'Fifty Shades of Grey': From Princes To Millionaires, Real Life Bachelors Like Christian Grey

 @Justine__Ashley
on April 30 2012 2:58 PM
Andrea Casiraghi
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Fifty Shades of Grey's immense popularity may be attributed to its dashing male character Christian Grey. The 27-year old billionaire is sexy, intelligent, and confident. He also remarkably cultured, enjoying fine wine, classical music, and eye-catching art work. The dedicated entrepreneur is also Fluent in French, a classically trained pianist, and an impeccably skilled lover.

He is referred to by his young submissive, Anastasia Steele as Fifty due to his fifty shades of dark characteristics. Author E.L James developed Christian while creating an erotic version of the Twilight franchise. She drew inspiration from the beloved vampire Edward Cullen, who has many of the same traits as Fifty. While the boldly alluring character is clearly fictional, there are a number of hot young bachelor's that compare to him. From princes to self made millionaires, here are the current Christian Greys of the world.

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