Who Was Benjamin de Rothschild? Wiki, Biography, Age, Cause of Death

Benjamin de Rothschild
Benjamin de Rothschild

Benjamin de Rothschild Biography, Wiki

Benjamin de Rothschild was a owner of the Edmond de Rothschild Group and French banker since 1997, has died. He was the son of the Edmond Adolphe and Nadine de Rothschild. De Rothschild was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine. He studied at the Swiss Institut Florimont and held a BA in Business Management from Pepperdine University.

Forbes reports that the group “manages over $175 billion in assets, with interests from banks in France and Switzerland to restaurants and hotels.”

“Visionary entrepreneur, passionate about finance, speed, sailing and automobiles, wine enthusiast, Benjamin de Rothschild was also an active philanthropist, namely involved in developing innovation within the Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation Hospital. With his unique character, Benjamin de Rothschild never ceased to transform and modernise his legacy, in line with the family’s values,” the press release from the Edmond de Rothschild Group says.


Benjamin de Rothschild has died at the age of 57-years-old.

Family & Siblings

Benjamin de Rothschild was a seventh-generation descendant of the dynasty founder Mayer Amschel. He was the great grandson of Edmond James de Rothschild and Adelheid von Rothschild, the grandson of Maurice de Rothschild and Noémie Halphen, and the only child of Edmond Adolphe and Nadine de Rothschild.

His family wealth ranked 22nd on Challenges 2019 list of French fortunes, 43rd on Bilan 2019 list of Swiss fortunes, and 1349th on Forbes 2019 list of world billionaires. He was considered one of the richest members of the Rothschild family.

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Wife & Children

On 23 January 1999, de Rothschild married Ariane Langner. They had four daughters.

According to Monaco Daily News, his wife released a statement to AFP that read, “Ariane de Rothschild and her daughters are deeply saddened to announce the death of their husband and father, Benjamin de Rothschild following a heart attack at the family home in Pregny (Switzerland) on the afternoon of January 15, 2021.”

Cause of Death

De Rothschild died on 15 January 2021 at his home in Pregny, Switzerland. He was 57 and had a heart attack.

Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, a prominent global philanthropist and Swiss financier, has died suddenly at the age of 57, according to the Edmond de Rothschild group whose board of directors he chaired.

“It is with deep regret and great sadness that Edmond de Rothschild Group announces the passing of Benjamin de Rothschild following a heart attack at his home in Pregny (Switzerland) in the afternoon of 15 January 2021,” the group’s statement says. His net worth was more than $1.5 billion, according to Forbes, which calls him a “descendant of the French Rothschild banking family.”

The Gitana Team also issued a statement announcing that de Rothschild had died, according to Sail-World.

“Thanks to his commitment, de Rothschild enabled a whole generation of sailors to express themselves on the finest boats of the time, as is the case right now for the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, currently in the midst of an attempt to secure the round the world sailing record, the Jules Verne Trophy,” Sail-World quoted the team as saying.