Pippa Middleton: You Won’t Believe How Much Duchess Kate’s Sister Is Really Worth

Pippa Middleton is a star in her own right. She nearly stole the show during her sister, Kate’s royal wedding, plus she built her own financial empire.

Although Middleton created a nice fortune on her own, marrying billionaire James Matthews was a serious net worth game changer. So how much did Middleton make before she wed? And which super-famous reality star’s fortune is dwarfed by Matthews’ riches (page 6)?

1. Middleton was a professional party planner

Pippa Middleton stands in a white and black dress

Pippa Middleton worked in event planning before creating an online party planning resource. | Ian Gavan/Getty Images

  • She has a degree from the University of Edinburgh.

After graduating with an English Literature degree from the University of Edinburgh, Middleton moved into the public relations arena, according to the Daily Mail. She first worked in event planning for a company called Table Talk. But then she created an online party planning resource called Party Times. Middleton also leveraged her party planning acumen for her family’s business, Party Pieces too.

Next: Her next business allegedly made the monarchy nervous.

2. She also created and ran her own company 

Pippa Middleton (C) sister of Britain's Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

Pippa Middleton also founded PXM Enterprises, which she shuttered in 2017. | Miguel Medina/AFP/GettyImages

  • She reportedly made £200,000 between May 2013 and May 2014.

Middleton was the only director and shareholder of PXM Enterprises, Limited, according to AOL. Middleton created the company, designed to manage her publishing activities, the Daily Mail reports. Although she made a reported £200,000 between May 2013 and May 2014, she closed the company in 2017. According to rumors, Prince William may have influenced Middleton’s decision to shut down the business, Inquisitr reports. The tabloid suggests Prince William was worried her PXM might embarrass the royal family.

Next: These gigs likely contributed to Middleton’s bottom line.

3. Middleton also had some editorial gigs

Pippa Middleton pulls her hair back as she's posing at a beach.

There were rumors Middleton would be a Today Show correspondent. | Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

  • She wrote for The Spectator and was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair.

Possibly housed under PXM Enterprises, Middleton also explored a number of media and editorial opportunities. She wrote for The Spectator. And was also named as a contributing editor for Vanity Fair, according to the Daily Mail. Middleton also had opportunities on NBC’s Today Show too. She was rumored to be the next Today Show correspondent in 2014, Parade reports, however, nothing formally materialized.

Next: This may have given her net worth a huge shot in the arm.

4. She had a crazy, high-paying book deal

Party planner Pippa Middleton promotes the Dutch edition of her book "Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities

Reviews of Middleton’s book were lackluster. | Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

  • She received £400,000 to write Celebrate.

Middleton scored a lucrative book deal based on her party planning expertise, according to The Telegraph. The book was a complete guide to planning, which included recipes, advice, and how to throw different themed parties. Slated to arrive in bookstores before Christmas 2012, Middleton received £400,000 to pen her book, called Celebrate.

Unfortunately, the book was widely panned by critics who said the book lacked creativity and the ingenuity it promised to deliver, according to The Telegraph.

Next: But then came James…

5. Middleton meets and marries the man of her dreams

Pippa Middleton arrives for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017.

Pippa Middleton wed James Matthews in 2017. | Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

  • Matthews is worth about $2.6 billion.

In 2012, Middleton started dating James Matthews. The relationship didn’t last, but the couple eventually reunited in 2015, E! News reports. They married in 2017. And while James Matthews, Middleton’s (now) husband is just as adorable as she; he’s filthy rich too. In addition to coming from money, Matthews made a mint by creating hedge fund, Eden Rock Capital Management. Between his investments, homes, and salary, Matthews’ net worth is estimated to be about $2.6 billion

Next: He banks more than this rich reality star.

6. Matthews is worth more than this highly paid reality star

Kim Kardashian in Paris

The Kardashians have nothing on Matthews’ billions. | Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

  • Kim Kardashian is worth about $175 million.

The Kardashian clan is pretty rich, but their fortunes are dwarfed by Matthew’s billions. Kim Kardashian makes more than her sisters and mother at $175 million, according to Time. Her fortune is obviously moons away from what Matthews pulls in. And while Matthews has amassed quite a fortune, his net worth is far away from what the richest people in the world are worth, according to the impressive list by CBS News.

Next: Their combined wealth is nothing to sneeze at either.

7. Their combined wealth is pretty impressive

Wedding Of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

The couple is worth billions. | Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images

  • Combined, the couple has a net worth of nearly $3 billion.

Matthews’ and Middleton’s combined fortunes put the couple in a unique position. Before marriage, Middleton was reportedly worth about $1 million, the Daily Mail reports. If you combine her net worth with his, it is no surprise Middleton’s engagement ring alone is valued at $323,550, E! News reports. Beyond money alone, Matthews also has a title. His father is the Laird of Glen Affric, which means when Matthews’ dad dies, he will inherit the title. Middleton will become the Lady of Glen Affric.

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