Hugh Grosvenor, whose father, the billionaire landowner the 6th Duke of Westminster, has died aged 64. He wrote: “Here’s some news to have female hearts fluttering across the nation: Britain’s most eligible young bachelor is said to be back on the singles’ market. The foundation was set up in the 1970s and has awarded more than £40m in grants. Unlike so many other aristocrats, he knows how to hang on to his property assets. [9][10], Upon his father's death, in August 2016, as well as the peerages, he inherited a wealth then estimated at £9 billion, with considerable trust funds for his sisters. His family guarded his privacy as he was growing up as heir apparent to the vast fortune, which now makes him the third wealthiest landowner in the UK, and, according to Forbes, the 68th wealthiest person in the world. He is godfather to a future king, and now owns a large chunk of the most exclusive parts of London. He was awarded Full Colours in Football, and, as a member of the School's Combined Cadet Force, he obtained a BTEC First Diploma in Public Services with Distinction. New money from Asia replaces the old in Estates Gazette rich list, as the value of … Duke, in the United Kingdom, is the highest-ranking hereditary title in all four peerages of the British Isles.A duke thus outranks all other holders of titles of nobility (marquess, earl, viscount and baron).. M… [3], Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor is the third child and only son of Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, and his wife Natalia (née Phillips). He was baptised into the Church of England on 23 June 1991. It came into the family by marriage in 1677, when London was much smaller than it is today, and Mary Davies married Sir Thomas Grosvenor [1] . The 7th Duke of Westminster’s mother, Natalia, Duchess of Westminster, is one of Prince William’s godparents. He told the Chester Chronicle at the time: “The party was simply amazing – a birthday and a party I will never forget. Though the third of four siblings, the duke, previously known by the honorary title Earl Grosvenor, is the only son of the late Duke of Westminster and his wife, Natalia. Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, dies aged 64. after the sudden death of his 64-year-old father on Tuesday, the youngest and wealthiest of Prince George’s godparents. What to know about the extremely eligible Duke of Westminster - and why he's richer than the Queen. Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster (born 29 January 1991), styled as Earl Grosvenor until August 2016, is a British aristocrat, billionaire, businessman, and owner of Grosvenor Group. The 6th Duke of Westminster, who died last Wednesday, owned a land portfolio worth £9 billion. The Duke of Westminster, who I’ve written about previously,owns a large grouse moor in Lancashire, extensive farmlands in Cheshire, and prime real estate in central London. When Robert George Grosvenor (the father of the duke who has just died) passed away in 1979, press coverage reported that the family fortune was now some £650m, yet the duke's declared persona… Source: Cherkashina, L. Natalia Goncharova: a happy marriage. When he inherited his late father’s fortune of around £9.5bn last summer, he was variously described as Britain’s fifth richest man and the richest man in the world under 30. The estate covers about 10,872 acres (4,400 ha). Buckingham Palace said the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh had been made aware of the news and a message of condolence was being sent to the family, while Kensington Palace said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were very sad to learn of the Duke of Westminster’s passing yesterday. The Duke of Westminster has died suddenly aged 64, leaving nearly 300 acres of land in London’s most expensive areas to his 25-year-old son.. He grew up in an isolated rural community in Northern Ireland believing he was destined to become a beef farmer. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster, was on his Abbeystead estate in the Trough of Bowland, Lancashire, when he became unwell. He had a net worth of $12 billion, which he … At just 25, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, who has become the 7th Duke of Westminster … He is the only brother to 3 sisters named Lady Tamara Katherine Grosvenor, Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor and Lady Viola Georgina Grosvenor. In London alone the Grosvenor Estate, dating back to … He has to put back what he has been given.”. [12][13][14][15], In April 2020, Grosvenor donated several million pounds in support of the British government response to the COVID-19 pandemic and National Health Service. He inherited the family assets when his father, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, passed away in … His father was a close friend of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who were said by Clarence House to be “deeply shocked and greatly saddened” by the death. It doesn’t belong to me.”. The royal family resides at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, and at … The first substantial house was built in the 17th century. Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor is a descendant of the Hetman of Ukraine Petro Doroshenko through Natalia Nikolayevna Goncharova. [2] He is the world's richest person aged under 30. The 6th Duke and Duchess of Westminster with Earl Grosvenor shortly after his birth. Through his mother, he is descended from the Romanov imperial family of Russia, the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin and his wife Natalia Nikolayevna Goncharova, as well as from the latter's great-grandfather—African freed slave turned Russian nobleman Abram Petrovich Hannibal. The Duke of Westminster owns more of Britain than the Queen, through an estate that can trace its history back hundreds of years. He was Chairman of the property company Grosvenor Group. Their thoughts are very much with his family this morning.”. - 5th ed. The Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, 29, is the richest person under the age of 30 in the world with an estimated worth of £10.1billion. He became Duke of Westminster on 9 August 2016, on the death of his father Gerald Grosvenor. Major General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, CB, CVO, OBE, TD, CD, DL (22 December 1951 – 9 August 2016), was a British landowner, businessman, philanthropist, Territorial Army general, and peer. Another Van Cutsem brother, William, is also a godparent to Prince George. He has kept largely out of the limelight, though found himself the subject of media attention when he became the youngest and wealthiest of Prince George’s godparents. The Duke of Westminster was a Victorian title, but the land is called the Grosvenor Estate. The origins of the Grosvenor family fortune date back more than 300 years when an ancestor of the new duke, Sir Thomas Grosvenor, married wealthy heiress Mary Davies, who had inherited a medieval manor in Middlesex and 500 acres of undeveloped land west of London. Meanwhile, the next duke, the fifth, also had notably savvy estate planning in place. historian and television presenter Dan Snow. The Duke of Westminster owns more of Britain than the Queen, through an estate that can trace its history back hundreds of years. He also fought a legal battle against Westminster city council in 1990 to protect a number of social housing flats built on the family’s land in Pimlico, London, which the council wanted to sell. 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Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster, wears his wealth well. Speaking about his son in 1993, he said: “He’s been born with the longest silver spoon anyone can have, but he can’t go through life sucking on it. At just 25, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, who has become the 7th Duke of Westminster after the sudden death of his 64-year-old father on Tuesday, will inherit a family fortune estimated by American business magazine Forbes at about £9bn, and the ancestral seat Eaton Hall in Cheshire. Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster (born 29 January 1991), styled as Earl Grosvenor until August 2016, is a British aristocrat, billionaire, businessman, and owner of Grosvenor Group.He became Duke of Westminster on 9 August 2016, on the death of his father Gerald Grosvenor.. He hosted about 800 guests, including Prince Harry, at the “black tie and neon” bash, where comedian Michael McIntyre and hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks topped the bill. In August of 2016, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6 th Duke of Westminster and the richest person in England died at the age of 64. The 6th Duke of Westminster and the Queen leaving Chester Cathedral after the wedding of Lady Tamara Grosvenor and Edwin van Cutsem. "I want to say a huge thank you to all our amazing NHS staff and everyone providing critical frontline services," he said. Unlike many of his social contemporaries, the new duke was not educated at boarding school, but attended a state primary before going to a private day school close to home in Cheshire. The 6th Duke of Westminster receiving his army wings from the chief of the general staff, General Sir Michael Walker, after executing a perfect helicopter landing into Netheravon airfield, Wiltshire. A spokeswoman for Lancashire constabulary said there were no suspicious circumstances and a file would be passed to the coroner. Eaton Hall is the country house of the Duke of Westminster.It is 1 mile (2 km) south of the village of Eccleston, in Cheshire, England.The house is surrounded by its own formal gardens, parkland, farmland and woodland. Another sister, Lady Edwina, is married to the historian and television presenter Dan Snow. [11] This wealth is held in a trust, of which Grosvenor is a beneficial owner but not the legal owner—an arrangement that received considerable press attention, owing to the inheritance tax exemption it confers. Fortune hunters were urged by tabloids to beat a path to his door. His inheritance meant he was forced to abandon later dreams of a military career, though he did serve with the Territorial Army. At 46, the duke is the fifth wealthiest man in Britain, worth an estimated pounds 1.7bn. One of Britain's richest men inherits billions and avoids paying inheritance taxes. I hear that the Duke of Westminster, 27, who inherited a £10 billion fortune when his father died two years ago, has split up with his girlfriend, Harriet Tomlinson, also 27. Britain’s Dukes are some of the largest private landowners in the country. [18][16], Sorted by (historical) entity at time of grant, Alexander Petrovich Doroshenko(son of Petro Doroshenko) was the father of Ekaterina Alexandrovna (1720–? Though the 7th Duke of Westminster has two older sisters, he inherits the title and estate, which includes 190 acres in Belgravia and thousands of acres in Scotland and Spain, through the rule of primogeniture, which puts male children ahead of female siblings irrespective of age. [4] But … Hugh Grosvenor becomes third wealthiest landowner in Britain and 68th wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, Last modified on Tue 28 Nov 2017 11.38 EST. His family has long had close links to the royals. At Ellesmere, Grosvenor served as a School Prefect, Captain of Meynell House and Captain of the First XI Football Team in his final year. He is friends with Prince William and is a godfather to Prince George. A second big development by the family 100 years later became Belgravia, named after the village of Belgrave, near the family’s country seat in Cheshire. He became Duke of Westminster at the age of 25, following the death of his father on August 9, 2016, aged 64. Vanity Fair described him as "baby-faced" and "absurdly rich", while the Tatler List said that after inheriting his father's estate he would "own half of London". The Duke of Westminster, 28, is currently one of the wealthiest people in the world under 30. He then attended Ellesmere College, Shropshire, from 2000 to 2009. The Duke of Westminster's £8.3 billion fortune is believed to have been handed down to his son, Hugh Grosvenor The taxman gave up his slice on the grounds that Colonel Gerald Hugh Grosvenor had died of wounds incurred on active service during World War II despite the fact that he had survived a further 22 years and the cause of death was cancer. Hugh Grosvenor: The new Duke of Westminster, godfather of Prince George and 25-year-old heir to £9bn fortune. Landowner Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, who … Grosvenor and his sisters were educated at a local state primary school, followed by a small private day school, Mostyn House School, near the family home of Eaton Hall, Cheshire. He is godfather to a future king, and now owns a large chunk of the most exclusive parts of London. After that the family business expanded globally with overseas developments in the Americas, Australia, Asia and Europe. It is the beginning of a new era in my life and I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”. THE Duke of Westminster died at the age of 64 yesterday after suddenly falling ill with a suspected heart attack. [17] However, in October 2013, he was named a godfather to Prince George of Cambridge. He is the son of the 6thDuke of Westminster named Gerald Grosvenor and Natalia Phillips. She is the great-great-granddaughter of the famous Ukrainian Hetman.[5]. -, Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, British government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, "Rich List 2019: who is Hugh Grosvenor, the UK's youngest billionaire? He was airlifted to Royal Preston hospital, where he died. legal battle against Westminster city council in 1990 to protect a number of social housing flats. [6][7][8], From 2011 to 2013, he studied countryside management at Newcastle University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree with upper second-class honours. Part of that land, which forms part of the Grosvenor’s London estate, was built on by the family in the early 18th century and became known as Mayfair, named after the annual Mayday fair. Along with his inheritance, the new duke is also likely to take on responsibility for the Westminster Foundation, the charitable body that manages the philanthropic activities of the Grosvenor family. He had a nervous breakdown and depression in 1998, saying the pressures of business and the great number of public appearances he was making had overwhelmed him. [8][9][10], After university, Grosvenor (at the time Earl Grosvenor) worked in estate management at Wheatsheaf Investment from 2013 to 2014, and the Grosvenor Group from 2014 to 2015, before becoming Accounts Manager at Bio-bean, a green energy company, in January 2016. He was the son of Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, and Viola Lyttelton. The 6th Duke of Westminster was credited for his charity work, which included making a £500,000 donation to farmers during the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak. Duke of Westminster’s plan to leave 141 people homeless Hugh Grosvenor owns more land than the Queen and has a vast, $16.9 billion fortune. I can’t sell. The Duke of Westminster, one of the UK's richest men, is donating an extra £10m to the national effort against COVID-19, pledging money that will directly help NHS staff and their families. Billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, dies aged 64, his family says. Little is publicly known of the former student of countryside management at Newcastle University. His youngest sister, Lady Viola Grosvenor, is a supporter of the children’s charity Kidscape. He was educated at Harrow, where he gained two O-levels, and Sandhurst, and later went to work on ranches in Australia and Canada. Hugh, the 7th Duke of Westminster, inherited his title and a family fortune now estimated at £10.1bn when his father Gerald died three years ago. The Duke and his family are estimated to be worth £10.1 billion (US$13 billion), according to the Sunday Times Rich List in May 2019. - Rostov-on-Don: Phoenix, 2010 .-- 320 p. - (Pushkin's muses). His 21st birthday party at Eaton Hall, which reportedly cost £5m, also made the newspapers. His sister Lady Tamara is married to Edward Van Cutsem, whose family have long been close to Charles, William and Harry. He is two years younger than his father was when he took on the fortune aged 27, and currently works as an account manager for Bio-bean, a green technology company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and biochemicals. 1 … Advertisement Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster, is the son of the late Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster and his wife Natalia Ayesha Grosvenor, the dowager Duchess of Westminster. He and Harriet met while pupils at £6,000-a-term private day school Ellesmere College in Shropshire. Described as “baby-faced” and “absurdly rich” by Vanity Fair magazine, the young earl made an appearance on the Tatler List, with the description: “Hughie’s a Newcastle graduate with his own wine collection who goes wild for the girls”, adding that after inheriting his father’s estate he would “own half of London”. In the first ever edition of The Sunday Times Rich List, published in 1989, he was ranked as the second richest person in the United Kingdom, with a f… ; Married to Zagryazhskaya) and the grandfather of Ivan Alexandrovich Zagryazhsky (1749–1807), from whom Natalya Ivanovna Zagryazhskaya was born (married to Goncharova). Of his wealth, the duke once said: “Given the choice, I would rather not have been born wealthy, but I never think of giving it up. The Duke of Buccleuch, for example, owns some 270,700 acres across England and Scotland – twice the area owned by the Prince of Wales, and about half the size of Greater London. In Westminster, London, England, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor was born in the year 1991 (age 29 years; as in 2020) of 29th January. [16], Little is publicly known about Grosvenor's personal life. His sisters include Lady Edwina Grosvenor, a prison reformer and philanthropist. Guests who wanted to give a gift were asked to contribute to the the young earl’s large wine collection. The primogeniture law for the British monarchy was abolished in 2013 before the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, Prince George. Meet Britain's youngest billionaire Duke of Westminster no longer UK's richest property magnate. Duke of Westminster Hugh Grosvenor, 26, increases wealth by £170million to £9.52billion to maintain title of Britain's youngest billionaire The multi-billion pound business owned by the Grosvenor family started 338 years ago when an ancestor of the 6th Duke of Westminster, Sir Thomas Grosvenor, married a wealthy heiress. Prince George's godfather has pledged millions to coronavirus relief efforts. 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