Evelyn De Rothschild was a British financier and a member of the Rothschild family.
Evelyn de Rothschild, the London head of a banking dynasty, died at the age of 91.
Rothschild, who assisted in bringing together the British and French branches of his family’s renowned banking organization and included Queen Elizabeth II among his clients, has passed away. He was 91. He passed away “peacefully at home,” according to a statement from his family, the UK’s Press Association said.
In 1968, Evelyn de Rothschild was named director of Paris-based de Rothschild Frères, while Guy de Rothschild of the family’s French branch became a partner at N M Rothschild & Sons.
In 1976, he succeeded Victor Rothschild as bank chairman, and in 1982, he became chairman of Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG, the merchant banking group’s coordinating business.
In 1994, he was appointed co-chairman of Rothschild Bank A.G., Zurich, a position he held until 2003 when he supervised the merger of the family’s French and UK operations. After the several branches were amalgamated, David René de Rothschild of the French branch took over as executive chairman of Rothschild International, while Sir Evelyn remained as non-executive chairman of N M Rothschild & Sons.
In 2003, he co-founded E.L. Rothschild with his wife, Lynn Forester de Rothschild, to oversee their interests in The Economist and numerous Indian firms.
Sir Evelyn formed the Eranda Foundation in 1967 with the goal of advancing social welfare, the arts, and educational and medical research. The financial advisor of Queen Elizabeth II was Rothschild.
In addition to being a charitable supporter and enthusiastic patron of the arts, he served as a governor of the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1977 until 1988, he presided over the delegation of St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School.
He served as a trustee for the Shakespeare Globe Trust, a member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s Council, and was named chairman of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in 1998.
The European Association for Banking and Financial History was founded in 1990 by Sir Evelyn, who served in that capacity until his retirement in 2004. He was on the board of the Earl of Snowdon’s Snowdon Trust, which awards scholarships and grants to students with impairments.
Evelyn de Rothschild married Jeannette Bishop, the niece of jet-engine engineer Sir Stanley Hooker, in 1966. In 1971, the marriage ended in divorce.
Rothschild married Victoria Lou Schott (1949 – 18 January 2021), the daughter of Florida property developer Lewis Schott and his wife Marcia W. Schott (née Whitney), for the second time in 1973. The marriage produced three children, which ended in divorce in 2000.
On November 30, 2000, Rothschild wed Lynn Forester, an American lawyer, and businesswoman who headed the wireless broadband company FirstMark Communications Europe in Luxembourg and was formerly wed to Andrew Stein, a prominent New York City politician who presided over the last meeting of the New York City Council.
He has two stepchildren, Benjamin Forester Stein (born in 1985) and John Forester Stein, from this marriage (b. 1988). The de Rothschild pair accepted an invitation to spend their honeymoon in the White House upon the announcement of their nuptials, and they agreed to stay for one night.
Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild was born on 29 August 1931 in London, England. He holds British nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Virgo.