Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged madam, lived in a $5 million NYC mansion with ties to Epstein and ran a mysterious private foundation. Here's what we know about the British socialite's finances and assets.
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- British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is reported to have been in the inner circle of late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died in jail on August 10 awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy.
- According to alleged victims, Maxwell acted as Epstein's madam; she's accused of recruiting victims and abusing them alongside the convicted sex offender.
- The 57-year-old daughter of late media mogul Robert Maxwell moved to New York City from England in 1991, reportedly living off a $100,000-a-year trust fund.
- Maxwell integrated herself into the city's high society, attending parties, charity galas, and other events with celebrities, presidents, CEOs, and other members of the city's wealthy and powerful elite.
- For seven years, she ran an ocean conservation nonprofit, which abruptly shut down in July 2019.
- Until 2016, Maxwell lived in a 7,000-square-foot Manhattan townhouse with links to Epstein, which was sold in 2016 for $15 million.
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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has become one of the most prominent and mysterious figures linked to late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died by apparent suicide on August 10 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.According to alleged victims, Maxwell acted as Epstein's madam, recruiting and abusing underage victims alongside the convicted sex offender. Maxwell has denied these allegations.Advertisement
Maxwell's legal team is out of the country and unavailable for comment, according to the law office. The firm did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
Born in France, Maxwell is the daughter of British media mogul Robert Maxwell, who mysteriously drowned after falling or jumping from his yacht near the Canary Islands in 1991.Here's what we know about how Maxwell's finances.
British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has become one of the most prominent and mysterious figures linked to late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died by apparent suicide in a Manhattan jail on August 10.
Born in France, Maxwell is the daughter of British media mogul Robert Maxwell.Advertisement
In England, Maxwell was an Oxford-educated socialite.
In 1991, Maxwell's father, Robert, died while cruising on his yacht that was called the Lady Ghislaine, after his daughter.Advertisement
Maxwell moved to the US in 1991, living off a $100,000-a-year trust fund set up by her father.
Soon after she moved to New York, Maxwell reportedly began a relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.Advertisement
Maxwell is said to have introduced Epstein to many of her high-flying friends.
Maxwell reportedly introduced Epstein to Bill and Hillary Clinton, who she knew through their daughter, Chelsea, according to Politico. Maxwell was a guest at Chelsea Clinton's wedding in July 2010.Advertisement
Maxwell's social life wasn't confined to New York City.
Until 2016, Maxwell lived in a $5 million New York townhouse bought by a company with the same address as Epstein's business office.Advertisement
The townhouse Maxwell lived in is about six blocks from Epstein's former home on 71st Street.
For seven years, Maxwell operated an ocean conservation non-profit organization, which was abruptly shut down in July 2019.Advertisement
Through a private foundation, Maxwell has donated to various charitable organizations — including a charity for sex trafficking victims.
Maxwell's current whereabouts are unknown and authorities have had trouble locating her, The Washington Post reported.Advertisement
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