Billionaire businessman best known for breeding and owning champion racehorses. He came from a line of wealthy art dealers.
He inherited $10 billion from his father, Daniel Wildenstein, art dealer and student of impressionism.
He bred and owned a number of winning racehorses including Westerner which won the European Champion Stayer in 2004 and 2005.
He and Jocelyne Périsset had two children, Diane and Alec Jr. Their divorce gained national coverage. He remarried to Liouba Stoupakova in 2000 before his death by prostate cancer in 2008.
He was a businessman raised in New York like Donald Trump .