June 21st, 2017 | Updated on January 28th, 2019
World’s Billionaires list for the most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes of 2017. Out of the record 2,043 heirs and entrepreneurs, 2.9% are confirmed single, to the best of our knowledge.
1. Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Prince Alwaleed built his fortune with savvy investments in a range of companies across the US and the Middle East. He founded Kingdom Holding Co. in 1980 and has since invested in everything from real estate to entertainment to education, with stakes in companies like Twitter, The Four Seasons, Time Warner, and Motorola.
2. Alice Walton
Though she’s one of four heirs to the Walmart fortune — and the 15th richest person on earth — Alice Walton never took an active role in the mega-retailer’s daily operations. Instead, she’s become a patron of the arts with a personal collection that includes pieces from Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, and Georgia O’Keefe.
3. Georg Schaeffler
Georg Schaeffler served in the German military and held a short career in corporate law in the US before jumping aboard his father’s company, Schaeffler Group, the nearly $11 billion in sales ball bearings and auto-parts maker that Schaeffler now co-owns with his mother.
4. Shari Arison
Israeli-American Shari Arison is owner of Arison Group, a global investment and philanthropy group venture by her father. The group has major interests in finance, real estate, infrastructure, renewable energy, and water.
5. Sergey Brin
As a Stanford PhD student in 1998, Sergey Brin partnered with classmate Larry Page to create BackRub, an early search engine. The project eventually morphed into Google — now called Alphabet — one of the largest and farthest-reaching companies in the world, worth a whopping $475 billion.
6. Filiz Sahenk
Turkish billionaire Filiz Sahenk helms the luxury brand clothing and tourism businesses of her late father’s private conglomerate Dogus Grubu. Sahenk oversees the company’s retail partnerships with several global brands including Emporio Armani, Gucci, and Loro Piana.
7. Lukas T. Walton
An heir to the Walmart fortune, Lukas T. Walton is the grandson of the superstore’s founder Sam Walton. The young Walton is worth nearly $11 billion, but the extent of his wealth only recently came to light, when news broke in November that he had inherited twice as much as his mother, Christy, after his father John died in a plane crash in 2005.
8. Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth Holmes is the youngest female billionaire in the world thanks to the success of her pain-free, needle-free blood testing company Theranos. When she was 19, Holmes dropped out of Stanford to found the company and has dedicated her life to it since.
9. Evan Spiegel
While still a student at Stanford in 2011, Evan Spiegel helped found Snapchat, the messaging app that lets users send disappearing photos to friends, with his classmates-slash-fraternity brothers Reggie Brown and Bobby Murphy. The app took off, making Spiegel a bona fide billionaire by age 23.
10. India Rose James
India Rose James inherited an estimated 40% of her maternal grandfather Paul Raymond’s $1 billion empire upon his death in 2008. Raymond’s wealth — known as the Soho Estates — came from varied property investments in London’s Soho district, establishing Britain’s first adult entertainment bar and introducing pornography magazines to the country though Paul Raymond Publications.
source : businessinsider.in