5 Things to Know About James Matthews :
1. He first dated Pippa in 2012
2. He’s, like, super rich.
He owns a $22 million West London home, where Pippa is currently living. Plus, that giant rock Pippa now sports is worth a reported$323,550! James’ net worth was estimated at $2.6 billion in 2016 .
3. He’s got a great title, which Pippa will inherit.
Matthews’ father, David, currently holds the Scottish title of Laird of Glen Affric, which means that he owns the 10, 000-acre Glen Affric property in the Scottish Highlands. As the eldest son, after his father passes, James will inherit the title and become Laird, while Pippa will become Lady of Glen Affric. She’ll then have a title just like her sister Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
4. He was a professional race car driver, and a really good one!
Matthews participated in a number of races in the ’90s, such as as the British Formula 3 Championship. In 1994, at the age of 18, he won the British Formula Renault Championship for Manor Motorsport and the Euro cup Formula Renault.
5. He loves sports.
James is a big fan of skiing and he and Pippa have been seen hitting the slopes. The two competed in the Birkebeiner ski race in Norway and have participated in the London to Brighton charity bike ride together. Additionally, in 2008, he ran the 156-mile Marathon des Sables through the Sahara and enjoys watching tennis matches at Wimbledon