Thursday, November 26, 2020

#16 - Galen and Hilary Weston

Galen and Hilary WestonWorth some £6.5 billion ($9.7 billion) as of April 2015, Toronto and Windsor, Florida based Galen and Hilary Weston control an empire that includes Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason. Other family assets number Loblaws, Canada’s largest supermarket chain, and the Heal’s chain of furniture retailers in the UK. Of his career, British born father of two Galen Weston concluded: “I’ve been a bag boy a thousand times in five languages” whilst of her own beginnings, his Irish model turned 26th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario wife once remarked: “I was a sort of muse. In a way, at that time, [I] was representing Irish fashion”.

 

 

The Roll Call - DYNASTIES AND GRANDEES

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Nadja Swarovski-Adams

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Nadja Swarovski-Adams (AKA “Nadja Swarovski”)

Brooke Barzun (née Brooke Brown) – Ambassador’s wife

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Brooke Barzun

Stavros Niarchos III (AKA ‘Stav’ Niarchos)

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Stavros Niarchos III

HRH Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark

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HRH Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark

Anna Thynn, Marchioness of Bath (stage and pen name: Anna Gael, AKA “Lady Bass”)

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The Marchioness of Bath

His Excellency Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri and sons Stefan and Teava

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His Excellency Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri and sons Stefan and Teava

Jules Bianchi (1989 – 2015)

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Jules Bianchi (1989 – 2015)

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم, AKA “Fazza” or “فزاع)

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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم, AKA “Fazza” or “فزاع)

Lisa du Pont Moseley (also known as Lisa Dean Chandor MacGuigan Moseley, born Lisa Dean)

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Lisa du Pont Moseley (also known as Lisa Dean Chandor MacGuigan Moseley, born Lisa Dean)

Lord Mostyn, Greg Mostyn, 7th Baron Mostyn

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Lord Mostyn

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud

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His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

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Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

he Rt. Hon. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE, MSC, CD, JP, DL (also known as Lady Brabourne)

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The Rt. Hon. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE, MSC, CD, JP, DL (also known as Lady Brabourne)

Paul Arrouet and Dylan Lauren

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Paul Arrouet and Dylan Lauren

India Rose James

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India Rose James

Galen and Hilary Weston

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Galen and Hilary Weston

Robert Durst

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Robert Durst

Countess of Carnarvon

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The Countess of Carnarvon (née Fiona Aitken)

Rafael de Medina

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Rafael de Medina y Abascal, 20th Duke of Feria

Patty Hearst

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Patricia Campbell Hearst-Shaw (better known as Patty Hearst)

Alejandro Santo Domingo

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Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila

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Rose van Cutsem (née Rose Astor)

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Edward Cavendish (full name “Edward William Henry Delmar Cavendish”)

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Delphine Arnault

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Margaretta Large Fitler Murphy Rockefeller (known as “Happy Rockefeller”, née Margaretta Large Fitler)

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Her Grace Deborah Cavendish, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire DCVO (1920 – 2014; née The Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford)

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Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Bavaria, of Franconia and in Swabia, Count Palatine of the Rhine (born Franz Prinz von Bayern)

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Lady Wolfson

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His Highness Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan

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Bobby and Ivey Leidy (AKA Mr and Mrs Robert Leidy, Jr.)

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Charles Cadogan, The Rt. Hon. the 8th Earl Cadogan, KBE, DL

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Pear Pimpisa Chirathivat (แพร พิมพิศา จิราธิวัฒน์)

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Arkadiy Abramovich (Аркадий Романович Абрамович)

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Matthew Winthrop Barzun

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Jean-Christophe, His Imperial Highness the Prince Napoléon

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Lauren Bush Lauren (nickname: “LBL”)

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Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

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Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms

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The Hon. Imogen Lloyd Webber

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Charles Morgan

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Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait

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W.L. “Lyons” Brown III


4 COMMENTS

  1. Great choices as always. They are generous philanthropists and use their wealth to do good for others in all the ways they can. They are unpretentious and fit in with Arabs as much as they do with British people and Americans. I have been lucky enough to spend time with them and I really do like them.

  2. They also control Associated British Foods. And own Primark. Loblaws are one of my Canadian business’s largest clients….!!

  3. His father, Garfield , should have been a legend on his own mantle piece Matthew…

    He drove an ancient Ford Scorpio, that had a duff battery, so all his managers kept a set of jump leads to give him a ‘jump ‘ to get him to the next bakery. ..

    They broke the mould when Garfield died!

  4. A great pity the Weston family didn’t acquire Harrods. Had they done so they would have saved it from the ravages of its ghastly and crude Middle Eastern owners. I remember as a child going to Harrods when it was the greatest department store in the world…now it’s a seedy Middle Eastern bazaar.

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