If you’re like most of us you think twice before ordering that expensive bottle of wine or trying on those handmade italian shoes. But there’s a group of gay men out there who can buy anything they desire and for whom money are now just a way of keeping score. But who are they?
1. Tim Cook
Date of Birth: November 1, 1960
Estimated net worth: $785 Million
Being the CEO of Apple, one of the most valuable technology companies in the world, does come with a few benefits. Becoming extremely rich is one of them. Getting to call Dr. Dre and asking to buy his company for $3 billion sounds like a lot of fun as well. Now you’re probably imagining this guy swimming around in his money bin like Scrooge McDuck while guzzling down a bottle of Krug Clos d’Ambonnay. Not so fast. Tim lives rather modestly in Palo Alto, goes to the gym and he planned to donate his entire fortune to charity. But that’s not all. Tim was the first Chief Executive Officer of a Fortune 500 company to come out openly as gay. We love you, Tim.
2. David Geffen
Date of Birth:February 21, 1943
Estimated net worth: $6.7 Billion
David do not hold back when it comes to achieving his goals. He started off his career at The William Morris Agency, where he had to prove he was a college graduate in order to get the job. He later admitted in an interview that he never really graduated, but was able to intercept and modify a letter from University of California, Los Angeles. Not having a degree and even lying about it did not hold this stud back though. He ended up co-founding DreamWorks together with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. That turned out to be a pretty smart move as it made his wallet profoundly swollen. So what is he doing with all that dough? He tried everything from having a smoking hot toy boy 41 years younger than him, buying a 377-foot yacht for $300 million to hanging out with the President. He donates heavily into AIDS research and have promoted gay rights relentlessly through the years.
3. Chris Hughes
Date of Birth: November 26, 1983
Estimated net worth: $700 million
What do you do when your sit bored in your dorm room at Harvard? If you’re Chris Hughes you hook up with Mark Zuckerberg and help build Facebook. Then you wait a few years and buy a $24-million townhouse in the West village with your beautiful husband Sean Eldridge – who by the way happens to be an awesome gay rights activist. Chris don’t care much about amassing more wealth these days. He runs a magazine and enjoys life with Sean and their super cute Rhodesian Ridgeback named Lucy.
4. Jann Wenner
Date of Birth: January 7, 1946
Estimated net worth: $700 million
Have you ever heard of Rolling Stone magazine? I thought so. Then you might have heard of Jann Wenner as well, the co-founder of that exact magazine. Like all the other guys in this article he’s obviously loaded. But that’s not all. He was actually married to Jane Schindelheim for over 30 years. Now he’s married to fashion designer Matt Nye. They have 3 wonderful adopted children. What can we learn from that? That it’s never too late to follow your heart, come out and live the life you were meant to live. In that regard Jann is both an inspiration and a hero for all of us. Keep going Jann – we’re cheering for you.
5. Elton John
Date of Birth: March 25, 1947
Estimated net worth: $440 Million
We’ve all cried at one point while listening to candle in the win. Turns out Elton John was not crying with us. He was laughing all the way to the bank. Just kidding. Elton is an amazing man and we all know that. He began playing the piano when he was just four years old and haven’t looked back ever since. He’s spitting out hit after hit and defintely deserves all of that success. So what is he doing with all that money? He is deeply involved with AIDS organisations, donating quite a lot of his concert profits to this very important cause. But he defintely lives the lifestyle to match his net worth as well. His huge triple story modern dwelling in Venice is one of the most romantic apartments we’ve ever seen. He’s married to filmmaker David Furnish who we must admit is quite a catch.