Who is Ned Rocknroll?

Edward Lyulph Abel Smith was born on 1 January 1978 under the birth sign of Capricorn, in the USA; however, the actual place of his birth is not known in the media. Although he is quite successful as a businessman, Ned is probably best recognized as Ned Rocknroll, and for being the third husband of famous Hollywood actress Kate Winslet.

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Would you like to know more about Ned Rocknroll’s professional career and personal life? How rich is he, as of now? How old is he? If you are interested, stay tuned and find out all the details about him.

How rich is he, as of now? Ned Rocknroll Net Worth and Assets

He has been active in business for a while. So, if anyone of you ever wondered how rich Ned Rocknroll is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $25 million, accumulated through his successful career.

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Besides that, he is also involved in show business as the husband of a famous celebrity, so it is also assumed that he shares the net worth of his wife Kate, which is estimated to be over $45 million. Moreover, they also share a 15th-century mansion, located in West Wittering, Sussex and valued at $3.7 million, where the family currently resides. Anyway, if he continues to expand his career further, there is no doubt that his net worth will increase in the coming years

Early Life, Education, Nationality, Ethnicity

Concerning his early life, Ned Rocknroll apparently spent his childhood somewhere in the United States. He was born to Robert Abel Smith, and his wife, Lindy Branson, whose professions have not been revealed to the public yet.

Following the divorce of their parents, Ned was raised alongside his four brothers by his mother and his step-father, Robin Brockway, in Parsons Green, South-West London. Other information regarding his education is not available to the media. However, it is known that he holds American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Successful Career at Virgin Galactic

Speaking about his career, Ned became involved in the business industry as a teenager, when he got a chance to work in the marketing department of the company of his uncle, Sir Richard Branson, a famous billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group. So, he started pursuing his professional career at the spaceflight company Virgin Galactic.


Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll

Thanks to his hard work and skills, Ned was promoted to serve in the position of the Head of Marketing Promotion and Astronaut Experience, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. Moreover, he also worked on the introduction of SpaceShipTwo, a suborbital spaceplane, back in the year of 2009.

Ex-Wife Eliza Pearson

Prior to his marriage with the famous Hollywood actress, Ned Rocknroll was married to Eliza Pearson. She is the daughter and rich heiress of Michael Orlando Weetman Pearson, Viscount Cowdray of Cowdray Park in West Sussex, England.

The couple exchanged their wedding vows at a lavish ceremony held on the beach of a Caribbean Island in August of 2009. However, after two years of marriage, Eliza filed for divorce and they went their separate ways.

Popularity through His Marriage to Kate Winslet: Wedding Ceremony, Children

Ned achieved enormous popularity after marrying Kate Winslet, an Academy Award-winning actress known all over the world for starring in the role of Rose Dewitt Bukater in “Titanic”. The couple met by accident in August of 2011 – while she was on holiday with her children on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island, a fire broke out in his uncle’s mansion and Kate was the one who helped Sir Richard’s mother to escape it.


They immediately fell in love and started dating, and eventually tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony held in New York City in December of 2012. The ceremony was attended only by their closest family and friends, but it was reported that Leonardo DiCaprio gave away the bride. Ned then adopted her two children from her earlier marriage, and the family relocated to England. In 2013, she gave birth to their son named Bear Blaze Winslet. They still apparently enjoy their love and live in a happy marriage.

Kate was previously married to film director Jim Threapleton, from 1998 to 2001. They have a daughter named Mia, born in 2000. Following the divorce, she started a relationship with director Sam Mendes and married him in 2003. During the same year, Kate gave birth to their son, named Joe. The couple divorced eight years later.

Why did he change his name?

Ned Rocknroll is popular in the media as a person who enjoys having fun, so his appearances are frequently eccentric. According to his ex-wife Eliza Pearson, Ned used to think that people oftentimes take themselves too seriously, and many times talked about changing his name to something more interesting.

So, he initially changed his birth name to Ned without any surname, but eventually decided to add the surname Rocknroll in 2008. It was chosen by deed poll, which made him even more popular.

How old is he? Appearance and Vital Statistics

Speaking about Ned Rocknroll’s age, as mentioned he was born in 1978, which makes him 41 years old. Regarding his appearance and physique, he is apparently a handsome man with short dark brown hair and blue colored eyes.

However, information regarding his height, weight, and vital statistics, has not been revealed to the media yet.

Social Media Presence

When it comes to speak about his presence on the social media scene, although being so popular through marriage to a famous actress, Ned has managed to keep other information regarding his personal life very low profile. Unlike his wife Kate, he is not active and does not have any official accounts on such social platforms as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. He tends to spend his spare time surrounded by his wife and family, rather being active on social media platforms.


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