Alex Cowper-Smith Net Worth
Alex Cowper- Smith Background
Alex Cowper-Smith is a 38-year-old British financier. Facts regarding his parentage, siblings and most other background information is sparse to non-existent. We do know he was born in the United Kingdom in 1982, and that he attended Westminster School, one of the country’s renown boarding schools, during his youth. Given that the school has a reputation for academic excellence, we can assume Alex was a good student. While there, he met the woman who was destined to become his wife several years down the road, Alice Sophia Eve. The two dated throughout their years at the school.
However, after graduating from Westminster, the two teenage sweethearts went in different directions. The daughter of actor-parents, Alice took a year off to study at Beverly Hills Playhouse prior to attending St. Catherine’s College at Oxford University, while Cowper-Smith enrolled in the University of Nottingham. He graduated with a degree in business and finance from that institution in 2003.
Alice went on to become a popular English actress, appearing in several successful films, such as Sex and the City 2, Men in Black, and Star Trek into Darkness. The two reunited several years later and began a whirlwind romance. Alice announced their engagement on August 14, 2014, and the two were married on December 31st of that same year in a small ceremony performed at Brompton Oratory in London, England. Being the spouse (now-ex) of Alice Eve is perhaps Alex Cowper-Smith’s primary claim to fame.
Unfortunately, as hinted at above, the marriage was short-lived, and the couple split up in 2017. Their different career paths, both demanding in their own right, is thought to have been the primary reason for the split. It is probably fortunate that they had had no children together.
Upon earning his degree from the University of Nottingham, Cowper-Smith began his career as an associate with Goldman Sachs, a prestigious U.S.-based multinational investment bank and financial services corporation. It is a well-known fact in the finance community that Goldman Sachs hires only the best and brightest in the field, so his being hired immediately after graduating with a bachelor’s degree is a good indication of his financial prowess. In 2015, he received a promotion, becoming a financier for the company.
As a Goldman Sachs employee, Cowper-Smith was no doubt well-compensated. However, the high salary comes at a price. As most in the investment banking and financial services industry will attest, the hours can be long and grueling. Based on reviews posted by some Goldman Sachs’ employees, the number of hours worked each week averages 52 and can sometimes be as high as 80 hours a week. One employee posted that he/she worked 100 hours one week, and “no work/life balance” is listed as a “con” of working there by another employee. Alex left his position at this prominent firm in 2016, which many speculate was in an attempt—ultimately futile—to save his marriage.
Cowper-Smith’s Net Worth
Net worth is calculated as total assets minus total liabilities (i.e., debt). The majority of sources estimate Cowper-Smith’s net worth to be somewhere between $500,000 and $700,000 although one source suggests, “It must be in the millions.” The problem is that we are not given any numbers on which these estimates are based. There is no publicly-available information about his current state of employment—self or otherwise—and/or any salary he earns. Nor are there any facts regarding the divorce settlement or any property (assets) he owns, much less information regarding any debts he may have. All we know is that he is currently single, lives in London, and has not been known to be in a relationship since his divorce from Alice Eve.
However, it is also a fact that Cowper-Smith has been devoting his time to support good causes. He is said to be a frequent volunteer and has even completed a half-marathon to raise money for the British Red Cross organization. So, this experienced financier has incorporated a legacy into his financial planning strategy.
|Current location||London, England|
|Education||Westminster School, University of Nottingham|
|Employer||Goldman Sachs (former)|
|Relationship status||Single, divorced|
|Net worth||$500,000 – $700,000|