Money, money, money… Some say it makes the world go round, some think it’s the root of all evil, but most of us wouldn’t say no if it was offered to us – especially if it came with a handsome husband attached. So just who are the world’s richest wives?
Kristy Hinze is a wife, mother, and super rich yacht owner. The former lingerie-model married Internet pioneer Jim Clark in 2009. We’re sure it wasn’t for the money and for the yachts. Honestly.
Erica Baxter Packer
This Austrian singer and model never did strike it rich. Not until she met and married billionaire James Packer, the king of Crown Resorts in 2007. However, their marriage only lasted until 2013.
Clearly James isn’t one to wallow in self-pity. Packer was also engaged to renowned diva, Mariah Carey, who is already a mega superstar with credentials coming out of her ears. The two never made it down the isle, but they were close enough for us to imagine!
Happy birthday, George Soros! The billionaire investment mogul married Tamiko Bolton on his 82nd birthday! That is one heck of a birthday present, if you ask us.
Okay, so she’s not technically a wife, but she is the long-time girlfriend of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. They are on and off like a light switch, but it’s okay – she doesn’t really need his money; she’s more interested in Campinteractive, a not for profit organization.
Before he passed away, Steve Jobs made a lot of excellent decisions, and marrying Laurene Powell was one of them. This is no trophy wife – Ms Powell is well-renowned for being an entrepreneur and philanthropist in her own right.
Lucy Southworth is married to Larry Page, co-founder of Google. But she’s not letting that $30 billion fortune go to her head; she continues to push herself, and is studying for a doctorate in biomedical informatics at Stanford University!
Talk about lady luck! Andrea Hissom married Las Vegas casino and hotel mogul Steve Wynn (who is a bona fide billionaire) back in 2011 in a high rolling ceremony.
They’ve had their problems, but actress Talulah Riley and her billionaire husband Elon Musk (co-founder of Paypal, Tesla and Space X) have sorted out their issues by getting divorced, and returning to each others arms for round 2 of marriage life – Elon Musk alone is worth around $12 Billion.
What would you do with $50 billion? Well, if you’re Ukrainian model Nikita Kahn, girlfriend of Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison, you’d use it to pursue animal rights…
Priscilla Chan – or Mrs Mark Zuckerberg if you prefer – married into the Facebook family in 2012. The ceremony may have been small, but the Zuckerberg bank balance certainly isn’t, coming in at a whopping $35 billion.
Since she is no longer married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki has been pretty darn busy. She’s the CEO of 23andME, a genomics company (something complicated to do with DNA).
You’re only as old (or as tall) as you feel, right? So how old is 82 year old Bernie Ecclestone feeling now that he’s married to 35 year old Fabiana Flosi?
Former supermodel Stephanie Seymour is married to Peter Brant, billionaire son of a billionaire father. He’s been a little naughty of late, but Stephanie is standing strong.
20 something (a lady never tells her age, right?) Malia and 92 year old Sumner Redstone (owner of the company behind CBS, Viacom, MTV and a plethora of others) met when she was a flight attendant on one of his private jets.
Heather Ann Rosbeck
Although she started out life as an actress (and can be seen in There’s Something About Mary and Shallow Hal – both times playing a nightclub goer), she seems to have decided against that path now that she’s married to Bill Wrigley, chewing gum billionaire.
Rupert Murdoch may have made the headlines recently for marrying Mick Jagger’s ex, Jerry Hall, but before that he was married to Chinese Wendi. The 38 year age difference proved too much in the end.
Jade Foret has found her Prince Charming in French billionaire Arnaud Lagardere. He has the distinction of being France’s richest man!