Wealthy Celebrity Couples Roundup
The easiest way to date a celebrity is to be one yourself. That’s why there are so many celebrity couples out there, and that’s why people care about their love life. Because nobody really wants to know who some anonymous person is dating, and how their relationship is working – except for those ubiquitous people who live on gossip – but when you’re famous and you have a famous partner next to you, well, the whole world needs to know what happens there. All the dirty stuff too.
The one aspect of famous relationships that we’re going to focus on today is personal worth. What happens when the rich and popular join not only hands, but also wealth? The synergy is almost always spectacular, as this top is about to prove. The list only includes those couples in which each partner boasts his or her own fame and fortune, and does not depend on their loved ones to be wealthy and known. So here it goes.
15. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones – $245 million
With 14 years of history, the couple has been through a lot, regardless of the media pressure and age difference (Michael is 69 and Catherine is 44). They had some problems in the recent past, but decided to work on their marriage, especially for their two kids, aged 13 and 11. They were separated for a while last year, and now they’re back together and share a hefty wealth of $245 million.
14. David and Victoria Beckham – $300 million
Oh, how we love these two! Both gorgeous, both stylish, both famous, both rich. Ever since they first met back in 1997, the two have received a lot of media attention, and their fame hasn’t faded a bit. They don’t seem to be bothered by the media attention and have never really shied away from the cameras. More recently, the Beckham family has hired a new butler, who has reportedly worked for the royal family, in the past. That detail is quite a boost for any butler’s CV, and an insider told The Mirror that the lucky man is “fitting in really well with the family”.
13. Shannon Tweed and Gene Simmons – $320 million
Reality show star Shannon Tweed and KISS bassist Gene Simmons have been together for over three decades now and their lives have been anything but boring. Shannon is a Canadian actress, model and former Playboy playmate, and Gene is a rock icon, so there is no surprise that they are a very wealthy couple. They had been together for 28 years and had two adult children by the time they decided to finally get married, in 2011. Two years later they renewed their vows, proving that love doesn’t have to fade with time, even in the world of the famous celebrities.
12. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – $330 million
When you are parents to 6 kids, it really is a good thing to be rich. Of course, Brangelina are also pouring lots of money onto other children from around the world, so we kind of feel that this is one of those couples who really deserve all their fortune and fame. They’ve been together since 2005 (after starring in Mr. and Mrs. Smith and they are one of the most beloved celebrity couples out there. They are also one of the richest, of course. They are planning to shoot their second movie together, which is said to be “a very experimental, independent-type film where we get to be actors together and be raw, open, try things”, according to Angelina.
11. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – $370 million
This is another one of those beautiful, long-lasting relationships that are worth celebrating. Fabled actor Tom Hanks has been married to the beautiful Rita Wilson, who is also an actress, since 1988. Twenty-six years of marriage is a long time even for regular, non-famous couples, but among Hollywood stars that it almost ridiculously much. Tom and Rita are two people that the world should look up to, and we certainly do.
10. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen – $390 million
Two gorgeous people that have it all. That’s how the Brady-Bundchen union looks like from the outside, and there is no indication that our perception is wrong. However, their relationship was not all sunshine and roses in the beginning. The love story between the two had only just begun when they found out that the quarterback’s ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan was pregnant with his child. Difficult as that was for a new couple, Brady and supermodel Gisele embraced the new reality and continued their relationship in a mature and loving way. The two have been married since 2009 and have two kids together, as well as a total wealth of almost $400 million.
9. Barbra Streisand and James Brolin – $390 million
The thing about celebrity couples is that you can never know for sure whether or not media rumors are true. Singer/actress Barbra and actor/director James have been married since 1998, but lately there have been some unsettling talk about an impending divorce. In a recent interview with Closer Weekly, the two said that their marriage was fine and that their commitment was stronger than ever. Splitting that $390 million wealth would be a huge hassle, so that’s at least one reason for them not to part ways.
8. Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn – $503 million
The figures have risen drastically. We jumped from $390 million straight to the $500 million range, where famous golfer Tiger woods and gorgeous ski racer Lindsey Vonn have found a very cozy place. The two have been together since early 2013 and seem to be doing very well. They enjoy successful careers as well as a pretty impressive collective wealth.
7. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon – $530 million
They’ve been married for six years now, which is not much for most people, but quite impressive for a celebrity couple. They seem to be on the right track with their relationship, having twins and being generally happy. There has been some gossip about how they were thinking about divorcing, but comedian/rapper Nick Cannon has dismissed those rumors, even referring to them as “humorous”. The amazing singer and the successful TV personality are reportedly doing just fine and we are happy to hear that.
6. Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles – $820 million
The iconic superstars have sent us straight into the $800 million range! Glamorous, beautiful, talented and incredibly successful, the two seem to be part of the perfect modern fairy tale. Or do they? The past months have been filled with rumors of marital issues between the two artists, but that doesn’t seem to stop them from doing the right thing. They went on tour together, so that’s a good sign. A Daily Mirror source said that they were also doing online therapy, but only for “maintenance” purposes, and not for fixing serious issues. Whatever the reason was, their initiative is actually laudable. Any couple who works on their issues is worth admiring.
5. Holly Valance and Nick Candy – $1.02 billion
Wow! Another huge leap upwards on the wealthy celebrity couples list. The 31-year old singer, actress and model from Australia achieved fame and fortune on her own, but what earned her this privileged spot in our top was her marriage to British property developer and billionaire Nick Candy. The two have been married since September 2012, and have a daughter together, who was born in November 2013.
4. Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana – $1.15 billion
You may not know much about Wissam Al Mana, but he is actually the reason why Janet Jackson ranked 4th on this list. He is a retail entrepreneur from Qatari, with a net worth of $1 billion. Interestingly, though, his fame was upped by his alliance with the pop superstar, so their relationship has proven to be mutually beneficial indeed. There has been some talk about them divorcing after being married for less than two years, but those rumors were also dismissed. They were married in 2012 and their wedding gifts for each other were substantial donations to their favorite children’s charities. What an awesome way to tie the knot!
3. Uma Thurman and Arpad Busson – $1.45 billion
Technically, these two should not be on the list. They have called off their engagement in April, but they did call it off in 2009 too, so we can’t say for sure what will happen next. They have a daughter together, as well as a pretty long history, as they first started dating back in 2007. In case this year’s breakup is final, the two will definitely do well on their own, financially speaking, but if they remained together, their combined wealth would have been pretty impressive: $1.45 million.
2. Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw – $3 billion
The two have been married since 1991, which is again a very long time for a celebrity couple. They have seven children together, two from previous marriages, two adopted, and three born in their new family. The 60 year old actress and the 66 year old director have all the necessary means to support such a large family, as their combined wealth reaches a whopping $3 billion.
1. Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault – $15.085 billion
The French businessman is responsible for most of this impressive collective fortune. He is the son and heir of François Pinault, the founder of Kering, formerly known as PPR. The French luxury company’s portfolio includes famous brands such as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Puma and other iconic fashion and lifestyle names. While Salma Hayek’s contribution to the family fortune is small compared to that of her husband’s, she was definitely doing well for herself even before she met Mr. Pinault.