Who Is Debbie Staley? Inside The Married Life Of Jes Staley's Wife


Debbie Staley is the wife of American Banker and CEO, Jes Staley. She is famous for being the wife of the renowned businessman. Jes shares two beautiful children with his wife Debbie. She was his long-term partner before getting married.

Fans have been wanting to know who Debbie really is apart from her marriage to Jes. People might get surprised at her achievements.

Jes and Debbie

Who Is The Wife Of Jes Staley?

Debbie Staley is the beautiful wife of top executive Jes Staley. She was born somewhere in Brazil but her hometown is not known. Debbie graduated with a degree, Doctor Of Philosophy In Physics, from Colombia University in New York.

She was brought up alongside her brother Jorge Nitzan. Her brother is the founder of a data center company called Aceco. Jorge later sold the bulk of it to KKR in 2014. Aceco’s revenues had slumped since the acquisition in 2017. KKR blamed wrongdoing on its former owner Jorge Nitzan.

Jes and Debbie

Source: Wall Street Journal

She was also the co-owner of the company of her brother before it was sold. She and her family hail of Brazilian descent. Her real name is Debora Nitzan. She is a successful interior designer herself.

Debbie is the proprietor of her own company named Debora Staley Interiors, Inc. which is an interior design firm in New York. Debbie oversaw every detail of the couple’s custom-made 90ft boat, the Bequia. It was named after the Caribbean island where the couple had their honeymoon.

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Who Is The Husband Of Debbie Staley?

Jes Staley was born on 27 December 1956 and was brought up in Boston, Massachusetts. His birth name is James Edward Staley. His father used to be the CEO of a chemicals company and his grandfather used to hold an executive position as well.

Jes graduated from Bowdoin College and holds a degree in economics. He earned quite a name for himself after he worked for JPMorgan company for more than 30 years. Jes has also been a Board member of the Institute of Finance.

Married Life

Debbie and Jes first met while they were working in South America. She was barely a 19-year-old student at the time. Jes humorously recalls being Debora’s parents' worst nightmare. Regardless, Debora chose Jes to get married.

Daughters, And Family

The couple is blessed with two beautiful daughters who are all grown up now. The daughters are named Alexa and Sophia. In fact, even Alexa studied at the same university as her father for her initial degree in Physics according to her LinkedIn page.

Alexa's latest job dates back to 2019 when she worked as a Quantum Engineer according to her profile. She also has a Ph.D. from Colombia University. Alexa has worked for Airware, a drone setup, and repair company.

She has also worked gravitational wave detection lab working for the detection of black hole motion. She has experience in trading and analyzing investments before she chose physics as well.

Their other daughter Sophia attended Brown University and is an IRC general member at the present. The parents are very proud of their daughters' accomplishments. The Staley family lives in New York as a nuclear family. They also own a luxury yacht named Bequia. The Yacht was named after the Staley couple's honeymoon location.


Jes has served as the American chief executive of Barclays. He recently has stepped down from his role as Barclays CEO as of1st  November 2021. He took this step following an inquiry over his links to Jeffrey Epstein.

Jes admitted having deep regret having any relationship with Jeffrey as reported by the BBC 

Net Worth

According to THE SCOTSMAN, Jes Staley alone is estimated to be worth $120 million as of 2021. A lot of this fortune has to do with his business bonuses and incentives. On the other hand, Debbie's net worth has not been revealed yet. The family lives a luxurious life nonetheless.