The Most Beautiful Wives And Exes Of The World’s Richest Men
Sure, marrying for love is good and it should be the correct thing to do, but marrying for money may be a unique chance to get out of poverty and enjoy a life of luxury. The women on this list have managed to find their way into the company of some of the richest men.
In fact, they’ve improved their lifestyle and bank balances as well. From the famous to the unknown, from happy relationships to nightmare unions, check this list of the wives and partners of some famous billionaires.
Salma Hayek – Wife of Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO, and Chairman of Kering
Salma Hayek was already a famous actress for herself in Hollywood when she met Francois-Henri Pinault who is the CEO of Kering. Thanks to this corporation he has made more than $19 billion. The couple has been dating since 2006 and then Salma was pregnant. After giving birth to their daughter, they finally got married in 2009.
Melania Trump – Wife of Donald Trump, Real Estate Developer and current President of the United States of America
Melania Knavs was a Slovenian model when she met the recent divorced Donald Trump at a party organized by a mutual associate in 1998. After the split from Marla Maples was official and formalized, Melania and Donald tied the knots in 2005, having one son, Barron, together.
Priscilla Chan – Wife of Mark Zuckerberg, co-Founder, and CEO of Facebook
Priscilla and Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, met in a frat house while they were both waiting to use the bathroom during a party.
Ten years after that encounter, they got married in 2012. Now, they are living happily together and have two daughters. The couple has a fortune of $63 billion which Mark made from the popular social network platform.
Nikita Kahn – Wife of Larry Ellison, Co-founder and former CEO of Oracle Corporation
Larry Ellison is one of the top 5 richest men in the U.S. He is the head of the Oracle Corporation and his fortune is $55 billion.
However, that huge amount money did not guarantee him happiness. He has divorced 4 times before meeting his 5th and current wife, the Ukrainian model Nikita Kahn. As a declaration of love, Larry built a restaurant with her name on it.
Diane von Fürstenberg – Wife of Barry Diller, Chairman of InterActiveCorp
Diane has made her own millions through her famous fashion brand. And she got married to a successful person like her, Barry Diller.
Barry has one of the senior positions of Expedia Inc., which has made his $3 billion fortune. However, this couple is a bit strange; they don’t live together but they live in the same city.
Oleksandra Nikolayenko – Wife of Phil Ruffin, American Business Investor
Oleksandra is a Ukrainian model who won several beauty pageant titles before meeting her future husband, Phil. His fortune comes from earning of his several stakes in many industries; from greyhound races to real estate investments.
Lucinda Southworth – Wife of Larry Page, Co-founder of Google Inc.
Lucinda is the lucky wife of Larry Page, founder of Google, who is sharing $30 billion with him. Although Larry makes enough money for both and their two children to live a relaxed life for the rest of their existence, she still has the determination to complete her doctorate degree in university.
Melinda Gates – Wife of Bill Gates, Co-Founder and Technology Advisor of Microsoft
It’s impossible to not mention the wife of one of the richest billionaire in the world. However, Melinda met Bill Gates when she was just one of his employees before Microsoft became the giant corporation that we know today. The couple has been together for more than 2 decades. They share a stunning $88.5 billion fortune and they are actually donating part of that fortune to several charities.
Claudia Barilla – Wife of Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil
Claudia is a former model who partnered with Guy Laliberté, who left his previous job due to an accident. Then Guy decided to organize a group of talented Quebec street performers and organized an event called Cirque du Soleil. His efforts received the deserved dividends of about $1.4 billion during the first quarter of 2018.
Wendi Deng – Wife of Rupert Murdoch, Chairman & CEO of 21st Century Fox
Wendi was born and raised in China and came to the US thanks to a student visa in the 1980s. After obtaining an MBA from Yale, she took a job in business finance for a Fox affiliate in Los Angeles. It was through this job Wendi met and then married the Australian billionaire and Fox’s CEO, Rupert Murdoch.
Kristy Hinze – Wife of James Clark, Founder of Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Kristy is the current wife of Jim Clark. Jim was a successful computer scientist and entrepreneur who were married 3 times before meeting Kristy, who was a model at that time.
Kristy worked for a famous clothing company but she is now living a happy and relaxed life with her husband and children thanks to a huge bank account.
Tamiko Bolton – Wife of George Soros, Founder of Soros Fund & Open Society Foundations
George Soros got married to Tamiko during his 82nd birthday in 2013. She was just a pharmacist when knew George without knowing she’ll become his third wife.
Tamiko is now the stepmom of George’s children, which is curious because she is actually younger than all of her stepchildren.
Julie Chen – Wife of Leslie Moonves, CEO of CBS Corporation
Leslie Moonves is the co-president of Viacom and works behind the scenes of CBS. Besides, Julie is a recognized news reporter for the same network. Apart from enjoying a $70 million fortune, they have one son together.
Andrea Hissom – Wife of Steve Wynn, Former CEO of Mirage Resorts & Wynn Resorts
Andrea got married to billionaire Steve Wynn in 2011 in a ceremony in Las Vegas. Steve had made his fortune through the hotels and casinos in Las Vegas. However, he had been married two times before he met Andrea. Those divorces had charged a huge toll on his bank account. Let’s hope that Andrea could be his real love.
Mackenzie Bezos – Wife of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has a current fortune of $84 billion. However, when they met and got married in 1993, long before Amazon even existed. They are still living happily forever with their four children.
Fabiana Flosi – Wife of Bernie Ecclestone, Chairman Emeritus of Formula One Group
Bernie Ecclestone decided to get married for the 3rd time at the age of 68 to Fabiana Flosi. Although Fabiana is notoriously younger and taller than her husband, somehow, the couple was able to make things work. Bernie made his fortune after working as the chief of the Formula One group for decades.
Kate Greer – girlfriend of Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s Founder and CEO
Although Kate and Jack Dorsey are not technically married, she has been dating the founder of Twitter and Square Inc for years.
The couple doesn’t have yet any children together. Perhaps, they are not very interested in it, in fact, Jack often jokes saying that his companies are like babies to him. And Kate has her own career working with an organization called Campinteractive which helps children to learn different technological skills.
Laurene Powell Jobs – wife Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc
Although Steve Jobs was one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the 21st century, his relationship with Laurene didn’t happen because of the money or just luck. They met during the 80’s when she was still in college.
But they knew from the very beginning that they fell in love and decided to live together. Besides of being a co-founder of Steve Jobs’ company, Apple, she had founded her own companies.
Malia Andelin – Wife of Sumner Redstone, Chairman of National Amusements Chairman Emeritus of Viacom and CBS Corporation
Sumner Redstone is the billionaire who is responsible for successful companies such as CBS, MTV, Viacom, and many others. When he was 82, he decided to do one final try and got married to Elizabeth.
When they met, Elizabeth was working as a flight attendant on one of his private jets. They got married in 2009 and she is now working as a philanthropist.
Heather Ann Rosbeck – wife of Bill Wrigley, CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.
Bill Wrigley is the CEO of a famous chewing gum company he inherited from his great-father, the famous William L. Wrigley Jr. Curiously, Heather has made a name for herself from her roles in the movies “There’s Something About Mary” and “Shallow Hat.” They got married in 2007.
Princess Charlene of Monaco – Wife of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Charlene was an Olympic swimmer who had the chance to swim for South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She got married to Prince Albert II in 2011. Prince Albert is the son of a very famous Hollywood actress, Grace Kelly, and is considered one of the richest royals. The couple has twins who will inherit the $1 billion fortune from their parents.
Miranda Kerr – Wife of Evan Spiegel, Founder of Snapchat
Miranda is the ex-wife of the actor Orlando Bloom and they have a child together. But Victoria’s Secret model had a tremendous second chance when she met Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of Snapchat. They got married in 2017 and have been living happily.
Ricky Anne Low-Beer – Wife of Ralph Lauren, Founder & CEO of Ralph Lauren Corp.
Ricky was a full working receptionist at a doctor’s surgery and a part-time dance instructor before she met the fashion icon. She dated Ralph Lauren for only 6 months before decided to get married in 1964. They have now a $6 billion fortune which is more than enough for the couple and their three children.
Kate Capshaw – Wife of Steven Spielberg, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Kate met Steven Spielberg during the filming of Indiana Jones, where she had a starring role. It didn’t take that the chemistry between these two become stronger than they couldn’t hide their emotions anymore. Kate had to convert to Judaism to get married to the Academy-Award winner director in 1991. The couple has seven children together are living more happily than ever.
Jade Foret – Wife of Arnaud Lagardère, Managing Partner of the Lagardère Group
Arnaud Lagardere is considered the richest man in France. He got married to his true love, the swimwear model Jade Foret when he was 56. Many people believe that the marriage is a scam, but the couple didn’t let that bad comments get in their way of true love.
Kirsty Bertarelli – Wife of Ernesto Bertarelli, Chairman of Waypoint Capital Group, Co-Chairman of Bertarelli Foundation
Kirsty is a former Miss UK who was used to receive a lot of media attention. She met Ernesto Bertarelli during her vacations in Italy. Mr. Bertarelli has an $8.6 billion fortune thanks to his company Serono which is specialized in biotechnology. They got married in 2000 and now they are living in Sweden with the company of their 3 children.
Susan Dell – Wife of Michael Dell, CEO of Dell
Susan’s husband is Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Computer Company. They got married in 1989 and they are living in Texas with their four children and a juicy fortune of $20.8 billion. However, the couple has created their own charity foundation to help children with health problems and struggling homes.
Joan Branson – Wife of Richard Branson, Co-founder of the Virgin Group
Richard and Joan Branson have been a solid couple that will make you believe in love because they will be celebrating their astonishing 30th year of their happy married in 2019. Richard is a famous billionaire who got his big fortune due to the success of his corporation, the Virgin Group.
Eloise Broady – wife of John Paul DeJoria, American entrepreneur and co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products
John Paul DeJoria made his fortune thanks to his Paul Mitchell range of hair products. Eloise was working as a Playboy model when she met the billionaire in 1988. They got married in 1993 and had 4 children together.
Since then, they have enjoyed their life (and fortune) together and even though of having a $4 billion fortune, they are willing to share a portion of it to charity organizations like Food4Africa, which feeds orphan children.
Irina Viner – Wife of Alisher Usmanov, Owner of MegaFon, Owner of USM Holdings, Co-Owner of Mail.Ru Group, Shareholder of Arsenal F.C. & Sponsor of Finch Farm
This successful woman has made a name on her own and doesn’t need her husband’s name. Irina is the head coach of the Russian rhythmic gymnastics team, so is the coach with the most victories in the history of Olympic games.
In fact, she has received a special award for her contributions to the Olympic games. But who is her husband? It’s Alisher Usmanov, a Russian businessman who is considered the 37th richest person in the world with a fortune worth of $19.6 billion.
Penny Knight – wife of Philip Hampson Knight, an American businessman, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc.
When Penny met her future husband, Phil Knight, he was selling gym shoes out of his car. They got married in 1968 without knowing that Phil will be the creator of Nike shoes and become the 28th richest person on the planet.