It is true of the saying that money can’t buy love, but we all can’t deny the truth that money, I mean lots of money makes a relationship just that bit sweeter. Normally, when one attains financial freedom, the next thing on the list is to cleave to someone with whom they’ll enjoy and share their billions for the rest of their lives or for as long as they endure each other, but surprisingly, there are quite a number of mega rich people in the world today who are still yet to walk the aisle with their special someone, however, some of them who have been previously married have since remained divorced. This list contains single millionaire and billionaires in their 20’s 30’s 40’s and even 60’s. Single and searching? Here are 20 of the world’s super rich and most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, beginning from the youngest to the oldest;
21. India Rose James (24, UK) – $280 Million
India and her sister inherited 80% of their maternal grand dad Paul Raymond’s $1 billion real estate empire when he passed away in 2008 at 82. Paul Raymond was responsible for launching Britain’s first x-rated entertainment bar and porn magazine via his eponymous production company. India has already begun putting her late grand dad’s money to good use, she opened her own art gallery called Soho Revenue Gallery. She has been described widely as being down-to-earth- despite having all those millions, she prefers to use cabs and doesn’t own a chauffeur, she also derides the idea of owning a private jet.
20. Evan Spiegel (25, US) – $2.1 billion
Evan is the world’s youngest tech billionaire thanks to the SnapChat app he co-founded with his fellow Stanford college mates which includes the next member of this list Bobby Murphy. Evan is the CEO of the $16 billion company which has over 100 million people using its multimedia sharing app. At 25, it’s still quite early for the youngster to walk the aisle but he’s been reported to be in a relationship with one of the world’s highest-paid model, Miranda Kerr since June 2015. Despite becoming a billionaire, Evan still lived with his parents until 2014 when he moved into his first house- a $3.3 million Spanish-style house in Brentwood Los Angeles. Evan spends his money on luxury fast cars, his hobbies include skiing, and snowboarding.
19. Bobby Murphy (27, US) – $1.8 billion
The Irish Filipino-American met Evan Spiegel in 2011 while studying at Stanford and together the founded the SnapChat app. He grew up in Berkeley California and currently lives in a $2.1 million condo in Venice, Los Angeles.
18. Carl Erik Hagen (27, Switzerland) – $1.7 billion
Carl is the billionaire heir of Norway’s investment holding company Canica which is owned by his dad, Stein Erik Heigen who is the second richest person in Norway with assets of over $4 billion.
17. Lukas Walton (30, US) – $10.6 billion
Lukas Walton is camera shy and keeps a very low profile, maybe a woman in his life will help push him to the limelight. The Walmart heir graduated from Colorado college with a degree in environmental sustainable business. In addition to his fortune in Walmart, Luke is a partner at private equity firm Cuna del Mar with investments in aquaculture. Lukas who was last pictured as a kid is a cancer survivor.
16. Tom Persson (31, Sweden) – $3.1 billion
Tom is the heir to luxury apparel maker H&M which was founded by his late grandfather Erling Persson. His father Stefan Persson is currently the chairman and majority shareholder in the company. His wealth of $28 billion makes him Sweden’s richest person. Tom graduated from London’s Met Film School and currently works in the film industry as a producer. Tom’s older brother Karl-Johan (CEO of H&M) and sister Charlotte are both billionaires and married with kids.
15. Elizabeth Holmes (32, US) – $4.5 billion
Holmes is the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world thanks to Theranos (Therapy and diagnose), the blood testing company she founded in 2003 when she was 19 years. According to Stanford business, Holmes limits her sleeping hours and abstains from caffeine, another source says she doesn’t date, doesn’t own a TV and haven’t taken a vacation in 10 years. Up your game guys, Holmes needs a man in her life.
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14. Prince Albert Maria von Thurn und Taxis (32, Germany) – $1.6 billion
The German aristocrat and heir became a billionaire at 7 years old when his father died leaving him a fortune of $3 billion. However he inherited the wealth when he was 18 years old. He appeared on Forbes’ list of 20 hottest young royals in 2008 and has been named severally as the youngest billionaire in the world. His Thurn und Taxis family were prominent castle builders and in the recent age they are well known owners of breweries. Prince Albert owns assets in real estates and arts. He is a racing enthusiast, he won the 2010 German GT Championship with the Reiter Engineering German team.
13. Drew Houston (32, US) – $1.04 billion
Houston’s love for computers began when he was an infant and continued through to high school. His passion paid off when he co-founded DropBox, the file-sharing service in 2007 when he was 24 years old. The company is currently valued at $10 billion. Houston resides in San Francisco, California.
12. Brian Chesky (34, US) – $3.3 billion
Chesky was a body builder before he met with fellow Rhode Island alumnus Joe Gebbia, (who is also an eligible bachelor with a net worth of $3.3 billion) together they founded Airbnb, the house rental service that have got celebrities including the likes of Beyonce boycotting the conventional use of luxury hotels. Airbnb has recorded more than 60 million guests and is currently valued at over $25 billion. Chesky operates as the company’s CEO and owns 13% of the company’s stakes. When his passion for hockey grew cold, Brian developed a new passion- painting and drawing. According to travelandleisure, the eligible bachelor is in a relationship with Elissa Patel.
11. Robert Pera (37, US) – $2.1 billion
Pera quit his job at tech-giant company Apple to found his own company, Ubiquiti network, a wireless gear maker which with the launch of its IPO in 2011 is now regarded as a giant-tech company. Pera enjoys playing basketball and is the owner of NBA side Memphis Grizzlies.
10. Yoshikazu Tanaka (39, Japan) – $1.1 billion
An arden video gamer, Tanaka is Japan’s youngest self-made billionaire. He developed and founded GREE, a social network game in 2004 which immediately attracted lots of users. GREE Inc was listed in the Tokyo stock exchange in 2008. In 2010 he was named by Forbes as Asia’s youngest self-made billionaire. His favorite movie is Cinema Paradiso.
9. Jack Dorsey (39, US) – $1.1 billion
Former fashion designer and licensed masseur, Jack now has two tech-giant companies to his name; he co-founded social network Twitter and smartphone payment service Square. Unlike other tech magnates who prefer the boring grey tees, Jack loves to look dapper, his favorite luxury clothing brand is Prada. Ladies love a man with a good fashion sense…
8. Jon Oringer (41, US) – $1 billion
Jon is the brainchild behind Shutterstock, which he created in 2002, after taking Shutterstock Inc of which he is the CEO public in 2012, Jon became the first tech billionaire in New York. He repaired computers as a child, he has degrees from Stony Brook University and Columbia University. While studying for his MS at the later, Jon created the world’s first pop-up blockers. He is a certified commercial helicopter pilot and flies his own helicopter.
7. Sergey Brin (42, US) – $36 billion
The Google co-founder made the trip back to bachelorhood after his 8-year marriage to Anne Wojcicki CEO of 23andMe officially ended in 2015 as a result of an alleged affair with a young Google employee, Amanda Rosenberg. The tech whiz studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Maryland and later went on to study for an MS and Ph.D at Stanford where he met the other Google co-founder Larry Page. An active philanthropist, Brin’s hobbies include roller skating, hockey and gymnastics.
6. Filiz Sahenk (49, Turkey) – $2.4 billion
Sahenk controls the retail division of her late father’s company Dogus Holdings which is among the top three largest companies in the whole of Turkey. The retail division is in partnership with some of the world’s biggest luxury apparel brands including Gucci, Emporio Armani. The camera-shy Sahenk is an avid collector of antique Turkish arts.
5. Shari Arison (58, Israel) – $4.7 billion
Shari is the 4th richest person in Israel and once the richest woman in the middle-east thanks to her Arison Investments which was founded by her late father, Ted Arison. The group has investments in diverse sectors including finance which is the largest, industry, real estate, water, and media. The group is also active in philanthropy via its Ted Arison Family Foundation which has several subsidiaries. Born in New York, America, the Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist lives both in Bal Harbour Florida and Tel Aviv Israel. Her three failed marriages have produced a total of four children.
4. Georg Schaeffler (51, Germany) – $25 billion
Georg is an heir of Schaeffler Group, a ball bearings and automotive manufacturer founded by his late father in 1946. Under his leadership the group has acquired several other giant automotive manufacturers including Continental AG. Georg owns 80% of the company while his mother Maria-Elisabeth owns the remaining 20%. He has a law degree from Duke and once practiced law in Dallas. Georg also had a two-year stint in the German air forces. He was previously married to Bernadette Muehelm with whom he has four sons, the couple divorced in 2007.
3. Al-waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud (60, Saudi Arabia) – $19.9 billion
Al-waleed is Saudi’s Warren Buffet. His Kingdom Holding Company which he is the CEO has investments in diverse sectors ranging from agriculture, mass media, fiance, tourism, to hospitality, real estate and more. Some of his present investments include Citigroup, Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts, and Twitter. The prince has been married four times but all have been unsuccessful.
2. Paul Allen (63, US) – $18 billion
Paul Allen is known worldwide as the co-founder of Microsoft. He has a multi-billion investment portfolio in real estate, media and technology. He is among the billionaire owners of NFL Teams, his being the Seattle Seahawks, he also owns NBA’s Portland Blazers and is a part owner of MLS side Seattle Sounders. Allen isn’t just a tech nerd, he is a musician too, a guitar aficionado, he plays for the Underthinkers band. Paul Allen has also donated billions to help a number of causes. Surprisingly, the billionaire have never been married in his life, the good news is, he is in search for one and longs to build a family, so ladies get your game on, you might just be the lucky heir to all those billions.
1. Alice Walton (66, US) – $34.3 billion
Alice Walton is one of the wealthiest women in the world, thanks to her stakes in retail giant Walmart which was founded by her late father Sam Walton. Alice isn’t involved in the day-to-day running of the company but is an active member of her family’s philanthropy organization Walmart Family Donation of which she has donated hundreds of millions of dollars. Alice has been divorced twice the latest to a contractor who built her swimming pool. She owns an over 6,000 sq ft mansion in New York. Alice enjoys horse riding and is an avid art collector- some of her paintings are displayed at her Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas which she opened in 2011.