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Yasmin Aga Khan Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Born to Prince Aly Khan, Pakistan´s representative to the United Nations, and the American movie actress and dancer, Rita Hayworth, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on December 28, 1949, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan truly had a silver spoon upbringing. She is best known for her humanitarian effort of raising awareness of Alzheimer´s disease to the public.
So just how rich is Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, as of early 2017? Yasmin is known to boast a net worth of an impressive $50 million, and although she has inherited most of her fortune, Princess Yasmin has also been able to accumulate earnings with her stint as the President of Alzheimer´s Disease International. The American philanthropist is also a distinguished member of the Board of Directors for Alzheimer´s and Related Disorders Association, serving as Vice Chairman.
Yasmin Aga Khan Net Worth $50 million
Yasmin spent most of her childhood living with her mother and her half-sister, and attended Buxton School, a boarding school located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. A graduate of Bennington College, Princess Yasmin initially had aspirations of making it big as an opera singer. However, her life truly turned around after her mother crossed the great divide, bidding adieu to life on May 14, 1987, owing to complications that arose from Alzheimer´s disease.
Yasmin could have easily opted to lead a life out of the public eye, however, inspired by her mother, knowing that she could use her name and position to great effect, she instead took it upon herself to spread awareness about the disease. Yasmin primarily manages to raise awareness by giving interviews and making public appearances. She even hosts a successful yearly celebrity gala to raise fund for research into the disease.
Apart from taking on the aforementioned designations, Yasmin is also a National Council Member of the Salk Institute and a spokesperson for the Boston University School of Medicine. When she has further time to spare, Yasmin provides her valuable inputs as a member on the board of the Aga Khan Foundation. Yasmin was featured in the 2009 documentary, ¨I Remember Better When I Paint,¨ in which she shared how her mother got into the hobby of painting to cope with Alzheimer´s, and how she was able to produce stellar artwork.
In her personal life, Princess Yasmin has been married twice; firstly in 1985 she tied the knot with Basil Embiricos, a member of the affluent Nicholas Embiricos Greek family, but the couple would later be embroiled in a nasty divorce in 1987, although shared the responsibilities of parenting their son, Andrew Ali Aga Khan Embiricos, up until his apparent suicide in 2011. Yasmin did give love and marriage a second chance, as she exchanged wedding vows with Christopher Michael Jeffries, a real estate developer and lawyer, in 1989, but Jeffries would divorce her in 1993, citing abandonment as the primary reason. These days, she confides in her half-brothers, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV and Prince Amyn Aga Khan.