In 2003, Roussel founded the "GMT Multi-Strategy Fund of Funds" with the participation of numerous international banks [6]. She also laid claim to the famed Greek island of Skorpios, where Aristotle wed Jacqueline Kennedy in 1968. [1], Roussel graduated from high school in 1972. These disputes were mostly ended (or quieted) in 1999 by the court-ordered transfer of the administration of Athina's trust to a private auditing firm. Lawyers call for offence to be extended to... French Muslims demand Borat poster is removed from buses because the comedy character is near-naked while... White New Zealand author has her books pulled after calling face tattoo on country's first Maori foreign... SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: One horror crash that Bernie Ecclestone must be enjoying - his former son-in-law... Brexit negotiations 'are set to run for another fortnight' as coronavirus surge in UK and Brussels disrupts... Can YOU pass this English quiz for 15-year-olds? Athina's own life has been scarred by the death of her mother Christina when she was three, a much publicized legal battle with her father Thierry Roussel over control of her fortune, and a … There have been several estimates of her inheritance, including the island of Skorpios, which was later sold to trusts connected with Ekaterina Rybolovleva,[31][32] with some accounts claiming that Onassis's net worth is less than $1 billion. Following the ceremony, the newly -weds were driven off in a vintage black Rolls Royce decked with pink and white ribbons. With her fourth husband, Thierry Roussel, Christina bore daughter Athina. Roussel is believed to have sold Athina's half to the foundation in the late 1980s for roughly $50 million. Ari's will dictated that his assets be equally divided between daughter Christina and the Onassis Foundation. [35], In 1999, a Vaduz court ordered the management of Athina's inheritance to be transferred to the KPMG Fides auditing firm in Lucerne, Switzerland. [10], The most legendary failed investment is claimed to be a strawberry farm in Portugal. By then Athina was in her father's custody. Sister Sandrine is daughter of Athina’s father Thierry Roussel and his second wife, Marianne Landhage. [7] Following a preparatory course in Brussels, Belgium, she passed her baccalauréat exam in the summer of 2003.[8]. We wondered how well Onassis was faring given that the bulk of his fleet was in the so-called "spot market" business; that is, they rented for single voyages. [10] She began riding as a child, and finished second in an event in Jerez, Spain in 2001. Roussel had at least one extramarital affair during the marriage, with former Swedish model Marianne "Gaby" Landhage, who gave birth to their elder two (of three) children while Roussel was still married to Christina. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like. When she was 18 she inherited the bulk of her fortune. Roussel is believed to have sold Athina's half to the foundation in the late 1980s for roughly $50 million. (Had he held on to it, that half would be worth three times as much today.) [3], Athina Onassis is the sole heiress of Christina Onassis, who inherited 55% of Aristotle Onassis's fortune. Onassis was born at American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, to Christina Onassis (1950–1988) and her fourth husband, Thierry Roussel, a French pharmaceutical heir. Athina Onassis and her father, Thierry Roussel, had not been on speaking terms as he had been opposed to her marriage with playboy Alvaro Doda de Miranda Neta from the start. Most are dry bulk freighters and oil tankers, in total worth roughly $300 million, according to industry experts. The lore of the island, let alone the Pink House (Jackie's villa), tennis courts and lavish gardens, could garner a $200 million price tag, according to John Greer, president of Unusual Villa Rentals, a luxury real estate broker. Most guests attending the lavish ceremony were Brazilian VIPs or friends from the equestrian community. "This is a first- class company with an outstanding reputation.". According to Forbes, it was a US $30 million loss. [Silverman, Stephen: "Athina Onassis Weds Brazilian Horseman", [Smith, Helena: "Legal row taints special day for Onassis heiress Athina", The UK Guardian, 28 January 2006], Associated Press, "First Child of Heiress: Christina Onassis Gives Birth to a Girl", LA Times, January 29, 1985, "Is Athina Onassis Really A Billionaire? Speculation about whether he would attend the extravagant nuptials in Sao Paulo in Brazil had been growing after he refused to add his name to the invitations. Roussel formed his first company at the age of 22 and went on establishing publicity space rental companies such as; AEA, Super-média and Média Center (sold to the Carat Group)[citation needed]. [9] During Athina's childhood and adolescence, all expenditures made on her behalf by her father, funded by Onassis inheritance, had to be approved by the Board in advance. Short of an Athina tell-all, there's no way to confirm what she actually inherited. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. When Athina OnassisRousselAthina Onassis Roussel turned 18 in late January, she inherited the mantle of one of the world's renowned shipping empires, founded by her grandfather AristotleOnassisAristotle Onassis. Athina has long been known as the 'poor little rich girl'. [8][11] In November 2012, Onassis suffered a spinal injury in a fall from her horse,[12] but represented Greece in the 2013 European Show Jumping Championships and the 2014 World Championships. (In today's dollars, that's some $100 million. Klein, Edward (November 1997). Roussel and Gaby now have three children: Erik, Sandrine, and Johanna. [11] Roussel used his company, Oderfruta, to invest in the farms, with a borrowed subsidy from the European Union, funding from the Portuguese state and an unknown bank. She handles public relations for the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, which was established by Aristotle Onassis in memory of his son, who died in a 1973 plane crash. A full-time staff, albeit spartan, is said to exist on Skorpios, in anticipation of the off-chance Athina might stop by for a visit. Athina's biographer Alexis Mantheakis said the wedding was a 'very un-Onassis affair'. Athina Onassis was born on 29 January 1985, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. Roussel is best known as the controversial former co-trustee of his eldest child's famous fortune and for having been involved in a number of legal entanglements with the four Greek trustees of that fortune. [34][35] During Athina's childhood and adolescence, all expenditures made on her behalf by her father (using money from the inheritance) had to be approved by the board, which led to her father threatening to move back to France, where the estate would have had to pay much higher income tax. "[37], On her 18th birthday, Athina took control of her mother's inheritance. Gregory Maniatis, editor of the Greek magazine Odyssey, couldn't help but ask, "Would you want your inheritance managed by four men who helped Onassis become a billionaire … or would you rather have your money handled by a man… whose best-known business venture was losing $30 million on strawberry farms in Portugal?". He studied economics at Panthéon-Assas University. The showjumping champion, who has a six-year-old daughter from a relationship with model Sibele Dorsa, met Athina at an equestrian centre in Belgium two years ago. They divorced after Roussel had two children with his mistress, Swedish model Marianne "Gaby" Landhage. Her parents were married from 1984 to 1987. Christina, who died at the age of 37 while on vacation in Argentina, left her fortune to her only child, Athina, just 3 at the time of her mother's death. A source close to Mr Roussel said: "He could not bear to see her marrying that man.". "The Battle Over the Golden Girl". And... ROSS CLARK: The 4,000 deaths 'fact' that made Doom and Gloom squabble like schoolboys. His daughters (Athina and Sandrine) are known to be competitive show jumpers. 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