Lucky guy! James Matthews has managed to snag Britain’s most eligible Bachelorette Pippa Middleton as his bride-to-be. The tall, handsome, wealthy financier has plenty to offer the Duchess of Cambridge’s little sis so let’s get to know 5 things about Pippa’s future husband.
1. James, 40, doesn’t come from an aristocratic background, but he does come from money.
His father David came from humble beginnings as a mechanic to build a motor trade business worth millions. That allowed James to attend the posh $45,000 a year Uppingham school, which helped prep James for a career in finance.
2. Instead of a career in finance, James almost ended up a professional race car driver.
When he was younger, James was one of Britain’s most promising young drivers. He achieved early fame racing on the formula Renault circuit. In 1994 when he was 18 years-old, he won the British and European Formula Renault championship before turning his professional aspirations to finance.
3. James is a brilliant financier worth millions.
He launched his own firm Eden Rock Capital Management in 1999 and it gained massive success as a fund which invested in other hedge funds. By 2007, it had reached $1.3 billion in investments. He has also made brilliant and highly lucrative investments in the London real estate market. James has a $22 million London home and his own private jet!
4, James enjoys Pippa’s love of extreme athleticism.
Pippa is known for her love of amazing athletic challenges and James is totally down with it. In Sept. 2015 the couple completed a 50-mile swimming and running race in Sweden.He even completed the grueling 33 mile cross-country Birkebeiner ski race in Norway with Pippa in March.
5. James’ brother tragically died climbing Mount Everest.
When James was 24, his 22-year-old brother Michael disappeared and died on descent after becoming the youngest Briton to summit Everest back in 1999. His body has never been recovered and has been an ongoing tragedy for the Matthews family, with James father even threatening to sue the guide company that helped him climb the mountain.
HollywoodLifers. do you think James is the perfect husband-to-be for Pippa?