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Lily Safra net worth: Lily Safra is a Brazilian-Monegasque philanthropist and social figure who has a net worth of $1.2 billion. After four marriages, Lily Safra made a fortune that placed her on the 3rd place on the list of Monaco's richest people as of March 2013. The last portion of her fortune, she inherited from her late husband Edmond Safra, a billionaire banker who died in a fire in his Monaco apartment in 1999. Safra made her name as a socialite and philanthropist, supporting numerous foundations, organizations, and charities. In January 2013, she donated $2 million to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, where she has donated nearly $20 million since 2001. Also, she pledged an accompanying $4.5 million over two years from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation. In May 2012, Safra's jewelry collection of 70 items was auctioned off in a "Jewels For Hope" event at Christie's in Geneva that raised almost $38 million, which she donated to 32 charities. Nowadays Safra splits her time between London and New York, although she owns homes in Geneva and Monaco. This billionaire lady counts Prince Charles of the UK and his wife, Camilla, among her notable friends.
Lily Safra is a Brazilian-Monegasque philanthropist and social figure who attained considerable wealth after four marriages. Her net worth is estimated at $1 billion, ranking her as the 701st richest person in the world according to Forbes in 2009. She owns a $506 million house, "Villa Leopolda", in the French Riviera.
Safra was born Lily Watkins on December 30, 1934, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, daughter of Wolf White Watkins, a British railway engineer who moved to South America and Annita Noudelman de Castro, a Uruguayan of Russian-Jewish ancestry.:17f She grew up in Rio de Janeiro. At the age of 17, she married Mario Cohen, an Argentine hosiery magnate. They had three children: Claudio (died in a car crash in Brazil ca. 1989.), Eduardo, and Adriana.
Lily and Cohen divorced in the early 1960s. In 1965, she married Romanian immigrant Alfredo "Freddy" Monteverde (formerly Greenberg), a leader in the Brazilian household appliance distribution business after establishing the Ponto Frio brand. He and Lily had one child, named Carlos. In 1969, Monteverde died by suicide. According to biographer Isabel Vincent, Monteverde's will left all his assets to her and, in concert with Monteverde's former banker, Edmond Safra, she took swift action to cut off the rest of his family.[page needed]
Lily and Edmond Safra dated for some time, but she married a businessman named Samuel Bendahan in 1972, then divorced him after about a year of marriage.
In 1976, she married Safra, a prominent Brazilian-naturalized Jewish Lebanese banker, and the founder, among other achievements, of Republic National Bank of New York. The couple divided their time between homes in Monaco, Geneva, New York and Villa Leopolda on the French Riviera. In a crime that attracted extensive media interest, Safra was killed in a fire that was determined to be arson. Edmond Safra "apparently felt so safe here that he did not have his bodyguards stay the night when he slept in Monaco". Ted Maher, a former

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