Naomi Campbell, pictured, is supremely steady. When it comes to romance, the 47-year-old British supermodel has a type: rich
She may have a reputation for being somewhat volatile and unpredictable, but in one key respect, supermodel Naomi Campbell is supremely steady. When it comes to romance, the 47-year-old British supermodel has a type: rich.
Ms Campbell, who has a tidy £45 million fortune of her own, has reportedly struck up a romance with yet another multi-millionaire — Louis C. Camilleri, the rather owlish looking Egyptian tobacco tycoon who is also a director of Ferrari.
Now 62 years old, Camilleri is the latest in a long line of wealthy suitors. Some of her boyfriends have been truly minted, with hot and cold running yachts and private jets, like the Russian property magnate Vladimir Doronin. Others, like American rapper Sean Combs, are merely filthy rich.
Naomi, who has never been married or had children, told an interviewer: 'I want the same things as every other woman: the house, the kids, the lot. I know it must seem like there's been this one continuous stream of famous boyfriends, but that's really not the case.'
So who's who on the Campbell Rich List, and why were none of these wealthy eligible bachelors her Mr Right? Alison Boshoff has the story...
LOUIS C. CAMILLERI: 2017
Fluent in French, English and Italian, Camilleri was born in Egypt to Maltese parents. His father, who had an iron and steel business, sent him to boarding school in England. He graduated from the Swiss University of Lausanne in 1976, when Naomi was in her second year of primary school.
Camilleri spent decades working for the tobacco firm Philip Morris, eventually becoming CEO of Philip Morris International. At the time, Forbes magazine rated him the best rewarded executive in his sector, and noted a pay and perks package of £25 million one year.
A divorced father of three, he is said to have taken Ms Campbell on trips on his private jet and out for dinner in London.
A source said: 'Naomi and Louis have been secretly dating for weeks. They're all over each other when they're out. Naomi likes to keep her relationships private and it is early days, but there's a real spark between them. Their close friends are aware they're dating.'
HASSAN JAMEEL: 2016
Naomi enjoyed a rather public date with young, handsome Jameel at the BST Summertime concert in Hyde Park in July last year. They were pictured whispering and giggling like teenagers but it quickly fizzled out.
The Saudi businessman's family own Abdul Latif Jameel, which owns the rights to sell Toyotas across the Middle East. He is now dating the pop star Rihanna — allegedly much to Ms Campbell's annoyance.
VLADIMIR DORONIN: 2008-2013
A fun-loving property magnate and close friend of actor Leonardo DiCaprio. His assets include a yacht, the Lady In Blue, a private jet, a spectacular space-age house in Moscow designed inside and out by the late British architect Zaha Hadid, a flat in Knightsbridge and a holiday home in Ibiza.
Doronin, now 54, and Naomi dated for five years after meeting at the cannes Film Festival in spring 2008.
He was a generous beau. They spent time in the £10,000-a-night presidential suite at the Ritz Carlton Moscow, and he bought her a Zac Posen dress for £26,000 at a charity auction.
There were regular rumours of an engagement or wedding but there was a hitch: he was (and still is) married to Ekaterina. They separated in 1998 but have never divorced.
MARCUS ELIAS: 2008
Naomi met Brazilian equity magnate Marcus Elias at a Vogue party in early 2008, and by February there were rumours that they were engaged.
They went to Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday concert in Hyde Park in June, and then spent the summer cruising around the Med, with stop-offs in St Tropez and Capri.
In 2016 he was banned from trading on the stock market by a Brazilian federal court following the collapse of his firm, Laep Investments.
Now being sued by wealthy former clients, 58-year-old Elias stands to lose his entire fortune.
ANDRE BALAZS: 2007
Womanising hotelier Andre Balazs, now 60, was fresh out of a long romance with actress Uma Thurman when he charmed Naomi with a date in New York in May 2007.
Soon after, they went to her friend, model Kelly Bensimon's birthday party as a couple.
But it didn't last. The following month, actress Cameron Diaz was seen giving him a 'neck rub' at the Chateau Marmont, the legendary hotel that he owns, and at the end of the year came a dinner date with actress Renee Zellweger, after which they were reportedly seen slipping away to her apartment.
BADR AL JAFAR: 2005/6
Eton, Cambridge and Harvard- educated oil heir Badr al Jafar, who is a decade younger than the model, enjoyed a tempestuous ten months with Ms Campbell.
He was so enamoured with her that in 2006 he was said to have hired out all 18 floors of the Burj al Arab hotel to celebrate her 35th birthday, when he threw her a £1 million party.
Badr is one of two heirs to Crescent Petroleum, an oil firm operating from a Dubai HQ, and the oldest privately held energy company in the region.
But only two months after the flashy party, it was all over. There were reports (denied) of a towering row on board his yacht over what sort of food the