SINCE Jeffrey Epstein was accused of sex trafficking minors and his apparent suicide in his jail cell in August 2019, there’s been a major interest in the life of philanthropic multi-millionaire.
Yet, questions remain around how the college drop-out turned sex trafficker amassed his incredible fortune which he used to lure in victims, as well as US Presidents, Hollywood stars and even British royalty.
How did Jeffrey Epstein make his money?
Epstein initially began his career as a maths and physics teacher, at The Dalton School, despite not having a university degree, before he was fired for “poor performance”.
Afterwards, he was offered a role at Bear Stearns an investment firm, and initially excelled after joining in 1976 and became a partner in 1981 until it emerged he’d breached security violations and subsequently lost his job.
Epstein set up his own company with the aim to help clients to recover stolen money from fraudulent lawyers and brokers.
He went on to meet Steven Hoffenberg, who was then CEO at Towers Financial Corporation, and found employment there – which Hoffenberg admits in the Netflix documentary Filthy Rich that he “deeply regrets”.
According to Hoffenberg, the founder of the debt collection agency, it was at this point that Epstein reportedly embarked on a life of crime, involved in “investment…