Edward Abel Smith is an English businessman who rose to prominence when he married the famous Hollywood actress, Kate Winslet.
Edward Abel Smith Net Worth
The net worth of Edward Abel Smith is about $25 million.
He is the nephew of Richard Branson, the CEO of the Virgin Group, who is worth $5 billion. The Virgin Group consists of Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Records, Virgin Galactic, and others.
Smith works as the Head of Marketing Promotion and the Astronaut Experience at a spaceflight company, Virgin Galactic, a part of his uncles corporation. The goal of the company is to develop commercial spacecraft to take customers into space. It is reported that he earns a lucrative salary from his job.
He lives in a $4 million property with his family.
Edward Abel Smith was born on January 1, 1978 in the United Kingdom. His father is Robert Abel Smith and his mother is Lindy Branson. Shortly after his birth, his parents separated and got divorced. His mother married his stepfather Robin Brockway, and the couple raised him in Parsons Green, South West London with his four older brothers. Their household was described as “an arty, chaotic household.”
In 2008, he legally changed his name to Ned Rocknroll.
He is best known as the third husband to serial Academy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet. After their marriage, he changed back his name to Edward Abel Smith. He decided to be a stay-at-home dad to support his wife’s great acting career. When he stayed at home while Kate was working, he got the chance to renovate their $4 million dollar home.
Kate Winslet often mentions her husband during her interviews, stating how supportive he has been to her career and personal life. She also stated that Edward is a vegan and does yoga and breathing exercises. The couple has a child together named Bear Blaze Smith. From New York, their family moved to London and currently resides there.
Edward Abel Smith is the nephew of billionaire and CEO of Virgin Group, Richard Branson. He works for his maternal uncle’s corporation. He is the head of Marketing Promotion and the Astronaut Experience at Virgin Galactic, a part of Virgin Group of Companies. Virgin Galactic develops commercial spacecraft to take tourists into space.
Edward Abel Smith Dating History
Edward Abel Smith was previously married to socialite Eliza Pearson, the eldest daughter of Sussex Landowner Viscount Cowdray. They got married at her family’s 17,000-acre Cowdray Park in West Sussex in August 2009. They divorced two years later.
Smith met Kate Winslet for the first time when they were both in a relationship with other people. They met again in 2011 while they were vacationing on Necker Island, a private resort owned by his uncle, Richard Branson. They tied the knot in a private ceremony in New York in 2012. They have one child together named Bear Blaze Winslet who was born in 2013. It is already Winslet’s third child because she had children from her two previous marriages.