James Matthews
James Matthews
Real Name/Full Name James Spencer Matthews
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Matthews, The Young
Birth Place: St. Barthelemy, Caribbean
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 21 August 1975
Age/How Old: 48 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 194 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 88 Kg
In Pounds – 194 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel Green
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – David Matthews
Mother – Jane Matthews
Siblings: Spencer Matthews, Nina Mackie, Michael Matthews
School: Uppingham School, Rutland, England
College: Eton College, Windsor, England
Religion: Christian
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Pippa Middleton (m. 2017)
Kids/Children Name: Arthur Michael Willam, Grace Elizabeth Jane
Profession: Former professional racing driver, hedge fund manager
Net Worth: $3 Billion
Last Updated: June 2024

He was born James Spencer Matthews; James Matthews is a retired British professional racing driver, investment fund manager. He inherited the Scottish feudal title Laird Of Glen Affric. He is also known as the brother-in-law of the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Biography and Early Life

Matthews was born in St. Barthélemy, Caribbean. He grew up in Eden Rock along with his two younger brothers named Spencer Matthews and Michael Matthews. James’s father, David Matthews, was a coal miner and car dealer by profession. He later ventured into the successful hotel business. His mother, Jane Matthews, was a trained artist. His younger sibling Spencer later became a successful actor. James belonged to a very wealthy family and was brought up in a lavish lifestyle.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Matthews in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Matthews’s age is 48 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024 having been born on 21 August 1975. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 194 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 194 lbs in Pound and 88kg in Kilograms.


James started his schooling by attending Uppingham School in Rutland, where he used to be a boarding student. He got his high school graduation degree from there in 1993. He then continued his higher studies by enrolling himself into Eton College, where he was trained as a security trader. He got his graduate degree in 1997. After that, he went back to his family’s business house to learn more about investment trading before becoming a senior trader.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

James Matthews With Wife Pippa Middleton
James Matthews With Wife Pippa Middleton

Though James likes to keep his personal life private and always tries to stay out of media and public attention, it was rumored that after dating for a few years, James got engaged to author Pippa Middleton in 2016. The couple got married next year in 2017. James is the brother-in-law of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. He is also the uncle of Prince and Princess of Cambridge.

The couple welcomed their first son Arthur Michael William in 2018 in London. Three years later, the duo had their second child, a daughter named Grace Elizabeth Jane, in 2021.

Is James Matthews Gay?

As a Royal family person, James has successfully kept his personal life private. However, he is currently in a five years long loving marriage relationship. He also has two children with his wife. He has never heard of getting linked to any man ever. These facts prove that his sexual orientation is hetero. It is safe to assume that he is straight.

Professional Career

After getting trained as a trader, he served as a senior equity investment trader. He then participated in various racing competitions such as British Formula 3. He holds a record of winning 11 rounds in the British Formula Racing Tournament. He then went on participating in both Home and Abroad competitions. Because of his royal Identity, he was known as ‘The Younger’ in the racing course.

After retiring from racing, he served as a City Trader in London, and in 2001, he founded Eden Rock Capital Management. 6 years later, his company made a 1 billion revenue. He was described as a demi billionaire made by his skills by David Friedman. Currently, he is serving as the company’s Chief Executive and responsible for taking care of his Glen Affric Property. He is presently the Laird of Glen Affric title owner and owns the 10000 acres Glen Affric Estate.


James is a well-known former racing car driver. He has done some fantastic performances in the racing course. However, he didn’t win many awards yet. In 1994, he won British Formula Championship. In the same year, he also won European Renault Championship. As he retired early to focus on his alternative career, he didn’t win any other awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Matthews in 2024

James Matthews Net Worth
James Matthews Net Worth

As of 2024, it has been revealed that James has an estimated net worth of around $3 billion which mostly he has earned through his family property. He was also a very successful racing driver, and he has made a considerable sum of money from there. James inherits a large number of property and wealth given by his father. In an interview, he revealed that he got 10000-acre land from his family and built his own company. His investment and trading company is also a very successful one and made more than $1 billion in revenue per year.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He left racing to concentrate on his trading career.
  • His brother Michael climbed mount Everest successfully; however, he died because of an accident while coming back.

James Matthews is a very successful and well-known person. Besides belonging to a royal family, he made his name shinier by his excellent racing skill and outstanding contribution to his family business. He is known as an introvert and a private person.


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