Jocelyn Wildenstein Net Worth

Jocelyn Perisset Wildenstein Net Worth

Real Name: Jocelyn Perisset Wildenstein
Date of Birth: 08/05/1940
Place of Birth: Lausanne, Switzerland

2017 Net Worth: $500 Million
2016 Earnings:

Profession: Socialite

Jocelyn Wildenstein Biography


Jocelyn Wildenstein was born in Switzerland in 1940. Her father sold sporting goods and her family was considered to be middle class. Growing up, Wildenstein learned to pilot planes and loved big game hunting. She was well known for her adoration of big, exotic cats such as leopards and cheetahs. Her love of hunting led her to meet her wealthy husband, Alec N. Wildenstein, an avid art dealer and collector. The couple married in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1978. Ms. Wildenstein made full use of her husband’s earnings and has led a very exotic and lavish lifestyle. She once boasted in an interview that her yearly telephone bill was more than $60,000 and that her food and wine bills cost her more than $547,000 each year.

One evening Ms. Wildenstein walked in on her husband and a 19 year old Russian model having sex in their New York mansion. An ugly fight ensued in which her husband threated Ms. Wildenstein with a gun. It ended with her husband spending the night in jail, quickly followed by ugly divorce proceedings that many called scandalous. Their New York estate was sold for $13 million. Ms. Wildenstein has had numerous surgeries done to her face to make her look more “feline” in appearance. This has led to numerous nicknames, such as cat woman.  Some say she had this done to try to win back her ex-husband, while others say she did it because she so loved her big exotic cats.  Her ex-husband estimated that she spent about $4 million having these surgeries done. Whatever the reason, during her divorce, the judge stipulated that she could not use any of alimony payments for cosmetic surgery.

Ms. Wildenstein was awarded $2.5 billion in the divorce settlement and $100 million each year for the following 13 years. She currently lives in Beverly Hills and also has a Manhattan apartment in the Trump World Towers. Her current net worth is $500 million.

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