The World's Top 50 Bachelors of 2018
(At least they were good guys at press time...)
JFK’s only grandson graduated from Yale in 2015 and is now a first-year law student at Harvard.
NATURAL HABITAT Paddleboarding shirtless off the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port.
CAVEAT His Instagram is more or less a love letter to Justin Trudeau.
In November the 19-year-old polo-playing Jaipur prince made his own debut when he escorted Reese Witherspoon’s daughter, Ava Phillippe, to Le Bal in Paris.
NATURAL HABITAT The Gritti Palace, his favorite hotel.
CAVEAT Doesn’t shy away from the spotlight.
The DC-born dancer spent 11 years as a soloist at London’s Royal Ballet before quitting last summer. Now he keeps busy by modeling for such photographers as Mario Testino and David Bailey.
NATURAL HABITAT Loulou’s, the members-only club in Mayfair.
CAVEAT He’s an avid fan of Strictly Come Dancing, the British version of Dancing with the Stars.
The co-founder of PayPal went on to invest in a fledgling social network called Facebook.
NATURAL HABITAT Kitesurfing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting.
CAVEAT Hope you love to travel—he has visited at least 87 countries (even North Korea).
PATRICK & JOHN COLLISON
They made their first million by age 20, and now the Irish super coder brothers are two of the world’s youngest billionaires thanks to Stripe, their mobile payment system.
NATURAL HABITAT Their futuristic San Francisco office.
CAVEAT Start shaping up—both
The only son of restaurateur Michael Chow and his late second wife, Tina, helps run the Mr. Chow empire. Stepmom Eva chairs L.A.’s annual LACMA Art + Film gala.
NATURAL HABITAT Sampling hole-in-the-wall joints in Venice Beach.
CAVEAT You’ll have to impress his older sister, glam actress China.
The Saudi billionaire is an exec in his family’s business, which holds the Middle East distribution rights for Toyota and sponsors a soccer league, among other things.
NATURAL HABITAT London; Ibiza; Jeddah.
CAVEAT At press time had been seen canoodling with Rihanna.
He once worked for the City of New York investigating police misconduct but switched gears to co-launch Refinery29 in a friend’s Brooklyn kitchen in 2005.
NATURAL HABITAT Brooklyn breweries and R29’s Manhattan offices.
CAVEAT You’d better speak millennial.
The Moonlight star took a turn as a Calvin Klein model. Next up: the drama 12 Strong.
NATURAL HABITAT Exercising. Before he was in front of the camera, he was a track star at the University of Texas.
CAVEAT Must love horror movies. He just finished filming the Predator reboot.
The grandson of fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer (and great-great-grandson of publisher Joseph) specializes in underwater photography. Get your bikini
The 22-year-old actor showed up in some of 2017’s best movies, including Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name.
NATURAL HABITAT New York City. The Hell’s Kitchen native didn’t even leave for college: He went to Columbia and NYU.
CAVEAT Dealing with cool exes. His high school sweetheart was Lourdes Leon.
The Warby Parker co-founder had the idea for the socially conscious, reasonably priced eyewear brand after leaving his $700 Prada glasses on a plane.
NATURAL HABITAT His Soho office; exotic vacation locales.
CAVEAT Don’t expect his undivided attention: He admits to checking e-mail well into the night.
MICHAEL XUFU HUANG
The 23-year-old co-founded M Woods, a contemporary museum in his hometown, Beijing, while still at Penn. He has been called the Jeffrey Deitch of China.
NATURAL HABITAT New Museum board meetings in New York.
CAVEAT He has better hair than you.
After selling PayPal for $1.5 billion in 2002, the angel investor started Founders Fund with fellow PayPal alums, then his own investment firm, Gigafund, in 2017.
NATURAL HABITAT Yoga studios, perfecting his Downward Dog.
CAVEAT The SpaceX fundraiser is hoping to leave the planet.
David and Victoria’s eldest has a camera tattooed on his biceps. The Parsons freshman regularly shoots his siblings and girlfriend Chloe Grace Moretz and shares with his 10.5 million followers.
The Michelin-starred chef ’s Eleven Madison Park topped the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list for the first time.
NATURAL HABITAT Staying svelte running the Central Park loop.
CAVEAT His ex-wife cryptically told the New York Times, “During a marriage, there’s a lot you can’t control.”
HUSSAIN AGA KHAN
The son of the Aga Khan runs a conservation nonprofit.
NATURAL HABITAT Photographing wildlife to raise awareness of his cause.
CAVEAT Marriage requires conversion to Islam (although Rita Hayworth didn’t convert when she married his grandfather).
KANWAR AMARJIT SINGH
The Harvard-educated Indian prince is a champion of women’s and LGBT rights. (He’s straight, FYI.)
NATURAL HABITAT Exhibiting art with a message at his Amar Gallery in London.
CAVEAT His activism in India, where homosexuality is still taboo, draws frequent death threats.
At only 27, the eye-wear designer was runner-up for a CFDA award, the most prestigious accolade for young designers.
NATURAL HABITAT The French Quarter of New Orleans, where his brand, Krewe, has its HQ.
CAVEAT Turnoffs include Lasik and contacts.
The Tony nominee created the sets for Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen and has worked with Kanye West.
NATURAL HABITAT His Wonka-esque studio in the heart of Broadway.
CAVEAT Brace yourself for lots of theater district dining— he designed the new restaurant Bond 45.
The 23-year-old London-born actor is coming to the United States this winter to star on Broadway in the smash Hello, Dolly!
NATURAL HABITAT The rugby pitch.
CAVEAT Good luck showing him off to your friends when he’s doing eight shows a week.
Only 28, he’s already a veteran director—Adele’s “Hello” video—and Louis Vuitton model whose next film is rumored to be debuting this year at Cannes.
NATURAL HABITAT He was raised in Montreal but goes wherever the red carpet takes him.
CAVEAT He’s fiery. The auteur has publicly scrapped with critics and Twitter trolls.
As head of Inclusion & Diversity at Lyft, he implemented bias training and gender inclusion policies that have made the ride-sharing app the anti-Uber.
NATURAL HABITAT On a panel, talking about how to recruit a diverse staff.
CAVEAT Get ready to carpool.
The novelist and playwright won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for his drama Disgraced and this year was back on Broadway with Junk, a financial thriller set in the 1980s.
NATURAL HABITAT Backstage at Lincoln Center.
CAVEAT Be careful—you could end up as material for his next hit.
Developing an online platform for large-format books is one of his projects as director of marketing and digital operations at his family’s publishing house.
NATURAL HABITAT The private clubs and luxury hotels where Assouline curates libraries.
CAVEAT You’ll need a bigger coffee table.
Last year the art auctioneer and Paddle8 co-founder split from fashion designer wife Misha Nonoo.
NATURAL HABITAT Art fairs and Annabel’s with royals like Princess Eugenie, whom he formerly employed.
CAVEAT Page Six cited “Wild Ambition” as
The Princeton grad is the co-founder and CEO of Artsy; his ambition is to make it an “Amazon for the art world.”
NATURAL HABITAT Glamping and spiritual retreats with the Artsy staff.
CAVEAT He has expressed plans to travel to space as soon as he has enough money.
The hunky chairman of Christie’s postwar and contemporary art snaps up blockbusters (including Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger) with unrivaled charm and tenacity.
NATURAL HABITAT Jetsetting with Leo (yes, that Leo).
CAVEAT Buy insurance: He enjoys swimming with sharks.
NATURAL HABITAT The writers’ room. His big break was on the UK series Skins as an actor and writer.
CAVEAT Get Out was a scary movie about meeting the parents. Have fun introducing him to yours.
The son of late Shanghai Tang founder David is a Sotheby’s adviser who has done stints at Phillips and Christie’s.
NATURAL HABITAT Lounging on a Jean Prouve chair in his contemporary art-filled NYC loft.
CAVEAT Is often seen hanging out with Kate Moss, but apparently, they’re just friends.
LAWRENCE VAN HAGAN
The 23-year-old runs an art advisory firm with mom Susanne, a renowned collector. He also curates “What’s Up,” a roaming show highlighting young artists.
NATURAL HABITAT All over the world, scouting talent, from Hong Kong to Rio.
CAVEAT No lazy Sundays—he’s up at 7 every day.
The Oxford-educated British actor and rapper won an Emmy last year for his performance in the miniseries The Night
NATURAL HABITAT The awards show circuit; last year, the Time 100 party.
CAVEAT It’s not all red carpets; he also works with refugees from Syria and Myanmar.
The 28-year-old race car driver won at Daytona last year and is heir to one of Texas’s top jewelers.
NATURAL HABITAT Highland Park Village and River Oaks District, stepping out of a sports car wearing the latest Rolex or Patek.
CAVEAT Hope you like working out—he’s also a triathlete.
The 22-year-old Latvian joined the New York Knicks in 2015 and is now its star— and just might bring the ailing team back to its glory days.
NATURAL HABITAT Watching soccer with his brothers in his Manhattan penthouse.
CAVEAT No flats: He towers at seven-foot-three.
The 26-year-old Brazilian soccer star became the most expensive player in history after he was dealt from Barcelona to Paris Saint- Germain last summer for $260 million.
NATURAL HABITAT Wine nights with his sister.
CAVEAT The love of his life? His six-year-old son.
HORIA TECAU & JEAN-JULIEN ROJER
The doubles partners won their second major at the U.S. Open last year.
NATURAL HABITAT Tecau enjoys hiking in his homeland, Romania; Rojer likes watching sports as much as playing.
CAVEAT It’s a two-for-one deal with this bromance: They do almost everything together.
While initial rumors said Alexander Gilkes’s ex, Misha Nonoo, set Meghan Markle up with Prince Harry, some reports say Anderson, the 40-year-old Soho House consultant, was behind it.
NATURAL HABITAT Invictus Games box seats with BFF Markle.
CAVEAT Meeting him requires the club’s House Seven card.
He’s the youngest child of
NATURAL HABITAT Flying private to such sporting events as the Super Bowl.
CAVEAT He has been rumored to be very close with the actress Hailee Steinfeld.
Hollywood power player Mike Medavoy’s son is a sophomore majoring in global studies at NYU; he plans on going into the family business.
NATURAL HABITAT Helicoptering around the south of France.
CAVEAT Spends a lot of time with the gorgeous Stallone sisters.
The son of a former U.S. ambassador to France graduated from Yale, where he was roommates with... Jack Schlossberg.
NATURAL HABITAT Doing business development for a trend firm in New York.
CAVEAT He just broke up with real estate scion Larry Milstein. They were a fixture on campus—and on Instagram.
Mel’s electrician turned model son is following his old man to Hollywood. This year he’ll star as Al Capone in Gangster Land.
NATURAL HABITAT Surfing off Malibu, where he grew up.
CAVEAT There are certain traits we hope he did not inherit.
This scion of the Swedish acting dynasty starred in It, the highest-grossing September release ever.
NATURAL HABITAT Fitchburg, MA, filming the new series Castle Rock.
CAVEAT Sure he’s the Skarsgard for you? Actor brothers Alexander and Gustaf are also on the market.
He’s the 34-year-old filmmaker—and son of Met Opera honcho Peter—whose Netflix series Chef’s Table got two Emmy nominations.
NATURAL HABITAT Behind the camera in the world’s very best restaurants.
CAVEAT He probably won’t be wowed by a home-cooked meal.
Designer, student, model, and filmmaker are all valid descriptors of this UCLA student. Oh, and Dad is Snoop Dogg.
NATURAL HABITAT Walking the Dolce & Gabbana runway; at the library, earning straight A’s.
CAVEAT He’s only 20 and already a workaholic.
The 25-year-old son of LVMH chairman Bernard (Antoine and Delphine are his step-siblings) was appointed co-CEO of German luggage brand Rimowa.
NATURAL HABITAT Front row at shows for LVMH brands.
CAVEAT Brush up on your German—he lives in Cologne.
Shaq’s stepson made his runway debut at Dolce & Gabbana spring 2018, alongside Bill Clinton’s nephew Tyler and Cindy Crawford’s son Presley Gerber.
NATURAL HABITAT Free-styling on radio shows— he’s an aspiring rapper.
CAVEAT No, he doesn’t play basketball, so don’t ask.
The dreamy art world aristocrat was recently appointed
NATURAL HABITAT Coordinating logistics for the new space in Chelsea.
CAVEAT He’s perpetually traveling between London, his hometown, and New York.
SEAN GALE BURKE
The senior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges specializes in picturesque, preppy photography and has shot for Ralph Lauren, Vineyard Vines, Veuve Clicquot, and Bulleit bourbon.
The L.A.-based photographer is arm candy for the likes of Danielle Lauder and Gabriella Givenchy, and his contemporary art-filled Hamptons house is the perfect Instagram backdrop.
The world’s top blogger, Chiara Ferragni of TheBlondeSalad.com, left him for another photographer even after she reached 11 million followers. He’s now a brand consultant—and single.
This story appears in the December 2017/January 2018 issue of Town & Country.
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