Tuesday, October 21, 2008

That Bullingdon Connection: GOO and Nat Pose on Steps

The nuance to look out for when Sir GOO provides a timetable of his meetings with Oleg, expected later today, is that it will probably be confined to meetings in Corfu of which there "aren't many". How about meetings in the other 200+ states in the world? Meanwhile here's the jolly Bullingdon photo. Looks like the boys could do with releasing their pent up late adolescent blue-blood energies smashing up a local restaurant, relaxing with crack whores, or battering fox cubs with Bollinger bottles:

1. George Osborne

The 36-year-old MP for Tatton is the eldest son and heir of baronet Sir Peter Osborne, the founder of the upmarket wallpaper merchants, Osborne & Little.
His real name is Gideon but he has used his grandfather's name George since the age of 13. He says: "Life was easier as a George."
At Oxford he edited the university magazine Isis. One issue was printed on hemp paper, made of the stems of cannabis plants.
After leaving university he worked for two years as a freelance journalist before landing a job at the Conservative Research Department. He was made Shadow Chancellor at the age of 33.
He lives in a £1million house in Notting Hill with his novelist wife Frances. As well as his income as an MP, he is a beneficiary of a trust fund which owns 15 per cent of Osborne & Little's shares.

7. Nat Rothschild

Rothschild, 35, is in line to be the fifth Baron Rothschild.
After Eton, where contemporaries remember him as an unruly and wayward student, he studied history at Wadham College.
For many years, it was feared that Nat would self-destruct, like many other young Rothschilds in the dynasty.
In 1996, Nat's cousin Amschel hanged himself at the age of 41, while another cousin, Raphael de Rothschild, died in New York from a heroin overdose aged 23.
Now Nat has turned his life around, and is tipped to become the richest ever Rothschild. He is the heir to a £750million fortune and has made a second fortune in his own right by running the Atticus hedge fund, which manages funds worth £11billion.
Although discreet in his business deals, privately he lives the life one would associate with a Rothschild. His best friend is Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, and he is currently rumoured to be dating the young film actress Natalie Portman.

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