British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell has become one of the most prominent and mysterious figures linked to late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died by apparent suicide on August 10 while awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.

According to alleged victims , Maxwell acted as Epstein's madam , recruiting and abusing underage victims alongside the convicted sex offender. Maxwell has denied these allegations.

Maxwell's legal team is out of the country and unavailable for comment, according to the law office. The firm did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

Born in France, Maxwell is the daughter of British media mogul Robert Maxwell, who mysteriously drowned after falling or jumping from his yacht near the Canary Islands in 1991.

Here's what we know about how Maxwell's finances.

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