Count Alexandre de Lesseps is a French businessman and pioneer of micro-financing in developing countries. He is also the ex-husband of LuAnn De Lesseps, a cast member of the Real Housewives of New York reality TV series.
Besides, he serves as President of Pandaw Investment Holdings of Hong Kong that invests in Myanmar. Up to 2013, he was Chairman of Coral Capital Group and was one of the founder investors in the rebuilt Saratoga Hotel in Havana, Cuba.
Count Alexandre de Lesseps's Net Worth
As of April 2022, Count Alexandre de Lesseps’s net worth is estimated to be $55 million. His career as an entrepreneur is his main source of income.
His wealth is also increasing from his other businesses. He’s also involved in film production and other related tasks in the industry.
Count Alexandre de Lesseps's Early Life
Count Alexandre de Lesseps is 72 years old. He was born on May 20, 1949. Alexandre was born in Paris France and was raised by his parents.
He is also a well-known descendant of Ferdinand de Lesseps, a renowned architect who developed the Suez Canal. One of Ferdinand’s projects is to create a sea level Panama Canal. However, the project did not materialize since it was affected by malaria and yellow fever.
Alexandre spent his childhood and adult life in his hometown before moving to the USA. Besides, he holds the citizenship of two countries.
Count Alexandre de Lesseps's Education
Count Alexandre de Lesseps attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. His education also took place is Khartoum, Sudan and in France.
However, Alexandre hasn’t disclosed any information about his other educational background. In other words, he hasn’t mentioned about his high school education.
Count Alexandre de Lesseps's Ex-Wife, Dating History and Family Life
Count Alexandre de Lesseps was married to LuAnn de Lesseps of RHONY for 16 years. They met in Europe and have been married since 1993. They got divorced in 2009.
They have two kids together. Her children are Noel de Lesseps and Victoria de Lesseps. The latter is a contemporary visual artist television personality, and socialite. Noel, for his part, studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
LuAnn mentioned in an interview that they were very much in love when they met and had happy times together. The investment banker is also supportive of her endeavors.
With the divorce, LuAnn de Lesseps had to make adjustments to her life. Her ex-husband, Count Alexandre de Lesseps, provided a high-end lifestyle for her through the years.
In 2018, LuAnn’s first husband started her legal drama with a lawsuit, claiming that she has breached the conditions of their divorce when she didn’t take proper steps to guarantee her children appropriate access to a property she had bought in New York.
Besides, Alexandre de Lesseps went so far by stating that his ex-wife was “ruining the family name,” with her behavior. Their two children joined their father in the lawsuit. Allegedly, the matter was either dropped or settled out of court, and Count Alexandre de Lesseps would later support his ex-wife’s efforts to get clean.
Later on, she revealed in the Real Housewives of New York that they ended up having an open marriage. That meant they had extramarital affairs. In the first season of the “Real Housewives of New York,” she disclosed that her ex-husband told her through an email that he was seeing someone and wanted to part ways.
In November 2020, Real Housewives of New York star, LuAnn de Lesseps, received a shocking email from her then-husband: “It said that he had met someone,” she recalls, “and they were serious.” She added, “I was devastated. I knew that we were kind of separating, but I was hoping that things were going to work out.”
Count Alexandre de Lesseps's Career
Count Alexandre de Lesseps’s film career started while he served in the military in France. At that time, he was enrolled in the film department.
Later on, he became a producer of TV films with TelFrance in Paris, Inter Tel in Munich and Telvitia in Switzerland. In 1984, he became the CEO of Intertel USA Inc and Tanit Productions, in Los Angeles.
Count Alexandre de Lesseps founded the company Les Laboratoires de l’Atlantique in 1986. It is a French personal care manufacturer. In the 80s, Alexandre became a manager of a private equity fund in Asia, because of his increased interest in the emerging market.
Alexandre has also a lot of charitable contributions. In 1988, he founded The Myanmar Children Association MCA with the support of his partner Mark Tippetts and their friend Ricardo Sicre. The organization has built a 100 pupil school in Kakku, in the Pa-O country in the Shan plateau east of Taunggyi, the capital of the Shan State.
In 1999, MCA built the first modern maternity clinic beside the school in Kakku. The organization also completed its first orphanage for boys above the village of Main Thauk, Lake Inle. It was built on 11 acres of land with panoramic views across the Lake.
In addition, the orphanage sits on the historic site of the first British encampment in the Shan State, Fort Stedman built in 1860. More than 50 boys live at the orphanage and attend high school in Main Thauk.
In 2002, MCA held a grand opening of its second orphanage where 60 girls reside. MCA completely supports the advanced education of ten of these girls on an ongoing basis at Taunggyi University.
Aside from that, MCA sponsored another orphanage on Lake Inle in the nearby village of Mwee Thwe Pote. It also finds all the overheads of the Day-Care Center in the village of Main Thauk.
Count Alexandre de Lesseps received the Fulbright Humanitarian Award in 2004 at the United Nations in New York. The descendant of a famed architect, de Lesseps, is truly amazing.
Today, Count Alexandre de Lesseps continues to work on his remarkable projects. His popularity as the ex-husband of LuAnn de Lesseps is still notable even up to these days.
Count Alexandre de Lesseps's Appearance (Height, Hair, Eyes & More)
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Eye Color||Not identified|
Facts About Count Alexandre de Lesseps
|Estimate Net Worth||$55 million|
|Birthday||May 20, 1949|