KEY POINTS

  • Ghislaine Maxwell became a close associate of Jeffrey Epstein in 1991
  • For many years, she lived in a luxurious New York City house
  • Maxwell reportedly received at least $20 million from Epstein

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the late media tycoon Robert Maxwell, has amassed quite a fortune over the years.

With the recent court ruling that found her guilty of sex trafficking for the deceased sex offender and her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, many are now wondering where Maxwell's wealth came from and how much of her assets came from Epstein-controlled entities.

To date, the 60-year-old has a net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Ghislaine became a close associate of Epstein after her father passed away in 1991. At the time, she lived off a trust fund that paid her $100,000 per year, according to the outlet.

Ghislaine was eventually accused of procuring teenage girls, who would give Epstein massages and perform sexual acts for the latter, in exchange for money.

After her romantic relationship with Epstein ended, she dated Ted Waitt, the billionaire co-founder of Gateway Computers. Their relationship shored up Maxwell’s social stature, as per the Guardian.

Ghislaine’s position among the upper class took a blow in the mid-2010s after Virginia Giuffre publicly alleged that Ghislaine and Epstein forced her into a sexual encounter with Prince Andrew when she was just 17.

The lawsuit was settled in 2017, and the allegations died down a year after.

For many years, Ghislaine reportedly lived in a $4.95 million New York City home that was bought by an Epstein-controlled corporation in 2000.

The property was sold in April 2016 for $15 million, and Ghislaine was the beneficiary of the sale.

In July 2019, Epstein was arrested for sex trafficking. While awaiting his trial in a New York City federal jail, he killed himself.

Eventually, the investigation centered on Ghislaine, whom victims accused of being the enabler in Epstein’s abuse.

In December 2019, Ghislaine purchased a $1.1 million house in Bradford, New Hampshire in an all-cash deal, and it reportedly became her hideaway.

The government asserted that between 2007 and 2011, at least $20 million was transferred from Epstein's accounts to bank accounts controlled by Ghislaine.

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in an undated picture entered as evidence during her trial
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in an undated picture entered as evidence during her trial US District Court for the Southern District of New York via AFP / Handout
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