MEET THE PARTNERS BEHIND THE WORLD’S WEALTHIEST

Just imagine – being able to go anywhere at any time, eat luxurious foods, drive fast cars, and see the world. Well, that’s what money can “buy” and for some people, they can definitely afford to do those things and so much more. Sure, Bill Gates didn’t just sit around all day and get rich. He has dedicated his life to his work and made billions along the way. There are other multi-millionaires and -billionaires in the world like him. While we may not be able to fully comprehend just what kind of life they lead, we are pretty sure that just like us regular folk, they also need someone who supports them. Continue reading to find out more about the spouses of the 1% – the people supporting the world’s multi-millionaires and –billionaires.

MacKenzie Bezos

Passionate about anti-bullying campaigns, novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Bezos married the world’s wealthiest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, in 1993. They were once the world’s wealthiest couple, with their combined net worth being at just under $114 billion. However, the pair got divorced in April 2019, and MacKenzie walked away with a divorce settlement worth $35 billion. This made her the world’s third-wealthiest woman.

MacKenzie Bezos

MacKenzie Bezos

Melinda Gates

American philanthropist Melinda Gates was once the general manager at Microsoft. Together with her husband, they founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It aims to relieve poverty and enhances global healthcare. Her husband is Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates, whose net worth is a whopping $103.7 billion and is the world’s second wealthiest man.

Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Jean-Pierre Meyers

Meet the first husband with a billionaire wife on the list! Jean-Pierre Meyers serves as the Tethys SCA CEO and holds a board position in L’Oréal. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, his wife since 1984, is the L’Oréal empire French heiress and has written Bible commentaries. She is also an activist dedicated to making Jewish-Christian relations better. When her mother passed in 2017, Françoise became the world’s wealthiest woman and her current net worth is estimated at $53.2 billion.

Jean-Pierre Meyers

Jean-Pierre Meyers

Julia Flesher

Julia Flesher is married to David Koch, the other Koch Industries co-owner. The pair has been married since 1996 but are still madly in love. While she is currently a housewife, she once worked as dress designer Adolfo Dominguez’s assistant. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas. With a $51.8 billion net worth, this pair is definitely living the high life.

Julia Flesher

Julia Flesher

Connie Snyder

American philanthropist Connie Snyder is a University of Oregon trustee, an advocate for children, and a co-founder of the Ballmer Group, which provides support to families in America struggling with poverty. She has been together with her lucky husband, Steve Ballmer, for 29 years. He currently owns the basketball team Los Angeles Clippers and used to be the CEO of Microsoft. A philanthropist, Ballmer has donated over $100 million dollars to different organizations since 2014 and the couple has a combined net worth of $45.3 billion.

Connie Snyder

Connie Snyder

Miriam Adelson

Israeli-American philanthropist Miriam Adelson got her medical degree from the Sackler Medical School of Tel Aviv University and eventually became an emergency room chief internist. She met Sheldon Adelson, her current husband, while she was studying drug addiction at the Rockefeller University, and the tied the knot in 1991. The pair opened the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Research Clinic, which is located in Las Vegas. Sheldon Adelson is an American business magnate who founded the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The couple has amassed $33.5 billion together.

Miriam Adelson

Miriam Adelson

Jerry Hall

American model and actress Jerry Hall appeared in productions like the 1989 Batman, the TV show The Detectives, and different theatre shows. She got hitched to Australian-born American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who established News Corporation in 2016. Their combined net worth is estimated to be around $21.3 billion and the couple lives a lavish yet quiet life away from the spotlight.

Jerry Hall

Jerry Hall

Mellody Hobson

Businesswoman Mellody Hobson is married to George Lucas, the famous creator of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises. A former chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation, Hobson is a co-CEO of Ariel Investments. The power couple got married in 2013 and is regarded as important 20th-century New Hollywood movement figures. Over the span of their successful careers, they have gained an amazing $6.2 billion.

Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson

Stedman Graham

American author, educator, and businessman Stedman Graham established Athletes Against Drugs in 1985, and it has since awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships. He is the only one on the list that hasn’t been married, but he has been together with his partner, Oprah Winfrey (yes, THE Oprah), for 33 years. The pair has decided that a spiritual union was better for them than a legal one. Oprah has a whopping $2.6 billion net worth, and Graham’s respectable net worth is $10 million.

Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham

Beyoncé Knowles

Yes, we know Beyoncé is a superstar, but her husband, Jay-Z, actually makes more money (we’ll let you make your own opinions on this one). They have been married since 2008 and have became two of the biggest music stars. Their combined net worth is $1.4 billion, and Jay-Z contributed $1 billion. However, Beyoncé’s fortune of $440 million is nothing to scoff at.

Beyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé Knowles

Kim Kardashian

Kimye has managed to make it work. With Kim’s successful endeavors in beauty, fashion, and everything in-between as well as Kanye’s music and influence on fashion, they are unbeatable. Yeezy’s fashion label is on the rise and with his music and multiple endeavors his net worth stands at $1.3 billion. The couple have 4 children and have managed to publicly pass any marriage difficulties they’ve had . Big ups to Kimye for being top notch parents and taking their active steps in changing the world.

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Kim Kardashian

Blake Lively

Gossip Girl star has found her true love and he is just as stunning as her. Ryan Reynolds’s net worth is a whopping $77 million whereas Blake’s is $16 million. However, the duo complements each other immensely and are both Hollywood stars. The pair do not really publicize or put themselves in the spotlight all that much but when they do they look super happy.

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Blake Lively

Mariah Carrey

Mariah Carey might just be the more successful spouse in the relationship with millionaire Nick Cannon. Carrey’s net worth is a whopping $300 million whereas Nick sits on just $60 million, still a major amount but we know this couple has purest of intentions.  Carrey is also the older one in the relationship but since they got together the world has been nothing but supportive.

Mariah Carrey

Mariah Carrey

Jada Pinkett Smith

The Smith’s have recently been headlining with some marital issues but they decided to discuss it openly on Jada’s talk show ‘Red Table Talk’ the couple discussed how they have worked through their differences, and rebuilt their marriage. Will’s net worth is an astounding $300 million but Jada is his rock, support, and one true love. It is so great to see a famous couple address real issues publicly and inspire other married couples out there.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Vanessa Bryant

The magnificent Vanessa Bryant is a full-time, dedicated loving mom. She is now worth $600 million and runs her deceased husband’s charity. She is also making a major change in the WNBA. However, Vanessa also enjoys spending her days with friends and family, having recently vacationed with friends such as Lala and Ciara.

Vanessa Bryant

Vanessa Bryant

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham is one lucky woman just as much as David Beckham is a lucky man. Beckham has worked hard for his fortune and it is no doubt he is worth $450 million. Victoria, however, is also a successful fashion mogul with her fashion label. David still promotes and endorses a variety of companies and the pair have 4 children. Their love affair looks the same as it did from the beginning, just magical.

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

Jessica Seinfeld

It is quite possible that you have already heard of Jessica Seinfeld seeing as she is married to Jerry Seinfeld, the American comedy legend who starred on his self-titled sitcom. An author and philanthropist, Jessica has written four cookbooks and founded GOOD+ Foundation, which provides struggling families in New York City with essential items. She once worked for Tommy Hilfiger in public relations, so she is quite capable of looking after herself. The couple, who has enjoyed lovely years of marriage since 1999, has a $950 million net worth, which is mostly thanks to Jerry.

Jessica Seinfeld

Jessica Seinfeld

Miranda Kerr

In 2014, Miranda Kerr met her now husband Evan Spiegel. She is a Victoria’s Secret angel and an established supermodel, while he is the CEO of Snapchat, which is a mobile messaging app with overwhelming popularity. Spiegel has an estimated $3.4 billion net worth and Kerr has over $45 million. They have become an influential (and very rich) power couple.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr

Charlene Wittstock

Charlene Wittstock is a former Olympic swimmer who now wears a tiara instead of her Olympic medals. In 2010, her engagement to Prince Albert was announced, they got married, and she became Charlene, Princess of Monaco. Aside from a royal title, she inherited her husband’s fortune of $1 billion as well. Together, the couple enjoys their luxurious lifestyle, lavish wealth, and impressive palace.

Charlene Wittstock

Charlene Wittstock

Kate Capshaw

Retired American actress Kate Capshaw and her husband, Steven Spielberg, have been married since 1991. Spielberg is an extremely successful filmmaker who is the all-time highest-grossing director. He is worth an incredible $3.6 billion. Fittingly, the two met when Capshaw was cast in Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Almost three decades later, they are still married!

Kate Capshaw

Kate Capshaw

Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is best known for inventing the wrap dress, which did not only launch her career but also made her into a fashion icon. Her net worth is $1.2 billion and has amassed even more through marriage. In 2001, she tied the knot with Barry Diller, who has an estimated $4 billion net worth. His fortune comes from having founded InterActiveCorp, being the Expedia Group senior executive, and having created Fox and USA Broadcasting.

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Meghan Markle

Before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry in July 2016, her net worth was approximately $5 million, having been an actress and lifestyle blogger. After becoming Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, the American retired from acting and started focusing on being a British royal family member. The family’s total fortune is estimated to be $88 billion. Her husband’s $40 million net worth is also an amazing amount of money.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

Alexis Ohanian

Entrepreneur and investor Alexis Ohanian has a net worth of $9 million, having made his fortune being the executive chairman and co-founder of the social news website Reddit. This may be a hefty amount of money, but it shies when compared with the net worth of Serena Williams, his wife. The record-breaking tennis player has made over $180 million throughout her playing career of 23 years.

Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian

Amal Alamuddin

Amal Alamuddin is a qualified professor and lawyer with a $10 million net worth. Her wealth increased and her life changed when she tied the knot with George Clooney in 2014. He is an American actor, producer, director, and filmmaker who has two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe awards to his name. His success has helped him amass a fortune of half a billion dollars!

Amal Alamuddin

Amal Alamuddin

Kristy Hinze

In 2009, Australian actress and model Kristy Hinze wed James H. Clark, an entrepreneur and computer scientist who founded a number of successful Silicon Valley technology companies. His success made him a billionaire, and he is now worth more than $2.1 billion. The couple spends most of their time yachting. We wonder what that feels like.

Kristy Hinze

Kristy Hinze

Sofia Levander

Sofia Levander is married to Daniel Ek, the founder of Spotify, which is a music streaming service with over 180 million users. The self-made billionaire has an estimated net worth of $2 billion. The couple’s extravagant wedding made headlines as the marriage officiant was Chris Rock, the entertainment was Bruno Mars, and Mark Zuckerberg attended it.

Sofia Levander

Sofia Levander

Melani Lowman-Walton

While Melani Lowman-Walton’s net worth is unknown, her and husband Rob Walton’s combined net worth is estimated to be $45.4 billion. Rob Walton is an heir to the Walmart fortune, being the eldest son of Sam Walton, the Walmart founder. The pair actively takes part in philanthropic endeavors, and they even created the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. It aims to provide grants to partners whose goal is to have a greater impact.

Melani Lowman-Walton

Melani Lowman-Walton

Cari Tuna Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz is one of the youngest self-made billionaires in the world and is currently worth $11.6 billion. He is a co-founder of Facebook and used to be the company’s VP of Engineering and CTO until 2008. He has gone on to co-found a different company called Asana, which builds software. Dustin and his wife Cari Tuna are the youngest pair to sign the Giving Pledge, which is a philanthropic campaign founded by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. The couple also founded their own philanthropic organization, Good Ventures. Cari oversees the operations of the foundation.

Cari Tuna Moskovitz

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