James Matthews is the heir to the title Laird of Glen Affric as well as a racing professional who has competed in the British Formula 3 Championship and Eurocup Formula Renault. He is also a capital investor and hedge fund manager. Born into a wealthy family, what will be his net worth and earnings would be the question many will be searching answer for. If you are one among them, then you are at the right place as we are going to have a look at the net worth of James Matthews in 2018 in this article.
Early Life and Biography
James Matthews was born on August 21, 1975, to David Matthews and Jane Matthews. His parents own the resort Eden Rock, St Barths, and his father is the present Laird of Glen Affric, a 10,000-acre estate in Scotland. He is the eldest son of the family and has two brothers Spencer Matthews and Michael Matthews. Spencer is an English actor, and his brother Michael died in 1999 in an accident on the Everest, hours after becoming the youngest Brit to claim the peak. James attended the Uppingham School and refused to pursue higher education.
James is married to Pippa Middleton, an English socialite, and author who is also the sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The couple got married on May 20, 2017, and announced in July 2018, that they are expecting a baby. It is said that James spent $250,000 for their engagement ring which sports a 3.5-carat center stone.
Career, Awards & Nominations
James had a love for capital investment and finances, which made him skip higher education and train at Spear as a securities trader. He is also a professional racer who has contested in the British Formula3 Championship. In 1994, he emerged victorious at the British Formula Renault Championship for Manor Motorsport and also went on to win the Eurocup Formula Renault, the same year.
In 1997, James worked for the Nordic Options Ltd and founded his own company Eden Rock Capital Management Group in 2001. He is also the Managing Director of the Beaufort Glen Affric Ltd and the heir to the Laird of Glen Affric which he will inherit after his father.
Net Worth & Earnings
He hails from a very wealthy family which enrolled him at the Uppingham School that demands tuition fees of $42,000 per year.
He owns a private jet which costs about $4 million will also inherit the 10,000 acres Glen Affric estate. His net worth is estimated to be $2.6 billion, taking into account all the sources as mentioned above.
James was born into a very wealthy family and was raised with all the luxury he needed. But yet, he opted to build his own business rather than enjoying the wealth saved by his parents. He proved himself as a successful racer and strives hard to uplift his firm which is a very important quality that we want our readers to take back with them.