Saturday, January 16, 2021

Benjamin de Rothschild 1963-2021

 _. Benjamin Edmond Maurice de Rothschild died from a heart attack at his home in Pregny, Switzerland, 15 January, 2021. He was 57.

He was a French banker, owner of the Edmond de Rothschild Group since 1997. He was born in France, 30 July, 1963, the son of the Edmond Adolphe (1926-1997) and his wife the former Nadine Lhopitalier (b 18 Apr, 1932). He married 23 January, 1999, Ariane Langner, by whom he had four daughters, Noémie, Alice, Eve, and Olivia. 

In 2000, he created the professional offshore sailing racing team Gitana Team.

Benjamin de Rothschild was a seventh-generation descendant of the dynasty founder Mayer Amschel.He was the great grandson of Edmond James de Rothschild (1845-1934) and Adelheid von Rothschild (1853-1935), the grandson of Maurice de Rothschild (1881-1957) and Noémie Halphen (1888-1968), and the only child of Edmond Adolphe and Nadine (née Lhopitalier) de Rothschild. He was a cousin of Lord Rothschild, OM, GCB, CVO [born 29 April, 1936], the fourth Baron in the UK peerage.

His family wealth ranked 22nd on Challenges 2019 list of French fortunes, 43rd on Bilan 2019 list of Swiss fortunes, and 1349th on Forbes 2019 list of world billionaires.He was considered one of the richest members of the Rothschild family.


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