Ghislaine Maxwell is a British former socialite and convicted sex offender with an estimated networth of anywhere between $1 million to more than $20 million according to Fox Business. Her networth does not include her real estate assets as her total financial picture is opaque and indeterminate according to prosecutors.
60-year-old Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on 28th June. She was convicted last year in December of recruiting and child sex trafficking with her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein who killed himself three years ago in a Manhattan jail. Epstein was a convicted sex offender. Maxwell committed the crimes over a decade between 1994 and 2004.
Pronouncing the sentence, Judge Alison J Nathan said, “Ms Maxwell worked with Epstein to select young victims who were vulnerable and played a pivotal role in facilitating sexual abuse. Her conduct had been ‘heinous and predatory'”.
Let us get into more details about Ghislaine Maxwell in our article below!
Everything about Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell was born in the year 1961 in Maisons-Laffitte, Yvelines, France. She was raised in Oxford. Maxwell studied at Oxford High School for Girls and then a few years later enrolled at Edgarley Hall boarding preparatory school.
She studied modern history at Balliol College, Oxford, and went on to become a prominent member of London’s social elite circles in the 1980s.
Her father, Robert Maxwell, was a British media proprietor. She became the founder of a women’s club and was a director of Oxford United Football Club. She also worked for some time at a publication house, The European, established by her dad.
According to The Sunday Times, Robert Maxwell gifter her new yacht titled “the Lady Ghislaine”, in 1986 at a shipyard in the Netherlands. Maxwell used to spend time aboard the yacht, which was equipped with luxury amenities like a Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, and disco.
Robert Maxwell bought the New York Daily News publication company in 1991 and appointed her as his emissary. Maxwell worked for her father until his death in 1991 and then relocated to New York City.
Arrest and Trial
Maxwell was arrested by police in July 2020 and was charged by the US federal government with the heinous crime of sex trafficking underage girls and other charges.
She was convicted on five out of six counts in 2021 and was placed on suicide watch this month before her sentencing date was scheduled yesterday.
Ghislaine was arrested from her 156-acre estate in Bradford, New Hampshire which was purchased three years ago for $1.1 million.
Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
There is no concrete information available in the public domain about the exact date when she first met American financier Jeffrey Epstein. As per Epstein’s ex-business partner, Steven Hoffenberg, it was her dad who introduced her to Epstein in the late 1980s.
Maxwell and her boyfriend Epstein had friendships with many leading celebrities from the field of politics, academia, and business including former US Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, attorney Alan Dershowitz, and Prince Andrew, Duke of York among others.
She had a romantic relationship with Epstein for many years during the 1990s and was closely associated with him for more than two decades until his death in 2019.
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