Clare Bronfman

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Full Name Clare Bronfman
Age 41 Years Old
Nick Name Clare
Gender Female
Birth Date April 8th, 1979
Birth Place New York, New York, United States

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About Clare Bronfman 

Clare Bronfman is an American heiress, former equestrian as well as a philanthropist who is famous for being the youngest daughter of billionaire philanthropist and former Seagram liquor chairman Edgar Sr. After her equestrian career, she began involving in NXIVM, a business engaged in criminal activities during 1998-2018, which led to indictments on federal charges, including sex trafficking. She was arrested by the federal agents in July 2018 in New York City and charged with money laundering and identity theft in connection with NXIVM activities. She then pleaded guilty on 19th April 2019 to conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain, and to fraudulent use of identification. On 30th September 2020, she was sentenced to six years, nine months in prison by a federal judge. 

Clare Bronfman, the heiress to the Seagram liquor empire, has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for her role in a New York self-help organization that United States federal prosecutors say engaged in forced labor, extortion, and sex trafficking. Clare Bronfman handed an 81-month term for involvement in a group that allegedly enslaved women for sex with its leader. Bronfman, 41, pleaded guilty in April 2019 to two felony counts in connection to her involvement with Albany-based NXIVM (pronounced Nexium), an organization led by New York businessman Keith Raniere that former members say was run like a cult. The group is alleged to have manipulated, enslaved, and blackmailed its members as part of what federal prosecutors labeled a racketeering conspiracy. Bronfman joined the organization in 2003 and provided financial backing to Raniere, prosecutors said. Raniere found guilty at trial in June 2019 of sex trafficking, forced labor, and other felonies, is due to be sentenced on October 27. The five other co-defendants pleaded guilty to various offenses. Prosecutors had recommended a five-year sentence for Bronfman, significantly shorter than the six years and nine months that Garaufis handed down. Writing to the court last month, Bronfman said she "never meant to hurt anyone, however, I have, and for this, I am deeply sorry". However, she said Nxivm had "greatly changed my life for the better" and that she wouldn't denounce its leader Raniere.

Clare Bronfman, sentenced in Nxivm 'sex cult' case

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Clare Bronfman is famous for being the youngest daughter of billionaire philanthropist, Edgar Bronfman Sr. She is better known for pleading guilty to conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain, and to fraudulent use of identification on 19th April 2019. 

On 8th April 1979, Clare Bronfman was born in Hartest, Norfolk, the United Kingdom. She holds an English nationality and her ethnicity is Mixed. She was born to her parents; Edgar Bronfman Sr. (father), Canadian billionaire, and Rita Georgiana Webb (mother). Her mother is the daughter of an English pub owner from Essex, England. Her parents met in Marbella, Spain, and married in the year 1975. She also has a sibling; an older sister, Sara Bronfman. Shortly after Clare's birth, her mother asked Edgar for a divorce. They remarried in the year 1983 but divorced again. After her parent's divorce, the two sisters lived mostly in England and in Kenya with their mother. She is of Jewish ancestry on her father's side. Libra is her Zodiac sign and her religion is Jewish. As of 2019, she celebrated her 40th birthday. 

Clare Bronfman and her father, Edgar Bronfman

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Clare Bronfman is a very beautiful woman with a pair of blue eye color and medium-dark brown hair color. She stands tall at a height of 1.67 m or 5 ft 6 in. She has a well-maintained body weight of 121 lbs or 55 kg. Her body measurement is 33-26-35 inches and her body build is slim. She wears a shoe size of 6 US. Her bra size is 32B. Overall, she has got a healthy body with a charming personality. 

Clare Bronfman's Equestrian Career

  • Clare began her career by competing in the Millstreet Indoor International Horse Show in December 1999. 
  • After a couple of years in May 2001, she won the Grand Prix at CSI-A Eindhoven (NED).
  • She later placed seventh in the World Final of the Samsung Nations Cup Series (Jumping) with her team on 23rd September 2001. 
  • Not only this, but she also won the Grand Prix in Rome (ITA); where her team placed sixth in the competition.
  • In October 2002, she placed 13th at the CSI-A competition in Bremen.

NXIVM Involvement And Criminal Prosecution

  • Clare became involved in NXIVM's personal advancement program and "Executive Success Program" (ESP) workshops through her sister, Sara. 
  • The sister became committed followers and financial backers of NXIVM founder Keith Raniere, relocating to upstate New York to work as NXIVM trainers. 
  • She then served as an event coordinator for an annual festival celebrating Raniere's birthday, "Vanguard Week", an annual festival celebrating Raniere's birthday, stating that "the purpose of 'V Week' is to get the chance to experience a civilized world... [and] craft for ourselves a more fulfilling, purposeful life."
  • Her father, Edgar broke with the group after learning that Clare had given Raniere and Salzman a $2 million "loan" at 2.5% interest. 
  • 'Forbes' magazine featured Raniere on its cover along with the title "The World's Strangest Executive Coach" in October 2003 in which the article quoted Edgar Bronfman, Sr. as stating that he thought NXIVM was "a cult".
  • Clare later became "NXIVM's operations director and one of its largest financial contributors"
  • She then became "NXIVM's operations director and one of its largest financial contributors". 
  • From the year 2007-2009, she employed private firms to investigate perceived enemies of the group, including multiple federal judges. 
  • After that, NXIVM members sought the endorsement of the Dalai Lama, spending $2 million on the project.
  • The two sisters; Clare and Sara were credited with being able to bring the Dalai Lama to Albany to participate in the WEFC's inaugural event on 6th May 2009.
  • After eight years, it was revealed that her sister, Sara had a 2009 sexual relationship with Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the Dalai Lama's gatekeeper who arranged the appearance, who as a monk had taken a vow of celibacy. 

Media Investigations

  • NXIVM leader Sarah Edmondson revealed the existence of a "secret sisterhood" within NXIVM in June 2017, in which female members were allegedly referred to as "slaves," branded with the initials of Raniere and Allison Mack, subjected to corporal punishment from their "masters", and required to provide nude photos or other potentially damaging information about themselves as "collateral". 
  • Clare was then contacted by multiple women in between July and September 2017, who was part of DOS. 
  • In July 2017, she contacted the New York City Police Department and the Vancouver Police Department, attempting to have criminal charges filed against DOS whistleblower Sarah Edmondson.
  • Moreover, she along with Raniere also drafted letters in September which were ultimately sent by attorneys in Mexico to DOS whistleblowers, threatening them with criminal prosecution.
  • Raniere and associate Allison Mack were arrested in 2018 and indicted on several federal charges involving a cult alleged to operate within NXIVM, namely "DOS". 
  • The charges included sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor. 
  • Later, Federal agents arrested her in July 2018 in New York City and were also charged with money laundering and identity theft in connection with NXIVM activities. 
  • She pleaded not guilty in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn and later, she was released on $100 million bonds and placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring. 
  • She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain and fraudulent use of identification on 19 April 2019. 
  • She faces 5 years in prison and has agreed to forfeit $6 million.
  • She was sentenced to six years, nine months in prison by a federal judge which was announced on 30th September 2020. 
  • She was even fined $500,000 and was ordered to pay restitution to the victim "Jane Doe 12" in the amount of $96,605. 

Clare Bronfman and her sister, Sara Bronfman

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Clare Bronfman's Personal Life

Regarding the marital status of Clare Bronfman, she is a married woman. Whereas the details regarding her husband is still a mystery. She has not mentioned anything about her spouse and children to the media. Besides this, there is no past affairs and dating history about her. She has maintained a low profile while coming towards her personal life. Her sexual orientation is straight. As of today, she is residing in Clifton Park, the USA with her husband. 

Clare Bronfman's Net Worth

Clare Bronfman is the youngest daughter of billionaire philanthropist and former Seagram liquor chairman Edgar Bronfman Sr. She has made a huge amount of money from her career and she is satisfied with her earnings. The net worth of Clare Bronfman is still to get disclosed as of 2020. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated at $500 million whereas her net worth as of 2018 was $211 Million.