Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gerald Grosvenor

Landowner -- via the New York Times. Now, normally I don't enter the lives of the generals, the tycoons, or the politicians. However, Sam Roberts' masterfully written obituary delineates a person who had his wealth thrust upon him, tried to act responsibly, gave a lot, and was grumpy about it. And who wouldn't? "Asked what advice he had for young entrepreneurs, Mr. Grosvenor told The Financial Times, 'Make sure they have an ancestor who was a very close friend of Willliam the Conqueror.'"