Who is Benjamin de Rothschild? Benjamin de Rothschild Bio/Wiki
Benjamin de Rothschild was a French banker and, since 1997, the owner of the Edmond de Rothschild Company. He was born on 30 July 1963 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Baron Benjamin de Rothschild died on Friday, the Edmond de Rothschild Group confirmed, after suffering a heart attack at his home in Switzerland.
He was 57 years old.
He was the son of Edmond Adolphe he died in 1997 and Nadine de Rothschild.
Benjamin de Rothschild’s wife is Ariane de Rothschild.
She is a French banker and has been President of the Edmond de Rothschild Group Board of Directors since April 2019. She is the first woman ever to manage a financial institution branded by Rothschild.
Benjamin de Rothschild bought the 62-foot-long Elf Aquitaine in 2000 and created the Gitana Team professional sailing team, continuing in the footsteps of the family tradition, but eventually extending it to multihull sailboats.
The Gitana IX (former Elf Aquitaine) was the team’s first trimaran, followed by the Gitana X, fully built by the team. Gitana VII won the 2006 Route du Rhum.
The team agreed in 2014 to build a modern, state-of-the-art yacht. In 2015, the team installed foiling daggerboards and T-rudders to make it ‘fly’ over water on a Multi One Design 70ft.
The 32×23-meter Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the first maxi-multihull for offshore racing built to fly in the open ocean, was launched on 17 July 2017.
The street artist Cleon Peterson decorated it. In August 2019, the Maxi won the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race, shattering the record set in December 2019 by Loïck Peyron and the Brest Atlantiques in 2011.
As of January 2020, its net worth was 1.9 billion.
Rothschild died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home in Pregny, Switzerland, on January 15th, 2021.
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Baron Benjamin de Rothschild banker and Chairman of the Edmond de Rothschild holding company, has died of a heart attack. pic.twitter.com/rJl393JnC6
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