Keith Raniere Biography

Keith Raniere

Quick Facts Of Keith Raniere

Celebrated Name Keith Raniere
Age 59 Years
Nick Name Keith
Birth Name Keith Raniere
Birth Date 1960-08-26
Gender Male
Profession Business Executive
Birth Nation United States
Education Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Christian
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Partner Toni Natalie (1992-1999), Barbara Bouchey (2000-2009) and Kristin Keeffe (2007-2014)
Children 2
Height 1.73 m or 5 feet and 8 inches
Weight 160 lbs or 75 Kg
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Body Build/Type Average
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black

Keith Raniere is an American business executive. He gained national attention after his organization NXIVM was alleged to be an American multi-level marketing company based near Albany, New York that recruited women for a sex cult operation. They brand their members and forced them into sexual slavery. He is the founder of NXIVM and American actress Allison Mack is considered second in charge of NXIVM. They both were arrested and indicted on federal charges related to DOS including sex trafficking. Mack and NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in April 2019. Raniere's trial is expected to begin on 29 April 2019. 

What is Keith Raniere Famous For?

  • Founder of NXIVM and charged with sex trafficking along with Allison Mack.

Who is Allison Mack Pleads Guilty in 'Sex Cult' Case?

Where was Keith Raniere Born?

Keith Raniere was born on 26 August 1960. His birthplace is in Brooklyn, New York City, New York in the United States. He holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He belongs to White ethnicity. His father worked in an advertisement while his mother taught ballroom dancing. The family moved to Suffern, New York when Keith was 5 years old. 

He completed his high school from New York. His mother died when he was 16 years old. He then moved to Albany region in New York. He claimed that he majored in maths, physics, and biology and minored in psychology and philosophy. He also claimed that he holds a BS degree in biology. n investigation found out that he got dropped out of high school at the age of 16 but graduated from high school later. 

Career

He started a company, Consumer's Buyline in the early 1990s. His company was accused of some frauds and wrongly installing the pyramid scheme as their main source of profit-making. He was forced to shut down the company. 

He later worked several jobs.

He founded the organization NXIVM with Nancy Salzman in 1998. The company claimed that it offered personal and professional development seminars through its "Executive Success Programs". 

Raniere, Clare, and Sara Bronfman co-founded an organization, The World Ethical Foundations Consortium that sponsored 14th Dalai Lama's visit to Albany in 2009. 

Legal Issues

Forbes magazine reported in 2003 that some 3,700 people had taken part in ESP offerings. Some of them were Sheila Johnson, Antonia Novello, Stephen Cooper of Enron, and Ana Cristina Fox, daughter of former Mexican president Vicente Fox, Richard Branson, Linda Evans, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk, Grace Parke, Nicki Clyne, and Sarah Edmondson among others. 

Canadian actress Sarah Edmondson who was previously enrolled in NXIVM's Executive Succes Programs in the past decade came forward in 2017 claiming that Keith and Nancy were running a sex cult. Women were blindfolded during a submission ritual, they were stripped and were asked to provide their nude pictures if they wished to join. 

Several journalists labeled NXIVM as a sex-trafficking platform. NXIVM was accused of being a cult controlled by Raniere. Kristin Keeffe, a longtime partner of Raniere and mother of his child left the group in 2014. 

Raniere was arrested in Mexico in March 2018 and indicted on a variety of charges related to DOS, including sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor. The indictment alleged that at least one woman was coerced into sex with Raniere and he forced DOS members to undergo the branding ritual alleged by Edmondson and others. Raniere pleaded not guilty in May 2018. He was later charged with possession of child pornography in April 2019. The prosecutors claimed that he had engaged in a relationship with a 15-year old girl. 

Allison Mack was arrested in April 2018 and indicted on similar charges to Raniere's. Mack was alleged to be second in command of NXIVM after Raniere. She was released on $5 million bonds pending trial and held under house arrest with her parents in California. Bronfman, the heiress to the Canadian Seagram family fortune was arrested in July 2018 and charged with racketeering. She was released to house arrest after signing a $100 million bail bond. 

Nancy Salzman pleaded guilty to a charge of racketeering criminal conspiracy in March 2019. Mack pleaded guilty in April 2019 to charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for the group's spiritual leader.

Mack and Raniere would face a minimum of 15 years and up to life in prison if convicted of all charges. 

Who is Keith Raniere Married to?

There are no sufficient pieces of information regarding his personal life. According to several news reports, he has a child with his longtime partner Kristin Keeffe. No other information about his married life has come to light. 

What are Keith Raniere's Body Measurements?

Keith Raniere stands at a height of 1.73 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. He has a reported body weight of 160 lbs i.e. 75 kg. He has an average body build. He has brown eyes and black hair. 

What is Keith Raniere's Net Worth?

Keith Raniere is a business executive awaiting trial. He is the founder of NXIVM. As a business executive, they have expanded their organization recruiting several high profile personalities. His net worth is not available at present. 

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