By Anna Peirano
To be the arm-candy boyfriend of one of the richest men in the world means a lifestyle of jet-setting, yachts, White House dinners, and posh parties. At least, it did, until billionaire David Geffen split with his partner, 28-year-old Jeremy Lingvall. The younger man was 40 years Geffen’s junior.
The pair had been together for six years, having met in 2006 when Lingvall graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Lingvall is a DJ and out of work actor. He is one half of DJ-ing pair Krystal Pepsy alongside Scissor Sister’s front man Jake Shears. The duo has made the circuit performing at different venues, most notably at events like Art Basel in Miami.
David Geffen is an American record executive, philanthropist, and film and theatrical producer. He founded Asylum Records, Geffen Records, and DGC Records, and is one of three founders of DreamWorks SKG. He is famed for his philanthropy in support of medical research, AIDS organizations, and the arts. According to Forbes, Geffen has pledged to donate whatever money he makes from now on to charity.
Geffen’s estimated net worth is valued at over $5.5 billion, making him one of the richest people in the entertainment industry, and the 200th richest man in the world according to the Daily Mail. He owns two mammoth yachts, multiple properties throughout the world, and an extensive art collection.