Forbes has recently released their richest people list for the year, so what better time to pick some imaginary boyfriends and dream about what could be with one of their eligible bachelors. Luxury superyachts, diamonds, and designer sports cars are just some of the perks you’ll get from dating one of the top 10 richest people, so start dreaming!
We can always look to Forbes to see who’s topping the list of the richest people on earth. We’ve heard Kylie Jenner getting close to being one of the first self-made billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg representing for the younger crowd with his social media empire, but what about those eligible bachelors who are cashed up?
According to the stats, a sad amount of billionaires are single, only 3% to be exact. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have hope that things could turn out for us one day. Sure, it helps to be an heiress or swimsuit model, but even if you’re no one of those things it doesn’t rule you out completely.
If you’ve been a little lost looking for love lately, what better place to look than the Forbes list of Most Eligible Billionaire Bachelors? We’re here to tell you who made the cut and what exactly made them so wealthy, so you can start fantasizing your diamond studded nuptials with your new fancy billionaire.
#10: Jack Dorsey
Of course, we are bound to see some tech moguls on the list, so what better place to start than with Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey. At just 41 years of age, the computer programmer and entrepreneur is worth a cool $5 billion, going by Forbes’ latest figures. He is completely self-made which means you know he’ll be a hard worker, so he definitely has that going for him.
Jack Dorsey has been rumored to be dating various people over the years, most recently model Lily Cole, but that doesn’t mean he’s off the market completely. One cool thing about him? His Twitter handle is quite simple @jack, which we guess is easy to do when you’re the CEO of the company and call all the shots.
#9: Xavier Niel
For those looking for a foreign man with a lot of class, French businessman Xavier Niel might be the one for you. Although he’s reportedly dating the gorgeous vice president of Louis Vuitton, Delphine Arnault, nothing is official until the wedding so he still made our richest bachelor list. Xavier Neil is worth an estimated $6.1billion which is certainly nothing to sneeze at.
Neil started his career in telecommunications and that’s where he made most of his fortune. He’s created and owned internet service providers as well as a range of other endeavors that have helped him easily amass his fortune. He’s done some amazing things like creating a free school for budding tech students, and plenty of other philanthropy work.
#8: Scott Duncan
There are some billionaires that didn’t really make their money on their own but rather inherited it, and that’s more than okay with us! Scott Duncan is one such man, and he’s the heir to the Duncan family fortune who own Enterprise Products which deals in oil and gas, hence the huge fortune he has.
Scott Duncan is notoriously mysterious so there’s no chance of getting papped when you’re out and about with him. He’s only 35 years of age which makes him one of the younger entrants on his list and therefore more appealing to the younger crowd. His net worth currently sits at about $5.8 billion and only continues to grow. Not too bad for someone who didn’t have to start the business for himself.
#7: Tor Peterson
Another super mysterious billionaire to be added to our list is Tor Peterson, and although you might not recognize his name he’s certainly got some fortune to boast about. According to Forbes, Tor is the only American among the five billionaires belonging to Glencore, the commodities trading powerhouse run by the Swiss Bank. He currently leads their marketing operations for coal, so you can see why he’s kind of a key player.
Tor Peterson is single, as far as anyone knows, but it might be hard to find a picture of him online. He’s 53 years old and worth a reported $2.1 billion which makes him the 1,157th richest person on earth. Those are figures that we’d certainly be happy to share someday.
#6: Richard Li
When you’re looking for someone with serious family connections, you may as well head to the guy whose father is considered the richest man in Asia. That’s what Richard Li can claim, and he has the money to back it up, with a net worth of $4.4billion all to himself. Although, Li didn’t get all of his money simple inherited as he made a lot himself, which makes him even more attractive.
Richard Li’s most notable business move was buying the StarTV network for $125million and then selling it to Rupert Murdoch years later for $950million. He’s 51 years old, so possibly a little older for the younger women, although that never really stood in the way of money or love before.
#5: Nicholas Berggruen
Nicholas Berggruen is a dual citizen of both Germany and the US and is the founder and current president of Beggruen Holdings. His company is involved with investments and philanthropy so he’s one of those good sorts who likes to put his money and fame to a good use. You’ll probably attend many galas and black tie benefits if you’re the lucky one to end up with him.
Nicholas comes with some extra baggage though, namely two children, but don’t let that stand in the way of becoming the partner of a billionaire. His current net worth is $1.76billion which doesn’t sound as much compared to others on the list until you really think about it and realize just how impressive it is.
#4: Albert Von Thurn And Taxis
You better start practicing his name because it’s a bit of a mouthful, but with a wealth that earned him a place on Forbes’ rich list at just 8 years old, we think it’s worth it. Albert is the 12th Prince of Thurn and Taxis, which is a German noble family. If you’re lucky enough to get shacked up with him you’ll presumably be royalty as well, which is a nice little bonus.
Albert’s current net worth is around $1.5billiion which doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. He has a keen interest in motorsports so would definitely suit the younger crowd looking for a new husband and is a very young 35 to be on our list. He’s had a pretty steady place on Forbes’ list for almost 30 years, so you can be guaranteed that he’s not going to go anywhere soon.
#3: Yoshikazu Tanaka
He’s often considered the Japanese Mark Zuckerberg and has made a huge fortune through gaming and social media. Yoshikazu is worth an estimated $1.27biliion which is nothing to sneeze at, and he would definitely suit the gamer type who loves to get into classics like Space Quest.
When he was just 26 he started developing GREE, the social media network that has earned him his money, so it didn’t take too long to get rich. When it was first listed on the stock exchange, Tanaka was just 33 which made him the youngest founder whose company was on the TSE first section.
#2: Teddy Sagi
This is another bachelor with a rumored partner but no official ring, so he can stay put on our list. Teddy Sagi is an Israeli-Cypriot businessman reportedly dating former Miss Israel Yael Nizro, but we won’t let that little fact get us down.
Teddy is worth a reported $3.3billion and he made most of his money building the gambling software Playtech. He also owns London’s Camden Market, just to give you an idea of his wealth. Teddy has a bit of shady past and actually did time in jail during the mid 90’s for bribery and insider trading, but we’re sure you can overlook that.
#1: Stelios Haji-Ioannou
He might not be the most handsome man to make our rich list, but that doesn’t make his wealth any less deserving. Stelios has amassed a huge $1.52billion fortune over the years which is nothing to sneeze at for a 51-year-old.
The British Cypriot entrepreneur made most of his cash being the scion of a wealthy ship family and making smart investments and business decisions, like founding the low-cost airline easyJet. You can probably assume there’ll be no budget airlines if you hook up with Stelios though, as we’re assuming he’s more of a private jet kind of guy.