How much was Jeffrey Epstein worth?
|Net Worth:||$559 Million|
|Date of Birth:||January 20, 1953|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Jeffrey Epstein
Jeffrey Epstein was a financier and banker, but he was most famous for his fraudulent activity, for being a registered sex offender, and his death in 2019. Few people outside of his tight knit group of celebrity friends knew who he was up until 2019, but after his death, the lid popped on all of his schemes, including how he mysteriously got rich, led a sex trafficking ring, and bribed countless entertainers and politicians. Epstein’s death became the world’s biggest conspiracy theory over night and the subject of one of Netflix’s most popular original crime documentaries. However, with the mystery still entangled, Epstein and his affiliates are still headline news and the general public have pegboards linking dates, photos, and locations with webs of string.
Jeffrey Epstein had a net worth of $559 million dollars at the time of his death, in 2019. It is estimated that his net worth reached into the billions in the early 2000’s…
How Did Jeffrey Epstein Get So Rich?
It’s mostly a mystery from where Epstein got most of his wealth. A lot of it came from his time in the banking sector and then forming his own companies in the 1980s. The first company, Intercontinental Assets Group Inc, assisted clients in retrieving money stolen by fraudulent lawyers and brokers. The second company, J. Epstein & Company, was a financial company that had an exclusive clientele of people with a net worth of more than $1 billion only. One of Epstein’s more famous clients was Leslie Wexner, the chairman and CEO of Victoria’s Secret. Wexner put most of his wealth in Epstein’s control, though there is no explanation as to why.
Epstein was gifted many things from the politicians with whom he rubbed shoulders and had investments in several different companies. He had invested in Hyperion Air, and casually used the company’s helicopters to secretly fly minors on and off Little Saint James. The island had over 70 staff and though it was bought for less the $8 million over 20 years ago, it was later valued at more than $60 million after Epstein had built on it. Epstein’s relationship with Ghislaine Maxwell, whose father was a billionaire, had a trust fund so big that it’d never run dry, and together they had enough money to force themselves in to power.
Why Is He So Famous?
As Epstein began an innocent career in education after studying, even his means of getting in to teaching had a shady background. After Epstein was let go from his teaching role because he was found out to have lied about his education, the conman moved in to banking, making millions and gaining famous friends along the way. The more money Epstein made, the more he drew attention to himself by becoming a New York socialite, and he was soon seen as a Great Gatsby type in New York by media outlets, being the mysterious millionaire you rarely saw at his own parties in giant mansions. Epstein rubbed shoulders with extremely famous celebrities and politicians, getting along swimmingly with Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, members of the royal family, and others. Clinton was so close with the sex offender that he flew on his private plane no less than 26 recorded times.
Epstein famously owned Little Saint James, an island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The island acquired several nicknames in the twenty years that Epstein owned it, including “Island of Sin” and “Pedophile Island”. Locals often saw teenage girls on the island and it is where Epstein commonly coerced minors in to sex trafficking with the help of Ghislaine Maxwell, he decades long partner. The island had fake doors and secret underground lairs, and the place was full of cameras, tracking all of the visitors and what they got up to behind closed doors.
Few people are more famous posthumously than they are when they are alive, but Epstein’s suicide had the world talking about him when most people had never even heard of the conman the day before. A four part Netflix series, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, was even released this year, so quick after the event, summarizing his trial and death and giving closure to the hundreds of women he had unforgivably forced in to his sex trafficking ring.
What made Epstein’s death so interesting (and almost exciting) to millions of people is that the day he committed suicide he was planning on appearing in court and revealing the secrets of dozens of powerful people, including those of Clinton and Donald Trump. It led many people to theorize that his death may have been murder, not suicide. The theory can even be backed up by the fact that the cameras in his cell were conveniently not working that night, and the broken bones around his neck were unlikely to break if he hung himself, which was confirmed when a post-mortem was was completed on Epstein’s body.
What Made Him So Successful?
Unfortunately, not everyone who is likeable and friendly uses their charm for good. Multiple accounts have said that Epstein was very charismatic and charming, even going back to the days before he was so rich. This is how he managed to convince people to let him in to sensitive places, such as becoming a teacher without the necessary education, or handling billionaires’ money without having the experience. Even more so, Epstein was an enigma, choosing to remain a mystery is what made him so appealing to the famous celebs and young girls in the first place, as they wanted to brush shoulders with the next ‘Gatsby’.
Though it is illegal and actionable, Epstein recorded everything that happened in his properties using spy cameras. His house in New York, his home in palm beach, and his island were all fully wired for video surveillance. People have theorized that he had incriminating footage of some very powerful people, including the current president of The United States, helping Epstein become more commanding by using the footage as an insurance policy if anybody stepped out of place.
Due to scamming the rich and famous all of his life, Jeffrey Epstein had an estimated net worth of some $559 million at the time of his death. The Epstein saga still continues, as people speculate what footage or evidence Epstein really had on his celebrity friends, and his partner in crime, Ghislaine Maxwell, has only recently been sentenced. Maxwell claims that she too will call people out the people who were involved in Epstein’s sex trafficking, and Prince Andrew, who is famously pictured with Epstein and his victims, is still fighting off and denying any accusations thrown at him.