Pippa Middleton's billionaire fiance: 8 things to know about James Matthews

Pippa Middleton's big day is almost here!

The 33-year-old sister of Kate Middleton will be tying the knot with fiancé James Matthews on Saturday. The event will undoubtedly be a royal affair; with the nuptials taking place at St Mark's Church in Englefield, followed by a lavish ceremony at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, England. Before the gorgeous couple say "I do," here is what you need to know about the charming 41-year-old financier who stole Pippa's heart.

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1. He first dated Pippa in 2012

After Middleton's then-boyfriend, Alex Loudon, broke up with her because he couldn't handle her sudden fame, Matthews connected with Middleton and the two dated for a few months. Their relationship didn't last long, with reports citing that their 8-year age difference was a problem for James. Middleton then went on to date Nico Jackson for three years and after they broke up, she reconnected with Matthews in late 2015.

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2. He's, like, super rich.

The Matthews are a very wealthy family. In 1995, they purchased the hotel Eden Rock St. Barth's, which is related to Antibes's famous Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, and also own massive estates. For his part, according to The Evening Standard, James' net worth was estimated at $2.6 billion in 2016, establishing himself by creating the hedge fund Eden Rock Capital Management and making millions. He also owns a $22 million West London home, where Pippa is currently living. Plus, that giant rock Pippa now sports is worth a reported $323,550!

3. He's got a great title, which Pippa will inherit.

Matthews' father, David, currently holds the Scottish title of Laird of Glen Affric, which means that he owns the 10, 000-acre Glen Affric property in the Scottish Highlands. As the eldest son, after his father passes, James will inherit the title and become Laird, while Pippa will become Lady of Glen Affric. She'll then have a title just like her sister Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

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BUCKLEBURY, BERKSHIRE - DECEMBER 25: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge , Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton and James Middleton attend Church on Christmas Day on December 25, 2016 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ENGLEFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, James Middleton and Pippa Middleton attend a Christmas Day service at St. Marks Church on December 25, 2016 in Englefield, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Pippa Middleton (L), Sophie Carter (3rd L) James Meade and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 10, 2016 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Kate and sister Pippa Middleton laugh in the Royal box in the Final at Wimbledon, 2012 (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge and sister Pippa Middleton (left) attending the the Men's Singles Final during day thirteen of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton (L) watch from the Royal Box during the men's singles final match between Britain's Andy Murray and Switzerland's Roger Federer on Centre Court on day 13 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Kate and sister Pippa Middleton laugh in the Royal box in the Final at Wimbledon, 2012 (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge and sister Pippa Middleton (left) attending the the Men's Singles Final during day thirteen of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton (L) watch from the Royal Box during the men's singles final match between Britain's Andy Murray and Switzerland's Roger Federer on Centre Court on day 13 of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)
Kate and sister Pippa Middleton walk into the Royal box in the Final at Wimbledon, 2012 (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)
LAMBOURN, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Pippa Middleton and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attend the wedding of Sam Waley-Cohen and Annabel Ballin at St. Michael and All Angels church on June 11, 2011 in Lambourn, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
LAMBOURN, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Pippa Middleton and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attend the wedding of Sam Waley-Cohen and Annabel Ballin at St. Michael and All Angels church on June 11, 2011 in Lambourn, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton, left, arrives for her wedding with Britain's Prince William as her maid of honor Pippa Middleton holds the train at Westminster Abbey in London. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2011/04/29: Bride Kate Middleton arrives with her father Michael Middleton in a royal Rolls Royce at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Pawel Libera/LightRocket via Getty Images)
(L-R) Kate Middleton's parents Michael and Carole Middleton, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, , Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton and Best man Prince Harry on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, just after the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images)
Kate Middleton (R) arrives at the Goring Hotel with her mother Carole (2L) and sister Pippa (C) in central London, on April 28, 2011, where she will be staying prior to her wedding. Britain's Prince William will marry his fiancee Kate Middleton in London's Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton (centre) arrives at the Goring Hotel, London, with her mother Carole (left) and Pippa her younger sister where the family will spend the night before Kate's wedding to Prince William at Westminster Abbey on Friday.
(NO SALES) In this Handout Image provided by Clarence House www.officialroyalwedding2011.org, Kate Middleton with sister Pippa and Father Michael in Jerash, Jordan. The Middleton Family moved to Amman, Jordan for two and a half years.
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Pippa Middleton, Kate Middleton and Thomas van Straubenzee watch Prince William play in the Audi Polo Challenge charity polo match at Coworth Park Polo Club on May 10, 2009 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: Pippa Middleton, Kate Middleton and Thomas van Straubenzee watch Prince William play in the Audi Polo Challenge charity polo match at Coworth Park Polo Club on May 10, 2009 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 18: Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton are seen on September 18, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Milan/FilmMagic)
Kate Middleton, Her Sister Pippa And Their Friends Arrive At The Renaissance Rooms In South London, For The Day-Glo Midnight Roller Disco, An Event Organised In Aid Of A Charity In Oxford Set Up In Memory Of Thomas Waley-Cohen, Who Died From Bone Cancer In 2004 At The Age Of 20. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 28: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Kate Middleton (R) and her sister Pippa attend the book launch party of 'Time To Reflect' by photographer Alistair Morrison, at Bluebird on November 28, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - MAY 14: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Pippa and Kate Middleton (R) attend the book launch party of The Young Stalin: The Adventurous Early Life Of The Dictator 1878-1917 by Simon Sebag Montefiore, at Asprey May 14, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton With Sister Pippa At Windsor After Watching Prince William Play Rugby.. (Photo by Antony Jones/UK Press via Getty Images)
RICHMOND, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 17: Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton watch Prince William compete in the Chakravarty Cup charity polo match at Ham Polo Club on June 17, 2006 in Richmond, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 17: Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton watch Prince William compete in the Chakravarty Cup charity polo match at Ham Polo Club on June 17, 2006 in Richmond, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 17: Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton watch Prince William compete in the Chakravarty Cup charity polo match at Ham Polo Club on June 17, 2006 in Richmond, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 17: Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton watch Prince William compete in the Chakravarty Cup charity polo match at Ham Polo Club on June 17, 2006 in Richmond, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
ETON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 18: Prince William greets Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton after playing the Field Game in an old boys match at Eton College on March 18, 2006 in Eton, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
ETON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 18: Prince William embraces Kate Middleton, as her sister Pippa Middleton looks on, after playing the Field Game in an old boys match at Eton College on March 18, 2006 in Eton, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
ETON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 18: Prince William embraces Kate Middleton, as her sister Pippa Middleton looks on, after playing the Field Game in an old boys match at Eton College on March 18, 2006 in Eton, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
ETON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 18: Prince William talks with Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa Middleton after playing the Field Game in an old boys match at Eton College on March 18, 2006 in Eton, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: (L-R) Pippa Middleton and Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton, wearing a Russian-style fur hat, attend the final day of Cheltenham Races on March 17, 2006 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
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4. He was a professional race car driver, and a really good one!

Matthews participated in a number of races in the '90s, such as as the British Formula 3 Championship. In 1994, at the age of 18, he won the British Formula Renault Championship for Manor Motorsport and the Eurocup Formula Renault.

5. His brother, Michael, died descending Mt. Everest.

James' brother, Michael, died at the age of 22 while he was descending Mt. Everest. He became the youngest Briton to climb the peak. Following his death, the family set up the Michael Matthews Foundation, which works to provide education for children in remote and impoverished areas. In 2016, Pippa and her brother, James, raised money for the organization by taking part in the Otillo race and she climbed the Matterhorn in Switzerland in Michael's honor.

6. His other brother, Spencer, is a reality star.

James' 27-year-old brother, Spencer, is a former British Bachelor whose claim to fame came as an original cast member of the 2011 reality showMade in Chelsea. In 2012, he starred on the U.K. version of The Bachelor, and then returned to Made in Chelsea after not finding his one true love. Spencer was also seen on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! and hosted the talk show Loose Women in 2016.

SPENCER MATTHEWS WITH THE 24 GIRLS WHO ARE COMPLETING FOR HIS AFFECTIONS IN THIS YEARS SERIES.
BACK ROW (L-R) REBECCA, VICTORIA, SOPHIA, CHLOE, JENNIFER, JENEVA, RACHEL, SARAH, RACHEL BOON
MIDDLE ROW (L-R) NATALIA, IRADIA, MEGAN, CHARLOTTE, AISHA, HELEN, KATRINA, ALEXIS
FRONT ROW (L-R) KHLOE, BRANDY, DANIELLE, JESSICA, RENAY, MARISSA, JERRI

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8. He loves sports.

James is a big fan of skiing and he and Pippa have been seen hitting the slopes. The two competed in the Birkebeiner ski race in Norway and have participated in the London to Brighton charity bike ride together. Additionally, in 2008, he ran the 156-mile Marathon des Sables through the Sahara and enjoys watching tennis matches at Wimbledon.

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