Ghislaine Maxwell : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Age and Biography
Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell is a British socialite know all about her in this article as like Ghislaine Maxwell Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Age and Biography
|Birthdate||25 December 1961|
|Age (as of 2021)||59 years|
|Place of Birth||Maisons-Laffitte, France|
|Spouse/Partner||Scott Borgerson (m. 2016)|
|Parents||Robert Maxwell, Elisabeth Maxwell|
|Education||Balliol College, Oxford|
|Net Worth||$25 Million|
|Last Update||Nonember 2021|
Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell is a British socialite known for her association with financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. She worked for her father Robert Maxwell, until his death in 1991 when he was found floating in the ocean, when she moved to the United States and became a close associate of Epstein.
Maxwell founded a non-profit group for the protection of oceans, The TerraMar Project, in 2012. The organisation announced cessation of operations on 12 July 2019, a week after the sex trafficking charges brought by New York federal prosecutors against Epstein became public.
Early Life and Family
Ghislaine Maxwell was born in 1961, in Maisons-Laffitte, France,the ninth and youngest child of Elisabeth , a French-born scholar, and Robert Maxwell, a Czechoslovak-born British media proprietor. Her father was from a Jewish family, whereas her mother was of Huguenot descent. Maxwell was born two days before a car accident that left her fifteen-year-old brother Michael in a prolonged coma until his death in 1967.Her mother later reflected that the accident had an effect on the entire family, and surmised that Ghislaine had shown signs of anorexia while still a toddler.
Throughout childhood, Ghislaine resided with her family in Oxford at Headington Hill Hall, a 53-room mansion, where the offices of Pergamon Press, a publishing company run by Robert Maxwell, were also located.Her mother said all her children were brought up as Anglicans.She began her schooling at the Oxford High School for Girls in North Oxford. Maxwell was enrolled at Edgarley Hall boarding school in Somerset at age nine, followed by Headington Girls’ School at age thirteen.Maxwell attended Marlborough College where she studied "modern history with languages" before going on to earn a degree from Balliol College, Oxford in 1985.
Ghislaine Maxwell Husband and Relationships
On 15 August 2019, reports surfaced that Maxwell had been living in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, in the home of Scott Borgerson, who in October 2020, due to the publicity surrounding Maxwell, stepped down as CEO of CargoMetrics,a hedge fund investment company involved in maritime data analytics.Maxwell and Borgerson were described as having been in a romantic relationship for several years.In December 2020, it emerged that she had married Borgerson in 2016.
Following her personal and professional involvement with Epstein, Maxwell was romantically linked for several years to Ted Waitt, founder of Gateway computers.She attended the wedding of Chelsea Clinton in 2010 as Waitt's guest.Maxwell helped Waitt obtain and renovate a luxury yacht, the Plan B, and used it for travel to France and Croatia before their relationship ended, in late 2010.
Ghislaine Maxwell Net Worth
Ghislaine Maxwell has an estimated Net Worth around $25 Million. Maxwell has maintained a residence in Belgravia, London.In 2000, Maxwell moved into a 7,000 sq ft (650 m2) townhouse on East 65th Street, New York City, less than 10 blocks from Epstein's mansion. Maxwell's townhouse was purchased for US$4.95 million by an anonymous limited liability company, with an address that matches the office of J. Epstein & Co. Representing the buyer was Darren Indyke, Epstein's longtime lawyer.In April 2016, the New York townhouse where she had lived was sold for US$15 million.
Career and Controvercy
Maxwell was a prominent member of the London social scene in the 1980s.She founded a women's club named after the original Kit-Cat Club and was a director of Oxford United Football Club during her father's ownership.She also worked at The European, a publication Robert Maxwell had started.According to Tom Bower, writing for The Sunday Times, in 1986 Robert invited her to the christening in her honour of his new yacht the Lady Ghislaine, at a shipyard in the Netherlands.
The Sunday Times reported that Maxwell flew to New York on 5 November 1990 to deliver an envelope on her father's behalf that, unknown to her, was part of "a plot initiated by her father to steal $200m" from Berlitz shareholders.After Maxwell's father purchased the New York Daily News in January 1991, he sent her to New York City to act as his emissary.In May 1991, Maxwell and her father took Concorde on business to New York, where he quickly departed for Moscow and left her to represent his interests at an event honouring Simon Wiesenthal.
Maxwell moved to the United States in 1991, just after her father's death. She was photographed boarding a Concorde to cross the Atlantic, causing outrage amidst the pension scandal due to the high cost of the flight.Maxwell was provided with an annual income of £80,000 thanks to a trust fund established in Liechtenstein by her father.By 1992, she had moved to an apartment of an Iranian friend overlooking Central Park. At the time, Maxwell worked at a real estate office on Madison Avenue and was reported to be socialising with celebrities.She quickly rose to wider prominence as a New York City socialite.
Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
Accounts differ on when Maxwell first met American financier Jeffrey Epstein. According to Epstein's former business partner, Steven Hoffenberg, Robert Maxwell introduced his daughter to Epstein in the late 1980s.The Times reported that Maxwell met Epstein in the early 1990s at a New York party following "a difficult break-up with Count Gianfranco Cicogna Mozzoni" (1962–2012) of the CIGA Hotels clan.
Maxwell had a romantic relationship with Epstein for several years in the early 1990s and remained closely associated with him for decades.The nature of their relationship remains unclear. In a 2009 deposition, several of Epstein's household employees testified that Epstein referred to her as his "main girlfriend" who also hired, fired, and supervised his staff, starting around 1992.
In 1995, Epstein renamed one of his companies the Ghislaine Corporation; based in Palm Beach, Florida, the company was dissolved in 1998.As a trained helicopter pilot, Maxwell also transported Epstein to his private Caribbean island.In 2008, Epstein was convicted of soliciting a minor for prostitution and served 13 months of an 18-month jail sentence. Following Epstein's release, although Maxwell continued to attend prominent social functions, she and Epstein were no longer seen together publicly.By late 2015, Maxwell had largely retreated from attending social functions.
Civil cases and Accusations
Details of a civil lawsuit, made public in January 2015, contained a deposition from "Jane Doe 3" that accused Maxwell of recruiting her in 1999, when she was a minor, and grooming her to provide sexual services for Epstein.Maxwell has repeatedly denied any involvement in Epstein's crimes.Giuffre asserted that Maxwell and Epstein had trafficked her and other underage girls, often at sex parties hosted by Epstein at his homes in New York, New Mexico, Palm Beach, and the United States Virgin Islands. Maxwell called her a liar. Giuffre sued Maxwell for defamation in federal court in the Southern District of New York in 2015. While details of the settlement have not been made public, in May 2017 the case was settled in Giuffre's favour,with Maxwell paying Giuffre "millions".
Arrest and Investigation
On 27 December 2019, Reuters reported that Maxwell was among those under FBI investigation for facilitating Epstein.After his arrest, Maxwell was in hiding, communicating with the courts only through her lawyers who, as of 30 January 2020, had refused to accept on her behalf service of three lawsuits against her.The New York Times reported that by 2016, Maxwell was no longer being photographed at events.By 2017, her lawyers claimed before a judge that they did not know her address; they further stated that she was in London but they did not believe she had a permanent residence.
In January 2020, it was reported that Maxwell had refused to allow her lawyers to be served with several lawsuits in which she has been directly named in 2019 and 2020, including one by Farmer and from Araoz.While Maxwell's lawyers continued to argue on her behalf against the release of additional court documents from the Giuffre v. Maxwell lawsuit,they claimed to not know where she is or to have permission to accept the recent lawsuits filed against her.
Authorities in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) were unsuccessful in locating Maxwell during the three and a half months they were seeking to serve her with a subpoena.USVI prosecutors consider Maxwell to be a "critical fact witness" in their lawsuit against Epstein's estate.A court filing from the USVI Department of Justice, released on 10 July 2020, stated that Maxwell was also under investigation for her alleged participation in Epstein's sex trafficking operation in the US Virgin Islands.
On 29 March 2021, US prosecutors added new charges of sex trafficking a minor and sex trafficking conspiracy, alleging that Maxwell was involved in grooming a fourth girl, aged 14, to engage in sexual acts with Epstein between 2001 and 2004 at his Palm Beach estate.Maxwell appeared in court on 23 April 2021 and pleaded not guilty to the additional charges; she faces six counts that include sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking conspiracy, in addition to two counts of perjury.
Is Ghislaine Maxwell still alive
In April 2021, US District Judge Alison Nathan ruled that Maxwell will face two separate trials, one for the sex trafficking charges and another for perjury.In May 2021, Nathan delayed the trial to 29 November 2021 after Maxwell's defence lawyers successfully argued that the sex trafficking charges added in March 2021 gave them insufficient time to investigate the new charges and prepare for trial.Maxwell is due to appear in court on Monday 15 November 2021.