The true net worth of American investor, Jeffrey Epstein has long been unclear.
In 2008 when Epstein pleaded guilty in Florida to soliciting prostitution, several sources said he was a billionaire with a net worth of over one billion dollars. But a number of other sources have long questioned the extent of his wealth and his status as a billionaire.
To put the matter to rest, figures emerged on Monday July 15 from his lawyers. According to the financial-disclosure form that his lawyers filed in seeking bail for him, Epstein is hardly a billionaire.
The single-page document which had been kept away from the public until the Manhattan federal judge overseeing Epstein’s sex-trafficking case released it on Monday, shows that Epstein has the following:
Fixed income: $14,304,679
Hedge funds and private equity: $194,986,301
Properties including: 9 E. 71 st St., Manhattan, worth $55,931,000;
49 Zorro Ranch Road, Stanley, NM, $ 17,246,208;
358 El Brillo Way, Palm Beach, Fla., $ 12,380,209;
22 Avenue Foch, Paris, France, $8,672,823;
Great St. James Island in the Virgin Islands, $22,498,600, and Little St. James Island, also there, $63,874,223.
The total asset is $559,120,954.
Jeffrey Epstein, 66, who is currently facing Federal sex-trafficking charges, was arrested on July 6, 2019 at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. According to multiple sources, about a dozen FBI agents broke down the door to his Manhattan townhouse, the Herbert N. Straus House, with search warrants on the day of his arrest.
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Epstein is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal detention center in lower Manhattan.