Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg (born Alexandre Egon Prinz zu Fürstenberg, January 25, 1970) is an American businessman and socialite and the son of fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg and Prince Egon von Fürstenberg.
|Born||Alexandre Egon Prinz zu Fürstenberg|
January 25, 1970
Malibu, California, U.S.
(m. 1995; div. 2002)
|Father||Prince Egon von Fürstenberg|
|Mother||Diane von Fürstenberg|
|Alma mater||Brown University|
Early life and educationEdit
He is the son of fashion designers Diane von Fürstenberg (née Halfin) and Prince Egon von Fürstenberg. His mother is from a Belgian Jewish family, originally from present-day Moldova and Greece; and his father was half German and half Italian, the son of the German Prince Tassilo zu Fürstenberg of the House of Fürstenberg and his Italian first wife, Clara Agnelli, the elder sister of the chairman of FIAT, Gianni Agnelli. His parents divorced in 1972.
Alexander von Fürstenberg began his career in 1993 as a trader on the Risk Arbitrage Desk of Allen and Company. He is now the Chief Investment Officer of Ranger Global Advisors, LLC, a family company he founded which focuses on opportunistic value-based investing. Previously, he was the Co-Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm focused on global public equities. Since 2001, he has acted as Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Investments, Inc., a private investment office that serves the Diller-von Furstenberg family.
Fürstenberg led the restructuring of Diane von Fürstenberg Studio, LP, a global luxury lifestyle brand, taking it from $100 million in annual revenue to more than $200 million. He remains a partner and director in the company and also serves on the Board of Directors of IAC, a U.S.-based internet conglomerate.
Fürstenberg is Director and Secretary of the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation, which is managed by him, his mother, Diane von Fürstenberg, his stepfather, Barry Diller, the former Chief Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp, and his sister, Princess Tatiana von Fürstenberg.
The Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation is involved in a number of charitable pursuits in education, community reform, environmental advocacy, disease research, childcare, arts and humanities and human rights. The foundation is also responsible for two significant endowments to the High Line, a New York City park built on the foundations of a decommissioned high line railway. Fürstenberg serves on the Board of Directors of Our Time, Board of Friends of the High Line, and the National Advisory Council of ACRIA.
As a teen he lived in the Carlyle Hotel, two floors below duty-free shops owner Robert Warren Miller and his family; that is where he met Miller's youngest daughter Alexandra, who was three years his junior. They married on October 28, 1995, in a Catholic ceremony at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. They had two children, Talita Natasha (b. May 7, 1999) and Tassilo Egon Maximilian (b. August 26, 2001), who is named for his paternal great-grandfather. In 2002, they separated and were later divorced. He later announced his engagement to designer Ali Kay, who gave birth to their son Leon in July 2012. Ali Kay gave birth to a second son Vito in June 2020 and September 19, 2020, Kay's 36th birthday, the couple civilly married.[self-published source?]
- von Furstenberg, Diane (October 28, 2014). The Woman I Wanted to Be. New York: Simon and Schuster. pp. 7, 48. ISBN 978-1451651577.
- Schneider, Karen; Elizabeth McNeil. "Wrap Artist," People, August 25, 1997, page 151.
- Goldberg, Carey (October 29, 1995). "Quiet High-Society Wedding Is a Spectacle for Gawkers". The New York Times.
- Fontaine, Nicolas (June 19, 2020). "Naissance du prince Vito von Fürstenberg : un nouveau frère pour Talita, Tassilo et Leon". Histoires Royales (in French). Retrieved June 19, 2020.