Ghislaine Maxwell - Updated Jul 2024

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Ghislaine Maxwell

Professionally, Ghislaine Maxwell is a British socialite. Ghislaine Maxwell was under the attention of many people because she was once accused of sex trafficking with her partner. She was also among the high-class society of London in the 1980s. Moreover, she is also prominent for her high-profile social and political connections.

Early Life and Childhood

Maxwell was born on 25 December 1961. Her birthplace is in Maisons-Laffitte, France. Her parents are Elisabeth Maxwell and Robert Maxwell. Presently, he is 62 years old. Her birth sign is Capricorn. She has eight siblings; Kevin, Christine, Isabel, Tan, Karine, Philip, Ann, and Michael.

Besides, Elisabeth was a French-born scholar. Her ethnicity was Huguenot. On the other hand, Robert Maxwell was a Czech-born British media proprietor and also the founder of ‘Pergamon Press’. His ethnicity is Jewish. Likewise, his nationality is British and French, and his ethnicity is unknown. She spent her childhood mostly at the ‘Headington Hill Hall in Oxford. It is a vintage mansion that her father had leased for the ‘Pergamon Press office and residential purposes.

Surprisingly, Ghislaine seems to be the favorite child in the family. Her father had remained a luxury motor yacht from ‘Lady Mona K’ to ‘Lady Ghislaine’ to honor her. He had also gifted a tailor-made New York company. It manufactures corporate gifts. But, the venture ended up in failure. Similarly, she had joined ‘Headington School’ and ‘Marlborough College’. Afterward, she graduated from ‘Balliol College’ of the ‘University of Oxford’.

Professional Life

Earlier, Maxwell was the director of the ‘Oxford United Football Club‘. Also, she founded a women’s club. The club was named after the early eighteenth-century English named ‘Kit-Cat Club’.

Similarly, she worked at a real estate office on Madison Avenue. She handled the pension scandal following her father’s death in 1991. After Ghislaine’s father purchased the ‘New York Daily News’, she became her father’s representative and partner. Later on, they both traveled to New York on business by Concorde. Then she became one of the most talked-about socialites in New York.

In the bargain, she founded the environmentalist non-profit organization ‘The TerraMar Project’. It was geared toward the conservation of the oceans on September 26, 2012, at the Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation in Monterey, California. After getting involved in the conviction of the sex-trafficking scandal, the organization was closed down in 2019.

Prince Andrew, Virginia Toberts and Ghislaine Maxwell

Caption: Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts, and Ghislaine Maxwell spotted together in a picture (Twitter)

In addition, she was also spotted socializing with influential personalities such as Adnan Khashoggi’s son, Ivana Trump. In 2016, she sold her New York townhouse for $15 million.

Ghislaine Maxwell – Net Worth 2024

According to some sources of information, Maxwell’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. Back in 2000, she lived off an £80,000 a year trust fund set up by Rober Maxwell. Nevertheless, there er no details available such as her personal belongings and other endorsements.

Personal Life

Moreover, Ghislaine Maxwell had two past relationships. But, she does not seem to be dating anyone for now. Previously, she has been dating Ted Waitt from the years 1992 to 2011.

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

Caption: Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein (BBC)

Secondly, she has also dated Jeffrey Epstein for a year, from 1991 to 1992. The couple had met each other in New York in the early 1990s for the first time.


Astonishingly, there are several rumors and controversies that the socialite had to face. In 1990, she delivered an envelope to New York on behalf of her father. To their surprise, the envelope consists of her father’s master plan to steal $200 million from ‘Berlitz’s shareholders.

Many women such as Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Sarah Ransome sued Ghislaine for trafficking girls into prostitution in 2015 and 2017. But, she did not accept any of the allegations. Also, she denied facilitating Prince Andrew’s acts of sexual abuse. In 2019, Maria Framer accused Jeffrey and her of sexually assaulting her and her sister in 1996.

Ghislaine Maxwell Socialite

Caption: Ghislaine Maxwell Socialite (NBC News)

Ultimately, Jeffrey was then arrested on July 6, 2019, at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. She appealed to rehear the federal court in 2019. She tried to keep the documents sealed. After a month, the initial court documents were released. Just one hour before the release of the documents, Jeffrey committed suicide.

The Scandal of Pension

When Robert Maxwell expired, it was confirmed that he died due to accidental drowning. However, she did not accept the confirmation and claimed that he was murdered.  Robert has been accused of various frauds associated with the pension funds of ‘Mirror Group Newspapers’.

The scandal was further extended when she was found flying to the US in a luxury ‘Concorde’. When the investigation into the pension scandal was going on, she stated that his father did not commit suicide in 1997.

Ghislaine Maxwell – Body Measurements

Talking about her body measurements, Ghislaine Maxwell stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches. Her weight is more or less fifty-eight kg with a slim body structure. She has short black hair and light brown eyes.

Ghislaine Maxwell – Social Media

Nonetheless, there are no other details such as exact body measurements, dress size, or shoe size. Ghislaine Maxwell is not active on most social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.