Who exactly is this 27-year-old shipping and banking heir Paris Latsis? Here are some basics on the guy Paris Hilton has taken as her fiance. And there’s a lot more at Yahoo.
Latsis is the son of Marianna Latsis and Gregory Katsidokostas, a water-ski instructor who created a scandal when he married the princess of Greek society. While the marriage lasted, they were shunned by the Athens elite. [They] have since divorced. Katsidokostas runs a large water-ski school, was briefly the mayor of seaside town Vouliagmeni, and became ensnared in a blackmail ring that also pulled in John Latsis, Paris’ grandfather. Marianna is a major philanthropist who donated funds for Greek earthquake relief and the Athens Olympics.
Forbes magazine recently estimated the Latsis family fortune at $7.5 billion – placing them at No. 54 on the magazine’s list of the world’s richest people. By comparison, the Hilton’s have a paltry $1 billion, according to Forbes, ranking them at No. 620.