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Meet the Duke of Westminster, the 29-year-old British millennial who's richer than the Queen

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  • Hugh Grosvenor, the 29-year-old Duke of Westminster, is one of the richest millennials in the world.
  • HIs staggering net worth places him far above Queen Elizabeth II, who is said to be worth at least .
  • The duke recently made headlines for donating over $15.6 million to charities to help the United Kingdom fight the coronavirus.
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One of the UK's wealthiest men, the Duke of Westminster, has £12.5 million ($15,609,675) to COVID-19 relief efforts.

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门The Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, is known for his friendship with the Royal Family as well as his impressive bank account. The 29-year-old aristocrat is also Prince George's godfather.

The duke previously donated £2.5 million and he's now given £10 million to help support the NHS, medical research and development, and charities providing food distribution, especially to feed children who would normally receive free school meals.

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门Grosvenor, known to his pals as "," is the world's richest person under 30. Yes, that means he's much, much richer than .

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2020欧洲杯夺冠热门Queen Elizabeth is  at least $520 million, while the British monarchy as a whole is worth around $88 billion, according to Forbes. She's the wealthiest member of the Royal Family but she's still not as wealthy as Hughie.

He inherited money from his late father, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke, who died suddenly of a heart attack at 64 and was a close friend of the Queen and The Prince of Wales.

He currently has a net worth of $13.32 billion, which he inherited when his father died, alongside his title and estates in Belgravia and Mayfair. And despite inheriting the vast fortune, he reportedly did not have to pay billions in  as much of his empire was passed down through family trusts.

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His father was also philanthropic. He left millions to charities, including £20 million ($25 million) to his family charity the Westminster Foundation and £1.1 million ($1.3 million) to military museums.

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门He has two older sisters, Lady Tamara and Lady Edwina, who didn't inherit the title or estates because of a  that dates back to the 11th century.

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门And yes, he's single. He split with his longtime girlfriend Harriet Tomlinson last year. The couple dated for years after meeting at school.

If you're wondering what, exactly being a Duke entails, here's a  — but basically, it's the highest of the five ranks of the peerage, landing above marquess, earl, viscount and baron.

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门And it's an exclusive title, as there are currently only 24 dukes (not including royal ones).

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