When it comes down to it, you’d have a hard time finding someone who wouldn’t want to at least experience one day of being rich and famous. Take away the famous part, and most of us would be perfectly content simply being rich. Imagine what it would be like to be able to eat at the finest restaurants whenever you want, drive in luxurious cars, wear extravagant designer clothing, or travel the world wherever you want to go. Think about what it would be like to never worry about whether or not you had enough money to do the things you want to do. Let’s take a look at the wives of 50 of the richest men in America.
Jessica Seinfeld With Husband Jerry Seinfeld
If you ask Jerry, he would tell you that the secret behind their marriage that has spanned decades now is laughter. The ability to laugh at things has bonded these two together and all the way to the bank. While Jessica is 17 years younger than Jerry, the two have made it work. Jessica is the founder of a charitable organization called Baby Buggy that was renamed to GOOD+ Foundation. It was designed to share used baby items with new mothers in need. She previously worked in public relations for Tommy Hilfiger and has also written cookbooks. All of these good hearted efforts give her the ability to be independently wealthy, but the love of her life helps keep her well off. The two are worth $950 Million combined.
Miranda Kerr and Husband Evan Spiegel
Once upon a time there was a Victoria’s Secret angel supermodel who met the CEO of Snapchat. Snapchat was an idea that came about as part of a Stanford class project that was laughed at by fellow students. So, what did Evan do about it? He dropped out of Stanford and pursued developing it with a couple buddies. He is now a multi-billionaire and has just entered his thirties. She is 7 years older than he is, but that hasn’t seemed to matter one bit. They married and lived happily ever after with a net worth between them well into the billions of dollars. He is worth more than $3.4 Billion, and she is said to be worth more than $45 Million.
Ralph Lauren With Wife Ricky Lauren
These two have been married for more than half a century, and it all started in a doctor’s office where they met. Ricky was working there part time alternating between the doctor’s office work and a dance studio. Today, she enjoys writing, photography, and has become a psychotherapist. There may have been instant chemistry between the two back in 1964, but it wasn’t the idea of being a millionaire’s wife that attracted Ricky to Ralph. He was merely a sales assistant for a tie company at the time. That would eventually change to the point that his name would soon become world renown, and his net worth reached $6.3 Billion.
Salma Hayek With Husband Francois-Henri Pinault
You’ve probably heard the actress name of Salma Hayek and possibly had no idea that she is married to a billionaire, worth $30.7 Billion. She and French husband Francois-Henri Pinault have been husband and wife for more than a decade now and share children together. She has accumulated more than $115 Million throughout her Hollywood career. He is the CEO and chairman of Kering, which is an international group of brands including Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and additional luxurious names of fashion. She has been the spokesperson for Avon and Revlon and has been involved in charity work helping Pampers and UNICEF unite to provide vaccines to prevent tetanus as well as an advocate for breastfeeding.
Julia Flesher With Husband David Koch
Formerly an assistant to the dress designer Adolfo Dominguez, she helped provide fashion to First Lady Nancy Reagan. Julia hung up her work life to become a happy housewife up until her husband’s death in August, 2019. She has also been known to pick up a camera for events like the Benefit Gala of the Costume Institute in the Metropolitan Museum. Their love story began with a not-so-successful blind date but took off after the second chance meeting. The two owned Koch Industries together, said to be worth $51.8 Billion. So, it seems she can afford to stay at home if she wants to.
George Lucas and Wife, Mellody Hobson
She is a businesswoman and co-CEO of Ariel Investments. She is also the former chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation. Mellody lives her life in the forefront as someone to look up to and admire. She was the first African American woman to head The Economic Club of Chicago. She is a graduate of Princeton University. The Wall Street Journal listed her as one of the 50 women to watch, and she was featured on the Time 100 list from Time Magazine. George Lucas is best known for his creation of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Together, the two are worth more than $6.2 Billion.
Sergey Brin And Ex-Wife Anne Wojcicki
One of the co-founders of Google, also known as Alphabet, Inc., was once married to Anne Wojcicki. The marriage may not have made it for the long haul, but that didn’t leave Anne broke and homeless. Together, the two were once worth over $40 Billion. She is worth a pretty penny in her own right. She is a Yale graduate and the co-founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe. He is originally from Russia. She is an American of Polish, Russian and Jewish descent. As of 2018, the newest to take the role as Mrs. Brin is Nicole Shanahan who is a legal tech founder. The two were said to be worth $52.1 Billion on their wedding day.
Serena Williams With Husband Alexis Ohanian
This should probably be more about the husband of multi-millionaire Serena Williams instead of the other way around. Though, they are both worth their competitive share on the most popular and wealthiest people spectrum. The wife of millionaire Alexis Ohanian is perhaps not only more well known but also worth far more in terms of money. Alexis has earned his $9 Million net worth as an entrepreneur and investor as co-founder and executive chairman of Reddit. Serena, on the other hand, is said to have a net worth of more than $180 Million as a result of her professional tennis career.
Liz Koch With Husband Charles Koch
Liz and Charles Koch tend to live a quieter and more private life than many rich couples do. Together, they are co-owners of Koch Industries and are worth $51.8 Billion which has continued to grow along with their commitment to a long-term marriage. He has been ranked as the 11th richest person in the entire world with brands like Stainmaster, Lycra, Dixie Cup, and Quilted Northern as well as oil refining, process and pollution control. Mostly, though, he is a firm believer in free markets. He may have inherited a great deal from his dad, but what he carries on is a legacy with the wife of his youth.
George Soros With Wife Tamiko Bolton
Many raised prestigious eyebrows when she started dating one of the most wealthiest men in the world. The 41-year age gap was what drew the attention. She is younger than three of his children. For Tamiko, her marriage to Soros is her second marriage. After becoming his third wife, the two are now worth more than $8.3 Billion, mostly due to his hedge fund tycoon know-how. Tamiko is a Japanese-American entrepreneur, a licensed pharmacist, and an educational consultant offering on-line dietary supplements and yoga instruction. Born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary, Soros rose to acquire wealth as an investor, hedge fund manager, author, and philanthropist.
Formerly Known As Prince Harry and Wife Meghan Markle
Meghan and Harry is a true-to-life princess story, even though she was technically given the title of Duchess of Sussex. It was far from a Cinderella story, however, with Meghan coming into the marriage with her own personal worth of $5 Million which she had acquired through her work as an actress and lifestyle blogger. Before stepping away from the official duties of the British royal family, who is worth well over $88 Billion, Prince Harry was worth about $25 Million, with some sources claiming it’s closer to $40 Million, which consisted of inheritance from Princess Diana and an annual allowance from Prince Charles. They announced in January, 2020, that they were stepping back from their role as senior members of the royal family and wished to seek financial independence while continuing to support their charities and the Queen. The pair officially stepped down on March 31, 2020. It is uncertain how this will affect their overall wealth.
Amancio Ortega and Wife Flora Pérez Marcote
This ultra-rich couple somehow manage to keep a low profile and live a fairly private lifestyle. Throughout his successful career, Amancio has given only a handful of private interviews. After establishing the fashion group who is behind Zara clothing, the two are worth about $57.5 Billion. He was once the richest person in the world. She serves as the director, representative of Pontegadeea Inversiones, S. L. and has spent her entire career with the Inditex Group where Armancio garnered a great deal of his wealth. She is his second wife, and they live in Spain. The two have been married since 2001.
Larry Page And His Wife Lucinda Southworth
Page is the co-founder of Google and Alphabet, Inc. as well as PageRank. She, however, has proven to be lucrative in her own right. She has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University and has worked as a research scientist. Together with her husband, they have donated and been involved in helping South African people, donating more than $15 Million to the causes. The two married in 2007 with Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump on the guest list. By herself, her net worth is estimated to be over $1 Billion. Together, the pair is worth more than $36 Billion.
Rob Walton With Wife Melani Lowman-Walton
She is Rob’s third wife. She was born in Sidney. The two are very much involved in philanthropic causes including one that bears their own names. She has worked as an athletic trainer and basketball coach as well as dabbled in commercial real estate. She also enjoys racing and touring vintage sports cars with her husband. Their combined worth is not known, but he alone is estimated to be worth between $35.1 to $54 Billion as heir to the Walmart fortune as son of Sam Walton. The entire Walton family is said to be worth upwards of $191, earning approximately $70,000 every minute.
President Donald J. Trump With Wife Melania
Before marrying Donald, who would become president making her First Lady, Melania had a lucrative modeling and business career. She also had her own line of jewelry. While she and President Trump are worth a great deal married, her individual net worth is thought to be approximately $50 Million. She is the only First Lady to be a naturalized citizen and whose native language is not English. She is fluent in several languages. Combined with her husband, the two are worth $3.7 Billion. Together, they share a son named Barron. Her focus as First Lady is a #BeBest campaign against cyberbullying and to help women and children.
Rupert Murdoch’s Wife Jerry Hall
Jerry Hall is an American actress and model. She and her twin sister were discovered by a fashion agent in the French Riviera, and she once shared an apartment with Grace Jones and Jessica Lange. As a model she was earning more than a thousand dollars a day. Jerry Hall is Rupert Murdoch’s fourth wife. Before meeting him, she had taken part in a wedding ceremony but never officially married Mick Jagger. Jagger and she share children together. She graced the screen for the 1989 Batman television series, The Detectives, and other roles in theatre. He was born in Australia and has become an American media mogul. He founded New Corporation which now has acquired Twentieth Century Fox, HarperCollins, and The Wall Street Journal. Together, they are worth about $21.3 Billion.
Bill Gates With Wife Melinda Gates
If you use computers at all, you have no doubt heard of Bill Gates. He was the founder of Microsoft Corporation. While most know who he is, you may not know much about her. She met him at a trade show. Before that, she tutored children in math and computer programming. She also had a hand in developing multimedia products such as Microsoft Bob, Publisher, Word, and Macintosh Works. She was the former general manager for Microsoft. The two share a net worth of more than $103.7 Billion making him the second richest man in the world after Jeff Bezos. Together, he and his wife founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their ambition is to enhance global healthcare while lifting the weight of poverty around the world.
Mark Zuckerberg With Wife Priscilla Chan
Since the introduction of Facebook, Zuckerberg is a household name. Aside from her marriage to Mark, Priscilla is a pediatrician and a Harvard graduate. Harvard is where she met Mark and began dating. Priscilla was her high school’s valedictorian and was voted class genius. She also grew up speaking Cantonese and served as an interpreter for her grandparents and parents, who had fled from Vietnam in refugee boats. Together, the two have formed the Chan Zuckerberg initiative which is a philanthropic organization that donates almost all of the couple’s Facebook shares. This alone is valued at about $55 Billion. Their net worth together is about $67.4 Billion.
Francoise Bettencourt Meyers With Wife Jean-Pierre Meyers
In this couple’s case, it is the wife who is the billionaire. She is a French heiress to the L’Oréal empire. She became the richest woman in the world after the death of her mother, Liliane, who owned the company. She is also the author of Bible commentaries as part of an effort to better relations between Jews and Christians. Her husband was raised Jewish, and she is the granddaughter of Eugene Schueller who was accused of collaborating with the Nazi government. Jean-Pierre Meyers is the CEO at Tethys SCA and is a board member of the cosmetic company, L’Oreal. Her net worth is currently approximately $53.2 Billion.
Oprah Winfrey And Her Partner, Stedman Graham
They may be married spiritually instead of legally bound, but they’ve been a couple for more than 30 years. This is a successful pair. Oprah is worth $2.6 Billion, and Stedman is worth $10 Million. Oprah worked hard to rise to fame from poverty to massive success to a point that all you need to say is her first name, and everyone knows who you mean. Interesting fact about her name is that it was supposed to be Orpah but was a typo on her birth certificate that turned it into the iconic name everyone knows. Stedman is an author, educator, and a businessman in his own right. He established Athletes Against Drugs.
Miriam Adelson And Her Husband Sheldon Adelson
She is an Israeli American philanthropist and a doctor who has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She served a mandatory army service as a medical officer at Ness Ziona after obtaining a medical degree. She eventually became the chief internist in an emergency room at Tel Aviv where she met her first husband. After the divorce, she went to Rockefeller University to specialize in drug addiction. This is where she met Sheldon, and the two founded a substance abuse center. She is the publisher behind the newspaper Israel Hayom. In 1980, she and her first husband divorced. She remarried in 1991 to Sheldon Adelson. Sheldon is the chief executive office of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. His marriage to Miriam was his second marriage as well. The two are worth $33.5 Billion.
Beyoncé And Husband Jay-Z
She may only need to be referred to by one name, but she does have a last name as well and is the wife of Jay-Z, who also is known by one name. She was born Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, and he was born Shawn Corey Carter. She is a superstar singer who took to the stage as Destiny’s Child and hasn’t ever looked back. He is one of the world’s best-selling musical artist. The two are a successful sensation independently and together. They share a combined worth of $1.4 Billion. Jay-Z is said to be worth $1 Billion, but her $440 Million is nothing to sneeze at. They have sold a combined 300 million records together.
Prince Albert And Wife Charlene Wittstock
When a former Olympic swimmer charms a prince, the rest is a real-life fairy tale. Though, this fairy tale has some twists and turns with a bit of a dark side. The wedding almost didn’t happen when Carlene heard rumors that Albert had fathered a third illegitimate child. She was convinced to stay and went ahead with the ceremony. His full name is Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi, or Prince Albert II of Monaco. The two met at the Mare Nostrum swimming competition in Monte Carlo. Upon marriage, she became Charlene, Princess of Monaco. She also became a partner in a $1 Billion fortune. During her swimming endeavors, she won three gold medals and a silver medal representing South Africa.
Michael Dell And His Wife Susan Dell
Born Susan Lynn Lieberman, she married Michael Dell. Before that, she was actively involved in philanthropy and founded a fashion label. She was also a former athlete participating in running marathons, cycling, and even triathlons. When she first met Michael, she was drawn to his ambition, potential, and slightly socially awkward personality. Michael Dell is the chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies. His company was originally called PC’s Limited. Together, they are the parents of four children and head up a philanthropic foundation called The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation which has donated more than $2 Billion to date. The two are worth approximately $32.3 Billion.
James H. Clark With Wife Kristy Hinze
Kristy Hinze was a Victoria’s Secret model who appeared in Sports Illustrated and actress before she met James H. Clark. For James it would be his second marriage, but Kristy’s first. The age difference is also several decades apart with him being 36 years older. James is an entrepreneur and computer scientist who founded several successful Silicon Valley technology companies which accumulated his wealth. The two enjoy yachting when they are not busy making money. She is said to have bought a house once in Australia, online. They are also the parents of two daughters. The two are worth more than $2.1 Billion.
George Clooney And His Wife Amal Alamuddin
Alma is of British and Lebanese descent. Her name is derived from the Arabic name meaning hope. In her own right, she is an international law attorney who has represented clients such as Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. She has also taught law classes at Columbia Law School, University of London, Law School of the School of Oriental and African Studies, The New School in New York City, The Hague Academy of International Law, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. By herself, she has a net worth of $10 Million. When she married George Clooney, her total net worth increased by $500 Million. That’s half of a billion. George Clooney is an American actor, producer, filmmaker, and director. He has won three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards. Together, they share two children.
Michael Jordan With Wife Yvette Prieto
Yvette attained success as a Cuban-American model who modeled for Alexander Wang. Michael Jordan needs no introduction. He is a legendary basketball player mostly known for his moves on the court with the Chicago Bulls. His position was shooting guard. He stands 6-foot 6-inches, and Yvette is a petite foot shorter than he. Yvette is his second wife. After a divorce settlement, his first wife was awarded $168 million settlement from Michael Jordan. Yvette dated Julio Iglesias, Jr. before meeting Michael. His wife Yvette and he are parents to twin daughters. Yvette is the stepmother to Michael’s other three children from his first wife. Together they are worth $1.9 Billion.
Diana von Fürstenberg With Husband Barry Diller
Remember the wrap dress? It was so popular that the designer, Diana von Fürstenberg kicked off her fashion career with it. She has a net worth of $1.2 billion thanks, in part, to that design. She also launched a cosmetic line with a fragrance named after her daughter. She married Barry Diller. He built his wealth as the founder of InterActiveCorp and the senior executive of Expedia Group. He is also the creator of Fox and USA Broadcasting. The two are worth about $4 billion. Barry was not her first husband. She was first married to Prince Egon von Fürstenberg with whom she shares children, Prince Alexander and Princess Tatiana.
Steve Ballmer With Wife Connie Snyder
They didn’t meet online, but computers were at the heart of their relationship. Steve Ballmer was the CEO of Microsoft Corporation and currently owns Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. The two are also philanthropists and co-founders of the Ballmer Group that supports those struggling in poverty. On her own, she is estimated to be worth about $2 million. She is a graduate in journalism and enjoys traveling and social activities when she isn’t helping those in need. The two met when she was working for Microsoft. They got married in 1990 and have three sons, Peter, Allan, and Sam. Their net worth is $63.6 billion.
Mukesh Ambani With His Wife Nita Ambani
He is an Indian billionaire and the chairman of India’s most valuable company and Fortune Global 500 company, Reliance Industries Limited. The company is engaged in energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail, and telecommunications. Together, they are worth about $64.6 billion making him the richest man in India. The two have two sons, Anant and Akash and a daughter Isha. They became acquainted when his dad attended a dance performance that Nita was part of. His father thought about arranging a marriage between the two. At one point, Mukesh gifted his wife a $60 million Airbus A319 for her 44th birthday. It was custom fitted to include a bedroom, living room, and even WiFi and satellite TV, a sky bar, an office, and a Jacuzzi.
Warren Buffet With Wife Astrid Menks
If a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then Astrid must have known how to work that angle. Originally from Latvia, Astrid began her working career as a manager at the French Cafe cocktail bar in Nebraska. There, she met Warren Buffet. He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. The two actually met through Warren’s first wife. After his wife’s death, the two were married after sharing a more than 30-year affair while Warren was still married. But, interestingly his first wife approved of the union. The two were married on Warren’s 76th birthday. They now have a total net worth of $85.4 billion. Maybe they will hang onto that money since the two are so thrifty they are known to shop at thrift stores on occasion.
Kate Capshaw With Husband Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg’s worth is approximately $3.6 billion. She was once an actress whom he first cast in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. She has been married to Steven Spielberg since 1991. It was the second marriage for both and seems to be a better match for each. She is best known for her portrayal of an American nightclub singer, Willie Scott and for her role in Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones film. Before she was an actress, she was a teacher of special education. He is a prosperous filmmaker and known to be the highest grossing director of all time.
Daniel Ek With Wife Sofia Levander
These two make more than sweet, downloadable music together. The woman behind the successful man of Spotify is an author born in Sweden. She is three years older than Daniel. She has a degree in Media and Communications. After she graduated college, she traveled for SmartMoney which is a monthly Wall Street Journal publication. He is a self-made billionaire worth about $2 billion. Founder of Spotify, Daniel Ek married Sofia in an extravagant wedding in Italy that made headlines. In addition to Chris Rock being the officiant, Bruno Mars was the main entertainment. Mark Zuckerberg was among the wedding guests. Spotify is a music streaming service that has about 200 million user.
Dustin Moskovitz With Wife Cari Tuna Moskovitz
Cari met Dustin fresh out of Yale when she was new at reporting for the Wall Street Journal. It was a blind date set up by a co-worker. They hit it off sharing the same worldviews of modesty, directness, and caring about being good and doing good. Moskovitz was Mark Zuckerberg’s roommate at Harvard. As a co-founder of Facebook, he is worth $11.6 billion and is among the world’s youngest self-made billionaires. Once Facebook was up and running, he moved on to co-found another technology software company called Asana. The two founded their own philanthropic organization called Good Ventures. They were the youngest couple to pledge donations through the Bill and Melinda Gates organization.
Bernard Arnault With Wife Hélène Mercier
Meeting at a dinner party and sharing the love of music has gone a long way for this pair. Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH which purchased the jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. for more than $16 billion. Before she was married to French business magnate and art collector, she was already part of the arts and music. She is a Canadian concert pianist who has been awarded the Order of Arts and Letters. Together, they are worth $95.6 billion. The two pledged millions of dollars to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral and to fight wildfires in the Amazon.
Daniel Lubetzky With Wife Michelle Lieberman
Let’s talk about kindness, at least the brand called KIND. Daniel Lubetzky is the founder and executive chairman of the company he created named KIND. The company promotes healthier snack options and also advocates for social change. The company hopes to make the world a little nicer place to live by reminding people to be kind and empathetic. Michelle is a physician, so her healthy know-how is only beneficial to the company. The two met during karaoke. He later pursued her when he questioned her for a medicinal opinion about a backache. She married Daniel in 2008. Of course, it’s not so difficult being kind when you’re worth $1.1 billion.
Arnold Palmer With Wife Kathleen Gawthrop
Kathleen is best known as “Kit” Palmer, married to Arnold Palmer until his death. Golfer icon Arnold Palmer may have passed away, but his worth carries on. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Their wedding was so rushed that only a few members of Palmer’s staff were present. She was his second wife and the second marriage for her as well. She was also already a mother of her own three children. He left his wife a worth of more than $1.4 billion. However, she prefers to remember him for his character and not just the money he acquired throughout his lifetime.
Jorge Paulo Lemann And Wife Susanna Lemann
He has an estimated net worth of $24.6 billion acquired largely through his investment company, 3G Capital. 3G invests in companies such as Kraft, Heinz, Burger King, and Anheuser Busch to name a few. The two travel often between Sao Paulo and St. Louis, Missouri. Jorge Paulo Lemann was born in Rio de Janeiro but came to America and graduated from Harvard. Susanna is his second wife. The two share three of Juan Paulo’s six children. She manages to lead a very private life out of the public eye considering she is married to one of the richest men in the world.
Susanne Quandt Klatten With Husband Jan Klatten
These two are another case of the woman being the one with the money. While she was working an internship with BMW, she met the man who would become her husband, Jan. He was working as an engineer at the time. The two fell head over heels for each other very quickly and married. They now have three children together. Susanne Quandt Klatten is an heiress who owns a portion of BMW, Rolls-Royce, and a chemical company, Atlanta. Her net worth of about 19.1 billion dollars lands her the position of one of the richest women in the entire world.
Reed Hastings With Wife Patricia Ann Quillin
When you meet, fall in love with, and marry the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Netflix, you know you’re set for life. These two are worth $4 billion. When they are not working, or binge-watching Netflix, they are busy with their two children. But, it doesn’t stop there. They also have four shelter dogs, several chickens, and two goats. Patricia has managed to stay relatively private. She is a graduate of Goshen, New York-based John S. Burke Catholic High School and attended Cornell. She once served as the president of the Santa Cruz History Museum. She is also generous, donating a whopping $1 million to a District Attorney’s election campaign.
Johnelle Hunt And Husband Johnnie Bryan J. B. Hunt
J.B. may no longer be living, but he left his wife a net worth of $3 billion. She was the woman behind the man to help him build the trucking company that touted his name, J.B. Hunt Transport. She was born in Arkansas and dropped out of college. The two were married from 1952 until his death in 2006. She was on the board of his company until his death. The two had two children. Her son Bryan is on the J.B. Hunt Transport Services board. J.B. was born in Arkansas and grew up during the Great Depression. His first job was working in a sawmill for his uncle before joining the Army.
Ray Dalio And His Wife Barbara
Barbara Dalio is the descendant of sculptor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Ray Dalio is the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund firm known as Bridgewater Associates. He wasn’t born rich. But, he and his wife Barbara now share a net worth of more than $18.4 billion. They have been married for more than 40 years and have four sons together. He was born in New York and attended Harvard Business School. Two years after graduating college, he launched Bridgewater which became the largest hedge fund in the world. He has also written a book to explain the principles of his life and work.
Jim Walton And His Wife Lynne McNabb Walton
Jim is part of the strategic planning and finance committee for Walmart. The founder of Walmart handed down more than his looks to his son Jim. Jim is the third child of Sam Walton. Because of this, he welcomed the inheritance of a vastly large sum of money. He and his wife Lynne have four children with whom they hope to share this wealth with one day as well. All of this wealth adds up to a net worth of about $51.6 billion. Forbes has ranked him as the tenth richest American. In 2005, Jim replaced his deceased brother, John, on the Wal-Mart Board of Directors.
Phil Knight And Wife Penny Knight
Just do it! Long before this was a marketing phrase, Phil Knight founded a sportswear company and called it Nike. Phil met his wife Penny when he was working at Portland State University. He was a teacher in Accounting 101, and there was a striking young blond sitting in the front row. The two married and stuck it out through the building of the now lucrative company. In the early days, Phil couldn’t even afford to draw a salary. He is no longer the chairman or CEO, but he still pulls in the profits. Together, he and his wife are worth about $38.9 billion.
Dan Cathy And Wife Rhonda Palmer
S. Truett Cathy perhaps did not foresee what his chicken sandwich would birth in 1946. He only dreamed that his Christian values and firm belief to keep the restaurant closed on the Lord’s Day as well as generously giving to those in need would pay off. Today, the company is worth a small fortune, and his sons Dan and Bubba Cathy are the company’s CEO and Executive Vice President. CEO Dan has a woman to back his success. He and wife Rhonda Palmer are worth $5.7 billion. The married couple keep a private life out of the public eye as much as possible. They live in Georgia and share two sons together as they attempt to carry on the chicken legacy.
Jane Lauder And Husband Kevin Warsh
Another success story about the man behind the woman instead of the other way around. Kevin is the wind beneath Jane’s wings. Her grandma Estee Lauder handed down her wealth making Jane Lauder worth about $4.3 billion. That looks good on anybody. Jane joined Estee Lauder in 1996 and took over running the Clinique beauty and personal care line. She and Kevin Warsh met at Stanford. The two later married in 2002 and currently reside in Manhattan. He has formerly worked as governor of the United States Federal Reserve System where he provided his services to provide policy advice about economic issues.
Nathan Blecharczyk With Wife Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk
If you like to find a nice place to stay at a price that fits within your individual budget, large or small, then you will be grateful for these two. Nathan is the co-founder of the home rental company Airbnb. Airbnb allows travelers to search online to find lodging. He is the Chief Strategy Officer for the company, and she works as a neonatologist. She works with pediatrics in Palo Alto, California. She studied at Tufts and Stanford. His net worth is $4.2 billion. Outside of work, the two are married and share two children together. They reside in San Francisco, California and also enjoy philanthropic work.
Bobby Murphy And Wife Kelsey Bateman
The concept is brilliant! Snap a picture or a short video, chat, and nothing comes back to haunt you since everything on the social platform is temporary. Bobby Murphy may not be afraid to show his face often on Snapchat, the social media app that he founded, but his wife manages to keep a much lower online profile despite her husband’s success. Though, don’t let that fool you. She is very supportive of his endeavors. She shares his $3.6 billion worth which he acquired at the young age of 31 years old. The two met at Stanford University, so we can only assume she has success potential in her own right.
James Simons And Wife Marilyn Hawrys Simons
The two met at Stony Brook University. She was the daughter of a bricklayer. James was an up and coming billionaire. But, she didn’t know that at the time. They were an instant couple and married in 1977. Marilyn Hawrys Simons is married to James Simons. He is a successful hedge fund billionaire with Renaissance Technologies worth $21.6 billion. For those who know her, they will tell you that she is a very humble woman. Perhaps this is what earned her a position as president of The Simons Foundation. She has a passion for funding math and science research and giving to others.