Within the last few years, the term bachelor has become synonymous with a lot more than single, young, handsome men. Due to the success of hit reality series such as The Bachelor, and The Bachelor Pad, global audiences have gotten to know a variety of eligible bachelors looking for love, typically amongst a group of women ready to battle for it. Hollywood has further romanticized the concept of the ‘bachelor’ with growing fascinations for the single, successful, and eligible men who just won’t settle down. While forever ‘unpartnered’ hunks like George Clooney, continue to baffle women everywhere, there is also a growing list of bachelors who are deserving of honorable mention. Not only are these men young, and eligible, they are also heirs to multi –million, and billion dollar empires. We are counting down 10 of the world’s heir bachelors.
10 Prince Harry: $40 Million
He may have four first names (Henry Charles Albert David) but he is known to the world, as Prince Harry, the adorable red headed youngest son, of the late, Princess Diana. Unlike his older brother, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and second in line of succession to the British throne, Prince Harry, has been depicted as the party, playboy prince. The prince was even photographed nude in his Las Vegas VIP suite during a game of strip billiards in 2012.
According to an article written about the Prince in the UK’s Mirror last year, “women have been a big part of Harry’s world.” Evidently, the Prince’s string of tumultuous loves begins with Chelsy Davey, but also includes a string of others including Laura, the granddaughter of Prince Philip’s friend Colonel William Gerard Leigh, a ‘shopgirl’ named Margaret, a mother-of-two Jo Davies (who sold a story regarding her night with the prince), model Cassie Sumner, TV beauty Natalie Pinkham, a rumored summer romance with his friend, Florence Brudenell, as well as a reported romance with pop singer Mollie King.
9 Isaac and Otis Ferry: Sons of British rock star, Bryan Ferry: $48 Million
Having sold over a combined $30 million records worldwide (solo & group career), English musician, Bryan Ferry’s net worth is close to $50 million. Ferry climbed to the top of his game in the 1970’s as lead singer for the band Roxy Music, and began his solo career in 1973. Almost 10 years later, Ferry married model Lucy Helmore with whom he had four children; Otis, Isaac, Tara and Merlin.
Known today in the UK as the “Feral Ferry’s,” Vanity Fair has actually referred to them as “badly behaving, and fabulously dressed offspring of a British rockstar.” Thirty year-old Otis, is the eldest of the son’s and also the one with the longest bad-boy record including an illegal visit to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s home, the House of Commons, robbery, and common assault, of which he was actually jailed.
8 Mathias Lauda: Son of race care driver Niki Lauda: $100 Million
The life of racing car legend Niki Lauda was brilliantly portrayed by Daniel Bruhl in the Hollywood blockbuster, Rush. From 1977-1984, the Austrian formula one racing car driver was the three-time F1 champion. He has had several ups and downs in his career, including a near death accident at the 1976 German Grand Prix, which left him with permanent burn damage to his face.
7 Peter II and Harry Brant: Sons of Peter M. Brant: $500 Million - $1 Billion
6 Sid Mallya: Son of Indian business tycoon: $800 Million
5 Stavros Niarchos III: Greek Shipping heir: $2 Billion
The great shipping rival of Aristotle Onassis, Stavros Spyros Niarchos I was a Greek shipping mogul and multi-billionaire. His company Niarchos Ltd., was an international shipping company that once operated more than 80 tankers worldwide. Niarchos was married five times, and had two daughters, and three sons, the eldest was Philippos. Considered the world’s richest man, at several points throughout history, Philippos Niarchos, has lived an extremely private life, in fact there are only 11 photos of him in circulation.
4 Justin Murdock: Heir to the Dole fruit empire: $2.4 Billion
3 Barron Nicholas Hilton II: Heir to the Hilton Empire: $4.5 Billion
2 Andrew Lauren: Son of Ralph Lauren: $7.5 Billion
1 Paris Latsis: Greek Shipping heir: $7.5 Billion
Best known as a shipping mogul with enormous wealth, Yiannis Latsis bought his first cargo vessel in the 1930’s and by the 1960’s was the owner of a fleet of ships. His business practices later diversified into oil, refineries, construction building, and finally banking. Today, Latsis’ European Financial Group owns banks in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Monaco, the Channel Islands, and Greece.
It was reported that Latsis was a friend of Charles, Prince of Wales, and had lent him his yacht Alexandros, both in 1991 (while with the Princess of Wales), and in 2002 for a cruise with Camilla Parker-Bowles. Amongst his three children, Latsis had a daughter named Marianna, whose son is named Paris. Best known for his brief engagement to Hilton Heiress and socialite, Paris Hilton (and the 24 carat diamond $4.7 million ring he gave her), Latsis has also been romantically linked to actress Nikki Reed. Latsis operates his Los Angeles production company 1821 Pictures, and is reported to reside between his homes in Athens, Greece, and Los Angeles California.
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