James Rothschild Net Worth and Details About His Wife, Nicky Hilton

Net Worth:$1.3 billion
Age/Date of Birth:
39 years old (14 May 1985)
Wife or Girlfriend:Nicky Hilton (m. 2015)
Not known
Parents:Amschel Mayor James Rothschild (1955-1996) and Anita Patience Guinness

James Rothschild is from one of the wealthiest families in the world, so it is not much of a surprise that he has an estimated net worth of $60 million. He is a British banker who came to light after getting married to Nicky Hilton on July 10, 2015.

More than being an American businesswoman, James’ wife is a model, fashion designer, and a socialite famed as a member of the Hilton family which is known for their wealth and status as socialites in the United States of America. Given that, it is not difficult to see why the Jame-Nicky marriage has been getting a lot of attention, with many wondering how James came about his wealth.

Analysis of James Rothschild’s Net Worth

Much wasn’t known about James Rothschild until his marriage to Nicky Hilton but it is clear that he has his family to thank for his wealth. The Rothschild family is known to be a wealthy Jewish family of German descent. Their wealth has been traced to the 18th century and they are said to be the pioneers of international finance.

The British Banker Inherited Most of His $60 Million Fortune 

It is known that Jame’s father was Amschel Mayor James Rothschild, executive chairman of Rothschild Asset Management of the Rothschild banking family of England. Sometime in July 1996, Amschel was found hanging in a Paris hotel room. This happened after a meeting where plans were made for a merger of asset management companies. It is a widely held view that he hanged himself because he was depressed by the death of his mother, Teresa Georgina Mayor, who died six weeks earlier.

It was also reported that Jame’s mother, Anita Patience Guinness, told a court that Jame’s father had depression tendencies. A quote attributed to her related that the family had noticed that Amschel had depressive tendencies. Adding that the family isn’t certain why Amschel was depressed, Anita suggested some family antecedents like the loss of his mother predisposed him to depression.

As at the time of Amschel’s death, it was estimated that his personal fortune wasn’t lesser than 30 million pounds. Being the only son of Amschel, it is believed that James inherited most of his wealth. For instance, he recently sold a farm in Suffolk that his family had owned for 75 years for $25 million.

Though James is the only son of his parents, he has two sisters, Kate Emma Rothschild and Alice Miranda Rothschild Goldsmith. Kate was born in 1982. She married the son of the late billionaire, Sir James Goldsmith in 2003 and they now have at least three children. Alice is married to the brother of Kate’s ex-husband, a politician of the British Conservative party, Zac Goldsmith.

But He Has Also Made Good Money From Being a Banker

Despite the huge inheritance attached to James’ name, he wouldn’t settle for them. He decided to build a career for himself in finance. James would later work as an investment banker at N. M. Rothschild & Sons Limited.

After that, he’d serve as an analyst at JNR UK Ltd. He also served as an analyst at Hargreave Hale Ltd and, has been a partner and the deputy president of the Monument Capital Group investment firm since 2010. Aside from those, he is also a Partner at Lepe Partners LLP.

Being a very private person who largely evaded publicity until his marriage dragged him into the limelight, details of what he has earned from his numerous career endeavors are hard to come by. Nonetheless, it is believed that what he inherited and what he has earned from his career amounts to a $60 million fortune. Without a doubt, James Rothschild’s net worth is massive but it’s pretty insignificant compared to his family’s wealth.

The Rothschild Family Has a Net Worth of $400 Billion

For a family considered to be the pioneers of international finance, the Rothschild family holds one of the largest private fortune known to the world. Their wealth has been traced back to the 18th century and to Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty. Remembered as the founding father of international finance, Mayer initiated what would become known as the Rothschild family empire after he built a fortune from his activities in Frankfurt’s financial sector; this was between the late 18th and early 19th century.

Now, Mayer had the foresight to replicate the successes he recorded in Frankfurt’s financial sector across the globe, beginning with Europe; so he sent four of his sons to major financial centers across the continent to start-up family businesses. Records have it that while his second son Salomon Mayer Rothschild was sent to Austria, the third named Nathan Mayer Rothschild settled in England. Calmann Mayer Rothschild was his fourth child and he was sent to Naples whereas the fifth, Jakob Mayer Rothschild, traveled to Paris.

It is said that the third son Nathan who settled in England became the most successful, he is the founder of N.M. Rothschild & Sons, a financial service company. Mayer succeeded in his quest as the Rothschild financial business has spread to as many as 40 countries of the world. Within the span of two centuries the family has been able to retain their relevance in the banking sector of the world and continues to reap massive fortune thereof.

Other Sources Through Which the Rothschild Family’s Wealth Accrued

While the banking sector is the major source of the Rothschild family net worth which has been estimated to be more than $400 billion in some quarters – it is claimed that the family controls as much as $2 trillion of the world’s wealth -, it is known that they acquired their wealth through other means. It encompasses their elaborate investment portfolio in other sectors of the economy; from real estate to energy, mining, farming, and what have you.

For instance, the family has been a dominant player in the winemaking industry for over 150 years. It is no secret that they own and control multiple wine estates across the world. To the best of our knowledge, the first time they ventured into the winemaking business was in 1853 when Nathaniel de Rothschild bought France’s Chateau Brane-Mouton and changed the name to Chateau Mouton Rothschild. In terms of real estate, members of the family were, and are still major property owners in England, other countries across Europe, and indeed the world at large.

But none of the business endeavors they have been involved in can rival the investments they have made in the financial sector. Though they no longer command the level of power they wielded in the sector, they continue to thrive thereof. Sometime in 2015, it was reported that their global investment banking company, Rothschild Group, pulled a revenue of $500 million. With about 3,000 employees under its wing, its operation has spread to at least 40 countries.

Meet James Rothchild’s Wife, Nicky Hilton

  • Full Name: Nicholai Olivia Hilton Rothschild
  • Date of Birth: October 5, 1983
  • Age: 40 Years Old
  • Occupation: Model and Fashion Designer
  • Duration of Marriage: 2015 – Present
  • Number of Kids With James: Two Daughters (Lily Grace Victoria and Teddy Marilyn Rothschild)

Nicky was born in New York City to Richard and Kathy Hilton. While her mother Kathy Hilton is a former actress and fashion designer, her father Richard Hilton is a businessman known as the co-founder of Hilton & Hyland, a real estate brokerage company based in California. Although she was born in New York, Nicky was partly raised in Los Angeles. Following her graduation from Convent of the Sacred Heart Catholic school in New York City, she attended Parsons The New School for Design and Fashion Institute of Technology.

Nicky Hilton has been a part of the fashion industry for many years. She has modeled for various popular brands and as a fashion designer, owns a clothing line, a line of jewelry, has designed a line of handbags for Samantha Thavasa, and has partnered with French Sole to launch a footwear collection. While her career has earned her a lot of attention, Nicky, just like her husband, is most known for the family she hails from. This is not only because of her older sister, Paris Whitney Hilton.

The Hilton family is one of the most popular American families, thanks to the wealth and social status members of the family have held for over a century. The family’s wealth has been traced back to Conrad Nicholson Hilton Sr. (1887 – 1979) who founded the global brand now known as Hilton Hotels & Resort. Nicky is the great, grand-daughter of Conrad as her father, Richard Hilton, is the son of Baron Hilton; and Baron, the son of Conrad.

The Couple Met In 2011 and Got Married In July 2015 

Nicky and James first met at Formula One heiress, Petra Ecclestone’s marriage to James Stunt in 2011. The couple instantly hit it off, sharing their love of horse riding and letting their fans know through social media. Rothschild knelt before Hilton on a boat at Lake Como and flew to London to ask her parents to endorse his intent of getting married to their youngest daughter.

To most, James’ proposal was the best romantic experience for Hilton who was previously in a short-lived marriage with financier Todd Meister. Everyone agreed she was really lucky to find a man with a good heart and wealth. It was highly believed that they would build a great future for themselves.

James and Nicky got hitched in possibly one of the most expensive weddings in history; all thanks to the staggering wealth of both families. Nicky wore a £50,000 couture Valentino wedding gown and an enormous eight-carat diamond engagement ring, estimated to be worth £1 million. And, Paris Hilton was the bridesmaid (again) who seemed really happy for her little sister.

James and Nicky Have Are Now Parents to Two Daughters and Cats

If anyone believed that the James-Nicky union was bound to be a garish affair, they were wrong. The couple seems to be genuinely in love with each other and have a happy home to show for it. Rothschild is nice and Hilton is cool; what more would these lovebirds need to make their vows work?

Nicky gave birth to their first child, a baby girl named Lily Grace Victoria Rothschild in July 2016. The couple wasted no time in having their second child; in December 2017, they welcomed their second girl named Teddy Marilyn Rothschild.

James, Nicky, the two daughters, and their two cats live in their Manhattan penthouse in New York City’s Noho neighborhood.

Nicky Hilton’s Net Worth Compared to James Rothschild’s $60 Million

While James currently works as the vice-president of Monument Capital Group in London, his wife Nicky Hilton is based in New York pursuing her career as a designer. For several reasons, people have been curious about who’s wealthier among the two. First, both Nicky and James are from popular families that have businesses spread across various countries of the world. And, in addition to being successful in their careers, they are both known to have inherited massive wealth from their families.

While what James and Nicky might have inherited from their families is not certain, it has been estimated on various quarters that Jame’s Rothschild’s wife Nicky Hilton is almost as rich as he is. As stated above, James has a net worth of $60 million, $10 million more than his wife’s $50 million.

It is a widely held view that James inherited most of his wealth; this cannot be said about Nicky as her grandfather Barron Hilton gave away 97% of his estate which was estimated at $2.3 billion to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization founded by his father Conrad Hilton. It was said that Barron left only 3 percent of his wealth for about 12 members of his family, including Nicky.

Key TakeAways

  • James Rothschild has a net worth of $60 million and he inherited most of it from his family.
  • His family is worth $400 billion, most of which was accrued from the banking sector.
  • James has been married to Nicky Hilton since July 2015 and they have two daughters
  • His wife is also from a popular family known across the world.
  • James Rothschild is $10 million richer than his wife.
Profile Summary
First Name:James
Last Name:Rothschild
Also Known As:
Not available
Famous For:Being the only son/heir of the Rothschild family. He is also famous for being the husband of Nicky Hilton
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Not available
Educational Qualifications:
Not available
Not available
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
39 years old (14 May 1985)
Zodiac Sign:Taurus
Birth Place:
Not known
Country of Residence:
Paris, France
Physical Attributes
Not available
Not available
Eye Colour:
Dark brown
Hair Color:
Dark brown
Other Body Measurements:
Not available
Marital Status:
Nicky Hilton (m. 2015)
Family and Relatives
Amschel Mayor James Rothschild (1955-1996)
Mother:Anita Patience Guinness
Lily-Grace Rothschild and Teddy Marilyn Rothschild
Siblings:Kate Emma Rothschild (born 1982) and Alice Miranda Rothschild (born 1983)
Other Relatives:
Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild and Teresa Georgina Rothschild (née Mayor)(paternal graandparents)
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$60 million
Salary:Not available
Source of Wealth:
Career in finance
Timothy Walbe
Timothy Walbe
Timothy Walbe has extensive professional writing experience in technical, product reviews, informational and persuasive articles as well as creative and content writing on nearly any topic including finance and investment


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