Bruce Wasserstein Marks "Younger Asian Girlfriend" Off Rich Guy Checklist

Megamillionaire investment banker and New York magazine owner Bruce Wasserstein (currently under attack from our advertisers) is reportedly getting divorced from his wife (#3) Claude, and taking up with "a young Asian beauty with whom he may already be planning a family." The scandalous tale of wealth, sex, and power will be splashed all over New York magazine next week, in Imaginary World. In the actual world, you probably won't be reading about it there. More interesting than the rich-guy divorce story, though, is the angle that the gossips are hinting at oh-so-delicately: What's the deal with all these old super-rich moguls hooking up with younger Asian women these days? Interracial dating amongst the rich, incredible and noteworthy!:

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng:

Bruce Wasserstein Marks "Younger Asian Girlfriend" Off Rich Guy Checklist

George Soros and girlfriend Jennifer Chun (misspelled caption, we believe):

Bruce Wasserstein Marks "Younger Asian Girlfriend" Off Rich Guy Checklist

Brian Grazer and Chosan Nguyen:

Bruce Wasserstein Marks "Younger Asian Girlfriend" Off Rich Guy Checklist

Financier Vivi Nevo and Zhang Ziyi:



Bruce Wasserstein Marks "Younger Asian Girlfriend" Off Rich Guy Checklist

So what's the reason for all these love connections? According to this Chinese culture site, "Age is a huge barrier to dating beautiful younger women in the western world, but it has very little significance in the eastern way of life. It's known in the east that with age comes: Wisdom, Knowledge, Resources, Experience." Eh, maybe. Or maybe they just liked each other. Either way, three's a trend.

[NYDN]