Thu 20 Nov 2014
THE LIST HERE IS NOT IN ANY ORDER OR SEXUALITY & WOULD INCLUDE OTHERS WHO WOULD QUALIFY-TELL US.
At the tender age of 36, Yoshikazu Tanaka has created a $1.2 billion fortune for himself through founding the social networking game operator GREE and snapping up a host of mega gaming companies. Despite coming up against stiff competition over the last few years as a result of newcomers to the scene including Apple’s App Store and Google Play, Tanaka has managed to keep the yen rolling in by increasing his staff to boost mobile game development and to introduce more titles. Dark and brooding, Tanaka’s power over the Japanese play market earns him a place on our sexiest billionaires list.
Further to a secretive billiuonaire & his (probably designer) hat. US-based Scott Duncan, 31, is America’s youngest billionaire to have inherited his wealth, setting him apart from the tech junkies so prevalent on today’s rich lists. Rumoured to be worth an astounding $6.7 billion, Duncan is heir to his late father Dan Duncan’s energy pipeline empire, Enterprise Products Partners, along with his four siblings. Duncan’s worth has soared in recent years as the firm’s stock has increased exponentially due to high demand for natural oil, gas and petrochemical pipelines. The company currently owns almost 51,000 miles of priceless pipeline, and the Duncan four’s bank balances continue to grow as a result. As of the end of last year, Forbes named Duncan as the 77th richest person in the world. Duncan is said to be single and reside in Houston, Texas, but is so secretive that the true details of his personal life are anyone’s guess.
Let’s start with a self-made man and the co-founder of a social networking site you may possibly have heard of – Facebook anyone? Born in Brazil, Eduardo Saverin, 31, is said to have a personal fortune of $4.2 billion. He now lives in Singapore after renouncing his US citizenship in 2012 and his fortune continues to grow. He added a cool $1.6 billion to his net worth since August of last year, thanks to the soaring value of Facebook shares. But he is so much more than a pretty face – Saverin now spends his time investing in start-up businesses, such as mobile shopping app ShopSavvy and credit card validation firm, Jumio. He told a Wall Street Journal conference held in Singapore last year that his aim was not to create another Facebook but rather to ensure that what he does next is “fulfilling”. Said to be single, Saverin has been described as the “handsome geek” of the internet – and what more could you ask for than that?
Another top contender for handsome rich billionaires is a true blue Brit with one of the best pedigrees around. Nathaniel Philip Rothschild, 40, of the famous banking dynasty, is officially said to be worth around $2 billion, although rumour has it that he has $100 billion squirrelled away in overseas banks. Born into money, Rothschild attended one of England’s most exclusive prep schools, Eton, before honing his skills at Oxford University. Not only has he dated a supermodel – Petra Nemcova – and a Hollywood A-lister – Natalie Portman – Rothschild has even stepped out with royalty on his arm, once dating Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin. Married once, he is now said to be single and continues to boost his bank balance through canny investments in commodities.
Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila
Alejandro Santo Domingo Davila hails from the richest family in Columbia and is said to have a personal worth of around $15 billion. He inherited a fortune following the 2011 death of his father, the beer tycoon Julio Mario Santo Domingo Pumarejo. The privately held Santo Domingo Group own a 15 per cent stake in SABMiller, the second biggest global brewer, and that alone is said to be worth around $10 billion. The group also owns a host of other companies, which are shared between Alejandro and his brother Andres. With film-star good looks, the tall, dark and handsome Alejandro now works as a managing director at a New York-based investment firm. As if that wasn’t enough, this billionaire is also a culture vulture – he sits on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art – and a charitable soul, appearing on the Board of Directors of the biggest bone marrow donor centre in the world, DKMS Americas. Be still my beating heart.
Jack Dorsey has got 140 characters to thank for his fortune, estimated to be around the $1.9 billion mark. The co-founder of hit social media site Twitter, as well as mobile credit card payment solution Square, Dorsey, 37, resides in the US. Dropping out of NYU in 1999 and boasting a number of tattoos, this bad boy billionaire enjoys punk music and is also a certified masseur. Despite his early success, this brooding bachelor wants more – he’s even shown interest in becoming the next Mayor of New York City.
Rich and royal – what a combination. Named as one of Forbes Magazine’s ’20 hottest young royals’ back in 2008, German-born Prince Albert II Maria Lamoral Miguel Johannes Gabriel of Thurn and Taxis is said to be worth $1.5 billion. The 30-year old first appeared on Forbes’ rich list when he was just eight years old, and officially inherited his fortune when he turned 18. He is now the proud owner of assets including a 36,000-hectare woodland in Germany, real estate, art and one of the largest forest holdings in Europe. Said to be single, what he lacks in hair he makes up for in intelligence – he has a bachelor’s degree in theology and economics and a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh.
Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi
Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi, the eldest son of Caroline, Princess of Hanover, and her second husband Stefano Casiraghi, has a pedigree to die for. Grandson of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco and US actress Grace Kelly, Andrea currently sits second in line to the Monégasque throne. Born in 1984, Andrea broke the hearts of woman across the globe when he tied the knot with his girlfriend of eight years, Tatiana Santo Domingo, last year. He is now a father to baby Sacha. His long blonde locks and glamorous family earn him a place on Billionaires’ list, not to mention the fact that Andrea is also due to inherit the principality of Monaco as well as a fortune estimated at around $2 billion.
Igho Charles Sanomi II
Nigeria’s Igho Charles Sanomi II is a self-made billionaire with a fortune in the region of $1.6 billion. He rose through the ranks at Sarian Oil and Cosmos Oil AG, developing strategic alliances that help to keep the businesses booming. He also oversaw the import and export of millions of tons of refined petroleum products to and from the West African coast. He is now CEO of the Taleveras Group, which he founded in 2004 and, as well as oil, is also known for his successful forays into telecoms, aviation and real estate. Igho is one of the highest profile men in Africa and is also a trained engineer and philanthropist, as well as being an all-round good egg. His charitable work includes helping to fund the rescue of thousands of people displaced by flooding.
The founder of stock photography agency Shutterstock nabs the last place on Billionaires’ list, with a fortune in the region of $1.05 billion. New York resident Jon Oringer also lays claim to creating one of the internet’s first pop up blockers and, if stamping out those online nasties wasn’t enough, he is also a certified commercial helicopter pilot with his own helicopter. As Shutterstock shares continue to soar, the future looks increasingly bright for the handsome, dark haired Oringer.
Above we have Mr Oringer discussing his success with Shutterstock: