Éric de Rothschild

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Éric de Rothschild
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Éric de Rothschild in 2013
Born3 October 1940 (1940-10-03) (age 80)
OccupationBanker, philanthropist
Spouse(s)Maria-Beatrice Caracciolo di Forino
Parent(s)Alain de Rothschild
Mary Chauvin du Treuil
RelativesÉlie de Rothschild (uncle)
Pierre Rosenberg (brother-in-law)

Baron Éric Alain Robert David de Rothschild (born 3 October 1940) is a French banker and philanthropist.

Early life[edit]

Éric de Rothschild was born in 3 October 1940 in New York City.[1] His father was Alain de Rothschild.[2] His uncle was Élie de Rothschild.[2]


He took over the management of Château Lafite Rothschild from his uncle in 1973.[3]

He is the chairman of the UK Private Banking & Trust.[2] He is on the supervisory board of Paris Orléans, which manages €28.3 billion of assets.[4]

He was listed as a beneficiary of an offshore account by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which released the full list of companies and individuals in the Panama Papers on 10 May 2016.[5]


He is the honorary president of the Grand Synagogue of Paris.[6]

He has been the chairman of the Mémorial de la Shoah, a museum about The Holocaust in Paris, since 2001.[1] In 2012, he called for the teaching of the Holocaust in French schools, to combat antisemitism and all forms of racism.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Maria-Beatrice Caracciolo di Forino, a painter.[7] He has three sons and one daughter.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Antoine Fouchet, Éric de Rothschild plaide pour « l’enseignement de la Shoah », La Croix, January 29, 2012
  2. ^ a b c Sharlene Goff, The Rothschilds’ family fortune, Financial Times, March 25, 2010
  3. ^ "History - Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)". www.lafite.com.
  4. ^ "Rothschild & Co Investor Relations". www.paris-orleans.com.
  5. ^ "Baron Eric de Rothschild - ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database".
  6. ^ "Administration - - Grande Synagogue de La Victoire". www.lavictoire.org.
  7. ^ Max Abelson, ‘Come on In, Baron!’ Eric de Rothschild Buys Village Co-op for $1.15 M., The New York Observer, June 5, 2008
  8. ^ The Rothschild Archive: Genealogy