They say Money is the root of all evil, at the same time it is an important and essential asset to possess.
Money can do a lot of things, being able to eat luxurious foods, travel round the world, live in well furnished houses, buy big cars. Some people are able to afford these things and some cannot and some can do much more. Nowadays there are so many wealthy men and women who has dedicated their time to work and made lots of money along the way.
Here we wanna take a look at ten of these wealthy men and their woman supporting them.
- Melinda Gates
American philanthropist Melinda Gates was once the general manager at Microsoft. Together with her husband, they founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It aims to relieve poverty and enhances global healthcare. Her husband is Microsoft Corporation founder Bill Gates, whose net worth is a whopping $103.7 billion and is the world’s second wealthiest man.
2. Helene Mercier
Canadian concert pianist Hélène Mercier has been honoured with the Order of Arts and Letters, which is a French decoration for people that have contributed to France’s influence of arts. She and French business magnate Bernard Arnault have been married since 1991. Together with her art collector husband, the couple has a $95.6 billion net worth.
3. MacKenzie Bezos
Passionate about anti-bullying campaigns, novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Bezos married the world’s wealthiest man, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, in 1993. They were once the world’s wealthiest couple, with their combined net worth being at just under $114 billion. However, the pair got divorced in April 2019, and MacKenzie walked away with a divorce settlement worth $35 billion. This made her the world’s third wealthiest woman.
4. Astrid Menks
Before meeting Warren Buffet, Astrid Menks was a manager at a Nebraskan French café. Menks met Buffet through his first wife, Susan. Even before Susan’s death, Menks and the American business magnate, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and philanthropist Buffet already had an affair for almost 30 years. The pair got married in 2006 and their combined net worth is estimated at $85.4 billion.
5. Priscilla Chan
Priscilla Chan is married to Mark Zuckerberg, the well-known co-founder of Facebook. However, the pediatrician and philanthropist is also an amazingly successful person on her own. Together with her husband, the pair has established the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and it donates 99% of their Facebook shares (valued at an impressive $55 billion!). Married since 2012, the pair’s combined net worth is $67.4 billion
6. Lucinda Southworth
Lucinda Southworth is married to Google co-founder Larry Page, but she is also successful in her own right. She went to Stanford University, where she got a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics, and is now a research scientist. The couple has been married since 2007 and in 2013, they donated $15 million to efforts against the outbreak of the Ebola virus. Their combined net worth is estimated to be around $54 billion.
7. Flora Perez Marcote
Flora Marcote once worked at the Inditex fashion group, her husband’s company, and currently holds a position on the board. Her husband, Amancio Ortega, started the fashion group that includes Zara clothing after he learned to make clothes by hand. The couple has been married for 18 years and has amassed a whopping $67.7 billion.
8. Nita Ambani
Indian engineer, businessman, and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani is married to the elegant Nita Ambani. RIL is India’s most valuable company and included in the Fortune Global 500 list. Aside from being the founder and chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, Nita is also the Reliance Industries executive director. The couple got married in 1985 and has a $58.4 billion total net worth.
9. Anne Wojcicki
The other Google co-founder is Sergey Brin, but his marriage only lasted until 2015. Anne Wojcicki, his ex-wife, stood behind him and provided him support for eight years. However, she has managed to make a name for herself as well. Wojcicki co-founded the well-known personal genomics company 23andMe, where she also holds the CEO position. When they were together, the pair had an estimated $40 billion net worth.
10. Jean-Pierre Meyers
Meet the first husband with a billionaire wife on the list! Jean-Pierre Meyers serves as the Tethys SCA CEO and holds a board position in L’Oréal. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, his wife since 1984, is the L’Oréal empire French heiress and has written Bible commentaries. She is also an activist dedicated to making Jewish-Christian relations better. When her mother passed in 2017, Françoise became the world’s wealthiest woman and her current net worth is estimated at $53.2 billion.