Mark-Francis Vandelli from Made in Chelsea and Celebs Go Dating

He’s rich rich, but just how did Mark-Francis make all his money and who are his royal family?

On Celebs Go Dating he said he once went for dinner with Beyoncé, despite not even knowing who she is

Mark-Francis Vandelli is known as one of the poshest and most elegant people to ever grace UK television. He rose to fame on Made in Chelsea, naturally, and is now trying his luck at the celebrity dating agency on Celebs Go Dating.

Since being on the dating show, he’s shown us he knows his worth, and dabbles with the upper classes like it’s nothing. He literally has royal connections, and said he once went for dinner with Queen B Beyoncé, despite not even knowing who she was.

He exudes luxury and wealth, but just how rich is he? And who are the high-flying parents of Mark-Francis Vandelli, where all the family money came from? Here’s everything we know.

Who is Mark-Francis Vandelli and what is his net worth?

Mark-Francis was born on October 14th 1989. He studied at the prestigious and fancy private school, St.Paul’s School, before getting a degree in Art History at UCL.

Now, Mark-Francis Vandelli is best known for being in E4 series, Made in Chelsea. He was on the show for 11 years, from 2011 to 2022. He hasn’t been in the most recent episodes, but has never said he’s formally quit the show.

Off the back of his MIC fame, Mark-Francis has also appeared on a number of other shows, including Celebs on the Ranch, CelebAbility, The Jump and Pointless Celebrities. His most recent TV appearance is on dating show Celebs Go Dating.

Mark-Francis has an estimated net worth of £2million. He inherited some of his mother’s huge fortune and owns a French antiques business in Paris. Mark Francis’ Paris business supplies jewellery to Chanel, Tom Ford and others. He was also an editor for Insider and has written features for OK! Magazine, and released a book called Chic: Being Divinely Stylish In The Modern Age.

Mark-Francis is now obviously a huge name from his TV fame, and has over 350k Instagram followers. From this, he has also become a celebrity ambassador for Christie’s, the mega-swanky British auction house, an Italian clothing brand called Loro Piana and men’s luxury tailoring brand, Cifonelli. 

Who are the Vandelli family and what do Mark-Francis’ parents do?

Mark-Francis Vandelli is heir to actual Russian royalty. His parents are Russian princess Diane Boulting-Casserley Vandelli, a millionaire socialite who was a Yves Saint-Laurent model in the ’70s and ’80s, and former Italian industrialist, Marzio Vandelli.

His mother is a very influential figure in Russia, and Mark is reportedly the sole inheritor of his mother’s wealth.

Mark-Francis hangs out with UK royals, too

Are you surprised one of the poshest MIC cast members hangs out with royals? Out of nowhere, Mark-Francis was pictured at last year’s Wimbledon, which he casually attended alongside David Armstrong-Jones, who is King Charles’ cousin.

Mark-Francis and David shared the royal box at the tennis, after the Earl of Snowdon and the MIC star are said to have struck up a friendship over a love of antique furniture, naturally!

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