Dreaming about having the opportunity to travel anywhere practically you want, any time you want, drive the fanciest cars, and eat the most scrumptious meals? Then those are the things that only money can truly buy. For a number of people, they have enough savings and investments to allow them to afford such luxurious things. The rich and famous folks give credit to the hard work they put out and time to master their own craft. Like any other average person on the face of the planet, they also need a partner to come home to after a long day’s work.
This is a collection of well-known and well-off personalities with their beloved other halves. To be wealthy and in love, these people are truly living it up! The spouses of the planet’s richest individuals also have a lot to contribute to the world. While most of the world’s population won’t be able to fully grasp what kind of life these magnates and multi-millionaires have but one thing’s for sure— they will always have a hand to hold to let them enjoy the fruits of their hard work.
Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
American educator, author, and entrepreneur Stedman Graham is the founder of Athletes Against Drugs back in 1985. The initiative has since granted $1.5 million in scholarships. Although he isn’t married, he has been in a relationship with his partner, media mogul Oprah Winfrey for a number of decades. The couple figured that a spiritual union was much more ideal than a legal one. Oprah Winfrey has a $2.6 billion net worth to her name, while Graham has a $10 million net worth. Oprah is one of the most recognizable personalities on the planet, but her relationship with her longtime partner Stedman Graham has intentionally been kept on the down-low. The pair met after meeting at a charity event back in the ’80s. Since then, he’s been given credit as Oprah’s main squeeze and rock.
George and Amal Clooney
Human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin met Hollywood A-list actor George Clooney during a trip to Lake Como, Italy. One night, she went to a dinner gathering with some mutual friends where Clooney was also in attendance. Clooney was instantly amazed by her beauty, brilliance, and sense of humor. From that night, the two have been in correspondence through writing to each other, talking, and emailing where they kept tabs on each other’s lives. At that point, it was clear that the two were indeed more than just friends. The two then began dating, then Clooney asked her hand in marriage over a home-cooked dinner. Amal and George wed at an intimate Venetian wedding ceremony. A few years after that, Amal bore twins. The couple is worth around $510 million.
Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
Television icon Jerry Seinfeld is given credit for being one of the greatest standup comedians of all time. For his work in standup comedy, film production, and the phenomenal hit sitcom Seinfeld and the Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry earned a net worth of $1 billion. He is married to Jessica Seinfeld (born Nina Sklar since she had her name changed back in 1995). The couple crossed paths at Reebok gym located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. At present, the pair now share three kids together: Sascha, Julian, and Shepherd. Jessica is an author and a home cook who released Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good in 2007. Her book is based on getting to feed kids vegetables without them knowing. On top of her literary career, she also does philanthropic work.
Larry Page and Lucinda Southworth
Google co-founder and software engineer Larry Page who has a net worth of $64.4 billion, is married to the brilliant Lucinda Southworth. She gained her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and continued to pursue her education with a master’s degree to focus on the study of data analysis of Eukaryotic organisms. Southworth has recently finished her doctorate program in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford. The couple has built their own charitable organization, the Carl Victor Page Memorial Foundation. They donated $15 million to provide aid in fighting West Africa’s Ebola virus epidemic. To add more to the pair’s other philanthropic works, Southworth is hands-on with her mother’s charitable organizations and has worked with medical relief institutions located in South Africa. Amidst her active charitable involvement, research center, and social life, Southworth manages to be a phenomenal mother, too.
Mukesh and Nita Ambani
Before making it big in the business industry, Mukesh Ambani started out as a modest young man who dreamed of having a business of his own while philanthropist Nita Ambani was known to be a stunning, intelligent, and ambitious young woman. They were introduced to each other and fell in love instantly. Mukesh is given credit as one of the richest men in Asia and the whole world. Born to a middle-class family, Nita showed her personality and captured Ambani’s heart with the help of her dancing skills and received a proposal from him almost instantly. Nita gushes about how Mukesh’s modesty and humility caught her off guard while in their courtship stage. Nita asked young Mukesh if they could ride the bus instead of riding his swanky Mercedes, to which Mukesh readily agreed. The Ambanis have a net worth of $85.1 billion.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met in the summer of 2016 during a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Only just two dates in, the pair decided to go on a vacation together in Botswana where they went camping under the stars. They fell in love quickly. At the time of their meeting, Harry was fifth in line to the British throne while former actress Meghan Markle obtained her bachelor’s degree in theater and international studies from Northwestern’s School of Communication back in 2003. A few years after dating, they tied the knot and threw another royal wedding for the world to see in 2018. The following year, Meghan gave birth to their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who is seventh in line to the throne. The Duke and Duchess have a net worth of around $30 million. Before her life as a royal, Meghan was an actress and established a lifestyle website, The Tig, where she wrote about fashion, beauty, travel, and food. She also promoted the message of self-care through her collaborations with various wellness experts.
Keith Robert Murdoch and Jerry Hall
Australian-born American media mogul Keith Rupert Murdoch who owns approximately $21.5 billion of net worth, started out as a war correspondent. Later on, he became a regional newspaper magnate as he became the owner of two newspaper publications in Adelaide, South Australia, and a radio station in a mining town. He is also the chairman of the prominent Herald and Weekly Times group. The stunning Jerry Hall was born in Gonzales and moved to France after graduating from high school. While sunbathing in St. Tropez, she was discovered by a fashion agent. She earns credit for being one of the most well-known models of her time. Only six months before they wed, Murdoch met Jerry and expressed how smitten he was with the former supermodel.
Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr
Snapchat CEO and billionaire Evan Spiegel is married to Australian Victoria’s Secret Model Miranda Kerr. The tech billionaire’s extremely popular app is given credit for allowing him to rake in over $3.5 billion in profits. Kerr is not only a model, but she is also the CEO and founder of a natural skincare line called Kora Organics. The surprising couple started dating in 2015 after they met at a dinner for Louis Vuitton. The fashion house’s executive vice president Delphine Arnault was the mastermind behind the pair’s seating arrangement that fateful night, thinking that Spiegel might enjoy having Kerr next to him. Sources say that Kerr first made a move by contacting Spiegel a month after their initial meeting. They finally tied the knot back in 2017.
James Clark and Kristy Hinze
Born in Texas, James Clark is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is the founder of several well-known Silicon Valley technology companies, which include Silicon Graphics, Inc. myCFO, Netscape Communications Corporation, and Healthon. He dropped out of high school as a teenager and spent a number of years in the Navy, where he learned about electronics. Though he wasn’t able to obtain a high school diploma, James could get ample credits to be accepted to the University of New Orleans. It is here where he acquired a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Physics, then earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. He also serves as a professor for a number of universities, including Stanford. Clark’s work revolved around geometry pipelines, special hardware, or software that produces three-dimensional figures. James married Australian model Kristy Hinze in 2009. The couple shares two children together, Dylan Vivienne and Harper Hazelle.
Rob Walton and Melani Walton
Rob Walton is the heir to retail giant Walmart’s fortune and has a net worth of $64. 1 billion. He is married to Melani Walton, who is known to be a supporter of many philanthropic efforts and who hailed from Montana and has a bachelor’s degree from Dickinson State University. They both established the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation. Rob is part of the board of directors of Conservation International and is also the Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability co-chairman. Rob started working for Walmart back in 1969, where he was placed in various positions, namely corporate secretary, vice chairman, and senior vice president. He is now a former board of directors member for Walmart and served as its chairman from 1992 to 2015. Prior to being part of Walmart, Rob worked with the law firm Conner & Winters in Tulsa.
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
Film producer, director, and cinematic visionary George Lucas, who currently has a net worth of $5 billion, started dating Mellody Hobson back in 2006. The pair met at a business conference. Hobson earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University back in 1991. She is a Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ariel Investment Trust, one of America’s biggest African-American-owned money management and mutual fund companies. The businesswoman is also a regular contributor to the program CBS This Morning, where she talks about financial matters. The couple declared their engagement in January 2013, and finally tied the knot in June of that year, at George’s Skywalker Ranch. Together, they share one daughter, Everest Hobson Lucas, who was born through surrogacy in August 2013.
Elon Musk and Grimes
Elon Musk is an industrial designer, business magnate, and engineer. He is the chief designer, CEO CTO, and founder of SpaceX. Musk is also the product architect and CEO of Tesla. His estimated net worth is $93.3 billion. He was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to a Canadian mother and South African father. He received his bachelor’s degrees in physics and economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He was the co-founder for Zip2, which was later on bought by Compaq. He also became the founder of X.com, an online bank that emerged with Confinity. This then launched PayPal and was acquired by eBay. Musk serves as the chairman of the Musk Foundation. It provided solar-power energy systems in areas of calamity. He is a signatory of The Giving Pledge and trustee of the X Prize Foundation. In 2018, Musk and musician Grimes finally shared that they started dating. In 2020, the couple announced they were having their first child together.
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw
Former American actress Kate Capshaw and her husband, the famous director Steven Spielberg, have maintained a happy marriage since 1991. Steven is an incredibly successful and talented filmmaker who has made so many box office movie hits throughout his career. Currently, his net worth is around $3.6 billion. Their initial meeting happened when Kate was given an acting credit in the director’s film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Steven is a visionary, be it with his goals in life or his next cinematic masterpiece. His success becomes a lot more worthwhile with a supportive woman who stands strong next to him. They’ve been living in wedded bliss for more than two decades and have shared seven children together.
Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg
American businessman Barry Diller met fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg back in 1974 during a party she hosted for her friend and talent agent Sue Mengers. Sue is given credit for inviting Barry to join the party. Dane and Barry instantly hit it off and became really good friends. They maintained their friendship and drifted apart for a very long time, and in 2001, which was 27 years after they met, was also a week prior to Barry’s 59th birthday, Diane was searching for a gift to surprise Barry, so she decided to ask him for his hand in marriage. The following week, the pair wed at City Hall. The happy bride wore a jersey dress she designed herself and paired it with a fur vest. Barry gifted her 26 wedding rings to represent the 26 years they were not married.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
The brilliant Priscilla Chan is the wife of the famous co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. She also happens to make her own mark in the world of medicine as an esteemed pediatrician and philanthropist. Zuckerberg and Chan both started the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which donates 99 percent of their shares from their famous website. It is estimated to be valued at a whopping $55 billion. The phenomenal couple has been happily married since 2012, and their combined net worth is $67.4 billion. Mark and Priscilla met while waiting in line for the bathroom during a college frat party back in 2003. Cut to a few years later, and they have since made a family of their own together with two kids. The CEO may not have acquired his bachelor’s degree from Harvard, but he can thank his time at the university for the opportunity to meet his wonderful future wife, Priscilla.
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos were once the richest couples in modern-day history. The pair met way before Amazon was established in 1994. Jeff and MacKenzie first laid eyes on each other back in 1992 at the hedge fund D.E. Shaw. Jeff was the first person in line to interview MacKenzie, who also happens to be a fellow graduate of Princeton in the firm at that time. At that time, Jeff was the vice president, while MacKenzie was a research associate. After landing the position, MacKenzie and Jeff became neighbors. However, MacKenzie was said to have struck the first move when she asked Jeff out to have lunch. They started dating, within three months, they were engaged. Six months after, they then tied the knot, sending everyone through the roofing with joy. The couple shares four children together. Jeff has a net worth of $175.3 billion.
Bobby Murphy and Kelsey Bateman
Robert Cornelius Murphy, commonly known as Bobby Murphy, is married to Kelsey Bateman. The lovebirds met while attending Stanford University as students. Though the couple prefers to keep things on the down-low, they own a number of houses located in different places and are now enjoying a comfortable lifestyle with their net worth of $5.1 billion. Bobby Murphy has gained recognition and credit for co-founding the popular and trendy app, Snapchat, together with development partner Evan Spiegel. Both Bobby and Evan have become billionaires thanks to the sudden success of the well-known app. Bobby was born in Berkeley, California, to a Filipino mother, Rosie Murphy, and American father, Richard Murphy Jr. He holds a degree in mathematical and computer science from Stanford University.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Tennis legend Serena Williams met Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian at the Cavalieri Hotel in Rome, where Williams was present for the Italian Open while Ohanian was there to be a speaker at the Festival of Media Conference. Their first encounter wasn’t all smooth and romantic. Serena found him annoying at first because Ohanian wanted to sit really close to her at the pool. The pair started dating during the summer of 2015 and instantly became a power couple. Besides being Reddit’s co-founder, Ohanian also made some investments in a lot of startups. He was behind the launching of a number of companies on top of his career as a writer. Ohanian’s net worth is at $70 million, while William’s fruitful career as a tennis great earned her a net worth of $200 million.
Sheldon and Miriam Adelson
Businessman, philanthropist, tycoon, and political donor Sheldon Anderson entered the casino industry in 1989, where he made investments in his first casino. Adelson has a net worth of $30.5 billion. He is currently the chairman and CEO of casino company Las Vegas Sands. Adelson also owns a hefty sum in the gambling empires of casinos around Macau, China, Singapore, and Las Vegas. Adelson is a prominent donor to Jewish organizations and has shared $410 million to Birthright, which provides funds for trips to Israel for young Jewish adults. His wife, Miriam Adelson, who hails from Israel, plays a pivotal role in the couple’s philanthropic and political activities. The pair met during a blind date after Sheldon mentioned to a friend that he was interested in dating an Israeli woman.
Reed Hastings and Patricia Ann Quillin
Reed Hastings is an American businessman who earned his net worth of $6.3 billion through his work as the co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Netflix. After high school, he spent summers at the Marine Corps’ Platoon Leader School. Hastings then proceeded to join the ranks of people from the Peace Corps after graduating. Afterward, he pursued a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford. Together with his wife, Patricia Ann Quillin, donated a hefty amount to support historically black colleges and universities in America. The donation is known to be the first to exceed $100 million for such a cause from any benefactor or couple, making Reed the first of the Silicon Valley visionaries to make a generous donation for racial justice causes. The loving couple happily resides in Santa Cruz, California, with their two children.
Michael Dell and Susan Dell
Dell Technologies Chairman Michael Dell married Susan Dell back in 1989. The CEO has an estimated net worth of $32.3 billion. Susan is a prominent credited figure around the Austin social scene. As a fashion designer, her designs have also gained attention over the years. The couple runs the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, their philanthropic foundation, supporting different causes and has since shared over $2 billion to organizations for a good cause. The pair met during a blind date. Susan was then a young fashion designer who hailed from Dallas. The two hit it off right away. Susan shared how much she admired how much of a nice guy Michael is. The couple tied the knot in October 1989 and currently share four children together.
Warren Buffet and Astrid Menks
Prior to meeting CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and American business magnate, Warren Buffet, former nightclub singer Astrid Menks was the manager for a French cafe, which is an upscale nightspot in Omaha. The couple walked down the aisle back in 2006. Together, they have a net worth of $85.4 billion. Buffet gained popularity as one of the best investors and successful business people with his many investments. Astrid keeps the home fires burning and is known to be an avid fan of antiques. She is a petite blonde with a unique sense of style. Despite their vast fortune, Astrid is often spotted at quaint thrift shops instead of chic boutiques and swanky department stores. She can be seen scanning through Nebraska’s shops for hidden bargain steals.
Ray and Barbara Dalio
Businessman Ray Dalio was born in Jackson Heights, Queens, in New York City. Dalio was always business-minded, as he started putting investments by buying stocks at the young age of 12. The business mogul graduated from Long Island University and obtained his MBA from the prestigious Harvard University. He owns 79 percent of Bridgewater Associates Intermediate Holdings. He now holds $14 billion in net worth. He also shared $1 billion for donations for his Dalio Foundation. He is married to Barbara Dalio, who is a descendant of artist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The couple resides in Greenwich, Connecticut. The couple joined Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s Giving Pledge, where they vow to donate more than half of their fortune to various charitable causes in their lifetime.
Daniel Lubetzky and Michelle Lynn Lieberman
Billionaire businessman, author, philanthropist, and founder and chairman of snack company Kind LLC, Daniel Lubetzky’s father was a partner in United Export Trading Association and International Bonded Warehouses that were both based in Laredo, Texas. Daniel was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He moved to the United States as a teen, together with his family. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and international relations from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. During his research abroad, he found a sundried tomato product that became the foundation for PeaceWorks Inc. In 2008, he married physician Michelle Lynn Lieberman. The couple has four children together. They also have been heavily involved in organizations and initiatives that support public health causes around the world. Lubetzky now has a net worth of $1.2 billion.
Jane Lauder and Kevin Warsh
Jane Lauder Warsh is a businesswoman and an actress. She is the daughter of Jo Carole Lauder and Ronald Lauder. Her father was the United States Ambassador to Austria under President Ronald Reagan’s administration, while also being the president of the World Jewish Congress. Her grandmother is Estée Lauder and Joseph Lauder, who are the co-founders of the cosmetics brand Estée Lauder Companies. She graduated from the Chapin School and held a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. Jane is the owner of 20 million shares in the Estée Lauder Companies, which helped her gain a net worth of $4.2 billion. Her husband is Kevin Warsh. The couple met while being students at Stanford. Formerly, Kevin was the governor of the US Federal Reserve System. Now, they reside in Manhattan.
Phil Knight and Penny Parks
Businessman, philanthropist, and sports fan Phil Knight has a net worth of $42 billion as the founder and biggest shareholder for Nike Inc. Knight was born in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Cleveland High School. He continued to pursue an education at the University of Oregon, where he earned a degree in journalism and worked as a sports reporter and was also a middle-distance runner. Phil Knight wed Penelope “Penny” Parks. They met as co-workers at Portland State University. The couple now lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Also, they have been ardent supporters and contributors to the athletic fund of the University of Oregon. Knight even named the school’s library after his parents. Through his contributions to sports, Knight was inducted in the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
Françoise Bettencourt and Jean-Pierre Meyers
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a billionaire heiress and author of Bible commentaries and collaborates on Jewish-Christian relations. She is the daughter of Lilliane Bettencourt. Meanwhile, her family owns the famous brand L’Oréal – a family legacy and generational investment. She is married to Jean-Pierre Meyers; they have two children Jean-Victor and Nicolas. As of October 2019, Bettencourt Meyers became the richest woman in the world, with an estimated net worth of $59.3 billion. Despite being born into an affluent family, where luxury was surrounding her, Bettencourt Meyers wrote and played the piano over attending glamorous parties. Her family owns 33 percent of L’Oreal stock. She also served as the president of her family’s philanthropic organization, which promotes French progress in arts and sciences. L’Oreal and the Bettencourt Meyers family both agreed to share $226 million to repair Notre Dame cathedral after it caught on fire back in 2019.
Jim and Barbara Simons
American billionaire, hedge fund manager, philanthropist, and mathematician, James Hariss Simons, popularly known as Jim Simons, is the founder of Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund based in New York City. Jim and his fund are quantitative investors who use mathematical models and algorithms to craft gains from investments out of the market’s inefficiencies. Because of Renaissance Technologies’ long-running returns and its Medallion Funds, Simons is given credit as one of Wall Street’s greatest investors. He has an estimated net worth of $23.5 billion. He is also popular through his studies concerning pattern recognition. He also provided a theoretical framework to put topology and geometry together. His wife is Barbara Simons. Together, they are one of the biggest donors for the University of California, Berkeley.
Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki
Sergey Brin is a computer scientist who helped create Google together with Larry Page. The duo became billionaires after Google’s worldwide success. Brin met Page as students at Stanford University. They wanted to develop a search engine that could sort web pages according to popularity. Because of their efforts, Google became the most well-known search engine on the planet after its launch in 1998. Sergey was born in Russia and is the son of a Soviet mathematician economist. Brin and his family then moved to the US together. After he received his degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Maryland, Brin was then admitted to Stanford University to pursue further studies. In 2007, Brin married entrepreneur and biotech analyst Anne Wojcicki. They share two children together.
Amancio Ortega and Rosalia Mera
Amancio Ortega is a Spanish businessman with a net worth of $70.6 billion. Ortega is the former chairman and the credited founder of the Inditex fashion group. At present, the company is famous for its chain of Zara stores. He started out in the bathrobe making industry in 1972. A few years later, together with his wife, Rosalia Mera, Ortega opened his first Zara outlet. In 2009, Zara became a member of the Inditex group, which is partially owned by Ortega. The group carries brands like Zara, Oysho, Massimo Dutti, Kiddy’s Class, Stradivarius, Zara Home, Pull and Bear, and Bershka. Ortega prefers to keep his personal life private. He married his wife and Zara co-founder Rosalia Mera back in 1966. The Spanish Association of Foundations presented an award for Ortega as a symbol of appreciation in the Philanthropic Initiative category.
Ralph Lauren and Ricky Ann Low-Beer
Businessman and fashion designer Ralph Lauren has a net worth of $6 billion. He is famous for being the founder of the Ralph Lauren Corporation. He was born in The Bronx, New York City. He was a student at the Manhattan Talmudical Academy before he transferred to DeWitt Clinton High School, where he eventually graduated. Lauren then attended Baruch College at the University of New York but decided to drop his degree after two years. He served in the United States Army for two years, then worked as a sales assistant for Brooks Brothers. He also worked as a tie salesman. He convinced the company’s owner to let him establish his own tie brand. A few years later, Lauren released his first full menswear line, Polo. Since then, he expanded to womenswear and fragrances and became one of the top fashion brands out there. His wife is Ricky Ann Low-Beer, and they have three children together, Andrew, David, and Dylan.
Jorge Paulo and Sussana Lemann
Jorge Paulo Lemann was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a billionaire investment banker with a net worth of $24 million. Meanwhile, his parents are of Swiss descent. As a child, he wanted to become an inventor and was a huge fan of Thomas Edison. He also attempted to build various machines. He has a wife named Sussana. He has also acquired the ownership rights of a couple of Brazilian breweries. On another note, he has also been the co-founder of 3G Capital, a Brazilian investment firm. His merging of AmBev and InBev gave Lemman’s status as a prominent figure in the beer industry. He is also given credit as a board member for Lojas Americanas and was also a former board member of Gillette. He also served as chairman of the New York Stock Exchange’s Latin American Advisory Committee. Together with his wife Sussana, they established a foundation that grants scholarships for Brazilian students.
Charles and Elizabeth Koch
American philanthropist and businessman Charles Koch has an estimated net worth of $50.5 billion. Koch was born in Wichita, Kansas. Since 1967, he has been the co-owner of Koch Industries. Despite being born into a family of wealth, Koch did not grow up with a privileged lifestyle. He received his education from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in General Engineering. He also holds two engineering master’s degrees, where he focuses much on refining oil. Together with his wife, Elizabeth Koch, he co-founded Cato Institute, which is based in Washington. His family is also known for providing financial aid to creative artists and their artistic projects. Koch Industries was initially involved in refining chemicals and oil. At present, the company includes process and pollution control equipment and technologies, minerals, ranching, and fertilizers.
George Soros and Tamiko Bolton
Hungarian-born American billionaire George Soros is an investor and philanthropist. He has a net worth of $8.3 billion. He was born in Budapest and moved to the United Kingdom back in 1947. He was a student at the London School of Economics, where he obtained a bachelor’s, a master’s, and a doctorate degree from the University of London. He started his business career by engaging in a number of jobs in merchant banks both in the United States and the United Kingdom before getting his initial hedge fund. George is deemed as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” due to his short sale of billions of dollars worth of pounds sterling. He had three children from his first wife and two children from his second. In 2008, Soros met Tamiko Bolton and married her in 2013. Tomiko runs an internet-based dietary supplement and vitamin sales company and has an MBA from the University of Miami.
Susanne and Jan Klatten
German billionaire heiress Sussane Klatten worked in an advertising agency from 1981 to 1983 after earning her business finance degree. She inherited her father’s 50.1% stake in chemicals and pharmaceutical manufacturer Altana. She was part of Atlanta’s supervisory board and helped turn it into a world-class corporation, making it one of Germany’s top 30 companies. She is a shareholder of Landa Digital Printing. Susanne met her current partner Jan Klatten in Regensburg while at an internship with BMW, while Jan was working as an engineer. It has been reported that during their initial meeting, Susanne introduced herself as Kant and did not admit who she really was until their relationship became more serious. The pair wed in 1990, and they have three children together.
Nathan and Elizabeth Blecharczyk
American billionaire businessman Nathan Blecharcyzk is Airbnb’s co-founder and chief strategy officer who has an estimated wealth of $8.4 billion. He was raised in an upper-middle-class household in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied at Boston Latin Academy. As a high schooler, he gained profit by establishing his own software business, giving spammers services. While at Harvard University, he continued making programs as he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. The money he earned from his business paid his college tuition. Then he decided to abandon his web-hosting business to really immerse himself in his studies in 2002. In 2005, he started his career as an engineer at OPNET Technologies. He was also a lead developer for Batiq. Then in 2008, he collaborated with Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia to start Airbnb. He lives in San Francisco, California, with his wife Elizabeth Morey Blecharczyk, a neonatologist. The couple has two children together.
Daniel Ek and Sofia Levander
Swedish billionaire entrepreneur and technologist is given credit as the CEO and co-founder of popular music streaming service Spotify. At the age of 13, Ek began dipping his toes into the business world. He started out crafting websites for clients while he was at home. To help the expansion of his business, Ek recruited classmates from his school to work on the websites from their school computer lab. He started earning hefty sums monthly, and by the time he reached 18, he managed a team of 25. Ek became the CEO of μTorrent for a brief time. BitTorrent, later on, acquired the company. Ek then developed Spotify and had his former colleagues help him through the process. Ek is married to his longtime partner Sofia Levander. Artist Bruno Mars performed at his wedding. Ek and his wife have two children together.
Arnold Palmer and Winnie Waltzer
Arnold Palmer was an American professional golf champion and entrepreneur who has a $700 million net worth. He is given credit as one of the greatest golfers of all time. During his career, Palmer accumulated a wealth of $1.3 billion thanks to entrepreneurial endeavors and endorsements. He won the PGA Tour and Championship Tour numerous times. In 1974, he was inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame. Palmer was the owner of many businesses, which were mostly golf-related. He owned the Bay Hill Club and Lodge and the Latrobe Country Club. Consequently, he was married to Winnie Waltzer for forty-five years. Now, the couple has two daughters together. He founded Arnie’s Army Charitable Foundation, an organization that provides aid for youth and children. The foundation managed projects like the creation of the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies Center.
Steve Ballmer and Connie Snyder
American businessman and investor Steve Ballmer was Microsoft’s chief executive officer for a number of years. He currently owns the Los Angeles Clippers from the National Basketball Association. He has an estimated wealth of $71.4 billion. Back in 1980, he was recruited by Bill Gates to work for Microsoft, and in 1998, Ballmer became the company’s president and replaced Gates as CEO in 2000. He was the class valedictorian when he graduated from Detroit Country Day School. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard University. Ballmer married Connie Snyder in 1990, and they have three sons together. In 2014, the couple donated $50 million to the University of Oregon, which is also Connie’s alma mater. She is also part of the school’s board of trustees.
Bill and Melinda Gates
Bill Gates is the founder and former CEO and chairman of Microsoft. He is also an author and philanthropist. As of late, Gates has an estimated net worth of $125 billion. Currently, he owns 1.3% of Microsoft. The business magnate has sold billions of dollars worth of shares from Microsoft. Bill Gates was born in Seattle, Washington. In 1973, Gates was a National Merit Scholar when he graduated from Lakeside School. He enrolled at Harvard University in 1973, choosing a pre-law major then decided to take mathematics and computer science courses at a graduate level. The first retail version of Microsoft made its debut in 1985. The company even made investments with IBM to develop an operating system. Gates donated some Microsoft stocks back in 1994. Gates and his wife Belinda combined three family foundations, and Bill donated more stocks worth billions to create the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is recognized as one of the world’s wealthiest charitable institutions.
Carlos Slim and Soumaya Domit
Mexican investor, business magnate, and philanthropist Carlos Slim got his wealth from his vast holdings in a number of Mexican companies through his business, Grupo Carso. Together with his family, he has a net worth that is estimated to be at $68.9 billion. His conglomerate has the education, industrial manufacturing, health care, real estate, transportation, sports, energy, and financial services. He has large investments in the Mexican Stock Exchange. Carlos was married to Soumaya Domit, who was interested in many philanthropic causes, which also included creating a legal organ donation framework. The business magnate has six children Carlos, Patrick Soumaya, Marco Antonio, and Johanna. His three older sons have important positions in his companies, where his sons oversee the daily operations.
Larry Ellison and Melanie Craft
Larry Ellison is an investor, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and chief technology and executive chairman of Oracle Corporation. Additionally, Ellison has an estimated net worth of $69.1 billion. The billionaire was born in New York City. After briefly working for Amdahl Corporation, Ellison started working for Ampex Corporation. His projects involved a CIA database, which was named “Oracle.” He was married to a romance novelist named Melanie Craft. Steve Jobs was even the couple’s official wedding photographer! Moreover, Ellison is credited to have pledged a hefty sum for a community center in Israel. He also shared a $10 million donation for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces back in 2014. The business magnate was among the many billionaires who signed to join The Giving Pledge.
Gerard and Valerie Wertheimer
Gerard Wertheimer is the son of Eliane Fischer and Jacques Wertheimer. He is also the grandson of Pierre, the co-founder of French fashion house Chanel. Wertheimer and his brother are based in France. His wife, Valerie, is active in child protection charities. They share two children together and split their time between Switzerland and New York City. Wertheimer has an estimated net worth of $25 billion. He is popular for the ownership and operation of The House of Chanel perfume company, together with his brother. He was born in Paris, France, and he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Paris. Wertheimer’s company includes haute couture, jewelry, perfume, and accessories. He and his brother also own French vineyards, including Chateau Rauzan-Segla in Margaux and Chateau Canon in Saint-Emilion.
John Mars and Adrienne Bevis
John Franklyn Mars was born to Audrey Ruth and Forrest Mars, Sr. He is the grandson of Frank C. Mars, the man who is given credit for establishing the American candy company Mars Incorporated. The businessman graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. He also attended Yale University. Being a member of the Mars family, John Mars also shares a vast amount of assets worth $10 billion from the company. He has been included as one of the world’s wealthiest for a long time. He also acquired the ownership of a pet care company called VCA. His former residence was in Fairfax County, Virginia. He currently lives in Jackson, Wyoming. John was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth. With his wife is Adrienne Bevis, he now shares three children.
Dieter and Franziska Schwarz
German billionaire businessman Dieter Schwarz is the owner of the Schwarz-Gruppe. He served as the CEO and chairman of Lidl, a supermarket chain, and Kaufland, a hypermarket chain. He has an estimated net worth of $34.8 billion. He manages his resources through the Dieter Schwarz Foundation, which provides support for a number of daycare and educational institutions. The billionaire prefers to keep things on the down-low and steers away from the public eye as much as possible. He lives with his wife, Franziska Schwarz, together with two of their children. The couple currently resides in Germany. He became the heir to his father’s position as the owner of Ludwig Lidl. Schwarz is given credit for his natural inclination for learning and reading. This skill has helped boost his company’s growth.
Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack
Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack met because of a musical, at the time, Tom Selleck was filming a film in London. He often went to the West End to watch the musical Cats, just to meet Jillie Mack, a lively kitten in this play. After that, Jillie Mack and Tom Selleck moved to the United States and she later starred in Magnum, PI with Tom Selleck. A few years later, they held a very low-key wedding. In order to better accompany his wife and daughter, Selleck changed his work plan and even gave up the filming of the Magnum series. Tom Selleck puts his family in an important position and keeps his family away from the prying eyes of the media and the public.
Jack Ma and Zhang Ying
Chinese philanthropist and business mogul Jack is popular for founding the Alibaba Group, a successful group for internet-based companies. He was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, a region in China. Ma attended the Hangzhou Teacher’s Institute, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in English. His parents were traditional Chinese musicians. Ma wasn’t raised in a wealthy household, but he had a happy childhood. Ma had a passion for learning English when he was younger. His wife is Zhang Ying. They met as students at the Hangzhou Normal University. They tied the knot right after graduation. His wife is a constant supporter of his business endeavors. Through Zhang’s help, Jack’s first company was able to invest $20,0000, which eventually led to Alibaba.