James Rothschild – How rich is an heir of a banking dynasty?

March 22, 2024
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Who is James Rothschild?

British businessman, entrepreneur and financier James Amschel Victor Rothschild was born in London, England, on 19 August 1985, so Leo’s his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps only known for being a member of the Rothschild family, which is amongst the wealthiest British families.

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Education and early life

James was raised in London by his father Amschel Rothschild who was the company Rothschild Asset Management’s executive chairman, but who died on 8 July 1996 aged 41; his net worth was estimated at over $1 billion. James’ mother is British socialite Pauline Vivien Mander, and he has two older sisters: Kate Emma Rothschild was born in 1982 and was married to British financier and environmentalist Benjamin James Goldsmith, while they divorced in 2012 after Kate had cheated on him with American rapper Jay Electronica. James’ second sister is Alice Miranda Rothschild, born in 1983, who’s married to British politician and journalist Frank Zacharias Robin Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith of Richmond Park.

James studied at a private high school in London and upon matriculating in 2003 enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007.


James’ career

Not a lot has been disclosed about James’ career, as he prefers to keep these details to himself, but it’s known that he took over the family’s business following his father’s death, when he was old and skilled enough to do so.

Love life and marriage

James is today married to American socialite, model and fashion designer Nicholai Olivia ‘Nicky’ Hilton Rothschild, perhaps only known for being a member of the wealthy American Hilton family; this is Nicky’s second marriage, as she was married to American businessman Todd Meister for three months in 2004.

James and Nicky began dating in 2011, and announced on 12 August 2014 that they’d become engaged; the wedding took place at The Orangery, London, England on 19 July 2015, and Nicky wore the $77,000 Valentino Haute Couture gown. They spent their honeymoon in Botswana.


James and Nicky have three children together: she gave birth to their first daughter Lily-Grace Victoria in July 2016, and their second daughter Teddy Marilyn Rothschild followed in December 2017; in July 2022, she gave birth to their son, whose name hasn’t been disclosed.

James is married to Nicky Hilton Rothschild as of March 2023, and they have three children together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

James is active on Instagram and has uploaded over 60 pictures and videos onto the social media network, while he’s today followed by more than 500 people; most of his content features him during his everyday life.

He grew up being passionate about soccer, and played for both his high school and university’s teams; James today cheers for Manchester United.


He’s a huge fan of the comedy series “Only Fools and Horses”, as well as of its stars David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

James is an avid horseback rider, and also takes part in various other activities, including playing tennis with his friends, running half-marathons and taking sword-fighting lessons.

Height, eyes and wealth

James’ age is 37. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 10ins (1.77m) tall and weighs about 165lbs (75kgs).

James’ net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 billion, as of March 2023.

Who is his wife Nicky?

Nicholai Olivia ‘Nicky’ Hilton was born in New York City USA on 5 October 1983, meaning that Libra’s her zodiac sign. She’s probably known best for being the younger sister of Paris Hilton, an American businesswoman, social media personality and model.


Nicky was raised in New York City alongside her sister Paris and their younger brothers Baron Hilton II and Conrad Hilton III, by their father Richard Hilton who’s an American businessman and hotel heir, and mother Kathy Hilton (nee Avanzino) who’s a retired actress. Nicky studied at the all-girls Catholic school Convent of the Sacred Heart, from which she matriculated in 2001; she then attended both Parsons The New School for Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology, but didn’t graduate.

Nicky was 20 years old when she launched her career in the fashion industry, having designed her own clothing line; she then collaborated with the Japanese firm Samantha Thavasa on their line of handbags. Nicky only began attracting attention with her second clothing line Nicholai, which were priced higher than her first, and began selling in 2007.


Her first fashion show was held during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on 9 September 2007. She began designing jewelry in 2010, at the beginning averaging $200 per piece, and in 2014, Nicky collaborated with eLuxe on a 10-piece collection, with each piece having been named after a female member of her family. The following year saw her launch her own cosmetic line, in collaboration with Estee Lauder Companies-owned cosmetic brand Smashbox.

Also in 2015, Nicky and Linea Pelle collaborated on a collection of handbags, and in 2017, she collaborated with Tolani on the collection Mommy and Me; she and Tolani launched their second collection in 2019.

In September 2019, Nicky launched her first footwear collection, in collaboration with French Sole.

She’s also done a bit of modelling work, having been the face of Australian underwear line Antz Pantz in 2005, while she then appeared on the cover page of the magazine “Lucire” in Romania and New Zealand.

Nicky’s worked on a number of other projects, as she and her partner opened two Nicky O Hotels in Miami, Florida and Chicago, Illinois in 2006; she sued her partner in Los Angeles Federal Court after he had used her name without her approval, while he then sued her for breach of contract on 12 February 2007.

Nicky’s also an author, having published her book “365 Style” in 2014.


She dedicates a lot of her spare time to philanthropic activities, and some of the organizations which she’s worked with include Union Rescue Mission, Race to Erase MS and Make-a-wish Foundation.

Nicky’s also an Instagram star, as more than 1.4 million people are following her on the social media network today, while she’s uploaded nearly 2,500 pictures and videos.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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