Eric Villency is the CEO of Maurice Villency, the family-owned furniture chain.
Raised in New York, Villency was a male model in his early 20s: Repped by NEXT, he made appearances in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch and Calvin Klein during the '90s. He dabbled in real estate for a spell before joining the family biz that his grandfather founded in 1932 and taking over as CEO. But Villency hasn't entirely given up his love for the camera. The telegenic heir has hosted I Design, a weekly show on the Fine Living television network, and has popped up as a talking head on various talk shows. He's keeping a toe in the fashion world, too: He started a men's and women's clothing line called Restoration of the Monarchy and signed on as a contributing lifestyle editor for <em.Details magazine in 2009.
Not surprisingly—he's filthy rich and model-handsome, after all—Villency has tended to enjoy an active social life. He was once seriously involved with socialite Olivia Chantecaille, but the couple split up in 2005 and Villency rebounded with Kimberly Guilfoyle, the square-jawed Fox News anchor and former wife of San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom. In May 2006, Villency and a pregnant Guilfoyle tied the knot; five months later, she gave birth to their first child, a boy named Ronan Anthony Villency. They later split after three years of marriage in 2009. [Image via Getty]