Diana Jenkins Net Worth
Diana Jenkins Net worth: Diana Jenkins is a Bosnian entrepreneur and philanthropist who has a net worth of $225 million. She has managed to set up her own business and establish herself as a human rights activist whose work is highly regarded all over the world. Born in 1973 in Sarajevo to a middle-class family, Diana Jenkins was brought up in a concrete block of apartments that were typical for the Yugoslavian communist era at the time. A student of the Economics at the University of Sarajevo in the early 1990s, she had no other choice but to flee her home country during the Siege of Sarajevo in April 1992. It was an outbreak of a war that came about as a result of the breakup of Yugoslavia that lasted until December 1995. In that period, Jenkins first spent over a year in Croatia as a refugee and then migrated to London, England where she continued her studies at the City University, London. Her initial success came while she was still a student in London as she acquired the swimwear line Melissa Odabash. In 1999 she married banker Roger Jenkins, with whom she remained for 10 years until they decided to split in what they call "the happiest divorce ever". Thus, Diana received an estimated £150 million that made her join the UK's richest women list in 2012. In the meantime, she was producing a photography book "Room 23", photographed by Deborah Anderson. Best known for her philanthropic work, she established the Irnis Catic Foundation in 2002 in memory of her brother who was killed in the war by the Serbs. Six years later, she went on to found Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Project at the University of California. As for her Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization, it provided medical care to thousands of victims of the earthquake in Haiti which played havoc in 2010. It was mutual effort of Jenkins and Sean Penn. She has also organized fundraisers for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Furthermore, she posted bail for former Bosnian President EjupGanić, who was detained in UK on a Serbian extradition request.