Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell (born 25 December 1961), known professionally as Ghislaine Maxwell, is a renowned British socialite, sex trafficker, and businesswoman.
She made headlines when she and her late partner, Jeffrey Epstein, were charged with sex trafficking. She is Robert Maxwell‘s youngest child and a successful author. Ghislaine Maxwell was a well-known member of the London Upper elite in the 1980s. She quickly established contacts in the US social scene as well.
When her father died, she permanently relocated to the US. She was one of the closest friends of Jeffrey Epstein and was well-known for her prominent social and political ties. Jeffrey Epstein had a history of sexual offenses.
Due to Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein‘s friendship, she became a suspect in all of Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes. She was being sued mainly for coercing youngsters into having sex with Jeffrey Epstein and other well-known clients.
She has consistently disputed all of the accusations, but they were made very plain to the public after several court documents were made public. The release occurred on August 9, 2019, the day before Jeffrey Epstein was discovered dead (perhaps by suicide) in his cell.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Ghislaine Noelle Marion Maxwell|
|Stage Name:||Ghislaine Maxwell|
|Born:||25 December 1961 (age 60 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Maisons-Laffitte, France|
|Parents:||Robert Maxwell, Elisabeth Maxwell|
|Siblings:||Christine Maxwell, Ian Maxwell, Kevin Maxwell, Isabel Maxwell, Michael Maxwell, Philip Maxwell, Karine Maxwell, Ann Maxwell/td>|
|Husband • Spouse:||Scott Borgerson ( m. 2016)|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||Ted Waitt (ex.), Jeffrey Epstein (ex.)|
|Occupation:||Socialite • Sex Trafficker|
|Net Worth:||US$20 million|
Early Life & Education
Elisabeth Maxwell and Robert Maxwell welcomed Ghislaine Maxwell into the world on December 25, 1961, in Maisons-Laffitte, France. She has eight older siblings: Christine Maxwell, Ian Maxwell, Kevin Maxwell, Isabel Maxwell, Michael Maxwell, Philip Maxwell, Karine Maxwell, and Ann Maxwell, with whom she grew up.
Most of her formative years were spent in Oxford’s Headington Hill Hall, a historic estate her father had rented out for the Pergamon Press to use as an office and residence.
Elisabeth Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell‘s mother, was a French-born academic, and Robert Maxwell, her father, was a British media mogul and the creator of “Pergamon Press.” Her mother was a Huguenot, while her father was from a Jewish household.
Ghislaine Maxwell completed her education at Balliol College of the University of Oxford after attending Headington School and Marlborough College.
Ghislaine Maxwell worked as its director when her father controlled the Oxford United Football Club. She also started a women’s group that bore the name of the English society known as the Kit-Cat Club from the early eighteenth century.
According to Tom Bower of The Times, her father renamed the luxury motor boat Lady Mona K to Lady Ghislaine in 1986 to pay tribute to Ghislaine Maxwell. According to The Scotsman, Robert Maxwell sent Ghislaine Maxwell a business gift that was “tailor crafted” in New York. However, the business failed.
According to a different The Times report, she went to New York on November 5, 1990, to deliver an envelope on her father’s behalf. She was unaware, however, that the envelope contained her father’s elaborate scheme to defraud the stockholders of Berlitz for US$200 million.
Following her father’s purchase of the New York Daily News in January 1991, Ghislaine Maxwell was appointed as his partner and agent. Later, in May 1991, they took the Concorde on a business trip to New York. With this, she started her quest to become one of New York’s most well-known socialites.
After her father passed away in 1991, Ghislaine Maxwell handled the pension crisis while working at a real estate company on Madison Avenue. Back then, she was frequently seen socializing with influential people.
On September 26, 2012, Ghislaine Maxwell established the ocean conservation non-profit organization The TerraMar Project during the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Conference in Monterey, California. After she was found guilty of participating in a sex trafficking scandal with Jeffrey Epstein, the organization was shut down in 2019.
While Lady Ghislaine was stationed at Tenerife in November 1991, Ghislaine Maxwell‘s father’s body was found floating in the water close to the Canary Islands. She quickly went to Tenerife to act as Robert Maxwell‘s business partner.
Ghislaine Maxwell refused to believe that her father had been murdered by drowning even though it was confirmed.
In connection with the missing pension money from Mirror Group Newspapers, Robert Maxwell had been charged with significant fraud. According to rumors, Robert Maxwell used the money to keep his failing businesses afloat and buy his family pleasures.
A short time after her father’s passing, Ghislaine Maxwell relocated back to the US. She was seen traveling to the US in a great Concorde, which stoked the pension scandal even more.
Ghislaine Maxwell relocated to a Central Park apartment in 1992. and affirmed that Robert Maxwell did not commit suicide” in 1997 when the pension problem was still being looked into.
Ted Waitt, the creator of Gateway computers, and Ghislaine Maxwell were dating. Early in 2011, they split up. She also dated Jeffrey Epstein. She married Scott Borgerson in 2016. She has no child.
She moved into a 7,000-square-foot townhouse on East 65th Street in 2000, not far from Jeffrey Epstein‘s estate in New York.
An unidentified limited liability entity eventually purchased the townhouse for US$4.95 million.
The British sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell is estimated at US$20 million. She made her fortune through legal and illegal means, for which she has been convicted.