Meet Flavio Briatore, Italian playboy
He’s a racecar team manager worth nearly $50 million who owns a yacht, a mansion in Kenya and a Sardinian nightclub, but Flavio Briatore is best known for squiring supermodels. The 53-year-old Italian businessman currently dates Heidi Klum, 23 years his junior. The attraction? “His charisma and his manner are what’s important,” Klum has said, “not appearance.”
WITH NAOMI CAMPBELL
Their reportedly tempestuous two-year relationship ended in ’01, but last year Briatore said of Campbell, “She is a very sweet and generous girl.”
WITH HEIDI KLUM
“I was lucky to meet her,” Briatore said of Klum. A 2002 dinner party hosted by Roberto Cavalli first brought the pair together.
WITH ELLE MACPHERSON
The Formula 1 racing boss took good pal Macpherson to a 2001 charity gala in Barcelona.
OVER THE MOON
Briatore enjoys water sports and, apparently, striking the occasional pose himself.