Meet the Significant Others Behind the World’s Wealthiest Public Figures!
Can you imagine living in a world where money doesn’t matter? Consider it for a moment, if you will, the ability to purchase anything you want without checking your bank account – ever. While the majority of the world will never enjoy this luxury, that doesn’t mean we can’t live vicariously through those that can! Behind every billionaire or millionaire is a partner that helped them get to where they needed to be. Instead of focusing on the famous figures we already know, we are going to explore the powerful partners that make their relationships work.
Today, we are going to take a close look at the significant others of the wealthiest public figures in the world!
William Henry Gates II is the co-founder of Microsoft as well as one of the wealthiest people on the face of the earth. Behind the $114.7 billion in Bill’s bank account is his long-lasting relationship with his partner, Melinda. Melinda and Bill have made a name together for their philanthropic efforts through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Love him or hate him, you probably use his social media platform. Mark Zuckerberg is the co-founder of Facebook and one of the most prominent tech billionaires on the planet. While Mark catches his fair share of controversies due to his work at Facebook, Priscilla keeps largely out of the spotlight.
Together, Priscilla and Mark worked together to establish the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative while donating nearly $55 billion to the initiative.
Warren Buffett may be one of the wealthiest people on the planet, but he wouldn’t be as happy today without the love of his life, Astrid Menks. Astrid was managing a French Cafe in Nebraska when she met Warren Buffett. Following the death of Warren’s first wife, Susan, the two would begin to date. They would marry in 2006 and together combine for nearly $85 billion in net worth.
Helene Mercier-Arnault would marry Bernard Jean Etienne Arnault in 1991. Bernard would make a name for himself as a billionaire art collector and businessman while working as the Chief Executive at Louis Vuitton SE.
Helene and Bernard combine to make one of the wealthiest couples in the fashion industry. Bernard would enjoy a brief moment atop the world’s wealthiest list in 2020 when he reported over $113 billion in net worth.
Behind every great businessman is an equally great partner who helped them to succeed. Miriam Adelson would meet Sheldon Adelson while she was studying at Rockefeller University in the field of drug addiction. The two would get married in 1991 before opening the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Research Clinic in Las Vegas.
Combined, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson enjoy a net worth of more than $33 billion.
Is there a couple on this list more stunning than Miranda Kerr and her husband, Evan Spiegel? We’re not sure, though we assume having a Victoria’s Secret Angel on your side has to be cheating. Outside of her high-profile relationship with Evan Spiegel, Miranda has developed a career in fashion on her own with a net worth of nearly $45 million.
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos tied the knot in 1993 and it wouldn’t take them long to become the World’s Wealthiest Couple. The coronavirus pandemic has only furthered the enormous wealth behind the creator of Amazon, but that didn’t mean Jeff would keep it all for himself.
MacKenzie and Jeff would get divorced in 2019, leaving MacKenzie with a divorce settlement north of $35 billion.
No matter which way we went with this couple, we’d have a good case for choosing the other partner. Beyonce and Jay-Z are two of the biggest stars in pop-culture. Beyonce is worth a cool $440 million thanks to her inspired career as a musician. Jay-Z has almost $1 billion to his name thanks to a variety of entrepreneurial outlets.
Anne Wojcicki is the ex-wife of Google co-founder, Sergey Brin. Of course, we’d be selling Anne short if we left her description at that. Following her divorce from Sergey, Anne would go on to establish the personal genomics business known as 23andMe. Truly an innovator within the field, Anne is worth almost $700 million by herself.
Kate Capshaw is a retired American actress who happens to be married to a pretty talented director in Steven Spielberg. The two would marry in 1991 while Spielberg was in the heart of his historic career. Worth more than $3.6 billion together, Steven and Kate would officially meet during a casting session for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Julia Flesher is the widow to David Hamilton Koch, an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political activist. Koch is most well-known for his work developing Koch Industries into one of the largest companies in the entirety of the United States. Julia is currently retired though she once worked for Adolfo Dominguez, a famous dress designer.
No matter if they are in Canada or back home with the Royal Family, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are a perfect picture of nobility and royalty. The Duchess of Sussex is a retired actress and blogger who caused quite the stir when she won the heart of Prince Harry in 2018.
Together, Prince Harry and Meghan have one child together, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Jerry Hall is an actress who has appeared in projects like Batman and The Detectives as well as a variety of theatrical shows. Hall would meet and eventually marry Rupert Murdoch, an Australian-born media mogul from America. Together they would cultivate a powerful global news corporation with significant political and pop-culture power.
Jerry and Rupert are worth close to $21 billion combined.
You can’t go more than five seconds without seeing President Donald J. Trump or the First Lady Melanie Trump, at least if you live in America. Melania and Donald would get married after Melania spent time working as a model. The two would marry in 2005 after Melania agreed to sign a prenup agreement.
Together, the Trumps are allegedly worth close to $3 billion.
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld probably have the funniest dinner conversations, don’t you think? No matter where you stand on Seinfeld’s observational humor, Jessica and Jerry have worked together to create the GOOD+ Foundation to give back to struggling families throughout New York City. Before marrying Jerry, Jessica worked in public relations for Tommy Hilfiger.
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel have competition for the most beautiful millionaire couple! Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney shocked tabloids everywhere when they officially got married in 2014. Clooney is one of Hollywood’s most enduring superstars and he had once considered himself a career bachelor. Apparently, that changed when George met Amal. Perhaps he was blown away by her work as a professor and lawyer?
In a galaxy not so long ago and not so far away, Mellody Hobson would marry George Lucas. George doesn’t need any introduction as his work with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises speaks for itself. For her part, Hobson is co-CEO at Ariel Investments and together with George, they have earned more than $6 billion.
If you ever find yourself on Reddit, just know that the co-founder of the company has married into tennis royalty. Alexis Ohanian is an entrepreneur as well as the co-founder of the ‘front page of the internet’, Reddit.
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