Let’s talk about Nathaniel Rothschild. Better known as Nat, he was listed as the 1153rd richest person in the world by Forbes Magazine in March 2012. Born on July 12, 1971, as Nathaniel Philip Victor James Rothschild, he carries the title “The Honourable” as the son of a baron. For his education, he attended prestigious institutions like Colet Court, Eton College, and Wadham College in Oxford.
Nat’s wealth, currently estimated at around $1 billion, comes from two main sources. The first is his inheritance from the renowned European banking dynasty, the Rothschilds, which dates back centuries. The second is his involvement in various successful business ventures. Notably, he holds stakes in Bumi, Indonesia’s largest coal producer, and even serves as its co-chairman. Bumi has a listing on the London Stock Exchange. Furthermore, from 1996 to 1999, Nat was the co-chairman of the hedge fund Atticus Capital.
aniel Rothschild, a 40-year-old co-founder of Vallares PLC and current chairman of investment advisory business, JNR Limited. Highly accomplished and well-connected, he successfully merged Vallares PLC with Genel, a Turkish oil giant, back in 2011. His focus primarily lies within emerging markets as well as the metals, mining, and resources sector.
A maven in the investment arena, Nathaniel’s connections extend to the likes of Russian Billionaire and Rusal’s owner, Oleg Deripaska. In fact, when Rusal was on the brink of a crisis, Nathaniel didn’t hesitate to step in as an adviser and influential investor. He also holds stakes in Glencore, an eminent commodities giant backed by multiple billionaires.
Nathaniel, a British financier and a member of the famed Rothschild family, is no stranger to controversy. In 2012, he boldly filed a libel suit against the UK newspaper, Daily Mail. This followed accusations that he used his ties with Deripaska to orchestrate a £500 million deal involving former EU trade commissioner, Peter Mandelson, a feat supposedly achieved in unusual circumstances – they were all in a sauna.