Paris Latsis (born Paris Kasidokostas on 8 August 1979) is a Greek shipping heir and socialite. He is the grandson of Yiannis "John S." Latsis. He is also the former boyfriend of American socialite Paris Hilton.
Latsis is the son of Marianna Latsi and Gregory Kasidokostas, a water-ski instructor. Kasidokostas runs a large water-ski school and is the mayor of the seaside town Vouliagmeni. His mother, Marianna, is a major philanthropist who donated funds for Greek earthquake relief and the Athens Olympics.
When his grandfather died in 2003, his fortune was estimated as the 101st largest in the world. Eventually the Latsis family expanded into banking, oil refining and real estate. Forbes magazine recently estimated the Latsis family fortune at US $7.5 billion – placing them at No. 54 on the magazine's list of the world's richest people.
In May 2005, it was announced that Paris Latsis became the fiancé of American socialite, Paris Hilton. In September 2005, the couple broke off their engagement. Latsis currently divides his time between his family home in Athens, Greece and Los Angeles, California.
Paris Hilton and fiancé Paris Latsis @ SPIDER, video (8 May 2005, ourmedia)
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Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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