Therefore, it should come as no surprise that many of the wealthiest men in the world are married women who are the epitome of a full package. In addition to their good looks, many of these women also have successful careers to boot. You really can have it all! Here’s a look at the women beside some of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful men.
As Viacom jets flight attendant, it's believed that Malia Andelin caught the eye of Sumner Redstone while on the job. Other than private jets (that's plural, mind you), Redstone is a prolific businessman who happens to own the National Amusements group. It is the parent company of most major television networks, including Viacom, MTV Networks, BET, CBS Corporation, and Paramount Pictures.
Andelin was in her twenties when the two met, while her husband, Sumner, was 89. Their relationship came to an unfortunate end in August 2020 when Redstone passed away at 97 years old. She now manages his philanthropic fortune.
Erica Baxter Packer
Erica Baxter Packer is the second wife of one of the wealthiest men in Australia — businessman and investor James Packer. This fellow Aussie is a model and singer, releasing her first single ("Dreams") in 2001. This was also the year when year she started dating the billionaire.
The two married in 2007 and have three children together. Unfortunately, Erica and James went their separate ways after being married for just six years. She has since started dating Cuban artist Enrique Martinez Celaya, who, just like Baxter, also has children from a previous marriage, and the two are now happily engaged.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Laurene Powell Jobs was once married to the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. They met in 1989 when he came to speak at Stanford Business School and they did not leave each other's side until his unfortunate death in 2011. He was unarguably one of the greatest technological minds from the last century, but certainly not the only successful person in the marriage.
Laurene founded Emerson Collective, a company that clamors for immigration, education, and environmental reforms. Passionate about education, she is also involved with foundations that assist students without access to the funds or financial aid to attend college.
Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova
Russian socialite and fashion mogul Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova was once married to the Russian billionaire tycoon Roman Abramovich — founder of the IRIS Foundation, a group that significantly promotes contemporary culture. The two were married for nine years, during which they had two children.
Dasha and Abramovich called it quits in 2018, but don't you be sad for them. They are doing just fine. With her passion for art, Zhukova has a career of her own as a philanthropist and as an art collector, and she has since married another billionaire — Stavros Niarchos II, with whom she now has a son.
Billionaire tycoon, Rupert Murdoch, made his wealth working in media after founding News Corp, leaving him with a net worth of $18 billion. His wealth placed him on the top of the charts of the richest people in the world by the time he was 77.
Now well into his 80s, Murdoch married Mick Jagger's ex, Jerry Hall, at the beginning of 2016. Hall is a well-established model and actress, although she hasn't been performing much lately. The two were strong for a while but ultimately went their separate ways in 2022. As far as we found, they are reportedly both single nowadays.
Claire Elise Boucher
Claire Elise Boucher is also known professionally as Grimes. She is a Canadian singer and musician, but if you're less into avant-garde music and more into tech, you might know her as the better half of technology entrepreneur Elon Musk.
The two have been in a fluid relationship since 2018. On January 8, 2020, Boucher announced that she was pregnant with her and Musk's first child together. Claire Boucher gave birth to their son in May 2020 and gave him the controversial name X Æ A-Xii. In 2021, the couple welcomed a daughter named Exa Dark Sideræl via surrogate and called it quits shortly thereafter.
Kristy Hinze is married to Silicon Graphics and Netscape founder Jim Clark, but there is more to her than this marriage. She is an actress, model, and television host. She has appeared on the front pages of Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated magazines.
As is usually the case when a couple gets together in spite of a significant age gap, their relationship has sparked controversy due to the 36-year age difference between them. However, they have been married since 2009, shutting everyone down, so they probably know what they're doing. They are now happy parents of two daughters — Dylan Vivienne and Harper.
Priscilla Chan is the kind of woman anyone would love to introduce to their parents. The only one who got to put a ring on her, however, is Facebook's co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Chan is not only a pediatrician but also a philanthropist.
Most of the time, when one part of the relationship has that title, they are considered the more successful half, but Zuckerberg is the more famous one in this case. Alongside her billionaire husband, she founded a political action and philanthropic organization called the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, which focuses on health and education. The two have two daughters — Maxima and August.
Kirsty Roper Bertarelli
Kristy Roper Bertarelli is the former Miss United Kingdom, winning back in 1998, but apart from her undeniable good looks she has lots of other talents. She's also a successful singer, model, and songwriter, so basically, there is very little she can't do. Bertarelli co-wrote "Black Coffee," a popular song released in 1988 by the group All Saints.
Her husband, Ernesto Bertarelli, is a businessman born in Switzerland who inherited a large biotech firm, Serono. They resided in Switzerland with their three kids for many years but ultimately divorced in 2021. Neither of the two have since remarried, but who knows what the future holds?
Google's co-founder, Larry Page, is one of the wealthiest individuals in the world today. In 2007, he tied the knot with his lady love, Lucy Southworth, who has quite the brains herself. They have two children together. While she is quite the looker, her career of choice is not in the public eye.
Though she does have a sister who models — Carrie Southworth. Rather than a career as a model, actress, or TV host, her life trajectory is more academic. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Oxford University. Lucy also holds a Ph.D. in biomedical informatics.
Salma Hayek got her start as a Mexican model and actress. She burst onto the scene in Hollywood with roles in "Desperado," "Wild West," and "Dogma and Wild." Hayek also earned an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in "Ugly Betty."
In 2009, after a two-year engagement period and having a child together, she tied the knot with the billionaire businessman François-Henri Pinault in Paris. He works with luxury retail empires that have created brands like Puma, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent. While this is Hayek's first marriage, Pinault had been married before and has also been involved with model Linda Evangelista.
Flavia Sampaio is the founder of Institute Consciousness, an NGO that was started to assist children. Additionally, she is a tax and environmental lawyer who is a member of the Sampaio, Morrison, and Boquimpani Advogados Associados. Get a load of the brain on this woman! What a powerhouse!
Her partner, Eike Batista, is quite a powerhouse as well. He was the wealthiest man in Brazil, and as the chairman of the EBX Group, he made and then later lost his money in the mining, oil, and gas industries. The two never officially married, but they do have a son together.
In case you haven't had a chance to look at a fashion magazine in the past couple of decades, let us introduce you to the beauty that is Miranda Kerr. Australian model Miranda Kerr made history as the first Victoria's Secret Angel from the land Down Under. She owns KORA Organics, a brand of skincare products.
Snagging the best men in the world, Kerr was married to Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom for three years. Now, however, she is married to Evar Spiegel, Snapchat's CEO and co-founder. The two tied the knot in 2017 and welcomed their third child in 2019.
If you are not especially interested in cricket or in the general happenings of southeast Asia, you probably don't know this couple, but let us remedy that. Wife to one of the richest men in India, Nita Ambani is the co-owner of a cricket team in India, the Mumbai Indians. Additionally, she is the chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, one of the best schools in India.
Her husband, Mukesh Ambani, is a multi-billionaire who made his wealth in the petroleum industry. The two met when she was a mere schoolteacher and have been married since 1985. They have three children who will be lucky enough to inherit the family fortune.
A doctorate holder, Anne Wojcicki was previously married to Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin. Sadly, however, things did not work out, and they divorced in 2015 after eight years of marriage and having two children. Regardless of her former connection to the Google empire, it seems that Wojcicki is quite successful in her own right.
She is a biologist by profession, and a biotech analyst, earning her degrees from Stanford University and Yale University. While you may not have heard of her personally, you probably know the company she started — Anne is the CEO and co-founder of the firm 23andMe.
Kate Greer is a designer by profession and a co-Founder of Cheerie Lane, a homegrown popcorn company. She sounds like a lot of fun! Kate began dating Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of the social media company Twitter, in 2010. The two had a very on-again-off-again relationship and never married.
Jack is also the founder of the tech company Square. The pair walked the red carpet of every tech event possible since 2013, but are no longer together. It seems that Dorsey is single, for the time being, and that Greer has since moved on and even had a baby.
Irina Viner is famous for being one of the best gymnastics coaches in the world. In 2015, Irina was awarded the Olympic Order for the part she played in global sports. In Russia, she leads the training department of the country's rhythmic gymnastics team. She must be one tough lady. At least as tough as her husband!
Viner is married to Alisher Usmanov, one of the richest men in Russia. The two met as young athletes in Tashkent when she did gymnastics, and he practiced fencing. They grew apart and found their way back to each other years later in Moscow. How romantic!
Queen Noor of Jordan
Queen Noor of Jordan, born Lisa Najeeb Halaby, married the late King of Jordan, King Hussein in 1978. They were married for 21 years before he died in 1999. However, she was quite the noblewoman before the two even met. Born in the United States to a Navy pilot and an airline executive, her family is well-established financially.
Years after her husband's passing, she is still going strong. Not only is she an ambassador to the UN and the Queen of Jordan, but she is also an author. She has published two books explaining the history of her family's wealth.
Stephanie Seymour is a former actress and supermodel who appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated and Vogue magazines. She's had a tumultuous life peppered with names of rich and famous men such as John Casablancas (head of Elite Models) and musician Axl Rose. She has even performed in two Guns N' Roses music videos — "November Rain" and "Don't Cry."
The man who ultimately won her hand is the billionaire, art collector, and real estate magnate Peter Brant. In 2009, after being married for almost 14 years, Seymour filed for divorce from Brant, but love eventually won — the two patched things up the following year, and now they are better than ever.
Married to former president Donald Trump, Melania Trump is a prosperous businesswoman as well as a former model. As you might already know, she was quite successful even before meeting her current husband. She owns a skincare line as well as a jewelry and watch collection that was often featured on QVC.
However, when her husband became president, her own business career took a step back. According to a White House Spokesperson, once her husband stepped into his White House position, her companies became inactive because she did not want to use her new status as a First Lady for profit.
Eloise is an actress and model from the United States; Eloise Broady is married to John Paul DeJoria. While you might not know DeJoria's name or face, you know you can thank him if you like to enjoy the occasional quality tequila or if you deal with hair care. DeJoria is the co-founder of the Patrón Spirits Company as well as the Paul Mitchell line of hair products.
This former Playboy Playmate has been married to the billionaire and philanthropist since 1993. Now the two invest in numerous charitable causes like Help Clifford Help Kids, The Austin Recovery Center, Helping Hands, The Austin Children's Shelter, and more.
Andrea Hissom is married to Steve Wynn — an art collector, casino mogul, and the CEO of Wynn Resorts with a net worth of over $3.1 billion. Not too shabby! Wynn had previously been married twice — to the same woman — Elaine Farrell Pascal, but he divorced her to get married to Hissom. Both partners have children from their respective previous relationships.
Their wedding was a star-studded event where Clint Eastwood was his best man. Other celebs in attendance included Donald Trump and Celine Dion, who stayed at the luxurious Wynn Casino. That must have been quite the party!
Nikita Kahn is an actress from Ukraine. You might know her thanks to her role in the movie "Catch 44," where she acted alongside Nikki Reed and Bruce Willis. Other than acting, Kahn does quite a bit of modeling too. She is currently dating Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle Corporation and one of the world's wealthiest men.
Ellison has been married four times. The longest one lasted seven years, and the shortest lasted no more than a year. With four failed marriages under his belt, it's unlikely the two will ever walk down the aisle. But hey, if it works for them, it works for us.
Belgian model Jade Foret is married to French billionaire Arnaud Lagardère who made his money as the General and Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA of the Lagardère Group. Prior to being married, Foret had a relationship with soccer player Émile Mpenza, which ended abruptly in 2009.
She moved to New York to continue her work as a model when she met Lagardère. After three years of dating, the two finally got hitched. They got married in Paris in May of 2013, and she has been towering over him ever since. The couple currently has three kids — two daughters and a son.
Despite their 46-year age gap, Fabiana Flosi has a successful marriage to Bernie Ecclestone, multi-billionaire and CEO of the Formula One Group. The two were probably able to bond over their shared interest in cars as Fabiana is the VP of marketing of the Brazilian Grand Prix. Flosi was born and raised in Brazil and is also known for her high taste in fashion.
The two had their first son, Alexander Charles Ecclestone, in 2020, when Bernie was 90 years old. It is Flosi's first and Ecclestone's fourth. In fact, his previous children have already produced their own lineage, making him a great-grandfather of five.
Supermodel and mother of two, Claudia Barilla is arguably the most humble wife on the list. She is married to Canadian poker player and billionaire businessman Guy Laliberte, but his most famous endeavor is probably co-founding Cirque du Soleil.
Barilla is famously known for living quite modestly for a woman of her stature. She has been seen wearing brands like Converse despite all the wealth ascribed to her name. She directs a foundation that helps youths at risk called the One Drop Foundation. While the two have been together for many years now, they have not yet made things official.
Businesswoman Nicole Schuetz is the CEO and founder of Sutro Energy Group, an organization that helps advance investment in clean energy technologies and projects. So yeah, she is a badass woman who is doing more to save the planet than most of us do, and yet, we know her husband's work better than we know hers.
She is married to Instagram co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Kevin Systrom. The two met at Stanford University, where their brains were probably treasured like precious gems, and hit it off quite nicely. After a two-year engagement period, the pair got married in 2016. They now have a daughter together.
Princess Ameerah is a Silatech Board of Trustees member. She is now a philanthropist and Vice-chairperson of the Al-Waleed bin Talal Foundation. She is mostly known as the former wife of the Saudi Prince, Al-Waleed bin Talal. Unfortunately, the marriage lasted just five years and the two divorced in 2013.
This means that technically she is no longer a princess. However, this kind of woman does not stay on the market for long. In 2018, she married Khalifa bin Butti al Muhairi, an Emirati billionaire who took her as his second wife. The two have a son together, named Zayed.
Susan Dell is married to the founder and CEO of Dell Computers, Michael Dell. Dell Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of computers on Earth. These lovebirds got married in 1989 and produced four children, all of whom live in Austin, Texas.
While the couple enjoys any and all comforts money can buy, they are also devoted to sharing their wealth with causes close to their heart. Together they own the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, of which she is the vice president. This group supports underprivileged children around the world by granting access to healthcare and standard education.
Alison Gleb Pincus is the former wife of the co-founder of Zynga Inc. and Farmville developer Mark Pincus. If you have ever had the pleasure of running a make-believe online farm, you have this man to thank. Apparently, Gleb is a businesswoman in her own right.
She is the co-founder of One Kings Lane, a home décor website and firm that offers luxurious furnishings to its ten million+ clients. In fact, the company was sold to housewares giant Bed, Bath & Beyond so now her products probably reach even more people. The two married in 2008 and have three kids together. However, the couple parted ways in 2017.
Former Miss Ukraine Universe Oleksandra Nikolayenko Ruffin is a Ukrainian model married to billionaire investor Phil Ruffin. She is a model and a pageant queen with many titles to her name, but her husband stays out of the public eye when he can.
Ruffin is known to be media-shy but has amassed wealth largely from the oil and gas industries, casinos, real estate, and greyhound racing tracks. Despite the enormous age gap between them (they were introduced to each other by Donald Trump when she was 27 years old and he was 72), the two married in 2008 and have two children together.
Mackenzie Bezos is a best-selling author and writer of "The Testing of Luther Albright," which earned her a National Book Award. She was married to the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin from 1993 to 2019, Jeff Bezos, also known as one of the richest men in the world.
Her divorce settlement made her the third wealthiest woman in the world at the time and also placed her amongst the wealthiest individuals in April 2019. It was revealed by Forbes in June 2020 that her divorce settlement totaled $38 billion! She has since found a second husband whom she divorced as well after two years.
News anchor Lauren Sanchez is Jeff Bezos' partner since 2019, and rumor has it their relationship is far from pleasant — filled with rumors about texting and about involvement with people outside of the relationship. Some sources claim these issues have only brought them closer to each other, but only time will tell.
Both partners have children from previous relationships but none together. Bezos' split from ex-wife Mackenzie Bezos was the most expensive divorce in world history, and it cost Jeff a significant fraction of his net worth, but he still remains one of the richest men in the world.
George Soros was declared a legend in the hedge fund world when he placed a bet against the British pound and was nicknamed "The Man Who Broke The Bank Of England." It is alleged that Soros met Tamika Bolton at a dinner party around 2008, but they only got married in 2013.
With Bolton's MBA and her dietary supplement company, she could get any man she wants, but she chose a man nearly 40 years her senior. This age gap and a legal issue between Soros and a former partner of his have sent lots of criticism their way. However, the love between the two seems to be growing stronger than ever.
Any fans of reality TV will know the face of the famous Julie Chen, the host of "Big Brother." Julie Chen and Leslie Moonves had a romantic relationship back in 2003 while he was still married to someone else. As CEO and chairman of CBS, Moonves met young Chen there while she was working as a reporter on "The Daily Show."
He married Chen 13 days after he was granted an early divorce settlement. Lately, allegations levied against him may have reduced his net worth, but his marriage to Chen is still intact, and they even have a son together.
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane is listed as one of the top 100 most powerful women in the world by both Forbes and Time Magazine, and for a good reason. Not only is she a longtime fashion icon and the creator of the wrap dress, but Diane von Furstenberg was once a princess of Germany.
Her husband, Barry Diller, is the founder of the popular Fox Broadcasting Company. He is also the chairman and a senior executive of both IAC Inc and Expedia Inc. Von Furstenberg's husband is worth over $4.3 billion, but she is also a billionaire in her own right, with a net worth of $1.2 dollars.
Princess Charlene of Monaco
Married to Prince Albert II, the Prince of Monaco, Princess Charlene Wittstock is a former Olympic swimmer. She met her husband years back in 2001, but their relationship was kept away from the media until 2006. It was probably for the best — such high-profile people would want to keep their privacy whenever they can.
The couple tied the knot in 2011, although it was rumored that the soon-to-be Princess of Monaco had cold feet before the wedding. However, these claims were heavily denied by the royal family. The Prince of Monaco is estimated to be worth over a billion dollars, making him one of the richest royals in the world.
The Gates family is, without a doubt, one of the most famous families on earth. Melinda Gates is married to Bill Gates, one of the richest men in the world. Shortly after graduating from college, she started working at Microsoft, a company owned by her soon-to-be husband. She started dating her boss just a few months later.
The pair got married in 1994 in Hawaii and had three children over the years. The couple was also known to be heavily engaged in philanthropic work through their Bill and Melinda Foundation, which has donated billions of dollars to research and charitable projects all around the world. Unfortunately, they called it quits in 2021.
Ricky Anne Loew-Beer
Ricky Anne Loew-Beer, also known as Ricky Lauren, met her husband, Ralph Lauren when she worked as a receptionist in a doctor's office. It took them just six months to solidify their relationship, getting married in 1964. This all happened years before Ralph's name became a successful brand, so the two have truly seen each other grow.
Together, they have spent more than five decades building a family, having three well-brought-up children. Two of their children have become entrepreneurs in their respective fields. Although fashion mogul Ralph stepped down as the CEO of Ralph Lauren Corporation in 2015, he is still rated to be worth nearly $6 billion.
Kate Capshaw, also known as Kathleen Sue Spielberg, married Hollywood director Steven Spielberg in 1991. They met during the filming of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" back in 1984 — a film in which Capshaw played Willie Scott, an American nightclub singer. Well, this role truly changed her life.
The pair instantly connected. They dated for six years, and in 1991, Spielberg and Capshaw got married. Capshaw's work in the movie industry and her marriage have made her one of the biggest names in Hollywood. This is the second marriage for both partners and it looks like neither of them is planning on a third.
Belarussian supermodel Yekaterina Domankova is famous for her modeling work for Victoria's Secret and now she is also famous for her social media presence. She used to be married to Anton Zingarevich — a Russian businessman who married her a year after they first met. Sadly, however, the two are no longer together, having divorced in 2014.
Anton was once the owner of the Reading Football Club, which plays soccer in the English Championship. He has since left the club and left the UK altogether and moved to the United States following legal issues with the Russian authorities. Yekaterina and Anton have one child together.
Penny Knight met her husband, Phil Knight, years ago before he was a bigshot businessman when he was still a lecturer at Portland State University. One might even call these two college sweethearts! In 1968, Penny married the love of her life, Phil.
Now popularly known as "Shoe Dog," Phil is the billionaire founder of the famous sports brand, Nike. With an estimated net worth of over $30 billion, he is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. The couple has had three children, but sadly, one of their sons passed away in 2004 in a scuba diving accident.
Hope Dworaczyk rose to fame by appearing in Playboy and earning the title of "Playmate of the Month" in April 2009. She later became Playmate of the Year in 2010 and has also tried her hand at acting and reality TV. You might even remember her from her participation in "Celebrity Apprentice."
Dworaczyk married Robert F. Smith in 2015, a successful investor and businessman. He is said to be worth over $8 billion as of 2023. He and Dworaczyk have four children (two sons and twin daughters) who need to share his wealth with his three additional kids from previous relationships.
Julia Flesher married David Koch, who was fortunate enough to inherit his wealth from his parents, who started the mega-corporation, Koch Industries. With his brother, Koch has since grown his share of the wealth through various business ventures encompassing any possible field under the sun.
Their fortune has grown to more than $50 billion, making them both the richest people in their family. The couple got married in 1996 and had three vibrant children together. Sadly, David Koch passed away from prostate cancer in 2019 at the age of 79. At the time of his death, he was the 11th-richest person in the world.
After his divorce from his ex-wife in 1986, Amancio Ortega got married to his current wife, Flora Pérez. Ortega co-founded Inditex with his ex-wife. This retail brand is the parent company of fashion giant Zara. Since his second marriage in 2001, the couple has been known to be living a very private life.
This has led to there being very few pictures of the two, either together or individually. Ortega, who has a net worth of over $70 billion, is one of the wealthiest men in the world. That being said, they live modestly, and he usually sticks to generic (non-Zara) dark blazers and no ties.
Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe
Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe is married to Patrice Motsepe, a famous shareholder in the South African mining industry. The pair met when he was practicing law, and she was practicing medicine. Every parent's dream! They got married in 1989 and have been together ever since. They have three children together.
Moloi-Motsepe is the head of many charitable organizations and her firm is known to have organized the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in South African cities like Soweto and Cape Town. With a combined net worth of over $2.1 billion, their family is one of the most famous and wealthiest in South Africa.
Helene Mercier-Arnault is a French-Canadian classical pianist that has been nominated for and won several musical awards. Her husband is French billionaire Bernard Arnault, the owner of LVMH company which is home to luxury brands such as Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, and many more.
With an estimated net worth of over $110 billion, Arnault is one of the richest men in the world. The two married in 1991 after Arnault broke off his previous marriage, from which he had two children. In addition to building a considerable amount of their net worth together, the couple also has a fruitful marriage with three children.
Andrey Melnichenko is a Russian billionaire, business owner, philanthropist, and social investor. His $14.7 billion personal net worth makes him one of the richest men in Russia. His wife, Aleksandra Melnichenko, is a former singer and model from Serbia who is also very passionate about various causes such as children's education and the arts.
The pair met in the South of France back in 2003 and got married two years later. In what sounds like every person's wildest dream wedding, it's alleged that Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston performed at their wedding, which was on the Cote D'Azur. Aleksandra and Andrey Melnichenko have two children together.
Many people know Padma thanks to her appearance on the show "Top Chef" as a host, but she has many other talents: she's also the author of many bestselling cookery books, an actress, and a model. She has an established net worth of $40 million, but dating a billionaire probably couldn't hurt.
In fact, Lakshmi's dating history includes a couple of other high-profile men. She started dating billionaire Theodore J. Forstmann a few years after divorcing her first husband, famous novelist Salman Rushdie. She also has a daughter with tech mogul Adam Dell. Lakshmi and Fortsmann had two years together before he passed away from brain cancer in 2011.
Known to many as "The Body", Elle Macpherson is a popular TV host, actress, and model from Australia. She was once married to billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, heir to Donald Soffer, who is credited with turning Florida swamplands into the beautiful and exciting location now known as Aventura.
Macpherson started dating Soffer in 2009, but the two soon fell out of love and broke up in March of 2012. However, they got back together in November 2012 and then tied the knot in the middle of 2013. Unfortunately, marrying each other didn't fix their issues, and they have since gotten divorced.
There is very little known about Paola Rossi apart from her marriage to Giovanni Ferrero, an Italian businessman. After the unfortunate passing of his elder brother Pietro Ferrero in 2011, he took over the family confectionery company — Ferrero. The company specializes in chocolate and confectionery products.
It is the second-biggest chocolate manufacturer and confectionery company in the world. They produce popular chocolate brands like Nutella, Raffaello, Kinder Surprise, and many others. You have them to thank whenever you are spreading chocolate on your pancake or getting a surprise snack for your kid. Rossi and her husband have two sons together.
Connie Snyder is married to billionaire Steve Ballmer. His name is not as big as some Hollywood stars, but his bank account surely is. The man is an LA Clippers owner and the former CEO of Microsoft. Snyder is an American philanthropist. She is the co-founder of the Ballmer Group, an organization whose sole aim is to support poverty-stricken families in the United States.
While her husband is estimated to be worth over $70 billion, Snyder herself is worth around $2 million. Connie has been an employee of Microsoft and other popular technology companies, where she made a name for herself in their marketing and public relations departments.
Lily Safra is a billionaire, philanthropist, and socialite of Brazilian-Monégasque descent. She has been married to four different men, but we're here for the latest one — Edmond Safra, an affluent Lebanese Jewish banker. Edmond is famously known for starting the Republic National Bank of New York.
The two first met when he helped her secure legal control over the estate of her late second husband. In 1976, despite the fact that his family opposed their relationship, Edmond married Lily. They were married until 1999 when he tragically died in a fire. Lily passed away in 2022 and held an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion.
Melanie studied anthropology at Oberlin College and archaeology in Egypt but ended up not pursuing a career in either of the fields. Since 1998, Melanie has written and published three books: "A Hard-Hearted Man", "Man Trouble", and "Trust Me". We wonder if any of these were written about her now-ex-husband. The timeline could work for at least one of them!
Melanie was married to Larry Ellison for seven years, and both of them serve on the board of the Ellison Medical Foundation, which aids Alzheimer's research. Interestingly, their wedding photographer was none other than Steve Jobs! Sadly, however, the couple divorced in 2010.
Anne Dias Griffin
Anne is a Harvard MBA who also founded Aragon Global Management. This French-American boss lady has some causes that are near and dear to her heart and she does quite a lot to support them. Most famously, she is a supporter of the arts, serving as a trustee of New York's Whitney Museum and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
In 2003, Anne married hedge fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin, and the pair had three children together. In 2006, she and her husband donated $19 million to the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015, the two got divorced and neither has remarried since.
Kathy Hilton is an American socialite and actress who expanded her career ventures to fashion design (with her party dress line sold in stores such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus) and philanthropy. At the age of 15, she met the famous Richard Hilton.
Hilton is an American businessman and founder of the successful firm Hilton & Hyland, specializing in upscale homes in Beverly Hills, Malibu, Hollywood Hills, and more. The couple has four children, including the well-known Paris Hilton, who made her claim to fame in the popular early 2000s reality show "The Simple Life" with Nicole Richie.
Janet Hill is the fourth wife of the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak. Yup, the man had been busy before meeting Hill. And some of his past relationships had a high profile too. Hill and Wozniak met while Hill worked at Apple in Strategic Education Solutions and as Sr. Manager in Education Marketing.
Just like in the best love stories out there, the two were long-time friends before tying the knot in August 2008. The couple is still happily married and lives together in Los Gatos, California. Wozniak is reported to have a net worth of $100 million as of 2017.
Wendy Deng met well-known Australian media tycoon Rupert Murdoch not long after graduating with an MBA from Yale University. The Chinese-born entrepreneur was working in Hong Kong as vice president of Star TV, a company that Murdoch had purchased. This is how the two first met and began their relationship.
The couple married in 1999, making Deng Murdoch’s third wife. Throughout her career, Deng has worked in a wide variety of fields such as TV, a MySpace advisor, a Chinese internet investor, and film production. Unfortunately, the couple filed for divorce in 2013. Deng didn't remarry but Murdoch went on to marry (and eventually divorce) Jerry Hall.
Usha Mittal holds her own against her husband Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel company. The two have been going strong since the young age of 21, and Usha has even been given the responsibility of running ArcelorMittal in the managing board’s absence, having had 15 years of experience running a steel plant in Indonesia.
Though impressive as that may be, her biggest contribution is becoming the namesake of the Usha Mittal Institute of Technology. The well-renowned institution is a large promotor of education for women throughout India. This is a woman of principles who sticks up for what she believes in.
You might not be familiar with this woman if you aren't a fan of the Indian film industry, but it sounds like you should be. Tina Munim, a former Bollywood actress, made her claim to fame in the movie "Des Pardes" ("At Home and Abroad"), which was released in 1978. She is married to businessman Anil Ambani, once ranked the sixth richest man in the world.
Though Munim has left the Bollywood scene after acting in over 30 films, she still has her hand in the arts as an acting member of the Harmony and Art Foundation. She also sits on the board of the Mumbai-based Koklilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital as a chairperson. Munim and Ambani have two sons.
Daughter of former White House Chief of Staff Sam Skinner, under the George H.W. Bush administration, Jane began her career, unsurprisingly, as a political correspondent. The Northwestern University graduate continued her career in Newscasting, ultimately settling as the anchor for the 2 pm ET edition of "Fox News Live."
However, she is not active in the field nowadays. In 2010, Skinner announced her retirement from the anchor position to devote more time to family. Skinner has been married to businessman and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell since 1997, and the two are raising their sweet twin daughters in Westchester, New York.
Latvian-born Astrid Menks, the second wife to the well-known investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett, has quite a story with the wealthy businessman. The two met while Menks worked as a waitress at a nearby cafe. Buffett frequented the cafe with his former wife Susie, who would often perform there as a singer.
Menks and Buffet then began a 40-year relationship to the full knowledge of Buffett’s wife Susie, who would even be seen out with Menks herself on various occasions. Apparently, Susie and Warren had been living apart for a while. Menks and Buffett tied the knot in 2006, two years after Susie’s passing.
Diana Taylor is the domestic partner of businessman and former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg. The Greenwich, Connecticut native graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in economics and subsequently with an MBA from Columbia University. While the two aren't married, their relationship seems stronger than most.
Taylor and Bloomberg met in 2000 after being seated next to each other at an event for the Citizens Budget Commission. Taylor is a strong women's advocate, serving on the board of both the International Women’s Health Coalition, The New York Women’s Foundation, and the YMCA of Greater New York, to name a few.
Jenny Gillespie is married to Andrew Mason, CEO and founder of the popular website Groupon. Mason is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $200 million (as of March 2013). A singer and jack of all trades, Gillespie has recorded a number of studio albums, all of which she had a hand in producing.
Passionate about music and women's rights, Gillespie is also the founder of the record label Narooma Records, which focuses on overlooked female artists around the globe. The singer splits her time between the world of the arts and taking care of her two young boys.
Rubina Bajwa is the partner to successful internet entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal, who became a millionaire at the young age of 18 after founding a successful internet advertising company two years prior. He has been pursuing one business venture after the other ever since, making himself every Indian mother's dream son-in-law.
Bajwa was born and raised in a Punjab family in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has built a successful career as an actress in Punjab films. Her debut role was alongside her sisters in the film "Sargi" The actress was awarded Best Debut Female Actress at the Punjab Film Awards in 2018.
This woman is definitely someone you all know already. Jill Biden, formerly Jill Jacobs, met Joe Biden on a blind date arranged by Joe’s loving brother Frank. Jill, having been married once and already separated, was impressed by Joe’s gentlemanly demeanor. (As was America a few decades later.)
The two got married in 1977 and Jill took on the mother's role to Joe’s two sons, who were survivors of a car crash killing his former wife and infant daughter. After a full term as the Second Lady of the United States, Jill Biden became the First Lady in January 2021.
A truly impressive woman in her own right, Michelle Obama met former President Barack Obama while working in marketing and intellectual property law at the Chicago-based law firm Sidley & Austin. The two spent their first date at Spike Lee’s movie, "Do The Right Thing," and the rest is history. The Obamas were married in October of 1992.
The former First Lady studied at Princeton University for her undergrad and is also a Harvard Law School graduate. Amongst the myriad of Michelle Obama’s accomplishments, she is a successful author, podcast host, and founder of The Girls Opportunity Alliance, a foundation committed to the empowerment of adolescent girls around the world through education.
Joan Templeman is the second wife of the well-known businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Richard Branson, who is estimated to have a net worth of $5.6 billion. Templeman met fellow Brit Branson in 1976, however, he was married to his first wife at the time so the two did not pursue each other.
Branson had already become the well-established founder of Virgin and all its various branches. Not a couple to be bothered by society's conventional timelines, the two first had three kids together and only then, in 1989, got married. The family resides on the family’s private island, Necker Island.
Linda Fuller is a co-founder, alongside her husband Millard Fuller, of the well-known organization Habitat for Humanity, an NGO that builds houses internationally for those in need. A devout Christian, the fullers were married in 1959 and subsequently moved to an interracial farming community.
With faith driving her, Linda Fuller picked up her family and moved with her husband and the children to Zaire (now officially named the Democratic Republic of the Congo) for five years before returning to the US. It was there in Zaire that the Habitat for Humanity business model was tested and proven a great success.
Alice Barry is the third wife of SNL creator Lorne Michaels. Michaels's previous two marriages didn't last, having divorced his first wife after nine years and his second after six. This marriage, however, has outlasted them all and is still going strong.
The couple met in 1991 while Barry worked as Michaels’ assistant on the late-night show. This obviously brought them closer to one another and things became romantic in no time. The couple was married that same year. Barry still works in the entertainment industry and has three children with Lorn — Sophie, Edward, and Henry Michaels. The family resides in New York.
Sanni McCandless is the wife of the successful pro rock climber and Academy Award winner for the documentary "Free Solo," Alex Hannold. An extremely outdoorsy person herself, McCandles began her career in the tech-world working at a Seattle-based company called EnergySavvy focusing on energy efficiency.
McCandless is a graduate of IPEC’s Life Coach Certification program and works as a coach for outdoor-focused individuals. Though much of her life with Hannold is mobile, the two often live in their van while rock climbing throughout the country, her husband’s acclaim, and fame have slowed their road life a bit, settling them just outside Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wife of Rob Stringer, CEO of Universal Music Group, Julia Carling is a British journalist and TV presenter. Carling married Stringer, her second husband, in 2006. She had previously been in a long-term relationship with the late Jeff Beck, a former guitarist and musician (though the two never married).
Her first husband was Will Caring, an English rugby captain (to whom she was married for two years). Carling has a degree from Birbeck, the University of London, in Egyptology. In 2004 she became a published author with her book "Beauty Scoop: The Indispensable Guide to the Best Beauty Products on the Market."
Yael Cohen, a South African-born and Canadian-raised mining heiress and businesswoman, is the daughter of David Cohen, an oil and mining entrepreneur, and is the wife to well-known Hollywood agent Scooter Braun. After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Cohen became an active breast cancer advocate, working closely with millennials primarily through social media to facilitate discussions about early prevention.
In 2018, Cohen became a senior advisor for the successful dating app Bumble. Cohen and Braun have three children but ultimately parted ways in 2022. As far as we know, the two are currently single, though with Cohen's involvement in Bumble, she may not stay single for long.
From a somewhat known actress to part of the Royal Family, Meghan Markle has been talked about quite a bit in recent years, boosting her to the spotlight. Markle married Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, in November of 2017, “crowning” her the titles Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex and Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness of Kilkeel.
The former actress was previously known for playing the role of Rachel Zane in the show "Suits" from seasons 1-7. The royal couple welcomed their second child in 2021 and have settled in Montecito, California. They have been making headlines together day in and day out.
Anjali Pichai is the wife of Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc (which you might not know) and its subsidiary, Google (which you obviously know). Pichai is herself a chemical engineer, having graduated from ITT, the Indian Institute of Technology, where she met her husband.
Pichai grew up in India in a Brahman family before moving to the US. She began her career as a business analyst at Accenture and later started working as Business Operations Manager at Intuit. With their combined set of skills, it sounds like the two had no choice but to become an empire. The couple has two children.
Helen Morris was born into an aristocratic family with heavy value put upon art, history, literature, and culture. Though the fifth wife of the well-known and highly regarded director Martin Scorsese, Morris herself has had an impressive and successful career.
Morris was a well-renowned book editor for Random House, as well as successfully produced the TV show "Daisy Daisy" and a number of documentaries. A devout philanthropist, she is also known to work with a number of various charities. The couple's daughter, Francesca, is following in her father's footsteps and is making her way through the entertainment industry as an actress.
Pamela Kerr is the wife of French-born, Iranian-American businessman Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay. Kerr originally hails from Hawaii but met her husband Omidyar after moving to the continental US.
With a net worth of $8.3 billion, Kerr and Omidyar use their wealth to help those in need, having donated millions of dollars to various charities and non-profit organizations. They have also joined "The Giving Pledge", stating that most of their fortune will go to charity instead of remaining in the family after the two pass away. The couple has three kids and has made a home base in Henderson, Nevada.
Gabi Holzwarth had a life of her own before she met her husband, Travis Kalanick, as she was a skilled violinist before the two began their relationship. Travis is the CEO of the transportation company, Uber, which has made him billions since its inception. The couple was together for about two years and then called it quits.
Nowadays, Holzwarth is in a relationship with hi-tech personality William Thomas, and the two have a son. Gabi has been thrown into the limelight since their relationship but has used her fame for good. She has previously suffered from family issues, as well as an eating disorder, so now uses her time to shed light on both problems.
Osi Umenyiora is a British-born NFL player who rakes in $250,000, signing autographs for one hour. During his long run with the NY Giants, he won two Super Bowls, one in 2007 and another in 2011. Both wins overcame the formidable Patriots franchise.
His wife, Leila Lopes, is as much of a celebrity. She is a model, TV host, and Miss Universe 2011 beauty queen. She was born in Angola and is heavily involved with HIV/AIDS awareness. She married Umenyiora in 2015. Together they launched a record label. Uprise Music “unifies Africa, England, Brazil, and America,” Umenyiora told the Telegraph.
Georgina Rodriguez is a Spanish model who used to work at a Gucci store in Madrid. Her love story began with Christiano Ronaldo when she caught his eye as he was at the VIP holding lounge of a Dolce & Gabbana event. The next thing the press knew, they were spotted dating around the end of 2016 and have been happy together ever since.
Georgina and Christiano are not yet married, but they have since welcomed two daughters, Alana Martina and Bella Esmeralda. Rodriguez also takes care of Christiano's kids Eva, Mateo, and Cristiano Jr. You can learn more about her by watching her docuseries "I Am Georgina" on Netflix.
Queen Consort Camilla Parker Bowles
Whether you watched their love story in the Netflix hit "The Crown" or saw it unfold in the newspapers, you know that King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla had a relationship that was anything but simple. Eight years after Princess Diana’s passing, the then-Prince Charles announced that he and Camilla, his former partner, were back together and loving every moment of it.
The two also announced that they would be getting married shortly. The couple got married on April 9th, 2005, at the Windsor Guildhall in the UK. The wedding was quite dramatic, with a few in the crowd booing throughout the ceremony, although most were supportive.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
The late Queen Elizabeth was blessed with a long marriage to Prince Phillip. And yet, only one of her children — Prince Edward, her youngest — is still married to his first love with no divorce in sight. Interestingly, the two first met when Edward was dating one of Sophie's friends in 1987.
It wasn't until 1993 that the two crossed paths again and ultimately got together. Edward married Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, in 1999. The ceremony was held at the Windsor Castle chapel, known by many thanks to later events — the weddings of Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie in 2018. The couple has two children and is busy being full-time royals
Princess Kate is not the only famous Middleton out there. We first got to know Pippa when she served as her sister's maid of honor and she has been a well-recognized face ever since. She might not have married into the royal family, but Pippa Middleton's wedding was almost as big as her sister Kate's.
In 2017, Pippa tied the knot with James Matthews, a successful hedge fund manager, and former professional racecar driver. Aside from his professional endeavors, Matthews is a billionaire thanks to his family's property investments. The happy couple is the proud parents of a son and two daughters.
This presidential pair has seen anything and has been through any possible obstacle a couple could face. They met at Yale University back in 1971 and began dating shortly thereafter. Their wedding was in 1975, with only 15 guests attending their intimate ceremony.
The former secretary of state and presidential candidate stayed with her husband despite the scandal of his extramarital activities with an intern during his presidency, reports TIME. Many called for Bill Clinton’s resignation, but in an interview with CBS Hillary said, “Absolutely not,” when asked if her husband should have resigned. She still stands by him today.
Is there anything a little girl dreams of more than becoming a princess and living in a castle? It turns out dreams can come true, as Kate Middleton (ahem, Princess of Wales) found out. While Prince William has lived his life in the spotlight, Kate was just a regular old commoner when she met him at college.
In fact, it was he who was first impressed by her when he saw her walking the runway at a charity fashion show on campus. Their relationship is well-documented, and despite a short break in 2007, the pair are now living happily ever after with their growing family.
If you use Quicken Loans, a financial service, you're pretty familiar with the work of Dan Gilbert. However, you almost certainly know him better as the owner of a number of Cleveland sports teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers. The woman by his side for over a decade is Jennifer Gilbert, an interior designer.
One cause that is very near and dear to her heart is women and their advancement in the workforce. The two are philanthropists and have dedicated much of their lives, individually and as a couple, to making the world a better place by supporting dozens of charitable organizations.
Jane Fonda is an A-lister and an empire in her own right, and while she is a champion of proving you don't need a man to be happy, she has had her fair share of relationships, some of which were incredibly high-profile. Fonda was actually married for over ten years to Ted Turner.
That name might not jump out at you, but you will certainly recognize his work. Turner is a media mogul and the creator of CNN as well as TBS. Fonda was Turner's third wife and he was her third husband, but the pair, unfortunately, split in 2001.
President of France Emmanuel Macron surprised everyone when he announced his relationship with Brigitte Trogneux. Why? Well, she’s a little bit older than him – over two decades older, that is. When he married Brigitte, critics had a lot to say about it, but the two stayed strong and remained happily married.
He first met his wife in high school, when he was 15, and she was his teacher, which is one of the biggest reasons why some frowned upon the unorthodox romance. Sure, it may be surprising, but if it has proved itself for so long, who are we to judge their relationship?
Italian-French singer Carla Bruni decidedly mesmerized former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. With her great looks and her musical talent, she would mesmerize anyone, honestly. She and the former president first met at a dinner party in 2007, when he was newly divorced, and sparks flew.
Sarkozy was Bruni’s first husband, while she was his third wife. The two have been married since 2008, and Bruni has stood by her husband's side throughout his presidential term and beyond. Sarkozi had his fair share of controversies throughout his political career, but he has never lost the support and faith of his wife.
Jon Bon Jovi has married his high school love Dorothea Hurley since 1989. Right in the middle of his Jersey Syndicate Tour, the two eloped and tied the knot. The couple hopped on a commuter plane, flew to Las Vegas, and got married at the world-famous Graceland Wedding Chapel with the cabbie as the witness. They didn't even stay the night!
The secret marriage angered many fans of the 27-year-old heartthrob, and the backlash against his bride was intense. However, they were able to look past all of that and continue blissfully unaware of the judgment. The couple has four children — one daughter and three sons.
Princess Sofia Hellqvist
If you’ve ever wondered where your prince charming is, he’s probably at a Swedish nightclub. At least that’s where Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden was when he met reality television starlet and former waitress Sofia Hellqvist. The public was less than impressed with Hellqvist's background, but the Prince did not care or give in to criticism.
Now that's what we call princely behavior! What's the point of being royal if you can't be with the person your heart tells you to be with? Though Prince Carl acknowledges that his wife was “hung out to dry” by the media, the two have become one of the most loved royal couples in the world.
Rapper Eve might be the more famous half of this couple, having been a successful musician since the mid-90s, but her hubby has a high profile of his own. Eve's relationship with Maximillion Cooper received a lot of public criticism, but she has remained by his side and a source of strength for him for over a decade.
Millionaire businessman Maximillion Cooper and Eve married in 2014. The two are blissfully married and are working on expanding their family, welcoming a son in 2022. Before she left “The Talk,” she spoke openly about their struggles to conceive and inspired lots of people in a similar position.
Thank the heavens for George Walton Lucas because, without him, the Star Wars movie franchise wouldn't exist! This genius director married businesswoman Mellody Hobson. She was one of the first African-American women to spearhead the Economic Club of Chicago.
Both of them were creating waves in the world of business and film, and they both have an inner drive for what they love doing. Both partners met at a business conference back in 2006, and George popped the big question later on after seven years together. This isn’t George’s first marriage since he was previously married with three adopted kids.
Lady Ruth Williams
Former Botswanian President Seretse Khama and his Lady Ruth Williams had one of the most iconic romances that were also incredibly controversial in the twentieth century. It was so well known that it even became a movie called "The United Kingdom."
The African prince and his Western partner were not loved by the media, and they had to grow their relationship slowly and steadily while facing harsh criticism. She received backlash in the streets of London when walking with her partner, and people booed their relationship. Despite this, the two got married and remained in love until Seretse passed away in 1980.
Many people know David Bowie for his spellbinding contemporary pop music. With classic hits like "Let's Dance" and "Space Oddity," who could forget the spandex-wearing sensation? Bowie has had a long line of romantic partners throughout the years as he explored his identity as a man and as a musician, but the longest-standing relationship of them all was this one.
He married model Iman and they were happily married for 24 years. The two met at a dinner party, and Bowie claims that he was drawn to her almost instantly. The two lived their lives together happily with their kids until Bowie passed away due to liver failure.
While Yoko Ono's name is often talked about in the context of her relationship with the late John Lennon, her artistry and activism were going to launch her into public awareness with or without him. They're one of the most iconic and artistic couples who ever lived. The pair lasted for a strong 11 years until the unfortunate death of John Lennon.
The two bumped into each other in an art gallery in mid-60s London. Ever since then, the pair were inseparable and even had two-week bed-in protests for peace. They were purveyors of love, and they both had a huge influence on the hippie movement.
Basketball hero LeBron James met his rock when they both attended high school in Akron, Ohio. Savannah Brinson was a cheerleader and played softball on one of Akron’s high school teams. LeBron James dominated the court (and the football field) at a rival high school. The couple has been together since 2002 but only tied the knot in 2013.
They stayed strong despite James' hectic and demanding lifestyle, had three children, and now the couple shares two expansive multi-million-dollar mansions, one at home in Akron and one in the L.A. area, as well as the NBA champion’s multi-million-dollar net worth.
Elisha Cuthbert was already a familiar face to the public from her role in Fox’s "24" and from the film, "The Girl Next Door." Many Canadians are in the NHL, so it’s no surprise that Elisha (a Canadian, who even used to have an NHL blog) met the love of her life, and fellow Canadian Dion Phaneuf, in 2008.
Phaneuf and Cuthbert married in 2013, sealing their standing as one of the “it” couples of the NHL. The celeb pair welcomed their first daughter in 2017 and a son in 2022. They reside in Ottawa and remain a happy family today.
Shante Taylor and Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. were just teenagers when they first met. The couple met in 1990 and stuck by each other, for the most part. The high school sweethearts have had some ups and downs.
They also faced divorce in 2004. Snoop served the papers for “irreconcilable differences.” All that came to a close when Snoop surprised Shante and renewed their vows in 2008 in front of 200 guests. They married in 1997, which means they have more than two decades together under their belt. Their first son arrived in 1994, and they now share three children.