Denise Eisenberg Rich
Denise Rich, a U.S.-born songwriter and socialite, renounced her U.S. citizenship this year under her maiden name, Denise Eisenberg.
Ms. Eisenberg is widely known as the ex-wife of ex-American commodities trader and former international fugitive Marc Rich, who fled the U.S. in 1983 after being accused of evading $48 million in taxes -- the then-largest tax fraud case in U.S. history -- and being indicted on 50 counts of wire fraud, tax evasion, racketeering, and violating the Iranian oil embargo. The Riches divorced in 1996.
In 2001, after Marc Rich received what Rep. Bob Barr, R-Ga., called an "unusual" pardon by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, a House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform found that "based on the political contributions" and other efforts of Rich and a friend, longtime Democratic fundraiser Beth Dozoretz, who currently serves as a director under Hillary Clinton with the Department of State, their actions created "the indelible appearance of impropriety."
Denise Eisenberg gave up her U.S. citizenship reportedly to be closer to her long-time partner, a citizen of Austria, where nationals who live half the year abroad score huge tax breaks.