate Robert Friedland, and – a rare woman in her company – the society stylist Caroline Stanbury, a former girlfriend of Prince Andrew whom she describes as her closest pal.Born Gaukhar Erkinova Berkalieva in a remote district of southern Kazakhstan, she finds herself, at the age of 31, divorced with a three-year-old son – and one of the most impressive contacts books in London.Prince Andrew is said to be "besotted" with her and has introduced her to the Queen.
Though no longer lovers, Kulibayev and Goga are still intimate.For ethnic Malay men aged 25 to 29, the percentage of singles jumped from 53.4 percent in 2000 to 66.6 percent in 2010.Goga Ashkenazi is a "very flirty girl", to use her own words."I've flirted with every single person, man or woman, whom I've encountered." And people, particularly high-society people, seem to relish her coquetry.Her father was Erkin Berkaliev, an engineer working on irrigation systems for the Soviet Union's vast grain programmes.
"How did this ordinary and not so pretty mamba [country girl] manage to get to the top of British society?The key to Goga's wealth is her son Adam's father, Timur Kulibayev, who is said to control 90 per cent of the Kazakh oil fields.