http://2013rainbowroundtable.ning.com/profiles/blogs/member-of-the-rothschild-banking-family-dies GREAT BLOG. Lots o pics o BigEars!!
Goldsmith and Rothschild dynasties head for divorce (ignore crummy headline. interesting article)
It seemed a marriage made in heaven. The groom was dashingly handsome in traditional morning suit, the pregnant bride pretty and coy in a flowing white gown, a wreath of fresh flowers adorning her long dark hair. Then there were the matching fortunes: this was a union between a Rothschild banking dynasty heiress and a scion of the Goldsmith clan – two of the richest families in Europe and both individually valued at several hundred millions of pounds.
Indeed, at the 2003 society wedding of Kate Rothschild and Ben Goldsmith, it appeared the young couple had the world at their feet. Now, their marriage lies in tatters. Rothschild’s unlikely affair with the American rapper Jay Electronica led Old Etonian Goldsmith to announce their divorce this week, unleashing a war of words between the pair on the social media website Twitter. But the bitterness has only just begun. This is set to be a most messy divorce – for as well as the complexity of the couple’s finances, Ben’s brother, Tory MP Zac, left his wife, Sheherazade Ventura-Bentley, for Kate Rothschild’s sister, Alice, which should make for some awkward family gatherings.
Indeed, the Goldsmiths have plenty of experience in marriage breakdowns. As well as the late Sir James Goldsmith’s legendary infidelities, Ben’s sister Jemima divorced her cricketer husband Imran Khan in 2004, and later had a high-profile relationship with Hugh Grant, which also collapsed.
A family friend told The Daily Telegraph: ”Both Zac and Jemima have gone through marriage breakdowns, so they have experience of financial settlements. Zac’s is still not resolved, which shows just how complex the financial issues are. The settlement is likely to take a long time. Believe me, both sides have good lawyers and this is not an amicable situation.’’ Indeed, some estimate that the divorce could cost many hundreds of thousands of pounds in legal fees. And Sheherazade Ventura-Bentley, remember, brought little fortune to her marriage, unlike Rothschild – which gives some indication of how much more protracted this battle will be.
A source close to the family said last week: ”Ben is going to start proceedings at the earliest opportunity. They will fight over the kettle and the teapot! There is a lot of anger.’’
Rothschild’s family is reported to be ”worried sick’’ about her new relationship. ”Her mother and all her family are very concerned that Kate is going off the rails,’’ another source said. ”Kate and Alice are talking, but most of the family are not on speaking terms with her at the moment. The whole situation is very sad.’’
So just how did this union descend into a debacle worthy of the Jeremy Kyle show?
Rothschild, who began her relationship with Goldsmith when she was 17, has been enjoying rather different interests of late to the family’s usual society pursuits. Her fledgling music career with Roundtable Records led to an ”increasingly nocturnal’’ lifestyle. Her husband’s fears were realised when, a friend says, he “found texts and email messages” between Rothschild and Jay Electronica, who is one of her clients. Worse still, “they were very intense messages planning sexual liaisons”. The “passionate” affair had reportedly been going on for a year. In the confrontation that followed, 31-year-old Goldsmith was arrested at the couple’s £20 million home in Kensington, on suspicion of actual bodily harm. He was said to have slapped his wife and kicked a toy at her, at which point she called the police. He was released without charge after accepting a caution, before taking their three children on holiday with his mother, Lady Annabel.
That, aside from the lawyers’ fees, could have been that, but for the couple taking to Twitter – an extraordinary act for a family that values privacy as much as the Goldsmiths do. Rothschild, 29, claimed she had been cheated on ”several times’’ and even posted a picture of the children, Iris, eight, Frankie, seven, and Isaac, four, being returned to her on a private jet, alongside a series of bitter and increasingly hysterical posts.
Goldsmith branded her behaviour ”appalling’’ and lapped up commiserating messages from the Twitterati. After reports that she had hired a PR firm to manage the crisis, he posted: ”A bit late surely? How about focusing on her devastated children?’’
Ten years ago, Goldsmith was named Britain’s most eligible bachelor by Tatler. Known as Ben-Ben by his family and born when his mother was 46, Goldsmith provided solace for Lady Annabel when her first-born son, Rupert [by first husband Mark Birley], disappeared off the coast of West Africa while swimming in 1986.
Kate comes from an equally illustrious line, her father from the Rothschild banking clan, and her mother from the reputedly cursed Guinness brewing heirs. She grew up at the family pile, Rushbrooke Hall, Bury St Edmunds and went to school at Bryanston, Dorset, where she had a reputation as a “party animal”.
It would be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than to deem whether Goldsmith or Rothschild is richer. Goldsmith’s money is tied up in family trusts, which are so convoluted that his father boasted they could never be unravelled. When Sir James died, he left assets worth about £1.2 billion and each of his children was estimated to have received £10 million in spending money. The founder of a green investment business, Goldsmith is said to be now worth £300 million. He has invested in the concierge business quintessentially.com, set up by Ben Elliot, nephew of the Duchess of Cornwall. He also backed Marco Pierre White’s private dining club, Drones.
For her part, Rothschild shared an £18 million inheritance when her father, Amschel, killed himself in a Paris hotel room in 1996 at the age of 41. He had joined the family firm only nine years before, taking his place in what has been described as ”the closest thing to a Jewish Royal Family in exile’’. The half brother of Lord (Jacob) Rothschild, he was being groomed to take over the family bank, NM Rothschild, from his second cousin Sir Evelyn de Rothschild. He was found hanged after a business meeting, and his death, when Kate was 14, remains unexplained.
Rothschild is expected to gain custody of the couple’s children, unless her husband can prove that she is an unfit mother. The pair will divide the proceeds of the family home, bought for £5 million in June 2002, through a company registered in the British Virgin Islands.
Two days ago, Rothschild posted emotional late-night tweets: ”To all the vultures harassing and taunting me, the people calling me a whore and a bad mother, the threatening emailers and callers: I have been with my husband since I was 17, my whole life from then until now has been dedicated to him and our children. Ben in a rational mood would be the first to say that my devotion to my children is unshakeable. I am with them now, as I always am.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_de_Rothschild (reportedly a bitch from hell!)
Lizzy a Rothschild? http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=20112
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Most notable people with this surname are descendants of Mayer Amschel Rothschild who formed a European financial dynasty and, in modern history, perhaps the wealthiest family by the scale of their private fortune.
Denmark. By royal decree of 29 March 1814 all Danish Jews were obliged to adopt a surname after their town of residence. In the records, one family with residence in Roskilde took the name Rothschild, presumably because of the German pronunciation of the town’s name. The wife of writer Meïr Aron Goldschmidt , Lea Rothschild (born 1801) were of that family. There are no indications that the Rothschild of Roskilde has any relation with the other Rothschild families.
The name is also carried by others, mostly Ashkenazi Jews, who are not related to the famous family:
People of the banker family The list is LOOOOOOONG
Nat Rothschild is at the centre of a political storm after alleging Shadow Tory Chancellor George Osborne solicited a donation from a Russian oligarch.
As the young man spoke, silence descended. Gathered around the table at this high-powered lunch in central London earlier this month were the elite of the British business world.
Marcus Agius, chairman of Barclays bank, Sir David Arculus of the O2 telecoms giant, and Ian Davis, the global managing director of McKinsey consulting company, put down their knives and forks to listen.
The unassuming man – 20 years younger than the assembled company – delivered a considered and incisive view of global markets with a gravitas that belied his youth.
One witness says: “It was incredibly impressive. He waited for his moment, and then came across as calculating and powerful. I think everyone was taken by surprise. “I found it impossible to square what I knew of his previous wild-child existence with the man who sat before us.”
The man in question was Nat Rothschild – the 35-year-old scion of the wealthy banking dynasty, one-time black sheep of the family, and now a rising star in his own right.
Earlier this month, the New York Times highlighted his extraordinary metamorphosis from playboy to hedge fund prince, and tipped him as “a kingmaker in his own right, and an investor who some say may become the richest Rothschild of them all”. SOURCE dailymail