Source of Epstein's wealth revealed -- but questions remain

By Jen Krausz on
 January 6, 2024

It has been known since a bail hearing in 2019 that Jeffrey Epstein had more than $550 million in assets before he died in jail in 2019, but where that money came from has been a mystery.

Epstein was reportedly a math genius who started working in finance at Bear Stearns and, by 1982, started his own publicly traded company, then called J. Epstein and Co.

The company quickly limited itself to working with clients who had $1 billion or more in net worth; the question is, how did a mid-level financier get such prestigious clients without much experience or reputation?

It is estimated that he made more than $200 million over 20 years from Lex Wesner, who ran a business enterprise that at one time included Victoria's Secret and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Epstein also managed to involve himself in a number of multi-million dollar deals over the years through his various connections.

Unfortunately, Epstein died before the mystery of his net worth could be fully solved. It's almost like someone didn't want you to know everything he knew.