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Post by Jules on Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:05 pm

Is it Prince Harry? Is it heck?? Cool

There's a new kid in town and he's worth a cool £9billion.

They have sort of similar initials. Harry of Wales and Hugh of Westminster (prince and duke respectively.)

Meet baby face Hugh Grosvenor aged 25years.


Hugh's dad tragically died of a sudden heart attack leaving behind a cool £ 9,000,000,000 fortune. RIP.




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Post by Jules on Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:14 pm

He looks all of 12 years old! Laughing

His family is intimately connected with the royals, they are not blood relatives but there are  lots of godmother/godfather connections both ways.

You always got the impression that the wealth was a massive burden to the entire family, going by their angst-ridden utterings.


This is the family home where all the kids grew up. Tidy pile!




https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/aug/10/new-duke-of-westminster-hugh-grosvenor-inherit-fortune

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Post by sassy on Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:00 pm

His 21st birthday party cost £5 MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Oh, and he won't be paying any inheritence tax.

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Post by Jules on Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:28 pm

I'm new here, I was in no hurry to make threads,  Laughing  in fact I thought it would be many weeks or months before I made my first thread but I just had to share that news and I did not see any relevant thread to post it in.

It does ram home the fact that there are certain things money cannot buy. IMO the dead duke was the richest man in the country. (I don't rate ''new money'' billionaires like steel magnates, or Hans Rausing  (tetra pak) or Russian satellite state billionaires.)  This is serious old money we're talking about! It appears to have always been a burden, he looked unhappy and his entire family have had the sort of illnesses that money cannot cure, sadly. He was only 63 or so.  A gentle, pleasant guy by all accounts.

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Post by sassy on Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:54 pm

Sorry Jules, missed this.   Well, in my view, if he was that miserable it was such a large fortune he could have felt a lot less miserable by using it to help others less fortunate.   The fact that they have arranged it so they don't even pay inheritence tax says everything.

Oh, and do carry on making threads, your's have been a lot more interesting than some (sigh) lol

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Post by Syl on Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:44 pm

Jules wrote:I'm new here, I was in no hurry to make threads,  Laughing  in fact I thought it would be many weeks or months before I made my first thread but I just had to share that news and I did not see any relevant thread to post it in.

It does ram home the fact that there are certain things money cannot buy. IMO the dead duke was the richest man in the country. (I don't rate  ''new money'' billionaires like steel magnates, or Hans Rausing  (tetra pak) or Russian satellite state billionaires.)  This is serious old money we're talking about! It appears to have always been a burden, he looked unhappy and his entire family have had the sort of illnesses that money cannot cure, sadly. He was only 63 or so.  A gentle, pleasant guy by all accounts.


Great first thread Jules. Cool



Youngsters who inherit so much money...(and this is an unbelievable amount) don't always fare well. Hopefully he will put some of it to good use.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:11 pm

Shoes are way too old for him. Otherwise, good luck to 'em.

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:54 pm

Jules wrote:Is it Prince Harry? Is it heck??  Cool

There's a new kid in town and he's worth a cool £9billion.
They have sort of similar initials.  Harry of Wales  and  Hugh of Westminster (prince and duke respectively.)

Meet baby face Hugh Grosvenor aged 25years.
 Hugh's dad tragically died of a sudden heart attack leaving behind a cool £ 9,000,000,000 fortune. RIP.

 


GOOD GOD, that dude looks all of 16 yrs old!

But I'd sure love to hire on as 'Master Landscape/Gardner' ...this would be my dream place to over see!  WOW! Razz

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Post by eddie on Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:18 pm

Bet he'd rather have his dad back.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:41 pm

I used to be a member of the Grosvenor Club in London (I guess I still am, as the card shows no expiration date). I wonder if it's connected.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:04 pm

Jules wrote:
I'm new here, I was in no hurry to make threads,  Laughing  in fact I thought it would be many weeks or months before I made my first thread but I just had to share that news and I did not see any relevant thread to post it in.

It does ram home the fact that there are certain things money cannot buy. IMO the dead duke was the richest man in the country. (I don't rate  ''new money'' billionaires like steel magnates, or Hans Rausing  (tetra pak) or Russian satellite state billionaires.)  This is serious old money we're talking about! It appears to have always been a burden, he looked unhappy and his entire family have had the sort of illnesses that money cannot cure, sadly. He was only 63 or so.  A gentle, pleasant guy by all accounts.

What a Face

HIS FATHER was previously ranked the richest Brit, (and the second-richest British 'resident' -- as the #1 position was the Indian boss of the TATA corporation who spends half the year living in England..), in international rich lists...

Their family wealth would likely be more than double that of the Windsor-Mountbattens..

The father had also been described at times as "a cousin" to the Queen -- they probably meant through a couple of marriages ?        queen

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Post by Jules on Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:14 pm

Aww thanks for your kind comments Syl and Sassy and everyone else for the "thanks". xxx


Well what do you know? One of the granddaughters of the duke is named WOLF!!   Only 5 days ago we were discussing how unusual this name was (the Spanish version Lobo) in a thread and none of us had encountered Lobo or Wolf  IRL.  The upper classes have such fascinating names.  
http://www.newsfixboard.com/t17409-banned-baby-names-couple-reportedly-wins-legal-battle-to-name-their-baby-lobo-wolf#330552

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Post by Jules on Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:45 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:
Jules wrote:
I'm new here, I was in no hurry to make threads,  Laughing  in fact I thought it would be many weeks or months before I made my first thread but I just had to share that news and I did not see any relevant thread to post it in.

It does ram home the fact that there are certain things money cannot buy. IMO the dead duke was the richest man in the country. (I don't rate  ''new money'' billionaires like steel magnates, or Hans Rausing  (tetra pak) or Russian satellite state billionaires.)  This is serious old money we're talking about! It appears to have always been a burden, he looked unhappy and his entire family have had the sort of illnesses that money cannot cure, sadly. He was only 63 or so.  A gentle, pleasant guy by all accounts.

What a Face

HIS FATHER was previously ranked the richest Brit, (and the second-richest British 'resident' -- as the #1 position was the Indian boss of the TATA corporation who spends half the year living in England..), in international rich lists...

Their family wealth would likely be more than double that of the Windsor-Mountbattens..

The father had also been described at times as "a cousin" to the Queen -- they probably meant through a couple of marriages ?        queen

Yes he might be a distant cousin via a common ancestor 7 or 8 generations back,  in the same way that David Cameron is a distant cousin too,  maybe through  George III who had 15 kids Shocked who no doubt spread their 'seed' everywhere!! Our royals were of solid German stock in fact they were all practically thoroughbred Germans, for centuries, until quite recently. The current non royal aristocrats are the true English people and many of them are as wealthy as the royals, if not more so.

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Post by Syl on Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:35 pm

eddie wrote:Bet he'd rather have his dad back.

True, all the money in the world cant compensate for the loss of a loved parent.

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Post by eddie on Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:57 pm

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:Bet he'd rather have his dad back.

True,  all the money in the world cant compensate for the loss of a loved parent.

I wondered who'd comment on that. Wink

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Post by Syl on Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:18 pm

Most of the reports I have read concentrate on this lads inherited vast wealth ....the death of his father just seems to be mentioned in passing.
Sad.

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Post by Jules on Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:02 pm

Syl wrote:Most of the reports I have read concentrate on this lads inherited vast wealth ....the death  of his father just seems to be mentioned in passing.
Sad.

Cos his dad's phenomenal wealth is the specific reason his death is such big news.  Remove that from the equation and this death would barely make a paragraph in the local rag.  It is the sheer magnitude of his wealth that created this media buzz.

Plus several other talking points attached to it - the outdated promigeniture rules, the astonishing avoidance of inheritance tax, and the fact that the heir is a babyfaced batchelor with dubious judgement and maturity.

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Post by Syl on Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:07 pm

Jules wrote:
Syl wrote:Most of the reports I have read concentrate on this lads inherited vast wealth ....the death  of his father just seems to be mentioned in passing.
Sad.

Cos his dad's phenomenal wealth is the specific reason his death is such big news.  Remove that from the equation and this death would barely make a paragraph in the local rag.  It is the sheer magnitude of his wealth that created this media buzz.

Plus several other talking points attached to it - the outdated promigeniture rules, the astonishing avoidance of inheritance tax, and the fact that the heir is a babyfaced batchelor with dubious judgement and maturity.

Yes I know why the lad is suddenly wealthy, it just seems disrespectful for anyone to die suddenly, and reports of his life and death be considered less newsworthy than the amount of dosh he leaves behind.

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Post by Jules on Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:24 pm

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Cos his dad's phenomenal wealth is the specific reason his death is such big news.  Remove that from the equation and this death would barely make a paragraph in the local rag.  It is the sheer magnitude of his wealth that created this media buzz.

Plus several other talking points attached to it - the outdated promigeniture rules, the astonishing avoidance of inheritance tax, and the fact that the heir is a babyfaced batchelor with dubious judgement and maturity.

Yes I know why the lad is suddenly wealthy, it just seems disrespectful for anyone to die suddenly, and reports of his life and death be considered less newsworthy than the amount of dosh he leaves behind.

I know what you mean but this was a death from natural causes and there is not an awful lot to say about it. What else is there to say? The sadness of bereaved family and friends is a given, it's not newsworthy to say how sad it all is, we already know it's sad.

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Post by Syl on Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:30 pm

Jules wrote:
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Yes I know why the lad is suddenly wealthy, it just seems disrespectful for anyone to die suddenly, and reports of his life and death be considered less newsworthy than the amount of dosh he leaves behind.

I know what you mean but this was a death from natural causes and there is not an awful lot to say about it. What else is there to say?  The sadness of bereaved family and friends is a given, it's not newsworthy to say how sad it all is, we already know it's sad.



I just feel his family should have had time to grieve before the lad, who has not courted any publicity, was splashed all over the newspapers.

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