Judith Neilson was born in Sydney, Australia, Australia. Judith Neilson is #1543 in List Billionaires People In The World. Judith Neilson is the ex-wife of billionaire Kerr Neilson and is now a billionaire herself. She holds a stake in international equities manager Platinum Asset Management, founded in 1994 by her former husband. She's also reported to have her own property portfolio. The Zimbabwe-born former graphic designer is founder and director of Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery, which showcases one of the world's biggest collections of contemporary Chinese art post-2000. She's building another Sydney art gallery and a performance space called Phoenix.
She was soprano for Christopher Hogwood's landmark 1980 recording of Handel's Messiah, recorded in Westminster Abbey and videotaped by the BBC
In opera she made her debut in Brussels in 1979, in Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea under Alan Curtis
In Paris, Nelson joined the Five Centuries Ensemble, then in 1976 she was a founding member, with William Christie, and Wieland Kuijken, of René Jacobs' Concerto Vocale, the chamber music ensemble which preceded Christie's own Les Arts Florissants in 1979
Judith Anne Nelson, née Manes (10 September 1939 – 28 May 2012) was an American soprano, noted for her performances of baroque music at the beginning of the "early music revival" of the 1970s and 1980s