Oh, he's lost quite a bit to few of them, Marynka, but I think it was still cheaper than hiring a full time cook, housekeeper, gardener, companion...
Many just give up, or he wears them down. Few walk away with nothing.
Maybe if he paid them a fair wage for being "a full-time cook, housekeeper, gardener, and 'companion' ", they would have either stuck around or walked away with a fatter bank account.. :P
As long as her hymen is intact, what does it matter?
I have visions of this old dude going to nightclubs and discretely asking young girls if their hymen is in tact... it's beyond pathetic.