People love to follow the lives of individuals who are rich and powerful. This has been a way of life since the ancient times. The most powerful and wealthy people from centuries ago are still remembered. Some people see these individuals as inspiration to succeed in life, and others just want the scoop on how these rich individuals live. With money comes women, and these rich, successful men have picked the hottest women they could find when it came time to find a partner. Let’s see who these lucky ladies are who are married to these wealthy men.
Guy Laliberte and Claudia Barilla
Guy Laliberte is a very rich man. He is so rich, that he has a net worth of $2.6 billion in USD. Guy Laliberte is an investor by trade and is also a professional poker player. How does the game of poker and being a billionaire go hand-in-hand? This is beyond me, but it does seem to work for Guy Laliberte.
Having all of that cash is no fun unless there is someone to spend it with. Guy Laliberte definitely has someone to share his cash with. No one wants to grow old and be lonely, especially when you are in the money. Laliberte is married to knock-out Claudia Barilla.
Ernesto Bertarelli and Kirsty Roper
Ernesto Bertarelli is a Swiss businessman of Italian descent. Ernesto Bertarelli became the CEO of Serono, which is a pharmaceutical company. He and his sister Donna inherited the Serono company from their father in 1998. Serono became famous after the company found a hormone to treat women with infertility issues.
Bertarelli’s company has helped a lot of individuals who want to have babies. He found his baby Kirsty Roper in 1997. Kristy Roper held the crown of Miss UK in 1988, and is also a songwriter. Bertarelli and Roper got married in 1997 and have three children together.
John Paul Dejoria and Eloise Broady
John Paul Dejoria is a Greek-Italian-American billionaire who consequently started off life as a poor immigrant and in Los Angeles, California. He was once part of a street gang, but he turned his life around when a math teacher told him that he “would never succeed at anything in life.” Dejoria is a businessman and philanthropist, and the co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products.
The Patron Spirits company is also in his ownership. The billionaire is married to Eloise Broady, who is a former playmate who appeared in Playboy in April 1988. They have four children together.
Larry Page and Lucy Southworth
Larry Page is one of the co-founders of Google. He and Sergey Brin created Google almost twenty years ago. Many people think that tech geeks are guys who are socially awkward and have a hard time getting together with a potential life mate but in this case, that is simply not true.
Larry Page found his soul mate in Lucy Southworth. A guy with a lot of intelligence like Page became attracted to a woman with a lot of intelligence. Southworth is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and she holds an M.S. in Science from Oxford. Lucy and Larry have two children together.
Mariah Carey and James Packer
You knew it was coming eventually, even though the two have decided to go their separate ways. Successful and famous diva Mariah Carey caught the eye of billionaire James Packer, but it didn’t last long until Packer realized that Mariah was going to rob him blind.
With lavish trips for her dogs, a ridiculously over-priced glam squad, his and hers yachts and insanely expensive spa sessions, Carey was going to be the personal anchor to James’s yacht if you know what we mean. But, who could blame him, Mariah Carey used to be every man’s dream. Her dreams have just gotten a bit too large for even billionaires to handle. To make matters even worse, Mariah won’t even give Packer the $10 million ring back! But, Packer’s estimated $3.4 billion can most likely manage without the rock.
Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Bezos
Jeff Bezos is the man behind the largest online marketplace in the world. You may have heard of this marketplace. It is called Amazon.com. Bezos is responsible for making Amazon a household name. Many people spend money on Amazon as well as use the platform to distribute their products.
Bezos is married to Mackenzie Bezos. Mackenzie Bezos is a novelist by trade and she has some best-selling projects to her name. Mackenzie has a National Book Award for her work and also a degree from Princeton. She met Jeff in 1992 and they married in 1994. They have two children together.
Flavia Sampaio and Eike Batista
Eike Batista is the chairman of the EBX Group. This company is in the industry of mining, oil, and gas. Batista has gained a lot of cash from this company, so much cash that he is the richest man in all of Brazil.
Since Batista is loaded with money, he has chosen one of the hottest women as his partner. Batista’s lover is the super hot Flavia Sampaio. Flavia Sampaio is a lawyer, but she looks more like a model or a movie star. She heads an organization called the Institute Consciousness, which was started in order to help children.
Rupert Murdoch and Anna Mann Murdoch
With what is still known as the most expensive divorce in history, Rupert’s second marriage to ex-wife Anna cost him 1.7 billion dollars. With three girls together, the couple made it 31 years before they decided to call it quits in 1999. Once realizing the man she had fallen in love with all of those years ago was dead, Murdoch dropped Mann like a week old paper in the trash and left her alone to pick up the pieces.
After finding youthful love in the arms of now third ex-wife Cheng, Murdoch filed for divorce just two months after he requested separation from Mann and was immediately married to Cheng just two weeks after the finalization. Under California law, Mann was entitled to half of the billion dollars Murdoch had acquired as well as the 7 homes they shared across the globe.
Jack Dorsey and Kate Greer
Jack Dorsey is an internet entrepreneur and co-founder of the widely successful social media platform, Twitter. Dorsey started out programming at the age of 14 and became an innovator before the age of 35 with his invention of Twitter. He is also a board member of The Walt Disney Company and Square, Inc. Dorsey holds a net worth of $1.27 billion.
The billionaire’s lover is a lady by the name of Kate Greer. Kate Greer is a designer. She has been spotted with Dorsey at many events and she is also trying to grow her designing business as well.
James Packer and Erica Packer
James Packer is an investor and businessman from Australia. He is the son of the late Kerry Packer, who was a mogul in the field of media. James Packer is the owner of Crown Media, which is one of the largest entertainment groups in the land down under. Packer has the distinction of being the third richest man in the nation of Australia.
James Packer has a loving relationship with his wife Erica Packer. Erica Packer is a model and also a singer. Their wedding was in 2007 and had a price tag of $15 million. They also have two children together.
Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze
James “Jim” Clark is a computer scientist and entrepreneur. If you were around during the dot com boom, you may remember something called Netscape. Jim Clark is the man behind the creation of Netscape. The company was at one time a popular search engine but now functions as a web browser.
Those wonderful geeks have a way with women it seems, and Jim Clark found him a main squeeze in Kristy Hinze. Kristy Hinze is a model and an actress who has appeared in Sports Illustrated and also Victoria’s Secret. Jim is 36 years Kristy’s senior but love has no boundaries.
Larry Ellison and Melanie Craft
Larry Ellison is the founder of the software giant Oracle. He is the third wealthiest person in the United States with a net worth of $48 billion. He is also the fifth wealthiest person in the world.
Larry Ellison is virtually a walking stack of cash. Who is the lucky woman that Larry has chosen as a wife? That would be Melanie Craft. Craft has a different profession from her man Larry Ellison. She is actually a romance novelist, which probably means that she knows how to woo a man and knows how to put the bait on the hook to snag a man. Melanie is Larry Ellison’s fourth wife. Hopefully, the fourth time is a charm.
Andrey Melnichenko and Aleksandra Nikolic Melnichenko
Andrey Melnichenko is a Russian industrialist of Belarusian descent. He is ranked as the 11th richest person in Russia with a net worth of $12.4 billion. Andrey Melnichenko is the co-founder of the MDM group along with his partner Sergei Popov.
Melnichenko is married to Aleksandra Nikolic Melnichenko. Aleksandra Melnichenko is a pop singer in Russia as well as a model. She has been modeling since the age of 15 and has been singing with a pop group since the age of 17. She married Andrey Melnichenko in 2005 and had stars such as Whitney Houston and Jennifer Lopez in attendance. Jennifer Lopez was paid $2 million to perform at the wedding.
Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman
In late 2017, sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced and he was soon dismissed from his entertainment company, Miramax Films. By October 31, more than 80 women had shared stories of sexual abuse they experienced while working with Weinstein. Weinstein has long been one of the most powerful men in Hollywood and is responsible for hits like Pulp Fiction, The Crying Game, and Clerks — but the overwhelming nature of the allegations triggered the #MeToo social media campaign.
Weinstein married Georgina Chapman in 2007, but she announced she was leaving her husband in September 2017 following the sexual harassment accusations. The actress and former model is also a fashion designer and one of the co-founders of the label Marchesa. Chapman is no stranger to wealth as her family made a solid fortune from their organic coffee business.
Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng
Rupert Murdoch is a well-known media mogul who is synonymous with wealth, with a whopping $12.3 billion to his name. He is one of the richest men in the world and perhaps one of the wealthiest men in history.
Murdoch met his ex-wife Wendi Deng in 1999 while she was working for one of Murdoch’s companies. Murdoch has been married several times, and Wendi Deng just happened to come into his life just as he was fresh off of a divorce. In fact, Wendi came along 17 days after Rupert Murdoch got divorced. Although Murdoch is 38 years older than Deng, they have two daughters together. But, even this didn’t work out for Murdoch seeing as how their amicable divorce is now known as one of the most expensive in history. Deng will reportedly keep the $44 million three-floor Manhattan penthouse and their girls will inherit a third of his $10 billion estate while the two share joint custody over their children.
Elon Musk and Talulah Riley
Elon Musk is an inventor and investor, and the CEO of Space X and Tesla Motors. Tesla Motors was the first maker of the electric car. Elon Musk has had a hand in other vehicles such as VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft and a Hyperloop transportation system.
Musk was married to Talulah Riley (note: past tense). Riley is an actress who has played in films such as The Boat That Rocked and Pride and Prejudice. Talulah Riley and Elon Musk lived together for a while before getting married. Two years after their marital bliss, they got their first divorce. After trying to rekindle the feining flame, they attempted marriage once again but as of 2016, the two called it quits for good.
Tom Freston and Kathy Freston
Tom Freston is an entertainment executive. He has had a hand in the creation of a few cable channels, namely Music Television, better known as MTV. He has also spawned such channels as Nickelodeon, VH1, Country Music Channel, and TV Land among several other more channels. Freston is also the head of Viacom television.
With $300 million to his name, Tom Freston was married to Kathy Freston, a former model and self-help author by trade. The two split a few years back in 2012 and Kathy recently was exposed in a lesbian fling, although they maintain a great friendship together. Still, the pattern of rich guys and their penchant for models and other shapely women is clear whether the marriages work out or not.
Phil Ruffin and Oleksandra Nikolayenko
Phil Ruffin is a businessman and billionaire who has made his fortune in horse racing and investing in casinos. He has also dabbled convenience stores and real estate. His diverse business ventures have made him a billionaire, with a net worth of $2.5 billion.
Speaking of horse racing and casinos, Phil Ruffin hit the jackpot when he found his second wife Oleksandra Nikolayenko. Oleksandra Nikolayenko is an actress and model who is Hungarian but hails from Ukraine. Nikolayenko has won numerous pageant awards in the Ukraine and has even set a record for having the most wins in pageants in the country. Nikolayenko was the 2004 winner of the Miss Ukraine pageant. She married Phil Ruffin in 2008 and they have a son named Richard William who was born in April 2010.
Donald Trump and Melania Knauss
Donald Trump is a real estate mogul who has been around the Hollywood scene for quite some time. The billionaire with a net worth of $3.7 billion is known for his various real estate ventures, perhaps most notably Trump Towers. He is also known for the hit reality television series The Apprentice and for his outspokenness.
The now President-Elect Trump has a lady in his life by the name of Melania Knauss-Trump. Melania married Donald Trump in January 2005. She was a model at one time who has appeared on the cover of magazines such as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, New York Magazine, and Vogue.
Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova
Roan Abramovich is a businessman and entrepreneur who has made his fortune in the oil and gas business. Roman Abramovich is the chairman of Millhouse LLC, which is an investment company that deals with aluminum and pulp and also insurance. Abramovich is the 13th richest person in Russia who has a net worth of $11.2 billion.
Roman Abramovich is married to Dasha Zhukova, but managed to somehow keep the marriage a secret for 6 whole years! She was born in wealth to a well-to-do family. It seems that wealth attracts wealth since Dasha’s dad Alexander Radkin Zhukov is an oil magnate as well. Dasha and Roman have two children together named Aaron and Leah.
Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek
Francois-Henri Pinault is a French businessman who was born into wealth. He is the CEO of a company called Kering which deals with the sale of luxury goods. Francois-Henri Pinault is also the CEO of Groupes Artemis, which owns Christies, the largest art business in the world. He has a net worth of $15 million.
Francois-Henri Pinault is married to actress Salma Hayek. Salma Hayek is known for her roles in such films as Wild, Wild West, Desperado, and Dogma among others. Salma Hayek married Francois-Henri Pinault in April 2009 and they have a daughter named Valentina Paloma Pinault.
Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani
Mukesh Ambani is a business magnate who is involved in the petrochemicals industry. He has a stake in a company named Reliance Industries Limited, aka RIL. He is a stakeholder in Reliance Retail Ltd which is the largest retailer in the nation of India. Mukesh Ambani has held the title of being the richest person in India for the past ten years according to Forbes magazine.
Mukesh Ambani is married to Nita Ambani. Nita Ambani has a stake in Reliance Industries and she also owns a cricket team called the Mumbai Indians. Nita uses her money to help people who are in need, and helps raise money to improve education and also assist people who are blind. She has three children with Mukesh Ambani.
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall
And making the list once again, Rupert Murdoch with his blushing new bride Jerry Hall. Jerry is famously known for being the ex-wife of Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, as well as a former model in her youth. Many people thought that Murdoch wasn’t going to be able to find another wife after Deng considering he is 85 years old, but here he is again to make the list for the third time.
After Hall’s divorce to Jagger, she earned $40 million, so there is an interesting buzz about why the two got together after all this time. And, considering Murdoch’s net worth is estimated at $12.4 billion, the two should live quite comfortably for the rest of his years. Unless that is, he is divorced once again. We’re just waiting for it at this point.
Sumner Redstone and Malia Andelin
Formerly a flight attendant on board Sumner’s company jet for Viacom, Malia Andelin now is married to the 93-year-old billionaire. If you’re not familiar with Sumner Redstone, he is the owner of the National Amusements chain that conveniently owns CBS, Viacom, MTV, BET and even Paramount Pictures; no big deal.
At only just 20 something, Andelin is now Redstone’s third wife but originally started out as an extremely youthful rebound following his second divorce with ex-wife Paula Fortunato. With 60 years between the odd-looking pair, Redstone won the gorgeous former employee over with lavish trips, presents and even a ticket to the Oscars.
Robert Kraft and Ricki Lander
74-year-old New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft managed to catch the eye of beautiful 34-year-old Ricki Lander, and we wonder why. No, not really but it’s interesting that these two were seen recently reconnecting at the 2015 Golden Globes party after what seemed to be a break following a four year relationship.
Due to a broken heart after losing his wife of 48 years to cancer, Kraft is not interested in remarrying although Lander is doing her best to lock him down. Kraft is estimated to be worth $4 million, so hopefully he and Lander will come to an agreement about their future together.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
The CEO and Co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has a net worth of $44.6 billion, at only 32 years old. The Harvard University graduate has been one of the wealthiest people in the world for over six years and has made a huge impact in the world of social media.
He married his wife Priscilla Chan in 2012. Priscilla also attended Harvard, and works as a pediatrician. Her parents are refugees from China, who fled Vietnam She’s fluent in Chinese, Spanish, and English. The young and wealthy couple has one daughter together, Maxima Chan Zuckerberg, born in late 2015. They are also active philanthropists.
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal and Ameera al-Taweel
Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has a massive fortune of $17.3 billion. He’s the grandson of the first Saudi king, Ibn Saud, and works as a businessman and investor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2015 he was named by Forbes as the 41st richest man in the world. He met his third wife, Ameera al-Taweel when she was 18 and he was 32.
Ameera is an outspoken activist for women in Saudi Arabia, and says she wants to be among the first women who are allowed to drive in the country. She made many media international appearances, which irritated Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal’s brother, Prince Khalid. Khalid warned his brother to control his wife’s media appearances, or they would be punished. The couple divorced in November of 2013.
Aliko Dangote and Sylvia Nduka
You can’t hurry love- This relationship is an example of what can go wrong when one person in the relationship is wealthy, and the other desperately wants to get married. 57 year old Aliko Dangote is the richest person in Africa with a net worth of $14.9 billion. He owns the Dangote group based in Nigeria, which is a mass supplier of beverages, including soft drinks and breweries. His romance with former beauty queen, 25-year-old Sylvia Nduka made headlines when she purposefully leaked their relationship to social media, and even implied that the two were set to be married, although Dangote had no plans to do so.
In order to make their courtship move along quicker, Nduka adopted custom Islamic dress for women, wearing Hijabs and Burqua. When that didn’t work, the young beauty queen changed her Instagram to include his initials, and began calling herself Sylvia Nduka AD. Dangote was angry and ignored her calls before eventually breaking up with her entirely.
Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr
What do you do when you have a net worth of $2.1 billion at the age of 26? You marry a supermodel. Evan Spiegel, the co-founder and CEO of Snapchat quickly accumulated his fortune while he was still a student at Standford University. He began dating 33 year old Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr in June 2015 and the two were engaged as quickly as Spiegel amassed his wealth.
The Australian supermodel is one of the highest earning models and told The Sydney Morning Herald, “We met at a dinner in LA for Louis Vuitton and became friends. We were really good friends for a long time before we started dating.”
Dave and Brit Morin
One of the early employees of Facebook, Dave Morin made out with a small fortune and used it to found his next project, social networth Path. The young billionaire has a net worth of $100 million and shocked the tech world when he turned down a $100 million buyout in early 2011. At 36 years old, he’s also a top downhill ski racer.
He married Brit, who worked at Google in 2011 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The 31 year old launched her business Brit + Co which serves as an online DIY media and e-commerce company. The techy young couple is one of the “it” couples of Silicon valley.
Brian Chesky and Elissa Patel
Airbnb founder Brian Chesky has a net worth of $3.3 billion that he amassed in under 10 years. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Chesky was unemployed in 2007 when he first came up with the idea of the “Air Bed and Breakfast.” He met his girlfriend, Elissa Patel, on Tindr, of all places.
She’s also techy, and has worked at Frontback, a photo app before starting her own app venture. Brian and Elissa are your typical fun, young couple who do yoga together and spend weekends in Airbnbs. They’ve also been spotted at media conferences together.
Fahd and Maya Hariri
The sixth richest man in Lebanon, Fahd Hariri boasts a net worth of $1.22 billion. The 36 year old is son of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, a business tycoon who was assassinated in 2005 when explosives detonated as his line of cars drove past a hotel in Beirut. Fahd Hariri studied Architecture in Paris, France where he now lives, and credits his love for real estate development to his father’s influence.
Although not much is known about his wife, Maya, the couple are spotted together at Fashion Week events in Paris, and hold the title as one of the youngest billionaire couples in the world.
Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas
Sean Parker’s name has been swirling around the tech industry since he co-founded Napster back in 1999. Parker was also the first president of Facebook (who Justin Timberlake played in The Social Network) and has co-founded several other ventures since. Although he never went to college, Parker now boasts a net worth of $2.4 billion and generously donates to the Parker Foundation.
He married his wife Alexandra Lenas in 2013 between the trees in Big Sur, California. Their wedding spanned three days and cost $4.5 million. The couple bought their $55 million mansion from Ellen DeGeneres and live a lavish lifestyle with their two children.
James & Petra Stunt
James Stunt is a colorful British businessman who’s worth a reported $3 billion. Stunt is reportedly known for being an art dealer who loves throwing incredibly lavish and expensive parties, however there is one mystery around him: just how exactly did he make his $3 billion? In 2015 the Daily Mail published an article focusing on that question, with the headline in part asking “What Does…James Stunt Actually Do?”
His wife Petra Stunt is perhaps better known due to the fact that she’s the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone, a British billionaire who was the CEO of the Formula One Group. Petra has become known as a British socialite and fashion designer. James and Petra married in 2011 in a ceremony that reportedly cost $12 million.
Adam Neumann and Rebekah Paltrow Neumann
Young billionaire Adam Neumann co-founded WeWork in 2010. The company specializes in subleasing office units, essentially re-imagining the workplace model to make it affordable for startups and other young companies. WeWork is an extremely successful private startup with a value of $1.5 billion. Born in Tel Aviv, Neumann served in the Israeli military before moving to New York to “get rich.” Needless to say, his plan worked.
Adam and his wife Rebekah say it was love at first sight when the couple met, and it was before Neumann had made it big. She kept him grounded, introducing him to kabbalah and talking about achieving happiness and wellness, because that’s when wealth follows. Her mantras became the mission statement for the company.
Mike and Annie Cannon-Brookes
The young Australian billionaire co-founded business software company Atlassian with his college buddy and took their venture public in December 2015. Mike Cannon-Brookes’ clients include major players like Tesla, NASA, Citigroup, and eBay, and has contributed to his $1.4 billion net worth. Based in Australia, his company Atlassian has been voted “best place to work” for years in a row, and thrives in a hip environment.
Mike’s wife Annie owns a fashion business independently of her husband’s fortune and business. The couple lives in a $12 million mansion in Sydney with their three young kids, and say their goal is to make their children’s lives as normal as possible, despite their billion in the bank.
Steve Wynn and Elaine Wynn
When you’re a billionaire going through a divorce, it’s certainly hard to keep it out of the media. Just ask Steve Wynn, whose second divorce from ex-wife Elaine Wynn made some noise when it was discovered he would be paying up $741 million in Wynn Resorts stock for the breakup. The couple had built an empire together, two actually, in Las Vegas casinos. They were the married couple others aspire to be like, as they were happy, successful and in love. They got together in 1963, divorced in 1986, and remarried in 1991. They called it quits again in 2010.
After the divorce, Steve Wynn (net worth of 2.4 billion) quickly married socialite Andrea Hissom in 2011 in a huge, extravagant wedding that garnered plenty of media attention.
Drew Houston and CeCe Chang
Drew Houston was named one of the most eligible bachelors under 30 a few years, with a net worth of $1.39 billion. Now 33, it appears the internet entrepreneur might be getting closer to settling down. The founder of Dropbox quickly amassed his fortune after graduating from MIT and has made some impressive lists, including his company being called one of the best startups in Southern San Francisco.
After being noted for his bachelorhood, Drew has now been tied to CeCe Chang, a graduate of Princeton who works for internet dossier Qwiki. The two techies look to be a cute couple, and friends say they are getting serious.
Tom and Holly Gores
Billionaire Tom Gores earned his $3.9 billion with his company Platinum Equity, a private equity firm based in iconic Beverly Hills. He was born in Israel, and grew up with humble beginnings in Michigan, even working as a janitor at Michigan State University while he attended college. He’s now a billionaire and owner of the Detroit Pistons. Aside from owning Michigan’s NBA Team, Gores also helped his home state in the Flint lead crisis in January 2016, pledging to help raise $10 million.
He met his wife Holly before he made it big, and the two are happily married with three children, and do philanthropy work together.
Michael Schumacher and Corinna Betsch
Before he retired, German race car driver Michael Schumacher earned $800 million. He won seven Formula One World Championships and is noted as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. Now 48 years old, Schumacher was lucky to survive a near-deadly skiing accident that happened while he was on vacation in the French Alps in December of 2013. He suffered a severe head injury that sent him into a coma.
Three years later, he’s still suffering from the accident, as his wife, Corinna, and two teenage kids stand by him in recovery. His son Mick may very well follow his father’s footsteps in Formula One racing, while his daughter is a competitive equestrian rider. “For the family to be achieving what they’ve achieved, not only with Mick but with Gina-Maria and her horses, is a testament to the strength of the family and to Corinna,” said former Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn.
Dirk Ziff and Natasha Bacigalupo
Dirk Ziff has a fortune of $4.8 billion, as the eldest son to media magnate William Ziff Jr. who inherited the family fortune in 1994. Ziff attended Columbia University and Harvard before forming an investment company with his brothers Daniel and Robert. Coincidentally, Dirk met his wife Natasha simply because he was a billionaire.
Natasha, a reporter at Forbes Magazine was sent to interview Dirk for an article about billionaires in the ’90s. It was love at first sight as the couple soon married and had two children. They split their time between their Palm Beach, Florida home and their vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
Tiger Woods was once the greatest golfer to grace the face of Earth. Any tournament or major he was in, he was always the favorite. That is, until, he got into the spousal drama with ex-wife Elin Nordegren. We all know he cheated and since then, his skills have not been the same. Since the divorce, Nordegren was silent but in 2016 she decided to speak out.
“I have moved on and I am in a good place,” Nordegren says. “My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father.”
Elin Nordegren’s New Love
One used to date a great golf player and the other used to date a great musician. It seems fitting that they move on and find solace in one another. Gavin Rossdale split with Gwen Stefani and it was reported that Stefani was devasted. We just mentioned what happened with Elin Nordegren so it appears she is doing just fine.
They both came out of cheating scandals so that is something they could have spoken about on the first date they went on if they were looking for what they had in common. A source disclosed that, “Elin flies to L.A. on her private plane a lot. They want to make it work.”
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
NBA legend Kobe Bryant was a talent since high school and also married his wife at a very young age. He and Vanessa Bryant got married when Kobe was just 17. They met on the set of a music video shoot and Kobe knew he wanted to be with her immediately. They had a rough patch in the marriage as you all may remember (Colorado, anyone?) but they worked things out.
In 2012 Vanessa made headlines at the Olympics when viewers noticed her face appeared a little…different. The National Enquirer magazine reported that a source close to Vanessa at the time told them she felt “insecure about her looks” and “would do anything to keep Kobe happy.” Yikes! One noted American plastic surgeon said he would estimate that at the very least Mrs. Bryant has had a nose job and her lips plumped, “possibly from an injectable filler like Juvederm.
Kenny Rogers and Fourth Wife Marianne
Country superstar Kenny Rogers has been married a whopping five times. His fourth wife, Marianne Gordon, is a beautiful actress who has appeared in Rosemary’s Baby, Little Darlings, and other films. They married for fifteen years and have one son together, Christopher Rogers. In one of the most expensive divorce settlements of all time, Marianne was given $60 million upon the finalization of their divorce.
Elon Musk and Amber Heard
Billionaire inventor and investor Elon Musk is the founder and CEO of SpaceX and also a co-founder and the CEO of Tesla, the auto manufacturer specializing in electric cars. With an estimated net worth of $13.9 billion, Musk is ranked #21 on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People. Amber Heard is an actress who had a tumultuous two-year marriage to, and drama-filled divorce from, Johnny Depp.
In April 2017, just three months after Heard’s divorce was finalized, the usually-private Musk posted a photo to Instragram confirming what many had been speculating for weeks: he and Heard are officially a couple. The two had been spotted out and about frequently, but hadn’t made any official announcements. In the photo, Musk is seen with a lipstick mark on his face. The caption: “cheeky”! Musk has been married three times (twice to the same woman).
Rihanna and Hassan Jameel
Rihanna has been known to get around the block with some high-caliber men. Most recently Drake and even Leonardo DiCaprio before the Canadian Rapper. None have been on the level of wealth of this man, Hassan Jameel. He is the heir to Saudi Arabia’s largest Toyota distributor. The guy is loaded. The two were recently caught swapping DNA in a pool out in Spain and the internet went wild.
It appears Rih Rih has struck gold because Jameel owns a soccer league and his family’s net worth is at $1.5 billion. Will Rihanna stay with him for the long run or is this just another splash in the water for her? Only time will tell, but we know Drake isn’t too happy about “the love of his life” being with a richer man.
Stephen and Ayesha Curry
Stephen Curry, a two-time NBA MVP, and two-time NBA champion just recently scored the richest NBA contract in history. Next season alone he will make $80 million but the overall contract is valued at five years, $201 million! No NBA analyst would have predicted the shooter from Davidson would be the richest in the NBA. We know his wife, Ayesha is happy.
The two met when they were teenagers. Their first date was “cheesy” but Ayesha had stereotyped him as just another one of those arrogant athletes but after the first time they hung out, that all changed. “He was so funny and silly,” she says, “the absolute opposite of what I thought he was going to be.”
Jay-Z and Beyoncé
The king of rap might have just become a billionaire in May of 2017. His net worth was at $810 million and in May, he signed a $200 million dollar deal with Live Nation, covering worldwide touring. There was a battle for the richest in hip-hop between Diddy and Jay but now it looks like Jay has won that battle for the time being.
Jay has also won the battle for most beautiful woman in hip-hop being his wife. Yeah, you have your Rihanna’s and Alicia Keys but Queen Bey reigns supreme. The singer can do it all, dance, act and be a wonderful mother. The two are now the first billionaire rap couple and should only make more as time goes on.
Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss
Phil Jackson is a name you bring up in the argument for the best coach to have ever coached in the NBA. He led Michael Jordan to six rings and led Kobe Bryant to five. Pretty good statistics if you ask us. For the longest of time, he was with Lakers executive Jeanie Buss.
Phil Jackson accepted a position as President of the New York Knicks so he had to relocate to New York. That just made the relationship ten times harder and eventually in late 2016, the two decided to split. “With mutual love and respect, we have decided to end or engagement,” Jackson wrote on Twitter. “With the nature of out professional obligations and geographic distance between us, sustaining the relationships has been difficult.” Jackson’s net worth is at $70 million.
Steve Ballmer and Connie Snyder
Steve Ballmer’s name became more relevant in the past years but he gained a huge amount of publicity after he decided to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. Prior to owning an NBA franchise, he was the CEO of Microsoft starting in 2000 after Bill Gates decided to step down. CEO of Microsoft should let you know how much money he has.
Connie Snyder is an advocate for the well-being of children. She started her career in public relations after receiving her degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. The two got married in 1990 after they met at Microsoft when they were just employees.
Phil Knight and Penny Knight
We all have Phil Knight to thank for the success of Nike. He helped Nike build its success by gaining athlete and celebrity endorsement deals. The ceiling was the roof when they signed Michael Jordan back in 1984. Now they have many stars such as Kevin Durant and LeBron James who signed a lifetime deal worth more than $1 billion.
Just recently, the couple donated $500 million to the University of Oregon. “In an age of declining public support for scientific research generally and declining public higher education support specifically, Penny and I are delighted to contribute to these critically important areas,” said Phil Knight.
David and Julia Koch
David Koch has a net worth of $47.9 billion. He and his brother, Charles, both run Koch Industries with David serving as the vice president. They are the second-largest private company. They manufacture pretty much everything so that makes sense that they are so lucrative. And it is clear he was made for this life because he has survived two run-ins with death.
His stunning wife, Julia is on the board of directors at the School of American Ballet. With her physique, it sure does look like she can lead a ballet school. Their family is really into politics and they routinely spend hundreds of millions on political campaigns.
Jim and Lynne Walton
Ever heard of Walmart? You know, the place with only three lanes open at the register but about 30 people ready to check out. Yeah, that’s where Jim Walton gets his money from thanks to his parents who opened the first Walmart in 1962. Not only does he get his money from the superstore but he is now chairman and CEO of the regional community bank. And that bank has $15 billion in assets.
They are America’s richest family and they like to be supremely private so there isn’t much personal information on them. What we do know is that they are very much into philanthropy. They donated $407 million alone to help education, culture, community development and social issues.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Who is Alexis Ohanian you ask? He is only the co-founder of one of the most popular American websites, Reddit. Reddit is a site that contains almost everything you are looking for on the internet. Whatever you think of might possibly be found on Reddit.
Now, Serena Williams is one of the most dominant athletes on the face of this planet. She’s always breaking records and always winning. No other women in tennis come close to her, not even her sister. These two have a combined net worth of $200 million but the majority of that comes from Williams. Ohanian has a net worth of $4.5 million.
Wang Jianlin and Lin Ning
Wang Jianlin is China’s richest man. He is a real estate mogul to put it lightly that served in the Chinese military for 16 years starting in 1970. Wang has had in hands in many business ventures and from 2014 to 2015, he saw his fortune double! Wanda Commercial Properties and Wanda Cinema Line completed initial public offerings. He also bout a 20% stake in the soccer team Atlético Madrid during that time.
His wife, Lin Ning isn;t just your regular housewife. She is a well-known entrepreneur and they’re combined net worth sits at $40.7 billion. They also have one son who owns an online game company.
Floyd Mayweather and Yaya
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is his name and boxing is his game or was his game. The now retired undefeated lightweight champion makes millions and he makes them all in one night. He took home $220 million just from the Manny Pacquiao fight in 2015 so imagine how much he is worth when throwing in all the other fights and endorsements he has under his belt.
Mayweather has been known to have several girls with him all the time and it is often to tell which ones he is serious with. Recently, social media star “Yaya” is the latest to be added to the Mayweather love life. The two were seen all cozied up and this one seems to be serious.
LeBron and Savannah James
LeBron James has a net worth in the range of $400 million as of Nov. 2016. He should only see that grow with his highly marketable personal brand and that lifetime $1 billion dollar deal he signed with Nike. LeBron makes money even when he takes a rest day in the NBA. There have been rumors of him permanently relocating to Los Angeles once he is done with the NBA so that he could make more money.
He has been with his wife since high school and the two have three children together.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
Now considered the greatest of all time or the goat, Tom Brady has achieved legendary status. His latest Super Bowl victory in 2017 was one for the ages as he led a huge comeback against the Atalanta Falcons. It was in question where he stood on the list of all-time greats but the debate is over now, he is the greatest.
He is married to the beautiful Gisele Bundchen who is an amazing supermodel. He has a net worth of $180 million and hers is at $360 million. It isn’t a problem if your wife makes more than you if you are the greatest of all time and if you too are a millionaire.
Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto
If you don’t know who Michael Jordan is the person, you might be living under a rock. You at least know that he has one of the most popular shoe brands in the world. Or that he is the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team. At least you know he starred along Bugs Bunny in the film Space Jam. If none of that rings a bell then just know the guy is rich!
Yvette Prieto and Jordan were married in September of 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida. They dated for five years before making it official in front of 500 people.