Goldsmith by Chris HutchinsThis biography tells the story of an extraordinary family. Few businessmen in modern times have succeeded in generating such vast riches as Sir James Goldsmith. From winning a huge sum on a bet at Windsor races while still a schoolboy at Eton, he went on to build a personal fortune of more than a billion pounds through a series of audacious takeover deals in both Europe and the United states. That alone would be enough to guarantee his place as a prominent public figure. But the saga of the Goldsmiths does not end there. Goldsmith was a struggling entrepreneur of just 20 when he eloped with the teenage daughter of a Bolivian multimillionaire. Their dash to Scotland made headlines around the world but the marriage born of such heroic rebellion was to be shortlived. Months later, his bride, Isabel Patino, died within hours of their daughters birth and, within weeks, Goldsmith was plunged into a bitter custody battle with his mother-in-law. To sublimate his grief, Goldsmith threw himself into his business and within years had laid the foundation of his first fortune. In the process he married his secretary, the daughter of a Paris Metro worker, who soon found herself supplanted by one of Britains foremost noblewomen, the former Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart, a close confidante of Princess Diana. The man whose private life had taken on mythic status did not stop there and his mistress was French aristocrat Laure Boulay de la Meurthe. Of his eight children, his daughter Jemima has already found a place on the international stage following her marriage to the former Pakistani cricket captain, Imran Khan, who hopes one day to lead his country. Sir James had a string of fabulous homes scattered around the world and to shuttle between them he maintained a fleet of three aircraft. Naturally, his entry into politics was conducted on a similarly grand scale. In the run-up to the 1997 general election, he ploughed 20 million into his Eurosceptic Referendum Party in a bid to stamp his will on the government of the day.
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The acrimonious public split between Kate Rothschild and Ben Goldsmith is a traditional society scandal with a plutocratic 21st-century twist. Whenever Nigel Dempster, the late gossip columnist, heard of a marriage breaking up, he said there was "a holiday in his heart". Had he been alive last weekend, his ticker would by now be on a three-week break in Sandy Lane. For on Sunday, news broke that one of the richest and most glamorous young couples in society were splitting up. Ben Goldsmith, youngest son of the late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, had separated from Kate Rothschild, a year-old member of the banking dynasty, whose mother is a Guinness. For consumers of high-end gossip, the story had everything: money, sex, good looks and three of society's most familiar surnames. So far, so titillating.
Member of the European Parliament for France. He subsequently founded the short-lived eurosceptic Referendum Party in the United Kingdom. With his winnings he decided that he should leave Eton immediately; in a speech at his boarding house he declared that, "a man of my means should not remain a schoolboy. Goldsmith's father Frank changed the family name from the German Goldschmidt to the English Goldsmith. The Goldschmidts, neighbours and rivals to the Rothschild family, were a wealthy, Frankfurt-based, Jewish family, who had been influential figures in international merchant banking since the 16 th century. James' grandfather Adolphe Goldschmidt — , a multi-millionaire, came to London in