James Matthews' billion dollar fortune is in the spotlight this week going into Pippa Middleton's wedding. The hedge fund manager has been quite successful — he isn't simply living off a trust fund.
Matthews, 41, works at CEO of Eden Rock capital Management Group. Middleton's fiancé launched the group more than 10 years ago. He even skipped college to train as a trader at Spear Leeds & Kellogg. And he’s been massively successful in the financial world. He’s reportedly worth over $2.6 billion.
Matthews’ family found its success in the hotel business. His parents David and Jane own Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barths. James Matthews and Middleton even vacationed there.
Matthews’ father also held other jobs like race-car driver and door-to-door salesman while his mother is an artist. Meanwhile, his brother Spencer is a reality TV star and has been on shows like I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. His other brother tragically died after climbing Mount Everest.
Matthews is also a former racecar driver and adores skiing. He and Middleton have participated in events like Norway’s Birkebeiner, Otillo, Sweden’s 47-mile swim and run competition.
He's also been a great supporter of Middleton, 33, as they prepare to get married on May 20 at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. Sources told E! News that Middleton is “super stressed” about the wedding “and the only person keeping her sane is James. He’s her rock. He’s the first to tell her not to worry and that everything will be perfect.” Matthews even took Middleton as a VIP guest to an Ed Sheeran concert to take her mind off things!
Matthews and Middleton first met at Matthews’ parents’ hotel in 2007. As Middleton continued to visit the hotel, she became friends with Matthews. They started dating in 2012. And later she dated Nico Jackson in 2013. But she and Jackson split in 2015 and she and Matthews got back together. By May 2016 they moved in together and they got engaged in July!
The gorgeous couple has always been very private, though. Earlier this month they made their first official public appearance at the ParaSnow Ball at Hurlingham Gardens.
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