Alexandra Cohen is the lovely wife of hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen, known in the industry for running SAC Capital, one of the most successful hedge funds ever.
Alexandra’s husband was forced to shut down SAC Capital after the firm pleaded guilty to insider trading charges that cost Cohen $1.8 billion in penalties. Nowadyas, he oversees Point72 Asset Management, a $13 billion hedge fund firm that restarted managing outside capital in 2018.
Most recently, word in the streets is that the 63 year old native is currently in talks to become the new owner of the Mets. Cohen, a minority investor in the Mets, is negotiating with the Wilpon family to purchase a controlling stake in the team -the NY Times reports.
Mr. Cohen, a billionaire who made his fortune in the hedge fund business, was a major figure in New York society and the art world when his fund became embroiled in a series of insider trading investigations that began after 2009. He was never charged with wrongdoing, but his firm ultimately paid nearly $2 billion in fines and he agreed not to manage outside money for two years.
Cohen has been married to wife, Alexandra for many years. Alexandra Cohen was born Alexandra Garcia, she studied Communications at New York’s Manhattan College, and went onto work in the financial industry.
She met her husabnd through a dating service in 1991 after he divorced his first wife. They were married in 1992.
At the time Alexandra who goes by Alex Cohen -was a single mom of Puerto Rican descent who grew up in Washington Heights. Together they are the proud parents of seven children, including three from previous marriages.
The spouse and mother keeps busy as the President of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the non-profit organization that she and her husband Steven co-founded in 2001. She leads the day-to-day operations of the Foundation that focuses its giving in education, children’s health, veterans and the arts.
In addition, Alexandra Cohen serves on the board of The Governors’ Residence Conservancy and is a member of New York University’s Tisch School of Arts Dean’s Council.
According to a 2016 artcile, Alexandra Cohen suffers from Lyme disease -reason why the couple’s foundation has contributed millions toward finding a cure.