rich (and, often, egocentric or deluded) men with beautiful (and, often, cash-strapped or mercenary) women.Using data from its users, Seeking found that Toronto has an average of two “daddies” (ugh) per thousand adult men, compared to one in Montreal and one and a half in Vancouver.The Torontonians have an average yearly income of about $253,000 and net worth of $5.4 million, and 40 per cent of them are married.
They Live in Some Surprising Places The research firm Teasley ranked the following United States cities as having the best ratio of rich, single men to women.1. They Pony Up, So to Speak Polo Ralph Lauren is the brand most likely to be purchased by wealthy male shoppers when buying goodies for themselves.
Dallas They Have Gold-Digger Radar Most people want to be loved for who they are, not what they do. "Gold diggers do not give off a cute vibe," says one successful 27-year-old investment banker.
The rest of the list includes Calvin Klein, Armani, Coach, and Burberry.
Landing a loaded guy has long been a fantasy for some females. "They feign interest in your profession, only hang around when you're headed to the most exclusive restaurant or club, and then often invite nine of their closest friends to tag along."They're Naughty!
In fact, your own mother may have even quipped that it's just as easy to fall for a wealthy man as it is a poor one. High-income men are the group most likely to use the Web for adult entertainment, such as porn, according to the Luxury Institute.
And high-income dudes (those earning $104,000 and up, as defined by the Tax Foundation Group in Washington, DC) are on our radar even more thanks to such shows as The Hills, Gossip Girl, and The Millionaire Matchmaker. According to the 2007 Wealth Report, there are more richies in the world than ever: 9.5 million people are earning at least $1 million annually, and 94,970 are pulling in at least $30 million each year. Many Aren't Making Money the Old-Fashioned Way In the past, you would expect ambitious moneymakers to be MBA holders firmly entrenched in the financial world. And 75 percent of wealthy men from a study by Prince and Associates and wealth consultant Hannah Shaw Grove said that more frequent sex and more partners are two benefits of being rich; 33 percent are even members of the mile-high club."These days, though many young guys work for big-risk, big-reward hedge funds, more and more are successfully combining their creativity with their technological savvy," says Haitao Li, Ph D, professor of finance at the University of Michigan. They Feel Entitled to Arm Candy…Yeah, it may sound shallow, but according to Donna Spangler, author of How to Get a Rich Man, cashed-up guys think they deserve to be with trophy women, or women they deem prizeworthy.Here are some high-profile wealthy Web entrepreneurs. Says Spangler: "They want you to be extremely beautiful, be able to plan social schedules, and have good manners."...Mark Zuckerberg, 23, founder of Facebook...$1.5 billion Andrew Gower, 29, founder of Runescape...$216 million Chad Hurley, 30, cofounder of You Tube...$300 million Andrew Michael, 29, founder of Fast Hosts...$87 million You'll Find Them at Hotel Bars and Upscale Steak Houses"When rich guys travel, they stay at posh hotels because they expect the best of everything," says Janis Spindel, matchmaker for wealthy professionals. But They Don't Want to Marry a Dummy Either Eighty-nine percent of high-achieving (and presumably high-earning) men report that they marry or would like to marry a woman who is just as or more intelligent than they are, says Christine Whelan, Ph D, author of Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women.And at dinner, they don't settle for anything less than grade-A beef, so four-star steak houses are prime ground for high-powered business types. Also, 92 percent of men who describe themselves as "successful" or "very successful" say they are more attracted to women who are also kicking ass in their careers. Brunettes Pull More Cash-Flush Dudes Blond is reputed to be the sexiest hair color, but according to a survey by Lycos, 62 percent of the world's top 100 billionaires' wives and girlfriends are brunettes.Before sitting down to rack up the bill (on the company expense account, of course), they'll probably hit the bar first. What's still unclear: whether these rich men seek out darker-haired women or if there are just more of them out there (fair hair is rarer).