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Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Sir Evelyn De Rothschild and wife Lynn Forester de Rothschild
Lynn Forester de Rothschild with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton party at a garden party at Kensington Palace
Lynn Forester - Notes in Filemarried to: Sir Evelyn Rothschild
met 1998 at Bilderberg conference in 1998
introduced to Rothschild by Henry Kissinger who was also in attendence.
- she was already a woman of major means - corporate lawyer and telecommunications entrepreneur, ex-wife of former New York politician Andrew Stein
- she had made more than $100 million from the sale of cleverly acquired wireless broadband licenses.
- She and Rothschild run E.L. Rothschild, a private investment firm they founded that looks after their interests in the Economist Group, among its other holdings; the couple also preside over a transatlantic brood that includes five kids (two of Lynn's from a previous marriage and three of Sir Evelyn's), with four homes on two continents.
- her friends and fans in numerous spheres of life, from business and the arts to politics, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Sting, Bono, Tony Blair, Carlos Slim, V.S. Naipaul, and Frederick Forsyth.
- She hosted book parties for Hillary Clinton
- organized fund-raisers for Britain's Tate museums along with myriad other dinners, events, and blockbuster gatherings.
- She sits on the boards of Estée Lauder and the Peterson Institute for International Economics
- member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- May 27, when E.L. Rothschild will cohost with Fiona Woolf, the Lord Mayor of London, "The Conference on Inclusive Capitalism," a high-powered symposium at the Mansion House and Guildhall, with a list of keynote speakers that includes former president Bill Clinton, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, and the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney.
she sites, "woman she most admires is Hillary Clinton.
- Her own entrée into politics came in 1976, when she worked on New York Democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan's first campaign.
- She met the Clintons when she became actively involved in Bill's presidential run in 1992, and has remained close with them ever since.
From an interview:
- Lynn's commitment to her friend is so absolute that when Hillary dropped out of her own race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, Lynn jumped ship to support the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain of Arizona - a move that some Democrats regarded as heresy. "I knew that Hillary would be a great president," she says. "I had nothing against Obama, but I believed that he had neither the experience nor the temperament to be leader of the free world. People excoriated me to my face, and mainly behind my back. But unlike most of my friends, I'm not disappointed in Obama. I saw it coming. For the sake of our country I pray for him to succeed."
- Lynn Forester grew up in Oradell, New Jersey, the only girl among three brothers. Her father was an entrepreneur and executive in the aviation industry. Her mother was a homemaker who played the piano in church on Sundays. "Mom was a conservative Republican who was related to the late, great Herbert Hoover," she says. "Let's just say that we had our differences. But before she died in 2009, she was happy that I finally voted Republican."
- She met in 1998 Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, at the Bilderberg Conference in Turnberry, Scotland, when they were introduced by a mutual friend, Henry Kissinger. The couple exchanged vows in London two years later, and were feted back in the States at a wedding party given by Senator Moynihan and his wife, Liz, in a private room at the Capitol, where they were toasted by the Clintons, among others
Sir Evelyn soon became friendly with the Clintons, and Lynn got to know the Queen and Prince Philip. (The Rothschilds have spent time at both the White House and Windsor Castle.) In marrying Sir Evelyn, Lynn also became the chatelaine of Ascott House, a Rothschild family residence in rural Bedfordshire that was gifted by Evelyn's father to Britain's National Trust in 1949
- Lynn Forester is still a die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter
- "She is quoted as saying "Hillary Clinton is an amazing woman with a profound strategic vision for America that I very much believe in" - note Hillary Clinton has ever since her university days studied and subscribed to a political doctrin of Marxism.
- Lynn Forester still remains friendly with John McCain, serving on the board of the McCain Institute for International Leadership..
- Her older son, Ben, is a partner in his own investment firm, and her younger son, Jake, runs the film side at Russell Simmons's Def Pictures.