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Born Jocelyn Perisset on 5 August 1940, Jocelyn Wildenstein is a Lausanne, Switzerland-born New York socialite somewhat unusually best known for her extensive facial surgery. Jocelyn is also widely known for her extravagant lifestyle, as well as her expensive divorce from Alec Wildenstein, a billionaire French businessman. Now 75 years-old Jocelyn is widely popular and has consistent media coverage for being a socialite in New York.
One of the wealthiest socialites in New York, just how rich is Jocelyn Wildenstein at the present? As of 2015, Jocelyn has been counting her net worth at the amount of $500 million. Her riches have been amassed from her divorce settlement alimony from her ex-husband, Alec Wildenstein, from whom Jocelyn had a scandalous divorce. However, more than her money, she is better known for having extensive facial surgery which has been a hot media topic over the years.
Jocelyn Wildenstein Net Worth $500 Million
Jocelyn was raised in Lausanne in a middle class family. While in Switzerland, she was trained as a pilot and was also skilled in hunting. During her teenage years and early 20s, Jocelyn lived in Paris with Sergio Gobbi, a French filmmaker, as his romantic partner. Later on, she was introduced to Alec Wildenstein while they were at a shooting weekend at Alec’s African ranch, and they decided to marry in 1978. The couple remained married for 21 years and during the time, Jocelyn became the mother of two children, Diane and Alec Jr.
Jocelyn filed for divorce from Alec after finding him with a 19 year old Russian model in her bedroom. The divorce was one of the most expensive in history, and in the settlement she was awarded $2.5 billion along with $100 million alimony every year for the next 13 years. This divorce became an eye candy for media not only for the big amount of money, but also for death threats to the presiding judge, Marilyn Diamond. Of course, this is obviously the major source of her amassed wealth over the years.
Being a multi-millionaire is not the only reason why Jocelyn is famous; it is really her extravagant lifestyle and her facial surgery. She started cosmetic surgery before her divorce, wanting to make her face more cat-like as her then husband loved cats – the media suggests that she succeeded. Although for now she is noted for making her face appear unnatural, she has made it clear to the media that she is happy with her decision and loves her looks. Until now, Jocelyn has undergone operations exceeding the amount of $4 million in cost. Needless to say, this has been one of her specialities for which she is noted and apparently popular.
As of now, Jocelyn has been enjoying her popularity being a socialite. She is also noted for being extravagant in her life as her yearly telephone bill amounts to $60,000 and food and wine at $547,000 in a year. However, as of now, all of this extravagance is paid by her present net worth of $500 million.