Some say money can’t buy you happiness, but it can certainly buy you fast cars, luxurious foods, and the freedom to see the world anytime you want. And money can allow you the freedom to do so much more too. For many, it came easily, while others worked from nothing to make their millions – either way, keeping the fortune can also be in itself a struggle too! The likes of Warren Buffett and many other billionaires worked so hard to get to where they are. These people have dedicated almost their entire lives to building their wealth. In as much as these multi-millionaires and billionaires spend the majority of their time making the greens, they do need some support and companionship too. Read along to find out more about them.
Melinda Gates is married to the second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, who is the globally known Microsoft Corporation founder, with an enormous net worth of $103.7 billion. Melinda is the former general manager of Microsoft and is now a founding partner of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to mitigate poverty and improve the quality of global healthcare. The couple has become household names thanks to Bill’s accomplishments of founding Microsoft.
Jean-Pierre Meyers is known to have been the first husband to have a listed billionaire wife. He holds a board position for L’Oreal and served as the CEO of Tethys SCA. He married Françoise Bettencourt Meyers in 1982. She is an activist committed to better Jewish-Christian relations and has written Bible commentaries. In 2017 her mother passed on and she became the heiress of L’Oreal, making her current net worth an estimated $53.2 billion, making her for sure the wealthiest woman in the world.
Julia Flesher is currently a housewife married to the billionaire David Koch, who is a co-owner of Koch Industries. The couple has been married since 1996. While the wealthy pair are still happy and very much in love, they have not claimed fame in the same way the Gates’ have. After graduating from the University of Central Arkansas, Julia worked for Adolfo Dominguez as a dress design assistant. The couple is definitely living the soft life with a net worth of $51.8 Billion.
Connie Snyder is an American philanthropist, married to Steve Ballmer for 29 years now. She is the University of Oregon trustee, co-founder of the Ballmer Group, and an advocate for children. The Ballmer Group provides support for poverty-stricken American families. Her husband Steve is the former CEO of Microsoft and currently owns the basketball team LA Clippers. Since 2014 he has donated over $100 million to several organizations. Together they have a net worth of $45.3 billion.
Miriam Adelson is a medical doctor, married to Sheldon Adelson since 1991. She is an Israeli-American philanthropist with a medical degree from Sackler Medical School of Tel Aviv University. She met Sheldon Adelson during her time at Rockefeller University studying drug addiction. Together with her husband, they opened a research clinic, Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson Research Clinic in Vegas. Sheldon Adelson is a well-known American businessman who founded the Las Vegas Sands corporation, and together they have a net worth of $33.5 billion.
Jerry Hall is an American model and actress and is married to Australian-born American media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Jerry appears on the TV show The Detectives, several productions that include the iconic 1989 Batman, as well as various other roles. In 2016, her husband Rupert established News Corporation. Living their private and exceptionally lavish lifestyle, the couple has a combined net worth of a staggering $21.3 billion.
Mellody Hobson is a renowned businesswoman, she is the current co-CEO of Ariel Investments and former chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation. She is married to the prominent creator of the iconic and legendary Indiana Jones and Star Wars films, George Lucas. The couple tied the knot back in the year 2013, and have been appraised as important 20th-century New Hollywood movement figures. Throughout their respective careers, they have a combined net worth of 6.2 billion.
Stedman Graham is an American author, businessman, and educator who initiated Athletes Against Drugs and 1985. He has since granted scholarships of over $1.5 million. Unmarried, he has been with his partner for over 33 years, world-renowned Oprah Winfrey. The couple both agreed to a spiritual union over legal matrimony. Stedman Graham has a sizable net worth of $10 million, and Oprah has a respectable $2.6 billion net worth.
Beyoncé Knowles is by far one of the most famous music icons today, married to the American rapper Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay-Z. Today we settle the debate about who makes more money in the union. Married since 2008, the power couple has an impressive combined $1.4 billion net worth, Jay-Z contributing roughly $1 billion, while Beyoncé contributes a respectable $440 million. Beyonce has been one of the biggest stars in the industry since her days in Destiny’s Child in the early 2000s, and since she married Jay-Z, both managed to keep their independence while also becoming one of Hollywood’s most beloved power couples.
Kim and her husband Kanye West are among some of the most headlined couples in the world. Together they strived to make it work in the big world, earning them billionaire status today. With Kanye’s music endeavors and fashion, and Kim’s influence in the beauty and fashion business, they are unbeatable. Kanye has a fashion label on the rise, Yeezy, together with his musical career his net worth is $1.3 billion. Standing by together and publicly going through challenges, they have a successful marriage with four children and striving to change the world.
Blake Lively, known for her star character on Gossip Girl in her teenage years. Finding her true companion in Hollywood star, Ryan Reynolds, together they complement each other immensely on and off the screens. Ryan Reynolds has a net worth of $77 million whereas Blake’s is $16 million. Regardless of who makes more money, they keep their life private, maintaining a good public image and portraying a perfectly happy and content couple.
America’s R&B pop star, Mariah Carey, is married to the American actor Nick Cannon. The world has been nothing but supportive of their union even though Mariah Carrey is the older one in the relationship. She is also the most successful spouse in the relationship with a whopping $300 million net worth, and Nick’s is $60 million. This union proves that it’s not only age that should not factor in the success of a relationship, but that money should also not be a relevant factor when love is concerned.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith, married to Hollywood star Will Smith. They have recently been on our screens, publicly discussing and working through some pretty personal and shocking marital issues they have on Jada’s talk show ‘Red Table Talk.’ Will Smith shares that Jada is his support, rock, and true love; publicly addressing real issues shows nothing less. Will Smith has an astounding $300 million net worth. The power couple may have hit bumpy roads from time to time, although they always seem to pull through stronger than before.
The beautiful Vanessa Bryant was married to the late basketball player and soon to be the hall of Famer Kobe Bryant. She is a dedicated mother worth $600 million running the Mamba and Mamacita Sports Foundation, currently influencing change in the WNBA. Vanessa loves spending time with friends and loved ones, and she was recently spotted on a vacation with friends. In light of the recent passing of her husband, our hearts go out to Vanessa and her loved ones.
Complementing each other, David Beckham is as lucky as his beautiful wife, Victoria Beckham. With an incredible football career, David Beckham has earned a whopping $450 million net worth. His wife Victoria is a successful fashion icon heading her own fashion label, although Victoria’s fame was built on the foundations of The Spice Girls’ incredible mark on the music industry. The pair has four children, while still pursuing their endeavors promoting numerous companies while keeping their magical family together.
Nelson Agholor the Nigerian-American professional football player has been dating beauty YouTuber blogger and model Vivian Volpicelli for a while now. The New England Patriots wide receiver just signed a $26 million deal with his new team, which will add up to the $8.8 million per year he earned playing for the Eagles. Vivian and Nelson met at the University of Southern California which they both attendant. She became a beauty blogger and a model with an estimated net worth of nearly 1 million dollars.
Jessica Seinfeld is the wife of America’s famous comedy legend Jerry Saintfield, married in 1999. it is impossible not to remember the name, having starred on his own self-titled sitcom. Jessica is not only a philanthropist and author of 4 cookbooks, but she is also the founder of Good+ Foundation, aiming to support struggling New York City families, providing them with essential items. Very capable of looking after herself she has worked as a public relations rep for Tommy Hilfiger, and together the couple enjoys a $950 million net worth.
Miranda Kerr is an established Victoria’s Secret supermodel, with a net worth of over $45 million. She met her current husband and CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel in 2014. Snapchat is a globally renowned mobile messaging app, which sees Spiegel having an estimated $3.4 billion net worth. With such riches and social influence, they have earned the power couple status that they both truly deserve. Despite having a power couple status, the pair tend to stay out of the limelight where possible.
She is a former Olympic champion swimmer, and now she is the envied Princess of Monaco. She used to wear Olympic medals around the neck and now wears a tiara instead. In 2010, she was engaged to Prince Albert and got married, she is now known as Charlene, Princess of Monaco. Inheriting a $1 billion fortune from her husband, apart from royal titles, the couple enjoys a lavish lifestyle in a luxurious Palace.
Retired American actress Kate Capshaw, married her husband Steven Spielberg back in 1991. Known as the highest-paid and one of the most successful filmmakers, he enjoys a $3.6 billion net worth status. Married for almost 3 decades now, the couple met on Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom set, when Capshaw was casting the legendary film. The pair are as happy and in love, as they were almost 30 years ago.
Diane von Furstenberg
Well known for inventing the wrap dress which launched her career, is a fashion designer and icon Diane Von Furstenberg. She is married to the founder of InterActive Corp and Expedia Group senior executive, Barry Diller. He is also responsible for creating USA broadcasting as well as Fox. The two business minds tied the knot in 2001, with Diane earning a net worth of $1.2 billion, and Barry a respectable net worth of $4 billion.
Meghan Markle is a former American actor and lifestyle blogger, with her former career setting her at an approximate $5 million net worth. She met Prince Harry in July 2016, which saw her retire from the Hollywood scenes and became Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. She joined the fortune of the British Royal Family estimating an $88 billion net worth. Her husband Prince Harry has a personal net worth of $40 million.
Alexis Ohanian is an investor and ambitious entrepreneur that is estimated to have a net worth of $9 million. He has earned his fortune being a co-founder of Reddit and sits as the executive chairman. Alexis is married to the world-renowned and record-breaking tennis champion, Serena Williams. Although he has a hefty amount of money, over 23 years of playing tennis his wife has accumulated a net worth of $180 million.
Qualified professor and lawyer, Amal Valamudan, has been married to George Clooney since 2014. Her wealth substantially increased after tying the knot with the American actor, director, producer, and filmmaker with 3 Golden Globe awards and 2 Academy Awards to his name. Despite the financial growth from her husband, she has a personal net worth of $10 million, and George has generated a $500 million net worth. Regardless, finances clearly aren’t an issue for this inspirational couple.
If you are wondering what yachting all day feels like, Australian actress and model Kristy Hinze and American entrepreneur James H. Clark are accustomed to spending most of their time doing just that; yachting all day and enjoying the finer things in life. In 2009 this lovely couple tied the knot. James is not only an entrepreneur but a computer scientist who founded various technology companies in Silicon Valley. He has a net worth of $2.1 billion
Sofia lavender is lucky and in love companion behind the founder of Spotify, Daniel EK, with the streaming platform hosting over 180 million users. He is a self-made billionaire with an estimated $2 billion net worth. Their fairytale wedding had the likes of Mark Zuckerberg in attendance, Bruno Mars as entertainment, and comedian Chris Rock as their marriage officiant. With such incredible social influence and wealth status between the two, we definitely expect exciting things to come from this union.
Melanie Lowman-Walton is married to Rob Walton who is the owner and heir of the Walmart franchise. As the eldest son of the late Sam Walmart, together with his wife, they have an estimated net worth of $45.4 billion. With their fortunes, they are involved in philanthropic endeavors, and both actually run the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. The foundation aims to provide grants to partners who strive to change the world.
Cari Tuna Moskovitz
Cari Tuna Moskowitz is the wife of the least spoken of, the co-founder of Facebook, Dustin Moskovitz. Dustin, Facebook’s co-founder, and the company’s former VP of Engineering is the youngest self-made billionaire. He went on to create a company called Asana, building software. Dustin and his wife have a combined net worth of $11.6 billion and stand as the youngest pair to sign the Giving Pledge, a campaign founded by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in philanthropy. Cari and Dustin head their own philanthropic organization, and Cari runs its operations.
In 1989, Susan Dell tied the knot with the Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, Michael Dell. Back in 2016, Michael made what appears to be the smartest financial move, by merging Dell and EMC. Together the couple manages their philanthropic foundation, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Donating over $2 billion, the philanthropic organization aids different causes. Today Dell Michael Dell has a net worth of $32.3 billion.
Back in 2008, Michelle Lieberman married a practicing physician and billionaire, Daniel Lubetzky. In 2019 he founded KIND, his very own company where he serves as the executive chairman. As much as KIND advocates for healthy living, the healthy snack bar is also a reminder to be kind and empathetic. A loving father, genuine husband, and probably one of the most humble intrapreneurs, Daniel Lubetzky is worth $1.1 billion.
Some may know her as Kathleen “Kit” Palmer. Katheleen Gawthrop was married to the late Arnold Palmer who passed on back in 2016. A man who had a great impact on the sporting world and particularly in golf. Remembering her late husband for his character, Kathleen has inherited $1.4 billion of his wealth. Despite the passing of her late husband, Kathleen is yet to move on from her happy marriage.
Jorge Paulo Lemann is a Brazilian businessman who owns an investment company called 3G capital. Having made big investments with well-known companies including Heinz, Kraft, Anheuser-Busch, Burger King, and many more. George is a businessman heading numerous business ventures and partners, yet making time for his family remains a priority. His wife is Susanna Lemann, and together they keep their lives private, living between Sao Paulo and Saint Louis. George is estimated to have a net worth of $24.6 billion.
Jan Klatten married heiress Susanne Quandt Klatten in 1990 and lived in Munich. Together they have three children. Susanne owns a percentage of BMW, Rolls-Royce, and Altana, a chemical company. The couple met while Jan was employed by BMW as an engineer, and while Susanne was doing an internship with the company, the two fell in love quickly and built a life together. Today Jan Klatten has an estimated net worth of $19.1 billion, putting her on the list with one of the richest women in the world.
Patricia Ann Quillin
Meet the reason behind Netflix and chill. Reed Hastings is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of the enormously successful company, Netflix. Patricia Ann Quillin, his wife, enjoys the success and spoils of the company. Together they are blessed with two children, two goats, four dogs, and a number of chickens. They spend their time volunteering and donating to various philanthropic organizations. Reed Hastings today is worth a respectable $3.3 billion.
Johnelle Hunt played an instrumental part in building the J.B. Hunt Transport with her late husband Johnnie Bryan (J.B.) Hunt, in the 1960s, based in Arkansas. Over the last years of the company has grown to employ more than 24,000 workers, becoming a major transportation and logistics company, with an annual turnover of $686 million. Still living in Arkansas, Johnelle has two children and an inheritance of $3 billion.
In 1976, Barbara Dalio tied the knot with Ray Dalio, who is the founder of a global hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associations. Still married, the couple is blessed with 4 sons. Together they head up their own philanthropic organization, Diallo Philanthropies. Having come from a middle-class family, Ray has certainly come a long way to build a net worth of $18.4 billion. We could all agree that building wealth is far more impressive than inheriting it.
In 2013, Tamiko Bolton married the well-known billionaire George Soros. The couple made headlines when the 82-year-old Soros engaged the much younger 40-year-old girlfriend Tamiko. Despite the intense and somewhat harsh media backlash, the couple has been married ever since, and together enjoy their plentiful riches. As a hedge fund tycoon, Soros has a staggeringly impressive net worth of $8.3 billion. Despite many hurtful assumptions being thrown at the couple, they have remained in love and happy regardless
Many of us know Salma Hayek as an actress on our TV screens, but very few know that she married Francois-Henri Pinault, who is the chairman and CEO of Kering. The billionaire’s company is an international group including luxury brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and many more. The couple has been together for more than 10 years now, and while Hollywood has earned Hayek $115 million, Pinault’s net worth is estimated to be $30.7 billion.
Although we all know Michael Jordan has already been married twice, his current wife is a Cuban-American model, Yvette Prieto. On Christmas 2011, the starred couple took the leap and tied the knot, and are today blessed with beautiful twin daughters. The basketball Hall of Famer and supermodel wife enjoy a combined net worth of $1.9 billion, allowing them to live a soft life packed with all the finer things.
Lynne McNabb Walton
Being a son of Sam Walton comes with some perks. Jim Walton is the third child of Walmart’s co-founder Sam Walton, leaving him with an inheritance of massive fortunes. Jim has four children and is married to Lynne McNabb Walton. Jim holds a seat on the board of directors and serves on the board of Strategic Planning and Finance comedy at Walmart. With a net worth of $51.6 billion, Forbes ranked him as the 10th richest American in October 2019.
In 1964, Ricky Lauren was married to the prominent fashion designer and businessman Ralph Lauren. They met during a time when Ralph was working at a tie company as a sales assistant and went on to get married. He started his own company which he serves as its Executive Chairman. Ricky spends his time studying photography, writing, and working as a psychotherapist when he is not with his wife. Ricky Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6.3 billion.
Back in 1968, Penny Knight married the founder of the iconic brand Nike, Phil Knight, who is not only a businessman but also a philanthropist. The company was founded in 1964, and he no longer sits as CEO or chairman. However, he still enjoys the fortune he has amassed, together with his gorgeous wife living in La Quinta, California. Phil Knight is said to be worth a whopping $35.9 billion.
Chick-fil-A is one of many wildly successful fast-food franchises in the United States. The company was founded by S. Truett Cathy in Georgia, and now worth a few billion. Sadly in 2014, Cathy passed on. His sons Dan and Bubba Cathy assumed the roles of Executive Vice President and CEO. Dan, who assumed the CEO position married Rhonda Palmer, and now both reside on a farm in Atlanta with their two sons, Andrew and Ross. Dan is estimated to have a net worth of $5.7 billion.
Jane Lauder has her grandmother Estee Lauder to thank for all the fortunes she has today. In 1996 Jane joined her grandmother’s company, which today sees her heading the Clinique branch. In 2002 she married Kevin Warsh after they had met at Stanford before joining the family company. Kevin Warsh has an economic background, as the former U.S. Federal Reserve System governor. The couple now resides in Manhattan, with an estimated net worth of $4.3 billion.
Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk
Meet the co-founder of the world’s most popular home rental company, Airbnb, Nathan Blecharczyk, who is married to Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk. Nathan heads the company as its Chief Strategy Officer, and his wife Elizabeth is a neonatologist. Dedicated to their family and philanthropy, the young couple lives in San Francisco, California, with an estimated net worth of $4.2 billion. With that much wealth, we can definitely assume the family is living an excitingly lavish lifestyle.
Do you wonder why you seldom hear about the co-founder of the well-known social media app Snapchat? His name is Bobby Murphy and married Kelsey Bateman. The young couple met at Stanford University, and they are as private as they can possibly be, and no one could reveal or assume what career path she’s in. Regardless of their privacy, at just 31 years old, Bobby and Kelsey are estimated to be worth $3.6 billion.
Marilyn Hawrys Simons
Married to a hedge fund billionaire James Simons, is Marilyn Hawrys Simons in 1977. This couple met and fell in love with each other at Stony Brook University. Together they share a massive fortune and net worth of $21.6 billion, through their company Renaissance Technologies. The very humble Marilyn became The Simons Foundation president in 1994. Passionate and driven, she aids math and science research, focusing her time on philanthropic endeavors.
Flora Pérez Marcotte
Laura Perez is married to the founder of Inditex Fashion Group, Amancio Ortega. She has worked in her husband’s company for many years and now sits on the board. After learning to make clothes by hand, Amanci’s fashion group includes Zara’s clothing line. In their 18 years of marriage, the couple has racked up a mega net worth of $67.7 billion. After being wed for nearly two decades, this couple seems as in love as ever.
Married to billionaire Charles Koch, the co-owner of Koch Industries is the intelligent Liz Koch. Exclusive and barely known for taking interviews, she is generous and loves helping charitable causes. Worth $3.75 million, she assisted Wichita State University to create a new maker space, which provides design space and high-tech equipment for investors. With an estimated net worth of $51.8 billion, Liz and Charles have enjoyed 47 years of marriage.
Back in 1991, Canadian concert pianist Hélène Mercier married the charming and wealthy French businessman Bernard Arnault. She has been honored with the Order of Arts and Letters, recognizing her contribution to France’s influence of arts. Hélène and her art collecting husband Bernard have both accumulated a whopping net worth of $95.6 billion. This couple definitely has enough wealth to outlast several generations. The couple garnered their wealth together over years of marriage.
The former manager at the Nebraskan French café, Astrid Menks, is married to the American business mogul, Warren Buffett. The couple was first introduced by Susan, who was Warren Buffett’s first wife. It is said that even before Susan’s death, the pair had an affair for almost 30 years, and eventually tied the knot in 2006. Together they have an estimated $85.4 billion net worth. Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and also involved in philanthropic endeavors.
Married to the popular and somehow also unpopular co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, is the powerful woman herself, Priscilla Chan. The amazingly successful Priscilla is a pediatrician and a philanthropist. Together they have established the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which donates almost all of their Facebook shares. The pair tied the knot back in 2012, and have an estimated joint $67.4 billion net worth. While we already knew that Zuckerberg’s success was worthy of envy, not many are aware of the envy-worthy accomplishments of his beautiful wife.
Mukesh Ambani is India’s most prominent businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). Rakesh is married to the elegant Nita Ambani, who is the Reliance Industries executive director, the founder, and chairperson of The Reliance Foundation. RIL is included in the Fortune Global 500 list as the most valuable company in India. The couple tied the knot in 1985 and has an estimated net worth of $58.4 billion.
Married to Google’s co-founder Larry Page, is the successful Lucinda Southworth. She has a Ph.D. in biomedical Informatics, from Stanford University, doing work as a research scientist. With incredible accomplishments and success of her own, Lucinda already had a massive stash of wealth even before meeting her husband. In 2007 the couple tied the knot, and in 2013 they went on to donate $15 million in efforts to mitigate the effects of the Ebola virus. The power couple is estimated to be worth around $54 billion.
Sergey Brin is the other Google co-founder, who’s marriage was short-lived till 2015, with Anne Wojcicki. As his wife then, she stood behind him for almost eight years. Despite their divorce, she went on to build a name for herself as well. She is the CEO of the well-known personal genomics company 23andme. Whilst they were together, Anne and Sergey had a combined net worth of an incredible $40 billion.
MacKenzie Scott and Jeff Bezos married in 1993, in a marriage that lasted until 2019. MacKenzie is a novelist, philanthropist, and founder of an anti-bullying foundation. At some stage their combined net worth was just under $114 billion, making them the wealthiest couple in the world. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in April 2019 and saw MacKenzie win a $35 billion settlement, making her the 3rd of the wealthiest woman in the world.