Clare Bronfman Biography – Clare Bronfman Wiki
Clare Bronfman is an American equestrian and philanthropist. She is a holder of MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Virginia.
Bronfman started her equestrian career at the age of 17. In December 1999, she competed in the Millstreet Indoor International Horse Show. In May 2001, she won the Grand Prix at CSI-A Eindhoven, claiming the £10,000 winner’s purse after a narrow victory over Dermott Lennon, who finished with the fastest time but faulted on a jump.
On September 23, 2001, Bronfman also participated in the World Final of the Samsung Nations Cup Series (Jumping) in Madrid, Spain. On May 26, 2002, Bronfman won the Grand Prix in Rome (ITA). At the height of her equestrian career, Bronfman was ranked 12th in the U.S. and 80th overall in the world.
Through NXIVM founder Keith Raniere and her sister, Sara, Bronfman became involved in NXIVM’s personal advancement program and “Executive Success Program” (“ESP”) workshops. The sisters became committed followers and financial backers of NXIVM and Raniere, relocating to upstate New York to work as NXIVM trainers.
In 2018, Raniere and associate Allison Mack were arrested and indicted on several federal charges involving a cult alleged to operate within NXIVM, namely, “DOS”; charges included sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor.
Clare and her sister, Sara Bronfman, formed a non-profit organization called the Ethical Humanitarian Foundation after it was “conceptualized” by Keith Raniere in 2007. She, Sara, and Keith Raniere also established a non-profit organization called the World Ethical Foundations Consortium.
Bronfman was arrested by federal agents on July 24, 2018 in New York City and charged with money laundering and identity theft in connection with NXIVM activities, to which she pleaded not guilty in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. She was released on $100 million bond and placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring.
Clare Bronfman is the author of two collections of poetry. Her debut, The Listening Tree (UGA 2009), won the 2013 Cave Canem Prize, and her second, Bouquet of Honors (UGA 2015), was awarded the 2016 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in poetry. Bronfman’s poems and non-fiction have appeared in publications such as Callaloo, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, The Newark Star-Ledger, Ploughshares, TheRoot.com, and Shenandoah.
Clare Bronfman Age
She was born in 1979.
Clare Bronfman Parents
She is the youngest daughter of the billionaire philanthropist and former Seagram chairman, Edgar Bronfman Sr. Her father met her mother, Rita Webb, in Marbella, Spain. The two married in 1975, two years after Edgar Bronfman’s divorce from his first wife. Webb gave birth to Sara the following year, and had Clare two and a half years later. Shortly after Clare’s birth, Webb, asked Edgar for a divorce. They remarried in 1983, but again divorced.
Clare Bronfman Net Worth
She is an heiress to the Seagram’s fortune which is estimated to be $2.6 billion.
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