When Kate's father passed away, he left £18 million to his wife and daughters
The name Rothschild has long been synonymous with wealth and power, and 24-year-old Kate stands to inherit a fortune some day. When her father Amschel passed away he left a legacy of £18 million to his wife and daughters, while the collected assets of the family's bank, NM Rothschild, runs into billions.
It's not as though Kate is ever likely to find herself strapped for cash, however, having married fellow heir Ben Goldsmith in September 2003. The ceremony, which was hailed by social commentators as "the wedding of the century", united two of Britain's richest families.