British politician Zac Goldsmith has an estimated net worth of $438 million (£280m) as of 2015, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Goldsmith was born in London on 20 January 1975 and attended King’s House School, The Mall School, Hawtreys School, Eton College and Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies.
Much of Goldsmith’s wealth is inherited from his father, Sir James Goldsmith, who left £1.2 billion to his extended family following his death. His father was also involved in politics having founded the Referendum Party during the 1990’s, a single issue party demanding a referendum on Britain’s EU membership.
Goldsmith junior was first elected to the Commons in 2010 in the Richmond Park constituency after being placed on David Cameron’s controversial A-list before the election. He has been tipped to stand for the Conservative Party in the 2016 London Mayoral Election, whether he decides to stand is another matter.