Brunettes bag moneyed men
Blondes are said to have more fun but it seems brunettes steal the hearts of billionaires.
Brunettes such as Microsoft boss Bill Gates' wife, Melinda French, (pictured) are more likely to marry a successful man than their blonde sisters, a study today said.
Experts checked the hair colour of the wives and girlfriends of the world's top 100 billionaires. Most – 62 per cent – were brunettes.
Fair-haired women came in a poor second with 22 per cent of the world's top billionaires marrying blondes.
Raven-haired women enticed just 16 per cent of the world's wealthiest men, while not one of top billionaires is married to a redhead.
The report was for Lycos, which runs dating site www.love.lycos.co.uk. Sam Kayum, Lycos director said: 'It begs the question whether Carla Bruni would now be the first lady of France if she was a blonde. Perhaps Sarkozy felt that, as a brunette, Bruni would be taken more seriously by the voting public.'