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World’s Most Eligible Men Under 40: Billionaire Bachelors

They might not number in the millions, but there is a pool of eligible ultra-high-net-worth men under 40. Here is this year’s list of the most desirable billionaires.


Summer is the time for hot steamy romances and what better way to spend the rest of the year than with the man of your dreams? Someone who knows how to appreciate the finer things in life perhaps?

But since Eduardo Saverin tied the knot in June this year (sorry, ladies), there is one less eligible billionaire on the market and your chances of netting someone on the rich list have been lowered slightly.

So, before all the good young men are snapped up, we’ve compiled a list, using information from Forbes and Wealth-X, of the five most eligible billionaires that are still on the market.

Just don’t tell the guys we sent you their way.

Thomas Persson
Age: 30
Net worth: US$2.8 billion
Country: Sweden
Source of wealth: Inheritance
Known for: Third-generation scion of the H&M; retail brand and the son of Sweden’s richest man, Stefan Persson.
Pick-up line: “Do you have a shirt I can borrow tomorrow morning?”

Evan Thomas Spiegel
Age: 25
Net worth: US$1.7 billion
Country: US
Source of wealth: Self-made
Known for: Founder and CEO of mobile app Snapchat.
Pick-up line: “I promise never to self-destruct on you.”

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel (c) Getty

Drew Houston
Age: 32
Net worth: US$1.39 billion
Source of wealth: Self-made
Known for: Co-founding file-sharing service Dropbox with Arash Ferdowsi in 2007. He is currently the CEO of the company.
Pick-up line: “I’ve almost reached my limit, but I’ll make space for you.”

Jack Dorsey
Age: 38
Net worth: US$2.2 billion
Country: US
Source of wealth: Self-made
Known for: Co-founding micro-blogging service Twitter and mobile credit card payment solution Square. One of the best-dressed tech billionaires with a penchant for Prada.
Pick-up line: “Here. Let me pay for that.”

Carl Erik Hagen
Age: 27
Net worth: US$1.7 billion
Country: Norway
Source of wealth: Inheritance
Known for: Being the only son and heir to Norway’s Canica holding company empire.
Pick-up line: “Care to make a lifelong investment?”