Richest Bachelors in the WorldTech & biz29 December 2017
By Ahda Arifa Ismail & Listya Manopo
Not only do they have the looks, they also back it up with brains and impressive achievements. Here we round up a list of Most Eligible Bachelors of the universe.
Prince Abdul Mateen
His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Mateen is a monarch who often flashes a glimpse of his life through his personal social media account. He is one of five sons born to Brunei’s ruler, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. He is a grounded man who is also a polo player and exotic animal rescuer. He graduated from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Study where he earned a Master’s Degree in Arts. He is also now a lieutenant in the Brunei army and was graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
He is the son of the property king, Raj Kumar, the 8th richest man in Singapore, whose company is the figure behind the acquisitions of hundreds of retail units in shopping malls such as Far East Plaza, Lucky Plaza and Peninsula Plaza. Aspire to follow his father’s footsteps as the ‘king of strata retail’; he founded his own company called RB Capital in 2006. His and his father’s current net worth is said to be approximately in $2.8 billion dollars or IDR 38 trillion.
Hassan Mohammed Abdul LatifJameel is on the spotlight of the media after the rumored relationship with American singer Rihanna. His family is the sole distribution of the Toyota automotive in Saudi Arabia, where he reigns as the Vice Chairman. At age 29, he is one of the youngest self-made millionaires in the world today. He also leads a charity effort for education, social, culture and economic development in the country called Community Jameel.
This heir to the department store empire Central Group from Thailand is an upcoming riser to the fashion business industry. He is a part of the Chirathivat Family who owns Thailand’s most successful retail group. He is the founder of a luxury concept store called Siwilai, stocking brands such as The Row, Thom Browne and Thakoon. He also comprises a cozy restaurant called Siwilai Rocket Coffeebar next to the famous Central Embassy shopping center in Bangkok.
Thomas Stefan Persson is the grandson and third generation of Erling Persson, the Swedish businessman who founded Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) retails. Tom is taking a slightly different course in his life, as he works in the film industry. Graduating from the Met Film School in London, he now lives in the British capital to focus on his film projects. He is ranked #722 in the list of the world’s billionaires with a net worth of USD 2.4 billion.
Gustav Magnar Witzoe
Despite being only 23 years of age, he already owns 47 percent of Salmar ASA’s stocks from his father the senior Gustav Witzoe, founder of one of the world’s largest salmon producers hailing from Norway. Salmar is a leader of Norwegian fish farming that turned into an industry, refining the products before they are exported into a more polished cuts with higher margins. He is currently trying to prove himself worthy of his wealth by investing in real estate businesses and tech start-up ventures.