Just imagine that at any moment you can go anywhere, eat luxurious foods, drive fast cars, and see the world. Well, that’s what money can “buy” and they can definitely afford to do those things and so much more for some individuals. Sure, Bill Gates wasn’t just sitting around and getting rich all day. He dedicated his life to his work and, along the way, made billions. In the world, there are other billionaires and multi-millionaires like him. While we may not be able to understand just what kind of life they lead fully, we are quite certain that they also need someone who supports them, just like us regular folk. Read on to find out more about the 1% spouses, the people supporting the multi-millionaires and billionaires of the world.
In 1993, author and philanthropist MacKenzie Bezos, passionate about anti-bullying programs, married the richest man in the world, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. They were once the richest couple in the world, with a combined net worth of just under 114 billion dollars. However, in April 2019 the pair were divorced, and MacKenzie got away with a $35 billion divorce settlement. This made her the third richest woman in the world.
Melinda Gates, an American philanthropist, was once a general manager at Microsoft. They founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation together with their husband. It aims to alleviate poverty and improve healthcare globally. Her husband is Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft Corporation, whose net worth is a whopping $103.7 billion and is the second-wealthiest man in the world.
Hélène Mercier, a Canadian concert pianist, has been honoured with the Order of Arts and Letters, a French decoration for people who have contributed to the influence of the arts in France. Since 1991, she and the French business tycoon Bernard Arnault have been married. The couple has a net worth of $95.6 billion along with her art collector husband.
Astrid Menks was a manager at a Nebraskan French café before meeting Warren Buffet. Through his first wife, Susan, Menks met Buffet. Even before Susan’s death, for almost 30 years, Menks and the American business magnate, Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO, and philanthropist Buffet had an affair. In 2006, the pair got married, and their combined net value is estimated at $85.4 billion.
Priscilla Chan is married to the well-known co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. The pediatrician and philanthropist, however, is also an amazingly successful individual on her own. The pair have created the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative together with their husband, and it donates 99 percent of their Facebook shares (valued at an impressive $55 billion!). Married since 2012, the combined net value of the pair is $67.4 billion.
In 1985, American author, educator, and businessman Stedman Graham established Athletes Against Drugs, and since then it has awarded scholarships worth over $1.5 million. He’s the only one not married on the list, but for 33 years he’s been together with his partner, Oprah Winfrey (yes, THE Oprah). A spiritual union was better for them than a legal one, the pair decided. Oprah has a whopping net worth of $2.6 billion and the respectable net worth of Graham is $10 million.
We know that Beyoncé is a superstar. However, her husband Jay-Z makes more money, in reality (we’ll encourage you to make your own decisions about it). Since 2008, they have been married and have become two of the greatest music stars. Their combined net worth is $1.4 billion, and $1 billion has been contributed by Jay-Z. Beyoncé’s $440 million fortune, though, is nothing to scoff at.
Her net worth was around $5 million before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry in July 2016, and she was an actress and lifestyle blogger. The American retired from acting after becoming Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and began to focus on being a British member of the royal family. It is estimated that the total fortune of the family is $88 billion. The $40 million net worth of her husband is an amazing amount of money as well.
You probably have heard of Jessica Seinfeld seeing her when she married the American comedy hero Jerry Seinfeld, who starred on his own word. Jessica has written four cookbooks and founded the GOOD+ Foundation, which offers vital things for struggling families in the City of New York. She once worked in public relations for Tommy Hilfiger and is thus very capable of taking care of herself. The pair, who enjoyed beautiful weddings since 1999, has a net worth of $950 million, primarily thanks to Jerry.
The spouse to one of the most well-known rappers and fashion icons of today the net worth of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West is definitely enough to last a couple of generations. Kanye West’s net worth currently stands at $1.3 billion. Yeezy sales are clearly doing great. This power couple has had their ups and downs but has managed to withstand it all. Kim has made a net worth of her own and has broken out into makeup and undergarments which are taking over the market. Kim is also striving to change the criminal justice system of America.
One of Hollywood’s most gorgeous couples Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are both successful actors. Reynolds net worth stands at $77 million, but who can put a price tag on their loving relationship. Humor, beauty, and brains squared. This couple truly complements one another and are super supportive in all they do. Lively’s net worth stands at $16 million, the two together will certainly be living happily ever after.
Mariah Carrey and her husband Nick Cannon are a dynamic duo. However, in this instance, Marriah is the wealthier spouse. Nick’s net worth sits at $60 million whereas Marriah sits on an astounding $300 million. This power couple dazzled the world when they got together and from what we understand support is their middle name! Mariah being a tad older than Nick but she’s still got it and adored globally.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada and Will Smith have recently made headlines regarding their relationship. However, the two bare all and tell all on Jada’s talk show ‘Red Table Talk’, these two are a dynamic, hard-working and strong couple. They have worked on their marriage and have magically inspired many people across the globe to fight for love. With their raw and honest look and advice, it is something that allowed the world to see a glimpse of real problems amongst the famous. Will Smith’s net worth sits at $300 million.
The gorgeous Vanessa Bryant is now worth $600 million. Vanessa has been seen happy, healthy, and investing her time in being a full-time mom to her magnificent daughters. She also runs the Mamba fund and is very involved with regards to charity.
Posh Spice and David Beckham are one of the world’s most adored couples. Beckham’s net worth is currently $450 million. As one of the world’s greatest soccer legends, he and Victoria are parents to 4 children. Beckham hold multiple endorsements as well as Victoria. Victoria also has her own fashion label and is incredibly stylish. It is so lovely to see such long withstanding love amongst the famous.
With a net worth of $10 million, Amal Alamuddin is a qualified professor and lawyer. Her wealth increased and when she tied the knot with George Clooney in 2014, her life changed. He is an American actor, producer, director, and filmmaker with two Academy Awards to his name and three Golden Globe Awards. His success has helped him to amass half a billion dollars in fortune!
Jena Frumes is an Instagram model who previously dated NFL player Antonio Brown. Unfortunately, the way things ended for the two was not good – the football player went back to his ex. Said ex just so happened to be pregnant with his own child. The worst part was that Jena only found out about her split from Brown through social media. But she clearly wasn’t ready to back down easily – she took to social media to express her thoughts on the matter.
Ricki Noel Lander
Ricki Noel Lander dated the billionaire Robert Kraft for quite a while. The model dated the businessman from 2012 to 2018. Currently the chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, Robert started dating Ricki when he had helped her prepare for a movie role. In 2017, however, Ricki gave birth. Robert denied being the father of the child. While we don’t know the entire story, we have a feeling this might have contributed to their split in 2018.
James Goldstein is an avid basketball fan who happens to be a real estate mogul with lots of money to spend. He can be seen at any NBA playoffs. In fact, he’s been a Lakers season ticket holder since 1961. For the most part, he’s seen with plenty of A-list Hollywood celebs who he made friends with. The same can be said for fashion week. From Kanye West to Rihanna, James has become almost like a celebrity himself. The icing on the cake? He used to date Jayne Mansfield.
Miranda Kerr met her husband Evan Spiegel in 2014. She is the hidden angel of Victoria and a well-established supermodel, while CEO of Snapchat, the most popular social message app. Spiegel calculates the net value of $3.4 billion and Kerr calculates that it has more than $45 million. They have become an important power couple (and very rich).
The former Olympic swimmer, Charlene Wittstock is now wearing a tiara instead of Olympic medals. In 2010, her relationship with Prince Albert was announced, they got married, and she became Princess of Monaco, Charlene. Aside from the royal title, she also inherited a $1 billion fortune from her husband. The couple enjoys their luxurious lifestyle together, their lavish wealth, and their imposing palace.
Kate Capshaw, a retired American actress, and her husband Steven Spielberg have been married since 1991. Spielberg is a successful filmmaker who is the highest ever filmmaker. It’s worth an astonishing $3.6 billion. The two of them met when Capshaw was cast into Indiana Jones of Spielberg and the Doom Temple. They are still married almost three decades later!
Melania Trump is a Slovene-American former model and businesswoman. But what exactly is the 50-year old’s claim to fame? Well for those who don’t know she is Donald Trump’s wife and the current First Lady Of The United States. Before meeting Donald Trump she was a successful model in New York where she built a big fortune by working with clients such as Vogue, New York Magazine, and Vanity. However, in 2010, Melania also launched her very own line of jewelry called Melania Timepieces.
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg, a fashion designer who invented the wrap dress, that not only started her career but made her a fashion icon. Her net worth is $1.2 billion and her marriage has accumulated even more. In 2001, she linked the knot to Barry Diller, who had an estimated net worth $4 billion. He has founded InterActiveCorp as the Executive Executive of the Expedia Group and created Fox and USA Broadcasting.
Alexis Ohanian, an entrepreneur and investor, has a net worth of $9 million, having made his fortune as the executive chairman and co-founder of the Reddit social news website. This may be a hefty amount of money, but compared to the net worth of his wife, Serena Williams, it shudders. Throughout her 23-year playing career, the record-breaking tennis player has made more than $180 million.
Australian actress and model Kristy Hinze married James H. Clark in 2009, an entrepreneur and computer scientist who established a number of successful technology companies in the Silicon Valley. He was made a billionaire by his success, and now he’s worth more than $2.1 billion. The pair spend most of their yachting time. What that feels like, we wonder.
Sofia Levander married Daniel Ek, Spotify’s creator, a music streaming platform with over 180 million users. The self-made billionaire is estimated to have a net value of $2 billion. The extravagant marriage of the couple took the lead as the marriage officer was Chris Rock, the fun was Bruno Mars, and Mark Zuckerberg was present.
The net value of Melani Lowman-Walton is uncertain, however, the total net value of her and husband Rob Walton is estimated to be $45.4 billion. Rob Walton is the heir to the riches to Walmart, the oldest son of Walmart’s founder, Sam Walton. The couple engages actively in philanthropic initiatives and has even founded the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. It aims to provide subsidies to partners whose purpose is to have a greater effect.
Cari Tuna Moskovitz
Dustin Moskovitz is one of the world’s youngest self-made billionaires and is worth 11.6 billion dollars at present. He is a Facebook co-founder and used to be the VP of Engineering and CTO of the company until 2008. He went on to co-found another company, Asana, which builds software. The youngest pair to sign the Giving Pledge are Dustin and his wife Cari Tuna, which is a philanthropic campaign founded by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. The couple also founded Good Ventures, their own philanthropic organization. Cari supervises the foundation’s operations.
Michael Dell, the Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, tied the knot with Susan Dell in 1989. He’s got an estimated $32.3 billion in net worth. He made a decision in 2016 to merge Dell and EMC, which was a smart move, financially speaking. They manage the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, their philanthropic foundation, together with Susan. They support different causes and have given philanthropic organizations more than $2 billion.
In 2008, Daniel Lubetzky married a successful practicing physician, Michelle Lieberman. Although Lubetzky was previously a businessman, he established and became the executive chairman of his very own company, KIND, which advocates social change, in 2004. Not only are KIND bars a healthier option for snacks, they are also a reminder to be empathetic and kind. Lubetzky is a genuine husband, a loving father, and a humble ($1.1 billion worth of) entrepreneur.
In 2016, Kathleen Gawthrop, also known as Kathleen “Kit” Palmer, was married to Arnold Palmer before he died. A beloved man and golfer, he made a big impact on the world of sports. While over $1.4 billion was worth it, Kit remembers her husband for his character, not his wealth, really.
The estimated net worth of Brazilian businessman Jorge Paulo Lemann is $24.6 billion dollars. His investment firm, 3 G Capital, has invested in big names such as Kraft, Heinz, Anheuser Busch, Burger King, and others. He has several business ventures and business partners, but for his family, he makes time. He and his wife, Susanna Lemann, spend most of their time in St. Louis and Sao Paulo, keeping their personal lives private.
Jan Klatten is married to her husband, Susanne Quandt Klatten, who is the owner of the Rolls-Royce, BMW and Altana chemical companies. She has a net worth of $19.1 billion, making her one of the richest women in the world. She and Jan met during a BMW internship and he was an engineer. She soon fell in love with him and in 1990 they were married. The couple shares 3 children in Munich and spends most of their time.
Patricia Ann Quillin
Netflix’s co-founder, president and CEO Reed Hastings has $3.3 billion worth, which is not surprising as Netflix is a big success. He is married to the successful Patricia Ann Quillin. The couple has two kids, four shelter dogs, two goats, and several chickens. They volunteer and donate money to various philanthropic organizations and obviously enjoy Netflix and chill.
Johnelle Hunt married the late Johnnie Bryan (J.B.) Hunt, has $3 billion in net worth. She helped her husband build the trucking company J.B in the 1960s. Hunt Transport is now an Arkansas-based transport and logistics company. The company has more than 24,000 employees and makes a net income of approximately $686 million. She’s got two children and she’s still living in Arkansas.
Barbara Dalio marries Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund firm. He grew up in a middle-class family, but now worth more than $18.4 billion. They married in 1976 and since then have been together with four children. They are active philanthropists and through Dalio, Philanthropies have dedicated much of their wealth.
When she began dating billionaire George Soros, who is 41 years her older, Tamiko Bolton grabbed the headlines. Many wondered if the age was a number. The pair has been married since 2013 despite their age differences. You enjoy their fortune of $8.3 billion thanks to Soros’ success as a hedge fund tycoon.
Salma Hayek is known to everyone as an actress, but not many people realize that she married a billionaire and that they have been together for more than 10 years. Her husband is Francois-Henri Pinault, Kering’s Chairman and CEO, an international group comprising Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, and other luxury brands. While Hayek made more than $115 million out of her Hollywood career, it is estimated that Pinault is worth $30.7 billion.
On our board, we’ve got the first true star. Michael Jordan, the iconic basketball player, has been married twice and Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model, is his new partner. On Christmas in 2011, they tied the knot and a lovely pair became parents of adorable twin girls. With an overall total net worth of $1.9 billion, the couple is enjoying a comfortable life.
Lynne McNabb Walton
It pays to be Sam Walton’s son — literally. A big wealth was inherited by the third child of Walmart’s co-founder, Jim Walton. He’s married to Lynne McNabb Walton and together they have four kids. Jim works on the Corporate Strategy and Finance Committee of Walmart and has a position on the board of directors as well. His net worth was valued at $51.6 billion as of October 2019, and Forbes rated him the 10th wealthiest American.
Since 1964 Ricky Lauren has been married to Ralph Lauren, fashion designer and businessman. When they met and married, Ralph was a sales assistant in a tie business. He established his naming business, where he now acts as Chief Executive Officer and has a net worth of $6.3 billion. Ricky functions as a psychotherapist, practices art and publishes while the couple does not spend time together.
In 1964, Phil Knight, a businessman and philanthropist, founded the sportswear corporation Nike. He is no longer chairman or CEO of the firm, but he still loves the wealth he has earned. In 1968, he and his partner, Penny Knight, tied the knot and since then they have been together. The couple stays and celebrates $35.9 billion in La Quinta, California.
Several fast-food companies succeed tremendously, and Chick-fil-A is no exception. The business was established by S in 1946. Truett Cathy is worth a little fortune now. Following Cathy’s passage in 2014, his sons Bubba and Dan Cathy became CEO of the firm. CEO Dan Rhonda Palmer married and has a net value of $5.7 billion. The pair lives with their two sons Ross and Andrew on a farm in Atlanta.
Thanks to her grandmother Estee Lauder, Jane Lauder has a net asset of $4.3 billion. Jane established Estee Lauder in 1996 and now runs the branch of the center. She and her partner, Kevin Warsh, married in Stanford in 2002. Warsh is a retired American. The governor of the Federal Reserve System and recently engaged in a panel that delivers strategic guidance on economic concerns. The duo remains in Manhattan.
Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk
Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk is married to Nathan Blecharczyk, who has a net worth of $4.2 billion and co-founded the famous home rental platform, Airbnb. The pair now has two kids together. Although she is a neonatologist, he is the Chief Marketing Officer at his agency. Lived in San Francisco, California, the young couple are committed to their communities and philanthropy.
The well-known social networking app Snapchat may have been co-founded by Bobby Murphy, but he holds his private life super intimate. He is worth $3.6 billion at just 31 years of age. He met his wife at Stanford University, Kelsey Bateman, and the pair were very private (we couldn’t find a decent picture of her!). Although her career path has not been disclosed, we can presume that she is successful, particularly after graduating from a prestigious school like Stanford.
Marilyn Hawrys Simons
Marilyn Hawrys Simons married Renaissance technology hedge funds billionaire James Simons, whose net wealth is $21.6 bn. At Stony Brook University, Marilyn and her husband met and fell for one another and they have been married since 1977. While they share a huge financial fortune, Marilyn is also very modest and she became president of The Simons Foundation in 1994. She is enthusiastic about supporting studies in science and mathematics and offers philanthropic activities a lot of her attention and attention.
Flora Pérez Marcote
Flora Marcotte once served in the Inditex fashion group, the business of her husband. She currently holds a position on the board. Amancio Ortega, her partner, launched the fashion brand, which includes Zara’s garments, after learning to create clothes by hand. The pair have been together for 18 years and have earned $67.7 billion.
The enigmatic and insightful Liz Koch is the wife of Koch Industries, Charles Koch. She never gives interviews, but it is understood that she enjoys and is generous. She helped build a $3.75 million new producer room at Wichita State University. It provides inventors with a design room and high-tech equipment. The pair have celebrated 47 lovely years of marriage and lead a secure and private life together with their wealth of US$ 51.8 billion.
Mukesh Ambani, an Indian engineer, businessman, and chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is married to the elegant Nita Ambani. RIL is the most valuable business in India and is included in the Fortune Global 500 list. Aside from being the founder and chairman of the Reliance Foundation, Nita is also the executive director of Reliance Industries. The couple were married in 1985 and had a total net worth of $58.4 billion.
Lucinda Southworth is married to Larry Page, co-founder of Google, but is successful in her own right as well. She went to the University of Stanford, where she received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics and is now a researcher. They have been married since 2007 and donated $15 million in 2013 to fight the Ebola virus outbreak. It’s estimated that their combined net worth is around $54 billion.
Sergey Brin is the other Google co-Founder, but his marriage only lasted until 2015. His ex-wife, Anne Wojcicki, stood behind him and provided him with eight years of support. She, however, has also managed to make a name for herself. Wojcicki co-founded 23andMe, a renowned personal genomics company, where she also holds the position of CEO. The pair, when they were together, had an estimated net worth of $ 40 billion.
Meet the first husband on the list with a billionaire wife! Jean-Pierre Meyers acts as CEO of the Tethys SCA and holds a position as a board member in L’Oréal. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, his wife since 1984, is the French heritage of the L’Oréal Empire and has commented on the Bible. She is also an activist who aims to improve Jewish-Christian relations. When her mother passed away in 2017, Françoise became the wealthiest female in the world, and its present net value of 53.2 billion dollars was estimated.
Julia Flesher married David Koch, the other co-owner of Koch Industries. Since 1996, the pair have been married, but they are still madly in love. While she is currently a housewife, she once worked as Adolfo Dominguez’s assistant dress designer. She earned a degree from Central Arkansas University. With a net worth of $51.8 billion, this pair is definitely living a high life.
Connie Snyder, an American philanthropist, is a trustee at the University of Oregon, a child advocate and a co-founder of the Ballmer Group, which provides support to families struggling with poverty in America. For 29 years, she and her lucky husband, Steve Ballmer, have been together. He currently owns the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team and he used to be Microsoft’s CEO. Since 2014, Ballmer, a philanthropist, has donated over $100 million dollars to various organizations and the couple has a combined net value of $45.3 billion.
The Israeli-American philanthropist Miriam Adelson received her medical degree from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Medical School and eventually became the chief internist in the emergency room. She met her current husband, Sheldon Adelson, while she was studying drug addiction at the University of Rockefeller, and tied the knot in 1991. The pair launched the Las Vegas-based Dr Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Research Clinic. Sheldon Adelson, who established the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, is an American business magnate. The couple raised 33.5 billion dollars together.
In productions such as the 1989 Batman, the TV show The Detectives, and various theatre shows, the American model and actress Jerry Hall appeared. She was hitched to Rupert Murdoch, an Australian-born American media mogul, who established News Corporation in 2016. It is estimated that their combined net worth is around $21.3 billion and the couple are living a lavish yet quiet life away from the spotlight.
Mellody Hobson, a businesswoman, is married to the famous creator of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises, George Lucas. Hobson, a former DreamWorks Animation chairwoman, is a co-CEO of Ariel Investments. In 2013, the power couple married and are known as important figures of the New Hollywood movement in the 20th century. They have gained an amazing $6.2 billion over the span of their successful careers.