Alexander von Fürstenberg

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Prince Alex von Fürstenberg
Born Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg
(1970-01-25) January 25, 1970 (age 45)
Malibu, California
Other names Alexander von Fürstenberg, Alex von Fürstenberg
Occupation Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Capital Management http://arrowcapmgmt.com
Religion Roman Catholic [1]
Spouse(s) Alexandra Natasha Miller (divorced)
Website
http://alexvonfurstenberg.com/

Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg (born Alexander Prinz von Fürstenberg, January 25, 1970) is the son of fashion designers Diane von Fürstenberg and Prince Egon von Fürstenberg.

Early life and education[edit]

He is the son of fashion designers Diane von Fürstenberg (née Halfin) and Egon von Fürstenberg. His mother is from a Belgian Jewish family, originally from present-day Moldova and Greece;[2] and his father was half German and half Italian, the son of the German Prince Tassilo zu Fürstenberg of the House of Fürstenberg and his Italian first wife, Clara Agnelli, the elder sister of the chairman of FIAT, Gianni Agnelli. His parents divorced in 1972.

Prince Alexander and his sister Princess Tatiana von Fürstenberg were raised in New York City. Alex attended Brown University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993.[2]

Work[edit]

Alexander von Fürstenberg began his career in 1993 as a trader on the Risk Arbitrage Desk of Allen and Company. He is now the Chief Investment Officer of Ranger Global Advisors, LLC, a family company he founded which focuses on opportunistic value-based investing. Previously, he was the Co-Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm focused on global public equities which showed average annual returns of 22.4% over an eight-year period.[citation needed] Since 2001, he has acted as Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Investments, Inc., a private investment office that serves the Diller-von Furstenberg family.

Fürstenberg led the restructuring of Diane von Fürstenberg Studio, LP, a global luxury lifestyle brand, taking it from $1 million in annual revenue to more than $200 million. He remains a partner and director in the company and also serves on the Board of Directors of IAC, a U.S.-based internet conglomerate, and on the Board of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd., a Bermuda-based asset management firm.

Philanthropy[edit]

Fürstenberg is Director and Secretary of the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which is managed by him, his mother, Diane von Fürstenberg, his stepfather, Barry Diller, the former Chief Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp, and his sister, Princess Tatiana von Fürstenberg.

The Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation is involved in a number of charitable pursuits in education, community reform, environmental advocacy, disease research, childcare, arts and humanities and human rights. The foundation is also responsible for two significant endowments to the High Line, a New York City park built on the foundations of a decommissioned high line railway. Fürstenberg serves on the Board of Directors of Our Time, Board of Friends of the High Line, and the National Advisory Council of ACRIA.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

As a teen he lived in the Carlyle Hotel, two floors below duty-free shops owner Robert Warren Miller and his family; it was there he met Miller's youngest daughter Alexandra, who was three years his junior.[3] They married on October 28, 1995, at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City.[4] They had two children, Princess Talita Natasha (b. May 7, 1999) and Prince Tassilo Egon Maximilian (b. August 26, 2001), who is named for his paternal great-grandfather. In 2002, they separated and were later divorced. He later announced his engagement to designer Ali Kay, who gave birth to their son Leon in July 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1995/10/29/nyregion/quiet-high-society-wedding-is-a-spectacle-for-gawkers.html
  2. ^ a b Furstenberg, Diane von, The Woman I Wanted to Be (Simon and Schuster, New York, 2014)
  3. ^ "Wrap Artist," by Karen Schneider and Elizabeth McNeil, People magazine, August 25, 1997, page 151.
  4. ^ New York Times: "Quiet High-Society Wedding Is a Spectacle for Gawkers" By CAREY GOLDBERG October 29, 1995
  5. ^ Perez Hilton: Diane Von Furstenberg's A Granny Again!