Jemima Goldsmith Biography
Jemima Goldsmith(full name: Jemima Marcelle Khan) is a British TV, film and documentary producer and founder of Instinct Productions, a television production company. She was formerly a journalist, and associate editor of The New Statesman, a British political and cultural magazine, and European editor-at-large for Vanity Fair.
Jemima was born in London, to tycoon Sir James Goldsmith and Lady Annabel Vane Tempest Stewart.
As a child, Jemima was an excellent horsewoman, and many thought she had the talent to become a professional showjumper. But she chose to follow an academic route, heading to Bristol University to study English.
Her studies finished prematurely in 1995 when Jemima met and then married Imran Khan, a dashing Oxford-educated cricketer. The two married in Paris, with a civil ceremony at Richmond Registry Office the following month.
The celebration was attended by the cream of London society. In place of wedding presents, Jemima asked guests for donations to the cancer hospital in Lahore, named after her husband’s late mother.
The couple set up home in Pakistan and welcomed two children, Suleiman and Qasim. Jemima went on to finish her degree in 2002 after founding and running a charity for refugees. She also launched her own fashion business.
She then turned her hand to journalism, writing for many publications including Vanity Fair and the New Statesman, in addition to working voluntarily for UNICEF.
These days, she runs a TV production company, Instinct Productions, which she founded in 2016. She is also the executive producer of a TV drama series about the Rothschild banking dynasty written by Julian Fellowes.
Jemima Goldsmith Age
Jemima is 45 years old as of 2019. She was born on 30 January 1974, in Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Jemima Goldsmith Children
Jemima has two children named: Sulaiman Isa Khan and Qasim Khan
Jemima Goldsmith Father
Jemima father name is: James Goldsmith(Sir James Michael Goldsmith) was an Anglo-French financier, tycoon, and politician who was a member of the prominent Goldsmith family. In 1994 he was elected to represent a French constituency as a Member of the European Parliament.
Jemima Goldsmith Husband | Jemima Goldsmith Imran Khan
On 16 May 1995, Khan married Jemima Goldsmith, in a traditional Pakistani wedding ceremony in Paris. A month later, on 21 June, they have married again in a civil ceremony at the Richmond registry office in England, followed by a reception at the Goldsmiths’ house in Surrey which was attended by London’s elite. The wedding was named by the media as “The wedding of the century”.
Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith is the eldest child of Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart and Billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith, who was one of the richest men in the UK. Goldsmith enrolled at the University of Bristol in 1993 and studied English, but dropped out when she was married in 1995. She eventually completed her bachelor’s degree in March 2002 with upper second-class honors. In 2003, she received her MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, focusing on Modern Trends in Islam.
The marriage, described as “tough” by Khan, ended in 2004 after nine years. Shortly after their marriage, Imran and Jemima arrived at Zaman Park in Lahore from their honeymoon at one of the Goldsmiths’ farms in Spain and were greeted by international and local reporters. It was also announced that Jemima had converted to Islam and she would use ‘Khan’ as her last name.
As an agreement of his marriage, Khan spent four months a year in England and the rest in Lahore. The marriage produced two sons, Sulaiman Isa (born 18 November 1996) and Kasim (born 10 April 1999). During the marriage, Jemima actively participated in a Khan led charity drive for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre and also supported her husband in starting his initial political career.
Rumors circulated that the couple’s marriage was in crisis. Jemima placed an advertisement in Pakistan newspapers to deny them. It read: “Whilst it is true that I am currently studying for a master’s degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, it is certainly not true to say that Imran and I are having difficulties in our marriage. This is a temporary arrangement.” On 22 June 2004, it was announced that the Khan had divorced ending the nine-year marriage because it was “difficult for Jemima to adapt to life in Pakistan” despite both their best efforts.
The marriage ended amicably. Khan described the six months leading to the divorce and the six months after as the hardest years of his life. After the divorce, Jemima returned to Britain with the boys. According to the divorce settlement, Khan’s sons visit him in Pakistan during their school holidays while he stays with his former mother-in-law, Lady Annabel Goldsmith when he comes to London to see them. According to Jemima, Imran and she have remained on very good terms even after the divorce.
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Jemima Goldsmith Early life and education
Born at Westminster Hospital in London, Jemima Marcelle Goldsmith is the eldest child of Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart and financier Sir James Goldsmith (1933–1997). Her mother is from an aristocratic Anglo-Irish family, the daughter of the Marquess of Londonderry.
Her father was the son of luxury hotel tycoon and former Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Major Frank Goldsmith, who was a member of the prominent Goldsmith family, which is of German Jewish ancestry. Her paternal grandmother was French.
Her parents had a polyamorous relationship in which they were married to different partners but, in 1978, they married to legitimize their children. Goldsmith has two younger brothers, Zac Goldsmith and Ben Goldsmith, and five paternal and three maternal half-siblings, including Robin Birley and India Jane Birley.
She grew up at Ormeley Lodge and attended the Old Vicarage preparatory school and Francis Holland School. From age 10 to 17, she was an accomplished equestrian in London. Goldsmith enrolled at the University of Bristol in 1993 and studied English, but dropped out when she married in 1995.
She eventually completed her bachelor’s degree in March 2002 with upper second-class honors. In 2003, she received her MA in Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, focusing on Modern Trends in Islam.
Jemima Goldsmith Net Worth
Jemima Goldsmith Net Worth is $104 Million dollars and earns an annual income of $13 million dollars.
Jemima Goldsmith Personal life
Goldsmith married Imran Khan, a Pakistani cricketer, philanthropist. They also had a civil ceremony on 21 June 1995 at the Richmond Register Office, followed by a midsummer ball at Ormeley Lodge. A few months before her wedding, she converted to Islam, citing the writings of Muhammad Asad, Charles le Gai Eaton, and Alija Izetbegović as her influences. After her marriage to Khan, she relocated to his hometown, Lahore, Pakistan, where she learned to speak Urdu and also wore traditional Pakistani clothes.
She wrote in a 2008 article for The Times that she “over-conformed in [her] eagerness to be accepted” into the “new and radically different culture” of Pakistan.
Goldsmith stated that prior to her conversion to Islam she was technically Anglican but “was made familiar with Jewish traditions” since her paternal grandfather Frank Goldsmith was German Jewish. During her marriage, her Jewish heritage was used by Imran Khan’s political opponents to question their credibility in Pakistani politics, especially concerning accusations that they supported the Jewish lobby.
In 1999, she was charged in Pakistan with illegally exporting Islamic era antique tiles. She said that the charge was a fabrication to harass and damage her husband but nevertheless left Pakistan to stay with her mother for fear of incarceration. After General Pervez Musharraf overthrew elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a coup d’état, in 1999, the Ministry of Culture and Archaeology verified the tiles were not antiques, and the Pakistani court dropped the charges, allowing her to return to Lahore.
Goldsmith supported her husband as he became more involved in his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party. Imran became a member of Pakistan’s parliament in 2002 and has been a “vociferous critic of President Pervez Musharraf”.
On 22 June 2004, it was announced that the couple had divorced ending the nine-year marriage because it was “difficult for Jemima to adapt to the political life of Imran Khan in Pakistan”.
The marriage ended amicably. Imran Khan has said the six months leading to the divorce and the six months after were the hardest years of his life. After the divorce Jemima returned to Britain with the former couple’s two sons; according to the divorce settlement, Khan’s boys visit him in Pakistan during their school holidays while he stays with his former mother-in-law, Lady Annabel Goldsmith when he comes to London to see them. According to Jemima, she and Imran remain on good terms.
She has two sons from her marriage to Imran Khan: Sulaiman Isa (born 1996) and Kasim (born 1999). She retained “Khan” as her family name till December 2014 when Imran Khan married news anchor Reham Khan. On 29 December 2000, she and her family were on a British Airways jet to Kenya which was temporarily knocked off course and dived thousands of feet after a mentally ill passenger tried to seize controls in the cockpit.
Her mother later said, “Jemima was frightened of flying even before the incident; she’s petrified [now]”. While she was married, she was described as being shy, but also modest, stylish and levelheaded. She was a close friend of Diana, Princess of Wales who visited her in Lahore in 1996.
In 2002, she was listed at number 18 with £20m on the Evening Standard’s young millionaires list.
Following her divorce in 2004, she returned to London and later became involved in a romantic relationship with Hugh Grant. A 2005 article in the Evening Standard noted that “Jemima’s profile” changed from “high during her first marriage” to “soaring since she became involved with Hugh Grant”.
Her relationship was scrutinized extensively by the tabloids, but a 2005 survey of London visitors favored them as “the celebrity couple people would most like to show them around London”. In February 2007, Grant announced that the couple had “decided to split amicably”.Grant’s spokesman added that he “has nothing but positive things to say about Jemima.”
In 2010, she purchased the country house of Kiddington Hall near Woodstock, Oxfordshire for a reported £15 million.
In September 2013, The Daily Telegraph reported that she was dating British activist and actor Russell Brand. In September 2014, she and Brand separated.
Jemima Goldsmith Journalism career
Although she had written articles when she lived in Pakistan, she started contributing to op-eds to the United Kingdom’s newspapers and magazines including The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard and The Observer. In 2008, she was granted an exclusive interview with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on the eve of the elections for The Independent. She was a Sunday Telegraph columnist from 21 October 2007 to 27 January 2008.
She was a feature writer and a contributing editor for British Vogue from 2008 to 2011. In 2011, she was appointed Vanity Fair’s new European editor-at-large. She was also an associate editor at The Independent.
In April 2011, she guest-edited the New Statesman and themed the issue around freedom of speech. She interviewed the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and included contributions from Russell Brand, Tim Robbins, Simon Pegg, Oliver Stone, Tony Benn, and Julian Assange, with cover art by Anish Kapoor and Damien Hirst. According to Nick Cohen in The Observer, “Jemima Khan was by a country mile the best editor of the New Statesman that that journal has had since the mid-1970s”. The magazine issue included “an unexpected scoop” from Hugh Grant who went undercover to hack Paul McMullan, a former News of the World journalist, who had been involved in hacking as a reporter. In November 2011, she joined as an associate editor of the New Statesman.
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