Some people are born rich. Others have richness thrust upon them by marrying a rich person. While many people are quick to label billionaire’s spouses as “gold diggers,” many of them make their own income. Some of them had even earned millions on their own before they married.
Nonetheless, marrying the owner of Facebook or a multi-millionaire actor will change anyone’s life. Here are the spouses of rich celebrities and where the couple is now.
Priscilla Chan Married Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder who has a net worth of $67 billion, married Priscilla Chan in 2012. Chan works as a pediatrician and a philanthropist. Together, the couple formed the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which has pledged over $4 billion to charity.
Despite the couple’s large fortune, they live a modest life with their two daughters. They have splurged on a 5,000-square-foot home, but also drive inexpensive cars and don’t wear designer clothes.
Snapchat’s Founder Married Miranda Kerr
Even Spiegel, founder of Snap, Inc., was named the youngest billionaire in the world in 2015. He and his wife, Miranda Kerr, share an $3.2 billion net worth. Before marrying Spiegel in 2017, Kerr worked as a Victoria’s Secret model and an Angel.
Kerr has earned a fortune of her own, and Forbes consistently lists her as one of the highest-earning models. The two live in a $12 million home that was once owned by Harrison Ford, and they have one child.
Rita Wilson, Fellow Actress And Spouse To Tom Hanks
While Tom Hanks has made $350 million off of his acting career, his wife, Rita Wilson, earns her own living. Like Hanks, Wilson has both acted and produced movies, and she’s also a singer who has been on Broadway. Their 30-year marriage has given them two sons.
Tabloids have called Tom Hanks “the nicest guy in Hollywood,” and Wilson isn’t far off herself. The two do own a nice Hollywood home and fancy cars, but they don’t show off their earnings.
The Model Wife Of Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey has made a living as a comedian, actor, and sex symbol, all at the same time. If you can believe, his wife is just as good-looking as he is. Camila Alves is a Brazilian model and fashion designer who married McConaughey in 2012.
Alves runs a lifestyle website, Women of Today, and co-owns the organic food company, Yummy Spoonfuls. McConaughey has a $95 million fortune, while Alves has made $6 million herself.
Tom Brady’s Supermodel Wife
Tom Brady has brought home $235 million in career earnings as the New England Patriots’ quarterback. In 2009, he married Gisele Bündchen, one of the highest-paid models in the world. She has also recorded music, acted in minor movie roles (such as The Devil Wears Prada), and donates to charity and environmental activism.
Although Brady is one of the highest-paid athletes, his earnings are nothing compared to Bündchen’s. She earned $47 million in 2015 alone and is on track to earn one billion dollars throughout her career. Her net worth is most recently estimated at $488 million.
Elon Musk’s Second And Third Wife, Talulah Riley
The engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk has married three times. His first marriage was to Justine Wilson, and his second and third were to Talulah Riley. As an English actress, Riley has performed in Pride & Prejudice, Inception, and the TV show Westworld.
The couple first married in 2010 and divorced in 2012. Riley received $4.2 million the first time. By 2013, they remarried after reconciling and lived with Musk’s five children. They divorced again in 2014. Now, Riley has an $18 million net worth compared to Musk’s $19 billion.
Mellody Hobson Married George Lucas
In 2013, filmmaker George Lucas married the businesswoman Mellody Hobson. A former chairwoman of DreamWorks, Hobson is now the CEO of Ariel Investments. She was also the first African-American woman to head The Economic Club of Chicago.
Hobson has a net worth of $10 million; Lucas has earned $6 billion. Beyond the $100 million Skywalker Ranch, the pair own a $4 million home in San Anselmo. They have four children, three of whom are adopted.
Warren Buffett’s Wife, Astrid Menks
One of the world’s most successful investors, Warren Buffett is the third-wealthiest person in the world with a $79 billion fortune. After the death of his first wife, he married Astrid Menks in 2006. In reality, though, the two had been together since 1977.
Menks is an immigrant and worked as a waitress when she met Buffett. The two live in their $4 million Laguna Beach house and they enjoy thrift shopping together.
Paul McCartney’s Second Wife, Heather Mills
The former bass player for the Beatles, Paul McCartney, has a $1.2 billion net worth. He has had three marriages so far, and his second was with media personality, Heather Mills. As a model, Mills continued her career after she received a prosthetic limb for her amputated leg.
After six years of marriage, the pair divorced in 2008. Mills won a sum of £24.3 million ($30 million) in settlements. Currently, Paul McCartney is married to Nancy Shevell.
Melinda Gates Married Billionaire Bill Gates
Everyone knows that Bill Gates was the principal founder of Microsoft. His wife, Melinda Gates, married him in 1994. During that time, she worked as the general manager of Microsoft alongside her husband. She runs the world’s largest private charity, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with her husband as well.
Bill Gates held the title of Forbes richest person from 1995 to 2017. He and his wife live in a $123 million home with a 60-foot pool.
Tiffany Stewart Married Into A Luxurious Life
Mark Cuban is a Shark Tank “shark,” owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and co-owner of 2929 Entertainment. Throughout his investments, he has garnered a $4.1 billion fortune. In 2002, he married Tiffany Stewart, who worked for an advertising agency at the time. Stewart claimed that it was difficult to accept a “luxurious life.”
Cuban and Stewart’s $19 million house is on the grounds of the Montage, a five-star hotel in Laguna Beach. It has six bedrooms, a media room, a gym, and a theater. They share it with their three kids.
Barbra Streisand’s Actor/Director Husband
Singer and actress Barbra Streisand has earned a $400 million net worth over her 60-year career. But her husband, James Brolin, also earns a lot from Hollywood. Brolin is an actor and filmmaker who has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The two stars have been married since 1998.
Brolin has acted in Westworld, Burlesque, The Amityville Horror (1979), and Being Rose. Streisand is Brolin’s third wife; the two have three children from other marriages.
Robyn Moore And Mel Gibson
Actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson has won two Academy Awards and was nominated for another four. Before he even got close to his $425 million net worth, he married Robyn Moore Gibson in 1980. Robyn was a dental assistant who supported Mel through his difficult early years.
After 26 years of marriage and seven children, the couple divorced in 2006. Robyn’s settlement was the highest in Hollywood history at $400 million.
George Clooney’s Lawyer Wife, Amal
Unlike other Hollywood stars, George Clooney married outside of his field. Amal Clooney, George’s wife since 2014, is a lawyer specializing in international law and human rights. Her previous clients include Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Nobel Prize laureate Nadia Murad.
George Clooney’s $500 million net worth partially comes from his tequila company, Casamigos. The couple owns a $10 million mansion in the British countryside. They also own a “low key” house in Los Angeles, where Amal does most of her work.
Liza And Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien achieved his $85 million fortune through writing The Simpsons and hosting several comedy shows. In contrast to his vocal attitude, his wife, Liza Anne Powel, is fairly camera shy. Liza was a senior copywriter for Late Night, which is where the couple met.
The two have been married for 16 years and have two kids together. They live in a $10.5 million home in Brentwood, Los Angeles. The propety features a pool, an outdoor kitchen, and a sauna.
Kate Capshaw, Wife Of Steven Spielberg
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Spielberg is the highest-grossing director in film history, with a $3.7 billion net worth. So it’s no surprise that he married within the industry. Actress Kate Capshaw met Spielberg on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. They married in 1991.
Capshaw has starred in Dreamscape, The Love Letter, Just Cause, and Love Affair. She and Spielberg have seven children, including two from her previous marriage.
David Burtka, Husband To Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris has gained his $40 million fortune through comedy, acting, writing, and singing. He met his husband, David Burtka, on the set of How I Met Your Mother. Burtka is both an actor and a professional chef.
Burtka still acts and rakes in his own $3 million net worth. The two live in a five-story townhouse in New York City. They have devoted some rooms to performance magic and art collections.
Nick Cannon And Mariah Carey
Ever since Mariah Carey began her singing and acting career in 1988, she has amassed a $300 million net worth. Her second husband was a fellow musician and actor, Nick Cannon. He has hosted both radio and TV shows and won multiple awards for his rap albums.
Cannon married Carey in 2008, and they had two twins. The pair encountered some rocky relations in 2014 that ended in divorce two years later. Cannon scored $2.7 million in the settlement.
The Millionaire Who Married A Billionaire
Singer-songwriter Janet Jackson has followed her family’s tradition of making music. Jackson has already made $175 million from her career, but in 2012, she married the billionaire Wissam Al Mana. Al Mana is the executive director of the Al Mana Group in Qatar. He has made $1 billion so far.
In 2017, the two struggled through a $125 million divorce and battled over custody of their son. After the split, Jackson moved back to Los Angeles, where she lives in a $2.8 million home.
Gordon Ramsay’s Wife Also Loves Food
Gordon Ramsay is one of the most well-known chefs and TV personalities. He rakes in a $190 million fortune from his work on British TV, making him the 33rd highest-earning celebrity in the world. It’s no wonder that he married a fellow food-lover, Tana Ramsey.
Tana began her career as a skater on Dancing on Ice before she began hosting food shows. The pair married in 1996 and have five children together and a big Los Angeles home.