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HRH Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark

One of five children of an exiled prince and hedgefunder and an American heiress, Her Royal Highness Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark was born in New York and grew up in Cheyne Walk...

The Marchioness of Bath

Born in Hungary and raised in France, the Marchioness of Bath has been described as a “soft porn actress” as well as a war correspondent and a journalist. In September 2015, she told The...

His Excellency Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri and sons Stefan and Teava

This dandy dynasty of diplomats and collectors of motoring marvels are renowned on the international jet set. Diplomat H.E. Nunzio Alfredo D’Angieri was once termed “Arafats’s banker” and together with his sons Stefan and...

Jules Bianchi (1989 – 2015)

The Stirling Moss of his generation was tragically taken in his prime aged just 25. Nice born and the grandson of the three-time World Champion in the GT category Mauro Bianchi, Jules Bianchi was...

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم, AKA “Fazza” or “فزاع)

The second son of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid bin Said bin...

Lisa du Pont Moseley (also known as Lisa Dean Chandor MacGuigan Moseley, born Lisa Dean)

A reclusive chain-smoking heiress, Lisa du Pont Moseley is best known for her connections to the 1998 murder of Pati Margello, the prostitute girlfriend of her son Simpson Dean MacGuigan. Wilmington, Delaware based and...

Lord Mostyn

The 7th Baron Mostyn was born in 1984 and was said to be worth some £50 million ($85 million) by The Sunday Times in 2014. Arsenal supporter and Durham University graduate Lord Mostyn speaks...

His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud

Oxford educated petrolhead HRH Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud is married to the Duke of Northumberland’s niece and counts Jeremy Clarkson amongst his friends. He travelled with friends on a coach after his...

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

The joining of two real estate and media dynasties came about in 2009 when Jared Kushner married Ivanka Trump. Harvard and New York University educated Kushner unexpectedly became the CEO of Kushner Companies after...

The Rt. Hon. The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE, MSC, CD, JP, DL (also known as Lady Brabourne)

The great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and godmother to The Prince of Wales, the 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma once suggested that war “gives you quite a different outlook on life”. A mother of eight...

Paul Arrouet and Dylan Lauren

New York based hedge fund manager Paul Arrouet married Ralph Lauren’s daughter, Dylan, in June 2011. He is the managing partner at Marblegate Asset Management and she owns Dylan’s Candy Bar, the “largest candy...

India Rose James

The “pink-tinged blonde” granddaughter of the late “King of Soho” Paul Raymond co-owns most of Soho with her half-sister, Fawn. India Rose James told the Evening Standard that she has “massive trust issues” and is...

Galen and Hilary Weston

Worth some £6.5 billion ($9.7 billion) as of April 2015, Toronto and Windsor, Florida based Galen and Hilary Weston control an empire that includes Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason. Other family assets number Loblaws,...

Robert Durst

A member of the New York based Durst real estate dynasty and worth some $100 million, cross-dresser Robert Durst first came to the attention of the public when his first wife, Kathie, disappeared in...

The Countess of Carnarvon (née Fiona Aitken)

The chatelaine of Carnarvon Castle, the Countess of Carnarvon is a lady who doesn’t mince her words. In a March 2015 interview with the Mail Online, Lady Carnarvon complained about Ralph Lauren taking selfies...

Rafael de Medina y Abascal, 20th Duke of Feria

A member of the House of Medinaceli, Rafael de Medina y Abascal turned his back on a career with Credit Suisse to work in fashion with Massimo Dutti. His 2010 wedding to architect Laura Vecina...

Patricia Campbell Hearst-Shaw (better known as Patty Hearst)

One of the most famous kidnap and Stockholm syndrome victims ever, Patty Hearst is the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, the inspiration for Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane. Taken by a left-wing urban guerrilla group...

Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila

Colombian-American Alejandro Santo Domingo Dávila became one of the world’s youngest billionaires in 2011 and has been described as “tall, dark and handsome”. He is worth circa $15.2 billion (£9.7 billion) and is managing director...

Rose van Cutsem (née Rose Astor)

In marrying Hugh van Cutsem in 2005, Edinburgh educated Rose Astor united two dynasties. She describes herself as a “mother of three little pigs” and the “wife of a hunter” to her 4,000 Twitter followers...

Edward Cavendish (full name “Edward William Henry Delmar Cavendish”)

The son of Sir William and Lady (Liliana) Cavendish, Edward Cavendish featured on Town & Country’s ‘Most Eligible Bachelors’ list in 2014 and his “natural habitat” is described as being at “New York gallery...

Delphine Arnault

This “heiress to a global brand” became the executive vice-president of Louis Vuitton in 2013. Delphine Arnault is the eldest child of the billionaire luxury goods magnate Bernard Arnault and is described as “blonde...

Margaretta Large Fitler Murphy Rockefeller (known as “Happy Rockefeller”, née Margaretta Large Fitler)

The widow of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908 – 1979) is happy by name and happy by nature. A great-granddaughter of George Gordon Meade, the Union’s commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, twice married Happy...

Her Grace Deborah Cavendish, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire DCVO (1920 – 2014; née The Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford)

The last surviving Mitford sister, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire was nicknamed “the housewife duchess” and made Chatsworth one of the most successful and profitable stately homes in Britain. This remarkable lady had tea with...

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

The twice married daughter of the actress Rita Heyworth and Prince Aly Khan was married to the Greek economist and shipping heir Basil Embiricos between 1985 and 1987. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan was born...

His Royal Highness The Duke of Bavaria, of Franconia and in Swabia, Count Palatine of the Rhine (born Franz Prinz von Bayern)

The senior co-heir general of King Charles I of England and Scotland came to public attention during Scotland’s independence referendum in September 2014. The Duke of Bavaria has never married and lives in a...

Lady Wolfson

With her late husband, Lady Wolfson was and remains as one of the UK’s leading philanthropists. The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation provides around £35 million per year “to support scientific and...

His Highness Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan

This “famed show jumper” began riding at the age of three and competed at the 2010 World Championships aged just 19. He was fourth in the 2011 Pan Arab Games team event with Valentino...

Bobby and Ivey Leidy (AKA Mr and Mrs Robert Leidy, Jr.)

This wealth manager is the eldest grandson of Lilly Pulitzer and his wife runs an organic, gluten free and vegan West Palm Beach bakery named Sweet Ivey’s. This modest philanthropic couple held their wedding...

Charles Cadogan, The Rt. Hon. the 8th Earl Cadogan, KBE, DL

This thrice married aristocrat and landowner allegedly once said that he prefers the company of horses to people. After dining in a Sloane Square restaurant that served food that wasn’t to his liking, Earl...

Pear Pimpisa Chirathivat (แพร พิมพิศา จิราธิวัฒน์)

A teenage member of the dynasty who control Thailand’s Central Group of companies. Like her brother, Peach (พชร จิราธิวัฒน์), Pear is an aspiring pop star, but it is expected that she will work within...

Arkadiy Abramovich (Аркадий Романович Абрамович)

Born in 1993, this heir to the fortune of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is the founder of ARA Capital, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker ZOL. In 2010, he...

Matthew Winthrop Barzun

The United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom was appointed in August 2013 and is a descendant of John Winthrop, an early 17th century governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Married to the heiress...

Jean-Christophe, His Imperial Highness the Prince Napoléon

An heir of the legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, this investment banker is based in New York and works for Morgan Stanley. He succeeded his grandfather Louis, Prince Napoléon as Head of the Imperial House...

Lauren Bush Lauren (nickname: “LBL”)

President George H. W. Bush’s model and designer turned philanthropist granddaughter became “Lauren Lauren” when she married David Lauren, son of Ralph Lauren, in 2011. The union was described as the merger of two...

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

Ranked as “the most influential Arab in the world”, Al-Waleed has at various times held investments in News Corp, AOL, Apple Inc., Motorola, Fox News, Eastman Kodak, TWA, Twitter, The Savoy, the Four Seasons...

Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms

Her Majesty has governed as constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states and heads the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. Supported by her gaffe prone husband, “Brenda,” as Private Eye nicknamed her, has served steadfast through...

The Hon. Imogen Lloyd Webber

The daughter of the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber lives in New York and is a contributor to MSNBC. Her Single Girl’s Guide was published in both the UK and America and her debut show...

Charles Morgan

He’s a member of the family who created and still own the legendary Morgan Motor Company. He’s also worked in television news as a cameraman for ITN and is a motivational speaker specialising in...

Vicomte Arthur de Soultrait

A televised encounter with Pippa Middleton and an incident with a gun brought this French aristocrat to prominence but behind the wild façade, Arthur de Soultrait has a serious side. His Vicomte A. clothing...

W.L. “Lyons” Brown III

One of the Brown-Forman family of booze barons who is now making it on his own. This Laguna Beach resident sold his tequila brand for a profit of $10 million in 2007 and is...