Ghislaine Maxwell biography, early life and family
So, who is Ghislaine Maxwell? She was born in 1961 to Robert Maxwell, a British media proprietor born in Czech, and Elisabeth Maxwell, a scholar. Ghislaine was the youngest of their nine children. Her mother’s roots were Huguenot and her father’s Jewish. She was born a few days before her older brother Michael was involved in a car accident that sent him to a coma at the age of 15. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1969.
The accident greatly affected Ghislaine Maxwell siblings, parents, as well as herself as she even became temporarily anorexic as a toddler. She was raised in Oxford in a mansion with 53 rooms. Ghislaine Maxwell father ran a publishing corporation known as Pergamon Press, and their offices were also located in the mansion.
During Ghislaine Maxwell younger years, she went to Headington School, Marlborough College, and later joined Balliol College in Oxford. She was extremely close to her father, and many believed that she was his favorite child. After she joined University, Robert did not allow her to take any boyfriends home or even be seen in public with a man.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s Career
In the 1980s, she was significantly popular in the London social scene. She opened a women’s club called Kit Kat Club for Women, and also served as the director of Oxford United Football Club. She also held a position at The European, a publication her father had started.
In the late 1980s, she spent much time on a yacht her father named after her, Lady Ghislaine, which had a gym, sauna, jacuzzi, and exclusive disco, among other amenities. Her father had also created a company for Ghislaine in New York. The company concentrated on non-profit corporate gifts.