Rank : 4 Worth : £7,000m
The Duke of Westminster's Grosvenor Group - a property giant controlled by the Duke of Westminster, had a good year with a £395m profit last year and has built up reserves of nearly £10billion to return to global property markets.
Grosvenor Group plans to expand out of its traditional London stamping ground into Asia, especially China, and in November it spent £70m acquiring luxury properties in Scotland.
A further boost to the Duke of Westminister (59) has come in the group's scheme for 197 flats tucked behind Tate Modern on the Thames. Shares in the Grosvenor Group, which owns swathes of Mayfair, Belgravia and Knightsbridge are owned by trusts set up for the benefit of the Grosvenor family, which is headed by the 6th duke
Although the Duke might be the richest British-born member of our list he fall's out of the top three for the first time since 1999.
The Duke stood down as chairman of the Grosvernor Group board in 2007 after 33 years but remains chairman of the trustees. The net asset value of the Grosvenor Group rose in 2010 to £2.78billion. Westminster's private estate assets outside the group, and London's (top end) housing market looking healthier - have raised the Duke's valuation - but not enough to keep him in the top 3.
The Duke is however the richest Aristocrat in the list.
TV historian Dan Snow and glamorous heiress Lady Edwina Grosvenor were married in 'secret'.
Dan Snow is the son of TV historian Peter Snow. Dan and Edwina were married in Liverpool, close to Edwina's family home.
'Neither of us has ever wanted a big white wedding,' the couple said yesterday. 'We are delighted we have been free to plan a simple and relaxed wedding exactly as we wished, with our families around us.'
Only immediate family and close friends gathered at Bishop's Lodge in Woolton, Liverpool, on Saturday for the ceremony, which was conducted by the Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones.
The couple live on the edge of the New Forest in a house purchased from former mercenary Simon Mann.
Snow, 31, was educated at St Paul's and Oxford, while his bride, 29 - despite The Duke of Westminster having a £7billion fortune - was sent to a state school.
Father of the bride cost's don't seem to have reduced the wealth of the Duke of Westminster too much..
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