The world as we know it is an interesting place, thronged with the rich as well as the poor, Of course, “the poor you always have with you.” But they are not our focus here. The rich are. Some of the rich people end up marrying themselves.
In some instances, though, some not-so-rich people end up marrying wealthy spouses, becoming wealthy couples along the line. Of course, there are rich couples and there are rich couples. Our focus here is on those who have attained celebrity status.
Tag along as we make a list of them – the 15 Richest Celebrity Couples in the world – given in no particular order.
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1. Jay-Z and Beyonce
It is impossible to draw up a list of the wealthiest celebrity couples out there without including the names of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and his wife Beyoncé Knowles. Besides being among the richest, these two are also among the most admired celebrity couples on earth, with a dedicated international fan base.
Of course, neither of them started from the top. Jay-Z worked his way from the bottom and was confident enough in his gift to stick it out until he joined the global rap aristocracy. The songster has a Gulfstream jet – a gift from his wife, with whom he also owns a Rolls Royce Boattail.
The two travel in style wherever they go.
2. Kanye West & Bianca Censori
Okay, Kim Kardashian was the lady previously in the picture here. But she had had enough of the controversies and inexplicable behaviours of her man. So she opted for a divorce, renting asunder a relationship that lasted years and led to the birth of four children.
With Kim Kardashian out of the picture, the “Donda” rapper elected to continue his life with the Australian architect Bianca Censori. Bianca is mostly on the quiet side and certainly not as rich as Kim Kardashian, but her husband’s wealth covers her and the two have a secure spot on this list as a couple – at the time of writing so to speak.
3. Francois-Henri Pinault & Salma Hayek
This is one example where money meets money. You heard that right. Pinault might be a rich man, but he is not the only one with the bag. His partner Salma Hayek has got a big bag herself. An actress and filmmaker, Salma calls the shots at Ventaranosa, a film production company. She also owns a cosmetics brand.
For his part, Pinault heads the Kering group, which owns several top fashion brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and others. Together, Pinault and Salma make a formidable, moneyed team.
4. Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham
Probably one of the most interesting on our list given their decades-long relationship and what seems like an enforced desire to just take things easy and not hurry into a marriage. As incredible as it might appear Oprah Winfrey and Stedman met in 1986 and have been pushing their relationship ever since.
Winfrey had gone on to create a media empire worth billions. With her man, she easily makes the list of wealthiest celebrity couples out there. Graham isn’t as often in the news as the lady he calls his partner. Still, as a couple, they have got an impressive bag and merit a place on this list
The two were engaged at some point but never finalized things with the “I do” moment. They are still alive, so one wouldn’t write them off.
5. Nick Candy & Holly Valance
Nick Valance stands out as one of the notable property tycoons out there. With an impressive fortune of over a billion dollars, the magnate can afford to do whatever he wishes, when he wishes. His wife Holly bears the resume of a pop star, and although her net worth is not a match for her husband’s, she’s a celebrity in her own right and a complement.
Together, husband and wife, who are noted for their charity work and frolic with royalty, make a splendid addition to the list of richest celebrity couples.
6. Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw
Can the world of film be complete without the mention of the name Spielberg? Well, we doubt, This America has done so much for the film universe and accumulated a fortune as well. Celebrity status and a vast wallet translate into an easy life.
But he isn’t walking that path alone. He has Kate Capshaw to make the journey with him. He got into a relationship with her following his failed marriage to his first wife Amy Irving.
7. Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
Evan Spiegel is the CEO of Snapchat, a platform that has netted him an impressive fortune. Snapchat is a social media platform – a filter universe and den of the playful and the unserious, according to one choleric we know.
Maybe that – Snapchat being a social medium connecting millions of people around the world –explains why its CEO is also famous besides being wealthy. Miranda Kerr is more of a complement – a dainty addition to a purse already made. But that’s by the way.
8. David & Victoria Beckham
At a time when celebrity couples are ditching themselves and embracing new relationships, David and Victoria Beckham have shown remarkable staying power as a couple, with over two decades of companionship and collective growth.
The former England captain might no longer be active on the pitch as a player, but he has several business interests, including, not surprisingly, a club, that have ensured an impressive net worth. His wife Victoria, a fashionista and entrepreneur, is rich in her own right but not as rich as her husband.
Still, they make a famous couple and part of the richest out there.
9. Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
Easily one of the most famous celebrity couples out there, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who share two kids, a son and a daughter, have shown remarkable staying power as a couple. We have passed the era of the “love triangle” and the two are still pretty much together.
A key highlight of their bond is probably the moment Will Smith popped into the Oscar stage last year and smacked comedian Chris Rock in the face for making an irreverent joke about her. A chastised Rock appeared stunned for a moment but soon recovered. Will Smith and Jada make a wealthy celebrity duo.
10. Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks stands out as another key figure in the same world where Will Smith bloomed – film. Interestingly, he is also one of the few celebrities who have been together with their partners for decades. Yup. His relationship with Rita Wilson dates back to the 80s.
In the years since getting together with Rita, Tom Hanks and his wife had not only grown in fame and achieved celebrity status, they have made a fortune as well, effectively taking a spot among the richest celeb couples out there.
11. Jennifer Lopez & Ben Affleck
Alex Rodriguez was the prince in the picture a while back, but his relationship with Jennifer Lopez failed over alleged infidelity in his part. He had been exposed by a reality show star for being unfaithful without being intimate.
Anyway, it’s Bennifer 2.0. The two are not new to each other, They merely rekindled an old flame. Each is rich in his own right. Together they make one of the richest celeb couples.
12. Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
Longevity in relationships is something many aspire to. But, of course, not every couple gets to experience that. Well, that’s by the way. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick and part of the snobbishly small list of celeb couples who are also very rich.
The couple had their first date in 1992 and got married five years later, in 1997. They have been inseparable since and have also built a fortune that places them among the richest cele couples.
13. Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are another couple meriting a place on this list. While theirs is not exactly the longest relationship on the list, the couple has been together and built together as well – a small fortune by any standard.
14. Barbra Streisand & James Brolin
They stand as a sterling example ti millions out there, celebrity ot r not, that that marriage can be beautiful and can last a long time if the people in it are deliberately committed to each other. Often collectively described as legends, Barbra Streisand and James Brolin have been married for the past 25 years and build a fortune together. They are also both famous. So, yes, they deserve a spot here.
15. George Clooney & Amal Clooney
The story is that George Clooney was certain he would not get married. Well, he couldn’t resist the charms of celebrated lawyer Amal. The two got married and have been inseparable since, despite Amal’s often controversial takes. Both George and Amal are famous and pretty rich as individuals.
As a couple, they have an even stronger financial sinew and certainly merit a place on this list.