Charles Cadogan Biography
He was born on July 4, 1997, as the son of William Gerald Charles Cadogan, 7th Earl Cadogan, and the Hon. Primrose Lilian Yarde-Buller, and was known as Viscount Chelsea before inheriting the title of Earl Cadogan upon his father’s death. He attended Eton College for his education.
Charles Cadogan Career
Charles Gerald John Cadogan, 8th Earl Cadogan, KBE, DL, known as Viscount Chelsea until 1997, is a British landowner and billionaire peer. He is a first cousin of the Aga Khan IV, spiritual leader of the Shia Muslim Ismaili sect.
He was a Coldstream Guards Second Lieutenant. In 1996, he was made a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Greater London. He was the chairman of Chelsea Football Club from 1981 to 1982, and he is also a governor at Culford School in Suffolk. During the 1990s, he owned Bedfordshire-based high-end upholstered furniture manufacturer Peter Guild Ltd (now based in Long Eaton).
Charles Cadogan Personal Life
He married Lady Philippa Wallop (1937-1984), daughter of Gerard Wallop, 9th Earl of Portsmouth, on June 6, 1963, and they had two sons and one daughter.
He then married etiquette expert Jennifer Rae (married 1989, divorced 1994).
Dorothy Ann Shipsey (married 1994), formerly the matron at King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, is his third wife.
Charles Cadogan Net Worth
His family was ranked 14th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2009 ranking of the wealthiest people in the United Kingdom, with an estimated fortune of £2 billion. —he is the second richest UK-based peer after the Duke of Westminster. Cadogan Estates, which administers extensive landholdings in Chelsea, a wealthy area of London, including much of Sloane Street and Cadogan Hall, is the source of the Cadogan family’s wealth.
According to Bloomberg, he is worth more than $6 billion as of July 2021.