James Matthews net worth explored: Is Pippa Middleton's husband a billionaire?

Eve Edwards February 13, 2021
James Matthews net worth explored: Is Pippa Middleton’s husband a billionaire?

What is James Matthews’ net worth? Pippa Middleton’s husband is in the news for appearing on the government’s furlough list despite his wealth.

James Matthews, 45, married the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister in 2017. The couple had their first child in 2018, a son named Arthur.

There has been online furore since the news broke on 12 February 2021 that Matthews had been paying his employees with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

But what is James Matthews’ personal net worth?

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Who is James Matthews?

James Matthews was born on 21 August 1975. He is the elder brother of Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews.

James and Spencer were both publicly educated – at Uppingham and Eton respectively – as was their late brother Michael. Michael Matthews tragically passed in 1999 in a mountaineering accident on Mount Everest. He had become the youngest Briton to reach the summit of Everest just hours before passing.

Before James Matthews started out a career as a successful hedge fund manager, he was a professional racing driver. James stopped racing in the mid-90s.

Although he married into a Royal family, James has his own aristocratic titles to go by. He is heir to the Scottish title of Laird of Glen Affric, a position his father currently holds. This is a 10,000-acre Scottish estate near Loch Ness. When James assumes the title, Pippa will become Lady Glen Affric.

James Matthews: Net worth

  • £2 billion

James Matthews’ net worth has been estimated as over $2.5 billion (£2 billion).

This large net worth comes from his ownership of the Eden Rock Capital Management Group. This hedge fund is named after his father David’s hotel in St Barths.

James and the furlough scandal

It was reported that James Matthews, and his younger brother Spencer, appeared on the government’s furlough scheme list in December 2020.

They were seeking financial support for their employees throughout the lockdown. James Matthews was reportedly seeking to pay his six employees based at Glen Affric.

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