Jeffrey Epstein is financially tied to spouses of big politicians – Business Insider
Jeffrey Epstein invested $30 million in a private equity fund alongside the husband of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, demonstrating the extent of the disgraced New York financier’s ties to political movers and shakers, according to public documents reviewed by Business Insider. The initial investments took place two years before allegations that Epstein paid minors for sexual favors became public.
Records show that Epstein and Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum were both investors in Second City Capital Partners I, a $100 million fund founded in 2004 by the late Samuel Belzberg, the Canadian businessman behind Gibralt Capital Corporation and Belzberg & Co. The fund was directed by Belzberg’s son-in-law Strauss Zelnick, a well-known media investor who was briefly floated last year as a potential CEO of CBS.
The fund had approximately 40 limited partners in total, according to an SEC filing. Many of these investors were not disclosed, but since Epstein’s investments made up nearly one-third of the $100 million fund, the two entities associated with him were disclosed in public filings.