If you’re in the mood to feel bad about the state of your bank balance, you’re in the right place. If there’s one thing guaranteed to induce the green-eyed monster, it’s comparing your personal finances to those of the world’s richest individuals. Even worse is comparing them to those of the world’s richest couples. If you thought Tom Brady’s net worth of $180 million was sickening enough, just wait until you see what happens when you combine it with the net worth of his wife, Gisele Bündchen. And as for Bill and Melinda Gates… If you can, put your jealousy to one side and read on to discover more about the world's richest couples.
20. Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart - Combined Net Worth: $254 Million
Despite the 22-year age gap that separates celebrity couple Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, they’re clearly doing well on the difference: 2019 will mark their 9th year of marriage and their 17th year as a couple. Although Flockhart’s schedule has been a little empty of late, the 1990s and 2000s gave her plenty of opportunities to stash away some cash thanks to lead roles in series such as Ally McBeal and Brothers and Sisters. Ford, meanwhile, has been earning the big bucks for years: as the highest-grossing actor in US Box Office history, he’s been in a position to demand some of the biggest paychecks in Hollywood for long enough to give the couple a combined net worth of $254 million.
19. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith - Combined Net Worth: $280 Million
Jada Pinkett Smith won her breakthrough role alongside Eddy Murphy in The Nutty Professor; 23 year later, she’s starred in more than 20 feature films, appeared in various TV series, written a children’s book, produced numerous films, documentaries and TV series, launched a fashion label, become an investor in the beauty line Carol’s Daughter, and most significantly of all, married the phenomenally successful, phenomenally wealthy Prince of Bel-Air himself, Will Smith. Together, their combined wealth stands at $280 million.
18. Kanye West & Kim Kardashian - Combined Net Worth: $295 Million
Love them or loathe them, you have to give them credit for their ability to turn a dollar. Kim Kardashian may have 4 kids and two ex-husbands to support, but the extraordinary success she’s enjoyed as part of the Kardashian juggernaut is likely to keep her in Louboutin’s and Dior for the rest of her life. West, meanwhile, may have inspired criticism for his erratic behavior and contentious political opinions, but it doesn’t seem to have affected his record sales. Combined, the couple is worth approximately $295 million
17. Tina Turner and Erwin Bach - Combined Net Worth: $300 Million
In at number 17 with a combined net worth of $300 million is soul legend Tina Turner and German music executive Erwin Bach. The couple have been together ever since they met at a record label bash in 1985, although they didn’t officially tie the knot until 2013. While Bach has contributed a very respectable $50 million to the partnership, most of the couple’s wealth comes from Tina, whose 6 decades in the industry have lent themselves to a $250 million fortune.
16. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones - Combined Net Worth: $400 million
Despite the significant age gap, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones have proved the naysayers wrong: 19 years after they married, they’re still as strong as ever. With multiple award-wining films between them, they’re one of the industry’s richest couples, with current estimates suggesting they’re worth around $400 million.
15. David & Victoria Beckham - Combined Net Worth: $450 Million
Given that Victoria Beckham hasn’t cracked a smile in public since the mid-1990s, it may come as a surprise to learn she and her footballer husband David are together worth a mammoth $450 million. David’s contribution to the fortune comes from his career as one of the most successful soccer players of all time. Victoria, meanwhile, has added a significant contribution of her own thanks to the success she enjoyed as 1/5th of the Spice Girls, one of the biggest girl bands of the 1990s, and most recently, as a highly respected fashion designer and clothes horse.
14. Elton John and David Furnish - Combined Net Worth: $550 Million
Elton John may be a notoriously big spender, but luckily, his income is big enough to support his tremendous shopping habit while still letting him put a little aside for a rainy day. Thanks to his 300 million record sales and numerous sellout concert tours, he’s achieved a net worth of $500 million. Compared to such a vast sum, David Furnish’s net worth of $50 million seems pretty paltry, but even so, it’s still’s enough to help the couple grab 14th place on our list.
13. George Clooney and Amal Clooney - Combined Net Worth: $570 Million
Eternal bachelor George Clooney left the entertainment world reeling in 2014 when he married top international lawyer Amal Clooney. Given that Amal’s list of clients include the likes of Julian Assange, Yulia Tymoshenko, Mohamed Fahmy, and Nadia Murad you can understand how she’s managed to net a personal fortune of $20 million- a significant sum, you’d think, until you compare it to the $550 million net worth her other half can claim to his name.
12.Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen - Combined Net Worth: $580 Million
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are one of the world’s ultimate power couples: rich, successful, and both, to quote Derek Zoolander, “professionally good looking”. As Business Insider notes, Brady is one of the NFL’s greatest players of all time, with six Super Bowl rings and three league MVP awards to his name. Off the field, he’s netted millions as the “face” of various brands (including Under Armor, Austin Martin, Intel, Beats by Dre, and UGGs). Bündchen, meanwhile, may not have stalked the catwalk since 2015, but that hasn’t stopped her bagging multiple endorsement deals with the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, and Pantene. Together, they’re worth a stunning $580 million.
11. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner - Combined Net Worth: $800 million
Washington power couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner married in 2009; in the ten years since, they’ve accrued enough wealth between the pair of them to call themselves the 11th richest couple in the world. While both come from some of the richest families in NYC/ Washington, they haven’t simply relied on inherited wealth to get them where they are: as the principal owner of his family's real estate development firm and the owner of the New York Observer, Jared has carved out a successful career that draws a yearly salary of around $80 million. Ivanka, meanwhile, may serve as an unpaid member of her father’s administration these days, but she’s made enough from her past business ventures and modeling gigs to hold her own in the wealth stakes.
10. Holly Valance and Nick Candy - Combined Net Worth: $1.12 Billion
What happens when a beautiful actress meets a wealthy businessman? If Holly Valance and Nick Candy are anything to go by, they join forces to create a $1.12 billion partnership. The pair, who are parents to daughters Luka, five, and Nova, 21 months, have now been married for 7 years, having married in 2012 in a ceremony reported by Celebrity Net Worth to have cost a whopping $5,023,200.
9. Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana - Combined Net Worth: $1.15 Billion
Combine the $190 million songstress Janet Jackson has to her name with the $1 billion Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana has to his, and you end up with one very wealthy couple indeed. The notoriously private pair got married in secret back in 2012 and despite several reports insisting they separated shortly after the wedding, Jackson’s camp has always firmly denied the rumors. Now, unfortunately the two are apart.
8. Beyoncé and Jay-Z - Combined Net Worth: $1.5 Billion
Separately, they’re wealthy. Together, they’ve got more money than some sovereign states. Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been making sweet music together since 2008, but this year sees a giant leap in their fortunes that takes them from mere millionaires to full-blown billionaires. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the couple were worth $137 million in 2018. Today, they’re estimated to be sitting on a fortune of $1.5 billion. Of that, $1 billion is down to Jay-Z, and the remainder is Beyoncé’s.
7. Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr - Combined Net Worth: $3.44 Billion
In July 2019, supermodel Miranda Kerr revealed to Page Six that Hart, her 1-year-old with husband Evan Spiegel, had inherited his dad’s bad skin. Fortunately, that’s not all he stands to inherit. While Miranda has made millions in her own right as a model and skincare entrepreneur, Spiegel is the real player in the relationship, having become the world’s youngest billionaire in 2015 when his multinational technology and social media company Snap Inc took off. As of 2019, the couple is thought to be worth an estimated $3.44 billion between them.
6.Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham- Combined Net Worth: $3.5 Billion
With the union of Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham, we start to get into the seriously mind-blowing segment of our list. The pair have been together since 1986, and despite never marrying, constitute one of Hollywood’s most stable relationships. Winfrey’s part of the couple’s $3.5 billion fortune amounts to $3.5 billion (the bulk of which has come from her television series The Oprah Winfrey Show), while Graham’s contribution amounts to around $10 million, a figure he’s achieved thanks to his work as a columnist for the Huffington Post and author of several self-help books.
5. Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw - Combined Net Worth: $3.5 Billion
Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg represent one of the most powerful, and richest, couples in Hollywood. Capshaw made her name as Willie Scott, the nightclub singer in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). Spielberg, meanwhile, is a name that needs little introduction, known the world over for its attachment to some of the most popular films of the past few decades (including, coincidently enough, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom). Combined, the actress and director are worth an awe-inspiring $3.5 billion.
4. Diane von Furstenberg & Barry Diller - Combined Net Worth: $3.5 Billion
He owns the world’s biggest yacht, she owns one of the world’s most recognizable fashion brands. Together, they share a net worth of $3.5 billion. Fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg and media mogul Barry Diller may not have the most conventional of relationships (despite being very much together, they live apart in different parts of Manhattan), but it clearly works for them: the couple have been together (on and off) since the 1970s, and today rank as two of the wealthiest and most successful individuals in their fields.
3. Francois-Henri Pinault & Salma Hayek - Combined Net Worth: $7.1 Billion
At number 3 we have another classic pairing of billionaire businessman and beautiful actress. Francois-Henri Pinault & Salma Hayek have been married since 2009, and thanks to their joint successes, they can claim a fabulous fortune of $7.1 billion.
2. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan - Combined Net Worth: $74.2 billion
As the founder of Facebook, it’s no secret where Mark Zuckerberg earned his fortune. While the majority of his and wife Priscilla Chan’s wealth comes from Zuckerberg’s side, Chan is doing her best to prop up the couple’s joint bank account thanks to her efforts as an eminent pediatrician. The couple met while they were both studying at Harvard; since then, they’ve both proved successful enough in their fields to accrue a net worth of $74.2 billion.
1. Bill and Melinda Gates (Divorced) - Combined Net Worth: $89.6 Billion
Who else could be at the top of the list than the world’s 2nd richest man and his wife of 25 years, Melinda? The philanthropic founder of Microsoft may spend most of his days trying to give away as much of his wealth as he can, but despite his numerous charitable contributions, Bill Gates is still sitting on one of the biggest fortunes in the world. Add Melinda (a former general manager at Microsoft who has consistently ranked as one of the world’s most powerful women for the last 2 decides) into the mix, and you have a couple worth a combined fortune of $89.6 billion.
Written by Allen Lee
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