After the death of his father, Landowner and philanthropist, Gerald Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, at the age of 64 on Tuesday, his only son, Hugh Grosvenor, has become the new Duke of Westminster inheriting an approximate fortune of £9bn.
Hugh has now inherited “half of London” after his father’s estate covers most of Belgravia and Mayfair – the most expensive area on the Monopoly board.
He hasn’t had to work for his father’s money but he does have a job as an account manager for Bio-bean – a green technology company.
Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, previously known by the honorary title Earl Grosvenor, has so far kept out of the glare of publicity that once contributed to his father becoming affected by depression.
But he attracted headlines after throwing a lavish 21st birthday party for 800 guests – dress code “black tie and neon” – which has been estimated at costing £5m.
The seventh Duke of Westminster studied countryside management at Newcastle University.
He was the youngest and wealthiest person to be asked by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to be godparent to Prince George, in 2013.