Storbritannia sin tredje rikaste person, Duke of Westminster, døydde nyleg. Av Financial Times sin nekrolog går det fram at rikdomen stort sett kom frå eigedom som har vore i familia sidan 1600-talet. Dette var hertugen klar over. Frå FT:

An FT reporter, working through a standard set of questions, once asked him what advice he’d give to young entrepreneurs keen to emulate his success.

“Make sure they have an ancestor who was a very close friend of William the Conqueror,” he replied.

Hertugen var altså både ærleg og innsiktsfull.