Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild

English peer, investment banker and philanthropist (1936–2024)

Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild OM GBE (29 April 1936 – 26 February 2024) was a British investment banker and philanthropist of Jewish descent.[1] He was a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family. He was also Honorary President of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research.[2] His net worth was at US $5 billion as of 2015.[3]

The Lord Rothschild

Rothschild in 2008
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
as a hereditary peer
30 April 1991 – 11 November 1999
Preceded byThe 3rd Baron Rothschild
Succeeded bySeat abolished[a]
Personal details
Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild

(1936-04-29)29 April 1936
Cambridge, England
Died26 February 2024(2024-02-26) (aged 87)
London, United Kingdom
Political partyCrossbench (1991–1999)
Serena Dunn
(m. 1961; died 2019)
Children4 (including Hannah and Nathaniel)
FatherVictor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild
EducationEton College
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Known forRothschild banking family of England
AwardsSee list

Rothschild was a known philanthropist who donated his money to art and culture centers. He was Chairman of Trustees of the National Gallery from 1985 to 1991, and from 1992 to 1998, chairman of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Rothschild died in London, England on 26 February 2024, at the age of 87.[4]




  1. The fifth man. Roland Perry. Sidgwick & Jackson. 1994
  2. "Institute for Jewish Policy Research: About us". Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. "Jacob Rothschild Net Worth". TheRichest. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  4. "Jacob Rothschild, Key Member Of Family Bank Empire, Dies At 87". NDTV.com. Retrieved 2024-02-28.

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