Alexander Gilkes is a businessman from the United Kingdom. Alexander Gilkes is the co-founder of Squared Circles, which launched in 2020, and was the co-founder and president of Paddle8 from 2011 until it was sold to The Native in 2018.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Alexander Gilkes was born on July 16, 1979, in Camden, London, United Kingdom. His age is 43 years old as of 2022 and Gilkes is a naturalized British citizen who practices Christianity. Similarly, his birth name is Alexander Mark Heming Gilkes and his birth sign is Cancer currently, he is living in Camden.
Moreover, Gilkes’s father’s name is Jeremy Gilkes and he is a dermatologist by profession. Also, his mother’s name is Robyn. She worked in the Department of Russian and Eastern Europe at the ‘University of Oxford.’ Likewise, his brother’s name is Charlie Gilkes.
Gilkes’s parents still prefer each other’s company and can make each other laugh after all these years. Moreover, Gilkes’s parents have mutual interests and respect for one another. Such characteristics indicate that Gilkes and his brother Charlie Gilkes grew up in a loving home and inherited lovely traits from their parents, particularly honesty and respect.
Talking about his educational background, Gilkes has done his schooling at a community school in Camden. Later, Gilkes joined Eton College and the University of Bristol and graduated from there.
Following his graduation, Gilkes began working at ‘Quintessentially Group.’ After a while, he relocated to France and studied French. He also began working as the main auctioneer for ‘Louis Vuitton.’
Gilkes has been dating Russian former tennis player Maria Sharapova since 2018. On December 17, 2020, they announced their engagement. Moreover, on July 1, 2022, their son Theodore was born.
On the other hand, talking about Gilkes’s past relationship in May 2012, Gilkes married fashion designer Misha Nonoo in Venice, Italy. In the summer of 2017, their divorce was finalized.
Career and Professional Life
Alexander Gilkes is a businessman from the United Kingdom. He is the co-founder of Squared Circles, which launched in 2020, and was the co-founder and president of Paddle8 from 2011 until it was sold to The Native in 2018.
Paddle8 is an online auction house for art and collectibles that the Financial Times describes as “reimagined art collecting for the digital age.” Moreover, Gilkes has called New York home since 2008. Gilkes previously worked as an auctioneer at Phillips de Pury & Company and at LVMH.
Gilkes left Paddle8 after the company was sold to The Native in 2018. Moreover, Gilkes co-founded venture studio Squared Circles with Lukas Derksen and Paddle8 co-founder Osman Khan in 2020.
Gilkes has served as an auctioneer for events such as Madonna’s Raising Malawi, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and amFAR. Moreover, Gilkes has been “named” one of the Fast Company’s Most Creative Entrepreneurs in 2017. Likewise, one of the 100 Most Powerful People in the Art World (Art + Auction) in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Similarly, one of the 40 Most Important people Under 40 (Apollo), and has appeared on Vanity Fair and GQ’s best-dressed lists. Also, Gilkes is on the board of the New York Academy of Art.
Alexander Gilkes has not endorsed any brand, nor has he promoted anything, nor has he been seen in any brand collaborations.
Awards and Nomination
In 2017, Gilkes was “named” one of the Fast Company’s Most Creative Entrepreneurs. Likewise, one of the 100 Most Powerful People in the Art World (Art + Auction) in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Similarly, one of the 40 Most Important people Under 40 (Apollo), and has appeared on Vanity Fair and GQ’s best-dressed lists.
On the other hand, his fiancee Maria Sharapova who is a former Russian professional tennis player has won a couple of awards during her professional tennis career.
Alexander Gilkes is very active on Instagram. He has 75.6k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @gilkesa. Moreover, Gilkes is not available on any other social media sites including Twitter and Facebook.
Alexander Gilkes – Net Worth 2023
Alexander Gilkes is a businessman from the United Kingdom and has earned a considerable income via his work. Alexander’s estimated net worth is around $25 million. On the other hand, his fiancee Maria Sharapova who is a former Russian professional tennis player holds a net worth of around $18 million.
Alexander Gilkes hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies. Also, Gilkes always avoids the media and engaging in situations that can damage his reputation.
Alexander Gilkes – Body Measurements
Talking about Gilkes’s height he is 6 Feet 1 inch tall and weighs 80kg. Moreover, Gilkes’s eye color is blue and his hair color is black. Also, Gilkes’s shoe size is 12(US).