Model Mark Vanderloo is a tireless traveler who always keeps a suitcase packed. Born in the Netherlands, he spent his early years in Kenya, where he attended an English-style boarding school. By age 8, he was back in the Netherlands, and by the time he turned 20, he was living in Paris.
“I’ve traveled all over the world—and I still do a lot of traveling—and I developed a big interest in real estate,” says the 51-year-old Vanderloo. He spends a significant amount of time at his home in Amsterdam, where Mark, his 14-year-old son, and Emma Paula, his 15-year-old daughter, go to school.
He also owns a home in the tiny European principality of Andorra, a place he first discovered a quarter of a century ago on a ski trip, while he was living in Ibiza. “I had moved to Ibiza to get away from New York,” he says.
(Andorra, which has a population of 77,000, covers only 181 square miles and is the sixth-smallest nation in Europe.) That jet-set lifestyle was all part of the life of a successful international model.