Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson was born in the Australian state of New South Wales. In 1973, she traveled to the United Kingdom, where she met her future husband, John Hudson, a successful recording engineer. John had previously worked for the BBC television network. They founded the famed Mayfair Recording Studios in London in 1977 and ran it for the next three decades. The studios were at the epicenter of the global music industry, with nearly every well-known artist recording there at some point during their careers.

John and Kate had a cow breeding business in addition to the studios. It was an unusual pairing, but both firms were enormously successful. Kate was in charge of the financial aspects of both companies. In the years 2003-2008, this was a tall order.