Meet The Stunning Wives Who Stand Beside the World’s Richest Men!
Behind every powerful man is an equally powerful partner. On today’s journey, we are going to take you up the marble staircase for a tour of the world’s richest men — and the powerful wives that stand beside them. We aren’t talking about your regular run-of-the-mill ‘rich’, either! With over 2,000 billionaires on the planet today, we have a stable of people to choose from!
Keep on reading to meet 18 stunning wives of the world’s wealthiest men!
Elle MacPherson (Husband – Jeffrey Soffer)
Let’s jump right into the piles of gold by highlighting the relationship between Joffrey Soffer, a billionaire real estate investor, and Elle MacPherson. MacPherson is a retired model with show-stopping good looks. With her husband happy to stay in the shadows, MacPherson has become the famous face in their billion-dollar relationship. Life is looking pretty good for this couple!
Just wait until you get a good look at this next tech billionaire power couple!
Lucinda Southworth (Husband – Larry Page)
Meet Lucinda Southworth and Larry Page. Page is the man behind everything that you do on the internet, kind of. Larry Page invented Google and by 2007, the tech guru was set for the entirety of his life. Southworth is a Ph.D. Weilding Stamford graduate who studied in the field of Biomedical Informatics. Nowadays, Lucinda works with the Carl Victor Page Memorial Foundation.
Nikita Kahn (Husband – Larry Ellison)
Nikita Kahn is the wife of Larry Ellison, founder of The Oracle Corporation. With an estimated family worth north of $50bn, it is easy to see why this couple made our list. Kahn herself is largely known for her work in the philanthropic field, raising millions of dollars for the California Wildlife Center.
Priscilla Chan (Husband – Mark Zuckerberg)
We can’t begin to discuss the world’s leading billionaires without including Mark Zuckerberg. While Mark has gotten plenty of attention via his work with Facebook and the sorta-real retelling of his life story in The Social Network, Priscilla has endured far less scrutiny. Mark and Priscilla have been married since 2012 with Priscilla managing the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Charity.
While Priscilla Chan helped foster her husband’s charity endeavors, wait til you see how this next couple worked!
Kate Greer (Husband – Peter Fenton)
Are you ready for a little bit of Silicon Valley dramatics? Kate Greer and Peter Fenton make our list as one of the wealthiest tech couples in the industry. Fenton made his name as an investor in Twitter while Kate Greer rose to the public spotlight for dating Twitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey! Outside of her relationship with handsome tech billionaires, Greer has her own successful popcorn company titled Cheerie Lan.
Miranda Kerr (Husband – Evan Spiegel)
Miranda Kerr is the rare billionaire spouse that manages to grab the bigger headlines than her significant other. Kerr is married to Evan Spiegal, a tech-valley billionaire behind the development of Snapchat. Miranda Kerr is one of the most famous and popular models in Victoria’s Secret history.
Outside of Evan’s massive fortune, Miranda brought $45 million of her own to the relationship.
Melinda Gates (Husband – Bill Gates)
Melinda and Bill Gates have been together longer than personal computers and the internet has existed. Back when Bill was just some nerd working in his mom’s garage, Melinda saw someone she could spend the rest of her life with. The happy couple has been together since 1994 and now they are two fo the richest people on earth. Melinda and Bill work together almost exclusively on philanthropic endeavors.
Currently, Bill and Melinda Gates are putting billions toward helping to fund a COVID-19 vaccination.
Salma Hayek (Husband – Francois-Henri Pinault)
Many couples on this list did not have fame prior to their wealth, though that isn’t the case here. Salma Hayek was one of the biggest names in Hollywood when she fell for Francois-Henri Pinault. Francois owns a little company named Kering which houses Gucci and YSL as their brands.
Kate Capshaw (Husband – Steven Spielberg)
Steven Spielberg is the director who completely changed Hollywood. Kate Capshaw was the woman who quietly helped Steven Spielberg accomplish all of his dreams. Kate has been a rock in Steven’s life the two tied the knot in 1992. Kate largely keeps out of the spotlight, though a cameo in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is certainly worth keeping an eye open for!
Laurene Powell Jobs (Widow of Steve Jobs)
When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, very few people were equipped to process the massive event. Laurene Powell Jobs was perhaps the least prepared of all to process her husband’s death, having been married for more than two decades. Laurene and Steve met while at Stanford Business School where they fostered a relationship built on technology and humanitarian work.
Alison Pincus (Husband – Mark Pincus)
Long before Alison had married Mark Pincus, she had earned her own place in the business world as the owner of One King’ Lane, a furnishings website for luxury goods. Alison would earn $440 million of her own long before marrying Mark. Mark is the man behind Zynga Inc and Mr. Pincus has a 1.1bn net worth of his own.
Tamiko Bolton (Husband – George Soros)
Tamiko Bolton and George Soros may make an odd pair, but it isn’t due to their wealth disparity! Bolton and Soros have a forty-year difference in their lifespans, though the couple has been together for almost a decade already. George Soros is a billionaire who uses his status and wealth to engineer change through the Open Society Foundation. Depending on which side of the political spectrum you fall on, Soros is either a Saint or a Boogeyman.
MacKenzie Bezos (Ex-Husband – Jeff Bezos)
While MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos are no longer married, they certainly won’t ever forget one another. MacKenzie and Jeff were together for decades as the couple worked in concert to launch Amazon. Married from 1993 until 2019, MacKenzie would walk away with nearly $35 billion during her divorce settlement. Yeah, that’s the largest divorce settlement of all time — and it’s not even close.
Bethenny Frankel (Husband – Paul Bernon)
Bethenny Frankel is another rare exception where a billionaire’s partner is more famous than they are! Bethenny Frankel rose to fame as a member of The Real Housewives of New York, a reality television series/documentary covering the rich and wealthy couples of New York. Paul Bernon owns his own film production company while balancing a career in real estate.
Jerry Hall (Husband – Rupert Murdoch)
Jerry Hall is the wife of Rupert Murdoch, one of the most influential figures in the world. Rupert Murdoch owns the famous FOX network as well as an array of powerful conservative newspapers. Not much is known about Jerry Hall, though we do know that she dated Mick Jagger. Depending on how your political beliefs align, Rupert Murdoch is either a hero or one of the biggest propagandists in the world.
Jami Gertz (Husband – Antony Ressler)
If you had eyeballs and a television set in the 1980s, you know who Jami Gertz is. Star actress in The Lost Boys, Gertz would make a name for herself long before marrying billionaire Antony Ressler. Ressler has cemented his net worth in the $40bn range thanks to his work with a private equity group. Notable investments for Ressler include his majority stake in the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.
Joan Branson (Husband – Richard Branson)
Joan and Richard Branson have been two of the more outspoken billionaires when it comes to pop culture saturation. Richard Branson is the ultra-marketable billionaire founder of Virgin Group while Joan is his happy wife. The two reportedly met in an antique store.
Susan Dell (Husband – Michael Dell)
Rounding out our list is Susan Dell, wife to the founder of Dell Computers, Michael Dell. While not nearly as famous as many other couples on our list, Susan Dell spends plenty of time working with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Susan has focused on supporting healthcare innovation and ease-of-access for education in the poorest sections of the world.