Alienor de Rothschild
Édouard Étienne Alphonse de Rothschild
Arielle Marie Mallard (m. 1991)
New York University Stern School of Business (1985)
Guy de Rothschild, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild
David René de Rothschild, Guy de Rothschild, Marie‑Hélène de Rothschild, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Luciana Diniz
Interview de Edouard de Rothschild à l'occasion de la reprise des courses
Édouard Étienne Alphonse de Rothschild ([edwaːʁ etjɛn alfɔ̃s də ʁɔtʃild]; born 27 December 1957) is a businessman and part of the French branch of the prominent Rothschild family.
- Interview de Edouard de Rothschild loccasion de la reprise des courses
- Early life and education
- Personal life
Early life and education
Édouard de Rothschild was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine. He is the son of Guy de Rothschild (1909–2007) and Marie-Hélène van Zuylen van Nyevelt (1927–1996). His father is Jewish and his mother is of half Syrian, quarter Dutch, and quarter Jewish descent. He attended the Cours Hattemer, a private school. He studied law at Panthéon-Assas University in France and in 1985 graduated with an M.B.A. degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
In July 2003, Édouard de Rothschild was made head of Rothschild & Cie Banque, the Paris-based bank he founded in 1987 with his half-brother David René de Rothschild and cousin Éric de Rothschild. He stepped down in June 2004 saying he would remain involved as the non-executive chairman of the bank's supervisory board while taking on projects unrelated to finance. Until May 2005, he was a member of the Supervisory Board at Imerys S.A., a company the family had been a majority or significant shareholder in since 1880.
In January 2005, Édouard de Rothschild invested €20 million for a 37% controlling stake in the French newspaper Libération. The left-wing daily was founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and Maoist militant journalist Serge July in 1973 but in recent years has sustained substantial losses.
He owns a share of the Château Lafite vineyard.
Edouard has been married twice:
- David de Rothschild (twin)
- Alienor de Rothschild (twin)
- Ferdinand de Rothschild
- Louis de Rothschild
An avid horse enthusiast, Édouard de Rothschild competes both nationally and internationally in equestrian show jumping. He inherited the Haras de Meautry stud farm in Toques in Basse-Normandie where he breeds thoroughbred race horses. His involvement in racing led to his 2004 election as President of the French horse racing association, "France Galop." Being of partial Jewish descent, he accepted an invitation in 2010 from the Israeli Equestrian Federation to represent Israel in international competitions.