Giles Loder

 

  • Richest of the Rich position: 179
  • Birth/Death: 1786-1871
  • Origin of wealth: Merchant
  • Wealth: £3.2m
  • Net National Income: £917m
  • Net National Income Percent: 0.34%
  • In Today’s Money: £3.773 billion
  • Giles Loder, an obscure Russian merchant, was based in Old Broad Street in what is now the heart of the modern City. His son became a baronet, while his grandson was ennobled as Lord Wakehurst. His son owned 10,200 acres providing around £11,527 annual income, while Loder himself bought a Northamptonshire estate for £335,000.

    Though he left around £2.9m in his will, with his assets and land, he would have been worth around £3.2m, or about £3.7bn in today’s terms.

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