Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster
The title Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Richard Grosvenor, the 3rd Marquess of Westminster. Gerald Grosvernor is the the 6th Duke of Westminster.
The Duke of Westminster is worth about £7 billion ($14 billion) mainly from property in central London. He owns approximately 300 acres (1.2 km²) of the most exclusive commercial and residential property in Mayfair and Belgravia, as well as estates in Lancashire, Cheshire (Eaton Hall) and Scotland. The duke has topped the Sunday Times Rich List as Britain’s wealthiest individual for many years although in recent years he has been overtaken by Mittal, Usmanov and Roman Abramovich.
Duke of Westminster Britain’s 4th Richest Person 2011
The Duke was 4th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2011, behind Alisher Usmanov, Roman Abramovich and the Indian-born industrialist, Lakshmi Mittal, who currently holds first place.
Duke of Westminster and Liverpool ONE
In March 2000, Liverpool City Council selected the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Group as developer. Liverpool ONE (previously called The Paradise Project) is a shopping, residential and leisure complex in Liverpool (UK). Liverpool ONE is the largest open air shopping centre in the UK.
The Duke is president of a number of charities including The Institution of Environmental Sciences, and became Foundation Chancellor of the University of Chester in 2005.
He was educated at Harrow School and Sandhurst. In 2005, he became Chancellor of the University of Chester.
Duke of Westminster and the Military
The Duke of Westminster joined the Territorial Army in 1970 as a private.
1973 the Duke attended Sandhurst and later commanded the North Irish Horse, The Cheshire Yeomanry Squadron, founded by his ancestors, and The Queen’s Own Yeomanry. He was also appointed the Honorary Colonel of several Regiments, including the 7th Regt. Army Air Corps, the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry, the Queen’s Own Yeomanry, Northumbria Universities Officer Training Corps, Colonel in Chief of the Canadian Royal Westminster Regiment, the North Irish Horse and Colonel Commandant Yeomanry.
The Duke was Grand Prior of the Priory of England for the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, 1995-2001.
2004 he was appointed Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets) and then promoted to Major General. The Duke of Westminster was the first reservist holding such rank since the 1930s. In 2007, he was succeeded in this post by Maj Gen Simon Lalor. In the 2008 Birthday Honours he was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for his military service
The Current Duke of Westminster (6th Duke of Westminster) is Gerald Grosvenor.www.ukdukes.co.uk/the_dukes/the_duke_of_westminster/6th_duke_of_westminster/
The Duke of Westminster’s portfolio includes estates in Lancashire and Cheshire, 300 London acres including Mayfair and Belgravia, and land in Scotland and Canada. www.richest-people.co.uk/duke-of-westminster/
The title Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Richard Grosvenor, the 3rd Marquess of Westminster. …en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Westminster
Westminster Medal Small Nominations for the 2008 award of The Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature have now been received.www.rusi.org/westminstermedal
Grosvenor is an international property development, investment and fund management group – an urban property specialist with a portfolio of assets across …www.grosvenor.com/