Ok, the Marquess of Milford Haven wasn't short of a bob or two to begin with as the Queen's cousin. However, any idea that this chap was throwing his arm into the public pocket to pull out our hard-earned working class fivers couldn't be further from the truth.
Mr Haven - yes, first name Milford, it's the equivalent of Jack Strangford or Brian Portstewart - made his pile on t'internet, like any spotty sixth former, selling utility comparison website uSwitch for £210m in 2006. He is now 782nd in the new Sunday Times Rich List.
That's the thing about rifling through this annual bible of the absurdly wealthy; all the stereotypes come tumbling down. Absurdly wealthy people make money from very good ideas. Where did I go wrong?
Still, there is that vague chance for all of us. All Slavica Ecclestone did was marry Bernie of that parish, live with him for 24 years and bear him two daughters and then divorce him. Walking off with £734m.
Hang on, Bernie, I'm on my way.