Alexander Gilkes Height, Weight, Family, Girlfriend, Education, Biography

Alexander Gilkes Height, Weight, Family, Girlfriend, Education, Biography
Alexander Gilkes Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 69 kg
Date of Birth July 16, 1979
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Girlfriend Maria Sharapova

Alexander Gilkes is a British businessman who is best known as the co-founder of Paddle8, an online auction house for art and collectibles that was widely acknowledged as having reimagined auctioneering in the digital age. He was the president of the organization from 2011 until 2018 when the company was sold to The Native. In 2020, he had co-founded Squared Circles, an organization that has been described as a venture studio that resides at the intersection of operations, brand, client, and talent. Besides his business ventures, he has served on the board of the New York Academy of Art, a private art school in Tribeca, New York City.

Born Name

Alexander Mark Heming Gilkes

Nick Name

Alexander

Alexander Gilkes as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2017
Alexander Gilkes as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2017 (Alexander Gilkes / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Camden, London, England, United Kingdom

Residence

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

British

Education

Alexander had attended Eton College, a prestigious public school in the town of Eton, near Windsor in Berkshire, England. After his high school graduation, he had joined the University of Bristol, a red brick research university in Bristol.

Occupation

Businessman

Alexander Gilkes as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020
Alexander Gilkes as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020 (Alexander Gilkes / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Jeremy Gilkes (Dermatologist)
  • Mother – Robyn Gilkes
  • Siblings – Charlie Gilkes (Younger Brother) (Entrepreneur)
  • Others – Anneke von Trotha Taylor (Sister-in-Law) (Publicist), Houda Nonoo (Ex-Cousin-in-Law) (Kingdom of Bahrain’s Former Ambassador to the United States)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175.5 cm

Weight

69 kg or 152 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Alexander has dated –

  1. Misha Nonoo (2012–2017) – Alexander had married Bahraini-British fashion designer Misha Nonoo in July 2012, in a ceremony held in Venice, Italy where singer Lana Del Rey had performed. It was reported in 2016 that the pair had broken up. Their divorce was finalized in the summer of 2017.
  2. Maria Sharapova (2018-Present) – Alexander had started dating Russian former tennis player Maria Sharapova in 2018. The couple got engaged in December 2020.

Alexander Gilkes and Maria Sharapova, as seen in September 2021
Alexander Gilkes and Maria Sharapova, as seen in September 2021 (Alexander Gilkes / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of British descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Slender frame
  • Side-parted, tousled, wavy hair
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a light stubble

Alexander Gilkes as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020
Alexander Gilkes as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020 (Alexander Gilkes / Instagram)

Alexander Gilkes Facts

  1. Alexander had moved to the United States in 2008 and had settled in New York City. Before co-founding Paddle8 in 2011, which had generated more than USD 140 million in sales by 2015, he had served as an auctioneer at Phillips de Pury & Company, a renowned auction house. He had also worked for a brief while at LVMH, a French holding multinational corporation and conglomerate specializing in luxury goods.
  2. Later in life, he had used this experience to serve as an auctioneer for charity events for organizations such as Madonna‘s Raising Malawi (a non-profit organization dedicated to helping with the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi’s orphans), the Elton John AIDS Foundation (a non-profit organization that supports innovative HIV prevention and education programs), and amFAR (an international non-profit organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research and the advocacy of AIDS-related public policy.)
  3. For 3 years in a row (2014-2016), he had been named on the list of the ‘100 Most Powerful People in the Art World’ by Art+Auction, a monthly art magazine published in New York City.
  4. He had also been included in the list of the ’40 Most Important People Under 40′ by Apollo, an English-language monthly magazine covering the visual arts of all periods.

Featured Image by Alexander Gilkes / Instagram

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