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The 20 Richest Couples in the World

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Regarding money and power, two are unquestionably preferable to one. In most cases, people are only aware of the wealthiest celebrity couples, and they will undoubtedly be disappointed if they were hoping to see a pair like Jay Z and Beyonce on the list as they will not be. However, there is no more remarkable accomplishment than amassing the fortune you have worked so hard to attain. These millionaire couples treat their relationships as seriously as they treat their businesses, and as a result, they invest the same amount of time and energy in both. Meet the World's 20 wealthiest couples by scrolling through this article.

20. Yang Huiying and Hui Ka Yan– $32.2 Billion

Chinese gazillionaire real estate mogul Hui Ka Yan and his stunning wife Yang Huiying is ranked 20th on our list of the wealthiest couples in the World. Yan devoted the first decade of his professional life to working as a technician in the steel industry. As a result, he grew up in relative poverty. He met and wed his wife at this time, and the two of them later collaborated to launch a real estate business in 1996. Given that the couple's company is one of China's largest real estate developers and has gone public, it is not surprising that their combined net worth is a mouthwatering $32.2 billion.

19. Ying Lin Qin and Yin Qian – $35.5 Billion

In addition to being business partners, Ying Lin Qin and Yin Qian are companions in the marriage institution. With only about 22 piglets, the animal production graduate and his wife established their initial pig farm in 1992. They encountered numerous difficulties along the route, making the voyage difficult. But they persisted, and today, with the help of a firm called Muyaun Foods, that goal has expanded to 10 million pigs. The Chinese pair, who both serve on the board of a corporation with a market value of $40 billion, is currently the biggest pig producer in a nation that values pork.

18. James and Lynne Walton – $ 36.2 Billion

When his brother John passed away in 2005, James Walton, son of Samuel Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, joined the company's board. According to Wealthy Gorilla, he currently holds the positions of chairman and CEO of Arvest Bank, director of Walton Enterprises, creator of Community Publishers, and the holding company for the holdings of the Walton family.

In addition, Jim Walton is the secretary and treasurer of The Walton Family Foundation, which gave over $300 million to charitable causes in 2013. There are 14 nations where Wal-Mart stores are active, and 2.2 million people work there. They live in Bentonville, Arkansas, where until 2003, Lynne operated a bookstore in the main square. The couple is blessed with four children.

17. Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek – $38 Billion

This power couple is an excellent combination of a business magnet with a legendary actress. Salma Hayek, a multi-award-winning actress in Hollywood, and her wealthy husband Francois Renault are the subject of this narrative. They got married in 2007 and have since prospered in their respective industries. Additionally, they welcomed a daughter named Valentina Paloma. In 2019, they donated $ 110 million to aid in the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Most of the couple's wealth is associated with Francois's wealth as he comes from a wealthy family.

16. Phil and Penny Knight – $38.4 Billion

A couple that has been together through the hard times and has progressed to create their money jointly is Phil and Penny Knight. When the Nike Corporation was still in its infancy, it hitched in 1968. As a result, the World's best athletes wear Nike gear, making the company among the most lucrative sports equipment producers worldwide. Although the couple focuses on making riches, they also create time for their family. Their joint fortunes of $38.4 billion are attributable to Phil and his wife holding large firm shares.

15. Wang Jianlin and Ning Lin – $40.7 Billion

The journey to acquiring wealth for Wang Jianlin began in 1986 when he borrowed $80,000 to Launch Dalian Wanda Group, a private property development firm. Fortunately, the business bloomed, and Wang Jianlin is considered a real estate tycoon and one of the wealthiest people in China. This self-made billionaire currently serves as chairman of Dalian Wanda, a massive entertainment and real estate company.

Some of the businesses under the umbrella of this conglomerate include the movie theater chain AMC, the shopping mall portfolio GGP, the luxury hotel chain W Hotels, and the British yacht manufacturer Sunseeker. To top it all off, his wife is the head honcho at Lin Investment Group Inc., a China-based building, decorating, and catering services provider.

14. Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang – $43.4 Billion

Many people are familiar with Jack Ma. The man who started Alibaba is a billionaire and among the most famous people in the World. He is renowned for hosting enormous parties for his workforce, making him one of the more eccentric bosses. He is such a formidable leader. Ma's wife, a former teacher, Cathy Zhang, was instrumental in launching many of Ma's businesses, and the couple has been together for many years. According to Celebrity Networth, the pair has accumulated a fortune of $43.4 billion, which they use to help poor regions of Africa, China, Australia, and the Middle East. It's nice seeing a couple succeed together helps them grow closer.

13. Charles and Elizabeth Koch – $55.2 Billion

In the 1960s, Charles Koch joined the family firm started by his father. After his father died in 1967, Charles Koch became the company's chairman and chief executive officer and currently controls 42% of it. Elizabeth "Liz" Koch claims that Charles Koch's unwavering faith in the free market is his most steadfast commitment. Mrs. Koch is active in her husband's business and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, where she serves on the Board of Overseers. These two have been married since 1972 and are blessed with two children.

12. Rob Walton and Melani Lowman-Walton – $62 Billion

As US citizens, this couple has pushed their luck into becoming among the richest in the World. They are the oldest heir to Walmart, with a $62 billion net worth which they have been known to exploit to satisfy their personal preferences. They've received backlash for their lavish lifestyle, which Rob tried to quell with a $15 million donation to charity this year. But what's the point of having money and not living to the fullest? This couple knows life happens once, so it is only fair they marvel at their success.

11. Wang Dan-ting and Ma Huateng– $64 Billion

Ma Huateng is China's richest man, and he and his wife, Wang Dan-Ting, are a powerful couple that has managed to find their way into this list. They've been dating ever since they met on QQ, a messaging program that Ma had a hand in creating and popularizing. According to Stacker, after so many years together, they have amassed such power and wealth that they are now considered among the World's most influential and wealthy couples. They've collected a lot of fortune thanks to the media available online.

10. Jean-Pierre Meyers and Francoise Bettencourt Meyers – $66.3 Billion

When you look at most of the couples in this list, the male partners are the ones who have supplied more fortune than the female. Nonetheless, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, an heiress of L'Oreal, and her husband of more than three decades, Jean-Pierre, are an exception. Thanks to Francoise, the wealthiest lady in the World, she and her husband have risen to the very pinnacle of society. She and her hubby rebuilt the charred Notre Dame Cathedral in France, among other notable contributions to the country's culture.

9. Zhong Shanshan and Lu Xiaoping – $73.3 Billion

Zhong Shanshan is the husband of Lu Xiaoping and together have worked to build an empire that has served them over the years. Shanshan has had a long way coming as he left primary school during the Cultural Revolution and started working in construction. At the institution currently known as Zhejiang Radio & TV University, he started studying Chinese in 1977. Zhong is the owner of Nongfu Spring and also serves as Chairman of the Wantai Pharmaceutical Company. This couple has been blessed with three kids.

8. Steve Ballmer and Connie Snyder – $78.3Billion

Together since 1990, Microsoft co-founder Steve Baller and his wife Connie Synder made their fortune during Steve's 14-year tenure as CEO. The couple has also reaped financial benefits from the World of professional sports: the famous billionaire bought the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association in 2014 when he left Microsoft. It is incredible how the couple balances their work and marriage life with their different investments.

7. Amancio Ortega Gaona and Flora Perez – $78.7 Billion

Amancio Ortega, who founded the Inditex retail clothes holding business, met Flora Perez twenty years before they wed. Most of Ortega's wealth came from the clothing retailer Zara, which he co-founded with his initial wife in 1975 and became famous for offering high-end fashions at low prices.

According to Just Richest, currently, Perez serves on the Inditex board of directors as a delegate of Gartler, the holding company that owns 50% of the corporation. She also helps run her husband's charitable organization, which focuses on education and social causes, as vice president of the Amancio Ortega Foundation. In addition to Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, and Bershka, the Inditex (IDEXY) parent company owns the fashion names under which Zara previously operated.

6. Mukesh and Nita Ambani – $89.7 Billion

Nita Ambani's husband and business tycoon Mukesh Ambani is from India. Most of the couple's wealth came from Reliance Industries, which has retail, telecommunications, petrochemicals, and oil refining businesses. The most valued corporation in India is Reliance. In Mumbai, Mukesh and his spouse settled in an opulent 27-story structure. The complex has a swimming pool, three helipads, a private movie theater, a 160-car garage, and a fitness center. The complex demands the skills of 600 employees run well. This couple appreciates comfort and the good things in life.

5. Larry Page and Lucinda Southworth – $95 Billion

Lucinda, a research scientist, and Larry Page got married in 2007. Celebrity attendees at the wedding included Bono of U2 and Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Atlantic. According to Love Money, the couple decided to rent out a private island for the nuptials. Romantic, right? Page and his wife at the time had a collective wealth of $20 billion. In 2022, the couple's combined net wealth has surpassed $ 95 billion, spending it on philanthropic and personal gestures. This couple clearly shows that two heads are better than one.

4. Warren Buffett and Astrid Menks – $100 Billion

Some love stories are unique, and Warren and Astrid's love story is one of them. Before the death of Susan, Warren's first wife, Susan, inconveniently introduced Astrid Menks to Warren, and the three became close friends. Before marrying Warren Buffett, the well-known man, Astrid worked as a server at a cocktail club. Two years after the death of his first wife, Warren remarried, making Astrid Menks his wife.

Buffett, who is now 84 years of age, is still the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Buffet's company owns brands such as Dairy Queen, Helzberg Diamonds, Heinz, Geico, and Fruit of the loom. Buffett and Bill Gates established the Giving Pledge to inspire other billionaires to donate most of their wealth to charitable causes; the Buffetts individually want to donate 85% of the Berkshire Hathaway stock.

3. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan – $121 Billion

The youngest pair on this list is Mark Zuckerberg, 31, the CEO and founder of Facebook (FB), and Priscilla Chan, 30. A chance encounter at a fraternity party began Zuckerberg's romance with Priscilla Chan, a fellow Harvard student. They wed in 2012, the day after his social network business started trading on Wall Street, after meeting at Harvard. In 2010, Zuckerberg pledged to donate most of his money to charitable organizations by signing the Giving Pledge. Chan, a pediatrician and former teacher who speaks three languages, and Zuckerberg just donated $75 million to help San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center's development be finished.

2. Gautam and Priti Adani – $149 Billion

This couple has invested heavily in the energy industry, logistics, agriculture, aerospace, and other industries. Adani is the wealthiest man in Asia, thanks to The Adani Group, a worldwide company that manages port operations and projects in India. The spouse of this business mogul is Prita Adani, a dentist and managing trustee for the Adani Group of companies. The couple has two sons and has managed to live a luxurious lifestyle, as evidenced by their aircraft and cars, thanks to their fortune.

1. Bernard Arnault and Helene Mercier-Arnault – $155.7 Billion

Bernard is a French business tycoon, financier, philanthropist, and collector of works of art. He serves as the organization's chairman and CEO. LVMH is a French multinational business that focuses on luxury goods. Forbes assessed Bernard's wealth to be $37 billion in March 2015; seven years later, his wealth has grown to $155.7 billion, making him the third-richest man alive. Additionally, it grants him and Mercier, his pianist wife, the distinction of being the second most affluent couple in the entire World.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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