Thierry Roussel
businessman
Thierry Roussel
Thierry Roussel was the fourth husband of Christina Onassis, and the only man with whom she had a child. Their daughter is Athina Onassis de Miranda. Roussel is best known as the controversial former co-trustee of his eldest child's famous fortune and for having been involved in a number of legal entanglements with the four Greek trustees of that fortune. These disputes were mostly ended in 1999 by the court-ordered transfer of Athina's trust into a private auditing firm.
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Najac. Des cavaliers en escapade - LaDépêche.fr
Google News - over 5 years
L'étape de Najac chez Thierry Roussel au lieu dit « La Rivière » constitue une étape essentielle à ce séjour car c'est une terre agricole idéalement bien située pour l'accueil équestre de passage avec une composante environnementale, utilisation des
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La isla de nunca jamás - El País.com (España)
Google News - over 5 years
Su primer recuerdo -Thierry Roussel, viudo de Cristina Onassis, rodeado de amigos y champán- le impactó. Ahora es la norma. "En la isla puedes ganar 700 euros en propinas una noche si trabajas en un sitio bueno, y solo hay uno bueno: el VIP de Pachá"
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Uma visita guiada - Económico
Google News - over 5 years
Mas também "grandes" negócios como o do magnata Thierry Roussel (ex-Onassis), na costa alentejana, o bodo aos grandes proprietários, que puseram umas cadeiras e uma mesas na adega e se candidataram a projectos de chamado turismo rural a troco de
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Seize médailles et un déménagement « confirmé » pour fêter le travail - La Voix du Nord
Google News - almost 6 years
Argent, Josette Marot, Philippe Gille, Gervais Grey, Michel Ripotono, Thierry Roussel et Michel Wallart. Vermeil, Isabelle Chaussoy, Antoinette Lana, Michel Ripoton. Or, Sylvana Selosse et Julien Pressé. Grand or, Eliane Denis, Claude Delebarre,
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Behind Art Show, an Onassis Intrigue
NYTimes - over 16 years
Until this weekend, dozens of modern Greek paintings were propped against the walls, waiting to be hung at the new Onassis Cultural Center in the basement of Olympic Tower on Fifth Avenue. The art show opening tomorrow at the center is the first public foray of a new foundation -- an American affiliate of the Greek philanthropy created under
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Onassis Child Gets Bulk of Estate
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: The will of Christina Onassis, formally presented in an Athens court over the weekend, grants the vast bulk of her fortune to her 3-year-old daughter but provides a $1.5 million annuity to her fourth and last husband, from whom she was divorced in 1987. The will of Christina Onassis, formally presented in an Athens court over the weekend,
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HEADLINERS; A 3-Year-Old Heiress
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: With the death last weekend of 37-year-old Christina Onassis, her 3-year-old daughter and only child, Athena Onassis, stands to become one of the world's richest people. Athena was the child of Ms. Onassis and her fourth husband, Thierry Roussel, a French pharmaceuticals magnate and a multimillionaire. With the death last weekend of
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Body of Christina Onassis Arrives in Greece for Burial
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: The body of Christina Onassis, the Greek shipping heiress, arrived in Greece today from Argentina for burial on her family's privately owned island in the Ionian Sea. The body of Christina Onassis, the Greek shipping heiress, arrived in Greece today from Argentina for burial on her family's privately owned island in the Ionian Sea. Ms.
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Few Changes Are Expected in the Onassis Empire
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: The sudden death of Christina Onassis in Argentina over the weekend presaged no changes in the shipping and real-estate empire founded by her father, Aristotle S. Onassis, according to several members of a multinational board that has run the business since he died in 1975. The sudden death of Christina Onassis in Argentina over the weekend
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Christina Onassis, Shipping Magnate, Dies at 37
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Christina Onassis, the head of a family business empire and stepdaughter of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, died of a heart attack while visiting friends in Argentina yesterday, according to local news reports from Buenos Aires. She was 37 years old. Christina Onassis, the head of a family business empire and stepdaughter of Jacqueline
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Christina Onassis Married
NYTimes - almost 33 years
Christina Onassis, 33 years old, heiress to a Greek shipping fortune, was married today to Thierry Roussel, 31, a French businessman.
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 50
    In 2003, he created a Fund of Funds called GMT with the participation of numerous international banks.
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  • 1998
    Age 45
    Diane Sawyer investigated the situation in doing research for her interview with Athina in 1998, and according to Sawyer, although Roussel did not actually file for bankruptcy, he did sell the strawberry farms at a loss.
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  • 1994
    Age 41
    Roussel additionally borrowed money from the Portuguese state and a bank, but by 1994, the venture was badly debt-ridden.
    More Details Hide Details Roussel did not let the fiasco discourage him, however. Over the years he has had numerous business interests, from a modeling agency in Paris, boat building in Morocco, and horse breeding. The horse breeding company, called "European Horses," naturally overlapped into his daughters' (Sandrine's and Athina's) passion for show jumping. They rode his horses in competitions and Roussel was often photographed with them at those competitions.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 37
    Roussel married Marianne "Gaby" Landhage in 1990 in the village church in Villeny near Bonneville, the Roussels' estate in Sologne.
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  • 1988
    Age 35
    He co-managed his daughter Athina's personal fortune with 4 Greek administrators from 1988–1999, at which time the administration of the trust was transferred by court order to the Swiss auditing firm of KPMG Fides.
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  • 1987
    Age 34
    In 1987, he decided to reside in Switzerland and created the financial management company SGFC where he continues to act as President at the present time.
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  • 1985
    Age 32
    The two older children were born during Roussel's marriage to Christina—Erik in July 1985, and Sandrine in May 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Johanna was born in July 1991. Roussel and Gaby raised all four children in Lussy-sur-Morges, near Lausanne Switzerland, with ski trips to Saint Moritz and summers on Ibiza or Mustique. To silence critics who claimed that Athina was being isolated from her mother's heritage, the Roussels spent some time on Skorpios and visiting historic places in Athens. He created his first company at the age of 22 and then created several publicity space rental companies, AEA, Super-média and Média Center, which were later resold to the Carat Group.
  • 1984
    Age 31
    Roussel married Christina Onassis in 1984. They had a honeymoon in the Caribbean, but their marriage ended in divorce in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Generally, the story is reported the same way, with the strong suggestion that theirs was a marriage based rather on convenience or infatuation than true love. Whatever the truth, there were certainly serious marital problems. Roussel had at least one extramarital affair during the marriage, with former Swedish model Marianne "Gaby" Landhage, who gave birth to their elder two (of three) children while Roussel was still married to Christina. In fact he has a son with Gaby who is only a couple of months younger than his daughter Athina (by Christina) For Christina's part, she suffered from bouts of serious depression and allegedly self-medicated herself with drugs and overeating. In any case, Christina and Roussel began divorce proceedings eight months after Athina was born.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 19
    Roussel graduated from high school in 1972.
    More Details Hide Details He studied economics at Panthéon-Assas University. He has two sisters: Patricia Roussel and Christine Roussel, the duchess of Luynes (widow of Jean d'Albert, 12th duc de Luynes). His maternal uncles are the veteran Davis Cup tennis player Jean-Noël Grinda and Olivier Grinda. The Roussel family's fortunes derive from the Roussel Uclaf pharmaceutical corporation, most famous in the US for the design of the abortifacient RU-486 (mifepristone).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Age 0
    Thierry Patrick François Roussel, was born on 16 February 1953 at Neuilly, near Paris, son of the late Henry Julien Gaston Roussel, who was President and General Manager of the Roussel Uclaf Laboratoires Pharmaceutiques, and his wife, Francine Grinda, daughter of Jean-Paul Grinda and niece of the French politician Édouard Grinda.
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