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Golddiggers of 2007

Who wants to marry a billionaire? That's the question posed by two separate articles which aim to share lessons on how to marry rich. Today, we share those lessons with you.

Appalled? Intrigued? Then read on for more, as we survey the possibilities for materially motivated matrimony in 2007.

First off, an article from the Financial Times Weekend Magazine, dated October 8, 2005.

In, "For richer, not poorer", Edi Smockum surveys the scene for eligible billionaires and finds a few palatable options among available men, but notes that the high-living millionaires of bygone cinema days seem few and far between.

In the interests of updating this piece I will mention that one of the prospects, Australian James Packer, is off the table, having recently wedded model Erica Baxter. Sorry, girls.

And so we move on to our next piece, the very recent, "Money-struck: How to meet and marry a billionaire".

The main theme here is the importance of moving in the same social circles and/or work environments of the prospective mate/rich quarry. This applies equally for men and women on the make. Also, brains and class are now seen as more desirable attributes in a prospective female spouse than a bombshell body.

And hey, once you're done absorbing (laughing at/along with) all the tips on how to cozy up to the eligible rich, there's even a quiz that lets you find out whether or not you've got what it takes to marry for money.

So enjoy, and when you make your match, don't say we never did anything for you!

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