Net Worth: $300 Million
- Source of Wealth Inheritance, Arts
- Nationality United Kingdom
About Janet de Botton
De Botton’s second husband, Gilbert, a London-based Swiss financier, sold his Global Asset Management operation for £234m a year before his death. His 59-year-old widow was listed by American magazine ARTnews as among the world’s top 200 art collectors. She has donated works to the Tate.
Born Janet Wolfson, de Botton was also formerly known as Janet Green. She is daughter of Lord Wolfson of Marylebone and the granddaughter of Isaac Wolfson of the Great Universal Stores family, and previously the wife of multi-billionaire Michael Green. Her late husband, Swiss financier Gilbert de Botton, sold Global Asset Management for £234m in 1999.
In June 2010, the Wolfson Foundation announced the appointment of de Botton as the new Chairman following a unanimous decision by the Trustees. De Botton has been a Trustee of Tate and Chairman of the Council of Tate Modern. She was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006.
In the 2011 Sunday Times Rich List Britain’s wealthiest women,she ranked 39th with an estimated net worth of £200m.
Janet de Botton is also a prominent collector of modern art.In 1996, de Botton presented sixty works of art to Tate, including examples by Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Gilbert & George, Richard Long, Cindy Sherman, Roni Horn, Gary Hume, Nancy Spero, Andy Warhol and Bill Woodrow.