Some incredibly crushing advice on how to be successful from the late multi-billionaire Duke of Westminster

Picture: MJ Kim/Getty Images
Picture: MJ Kim/Getty Images

The Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, died aged 64 on Tuesday after suddenly becoming ill, his family said.

His son, Hugh, has inherited the £9bn dukedom which has been described as equivalent owning "half of London".

The family can trace a lineage for nearly a millenia and to the creation of the title Duke of Westminster, back in 1874 as well as Baronets of Eaton prior to that as far back as 1622.

As a result, much of the family's wealth is inherited and tied up in a property development company worth £12.5bn.

When he was once asked by the Financial Times what he'd advise young entrepeneurs to do to emulate his riches, he replied with:

Make sure they have an ancestor who was a very close friend of William the Conqueror.

Oh. Ok then.

HT Katie Martin

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