The Astounding Amazon Fortune
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, has been married to writer Mackenzie Bezos since 1993. The couple met while working at an investment firm, got engaged within three months of dating, quit their jobs and relocated to Seattle to establish the global company Amazon. They have since had four children together.
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The couple are known for their philanthropic efforts – they donated US$33 million to “Dream.Us” to help support immigrant children and established the Bezos Family Foundation to help underprivileged young people achieve their full potential and contribute meaningfully to society. The couple have a combined net worth of US$92.7 billion and are said to own more plots of land than anyone else in America.
The Gates Foundation
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Bill and Melinda Gates are arguably one of the most influential power couples in the world and are known for their charitable efforts. They met in 1984 when Melinda was hired by Bill’s company Microsoft as a product manager and married on a golf course in Hawaii on January 1, 1994. They have a huge combined net worth of US$90 billion but have stated that their three children will not receive much of this fortune in their inheritances. Instead, and honorably, they plan to give most away to charity. In 2000, they founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is aimed at improving and advancing global health. In 2016, both Bill and Melinda were awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama, the highest civilian award in the US, for their charitable work.
The Zuckerberg Legacy
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The founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan were together long before Zuckerberg earned his first billion at the age of 23. The couple met in college during their sophomore year at a party hosted by Zuckerberg’s fraternity in 2003. They married in 2012 and are parents to two daughters. Zuckerberg is currently the sixth-richest person in the world, and the couple has a combined net worth of US$74.2 billion. In addition to Zuckerberg’s innovation in communication through social media, they both utilize their influence toward the research and improvement of global health, education, and community through the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation. They are both generous philanthropists and plan to give away a significant portion of their fortune as members of the Giving Pledge.
A Royal Fairytale
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and “Suits” actress Meghan Markle are together arguably one of the most powerful couples in the world due to their status and position in the British royal family. They are also hugely popular with the general public, especially since their televised fairytale wedding at Windsor Castle, England, in May 2018, which was attended by a large number of high-profile celebrities and watched by millions around the world. Markle gave up her acting career to become the Duchess of Sussex but is also known for her humanitarian work, which will be her focus in the future.
The Original Power Couple
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Arguably the most iconic Hollywood couple of all time, Humphrey Bogart and Laurel Bacall met on the set of the 1944 film “To Have and Have Not”. The couple married on May 21, 1945, and made some classic films together – Key Largo, Dark Passage, and The Big Sleep. They were, without doubt, the most talked about couple in the 1940s – arguably one of the first ever power couples. They had two children together and stayed married until Bogart’s death from cancer in 1957. The “sultry voice actress,” as Bacall was known, was very charitable, receiving recognition of her work from organizations such as Best Buddies and Aid for AIDS before she died in 2014 at the age of 89.
The Mexican-Born Actress and the French Businessman
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With a combined net worth of US$26.85 billion, Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek can undoubtedly be classed as a power couple. Hayek, a Mexican-born American actress, has starred in movies such as “Puss in Boots”, “Grown Ups 2”, “Tale of Tales” and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”. Pinault is the billionaire Chairman of Kering and the President of Groupe Artemis. The couple first met during the inauguration of Palazzo Grassi in Venice on April 29, 2006. They married in 2009 and had one child together. In addition to acting, Hayek is known for creating awareness on violence against women and discrimination against immigrants. She also the owner of a beauty line called Nuance.
Christianity or Infidelity Sparks the End of Power Couple’s Decade Together
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Cable TV tycoon Ted Turner met two-time Oscar winner, writer, fitness enthusiast and activist Jane Fonda shortly after her divorce from Tom Hayden, and they married in 1991. This power couple divorced, however, in 2001, reportedly due to Fonda’s conversion to Christianity – although there were claims that it was actually due to Turner’s infidelity. Turner and Fonda are estimated to be worth US$2.2 billion and US$200 million respectively.
Mrs. Robinson and the Media Mogul
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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model and actress Jerry Hall met in Australia when Hall was touring with “The Graduate”, in which she played Mrs. Robinson. Murdoch is the CEO of News Corporation, a multinational mass media company, which makes him one of the most powerful and influential people in the world. Hall, on the other hand, is successful in her own right, with a fruitful modeling career in her early years and roles in films and TV shows such as “Batman” and “French and Saunders”. They married on March 4, 2016, and have a staggering combined net worth of more than US$15 billion.
A Winning Audition for Spielberg
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Steven Spielberg is one of the most iconic and successful filmmakers in history, with blockbusters such as “Jaws”, “The Post”, “Bridge of Spies” and “Empire of the Sun” under his belt. He met American actress Kate Capshaw in 1984 when she was auditioning for a part in “Indiana Jones: The Temple of Doom” and they married in 1991. Spielberg and Capshaw have a combined net worth of US$3.5 billion, making them one of the most powerful couples in the world.
The Snapchat Story
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CEO and co-founder of Snapchat Evan Spiegel is one of the richest and youngest millennial billionaires in the US, with an estimated net worth of US$3.4 billion. In 2015, he started dating Australian supermodel and owner of Kora Organics Miranda Kerr, who has an estimated net worth of US$45 million, after they met at a Louis Vuitton dinner in 2014. In May 2017, they married. Like any stable power couple, Spiegel and Kerr take an interest in each other’s activities and support their partner’s business efforts. Spiegel graced the cover of “Vogue Italy” in 2015 and Kerr is regularly active on Snapchat, and has defended her husband’s company in some interviews. In 2016, the couple attended the Baby2Baby gala to help raise funds for babies in need.
Power as Partners
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Oprah Winfrey is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most powerful and influential women. She was once the wealthiest African American in the world and is worth US$2.8 billion. She met her partner Stedman Graham, an American educator, author, businessman, speaker, and podcaster, at a charity event in Chicago in 1986, just before the Oprah Winfrey Show was launched. They have got engaged a couple of times but always ended up calling it off – however, this has not affected their relationship, as they’ve been together for more than 30 years. Winfrey is also known for her humanitarian work and unwavering generosity – an example of which being is giving scholarships to more than 400 students of Morehouse College.
The Fashion Tycoon and the Chairman of IAC
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Diane von Furstenberg is exceptionally prominent, successful and influential in the fashion world, and has held the position of President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America since 2006. She is also the founder of the DVF, which has branches in more than 70 countries, and her designs have been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, Madonna, Tina Brown, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lopez, among others. Barry Diller, on the other hand, is the current Chairman of IAC and a former movie and TV executive also known for owning the world’s largest private yacht. He has an estimated net worth of US$1.9 billion.
The Carter Empire
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Arguably the most powerful couple in music, Beyoncé Knowles and Shawn Carter – who is better known by his stage name “Jay Z” – were the industry’s first billion-dollar couple. Knowles and Carter met in the late 1990s at the age of 18 and 29 respectively and became an official couple soon after. They have been married since 2008 and have three children – six-year-old Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir. The couple has a combined net worth of US$1.16 billion, acquired mainly from music album sales, live performances, owned record labels and studios, worldwide tours, a private jet company, shares in music streaming service Tidal and a high-end champagne brand. Knowles has won a total of 16 Grammy awards over the course of her career while Carter has won 13 – a real achievement in the music business both individually and combined. Also, they are currently on a joint world tour – On the Run II – which is due to end on October 4, 2018. Their astounding success earns them a high ranking in the world’s most powerful couples.
The Beckham Brand
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No list of power couples would be complete without Victoria and David Beckham, who first met at a charity football match in London in 1997. Victoria was an established and successful pop star with the band Spice Girls, while David was regarded as the most famous footballer in the world at the time. The couple married in Ireland in 1999 and have since built the hugely successful Beckham brand, securing multiple fashion and advertisement deals. Victoria has also enjoyed great success in the fashion world with her designer label. Together, the Beckhams have a combined net worth of US$1 billion.
The Trump Card
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Ivanka Trump, eldest daughter of US President Donald Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner are both advisors to the White House and undoubtedly one of the world’s most powerful couples for this very reason. Trump is a businesswoman, fashion designer, and former model, while her husband is the President and owner of a real estate empire. They met in 2007 during a networking lunch organized by Trump’s long-time business partner and married in 2009 at the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. They now have three children together – Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore. The couple’s estimated combined net worth was revealed to be between US$207 million and US$762 million, which excludes a $25 million art collection, and income from the Ivanka Trump lifestyle brand and various other investments. However, they have been known to put their money to good use – in 2017; the couple hosted a charity event at the White House to support Jewish children with cancer.
Powerful but Private
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Janet Jackson, the youngest of the nine Jackson children and a successful American musician, actress, and dancer, met businessman Wissam Al Mana during a hotel opening in Dubai in 2010. They married in 2012, but little is known about the couple as they lead a very private life. Jackson has a net worth of US$175 million, and Al Mana has a net worth of around US$1 billion; combined, they make one of the world’s most powerful couples.
The Union of Hollywood and Politics
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In December 1976, Hollywood and politics merged when movie icon Elizabeth Taylor got married to husband number six John Warner after a five-month whirlwind romance. At the time, Warner was the Secretary of the US Navy, but he was elected as a senator representing the state of Virginia in 1979. After five years together, the couple divorced in 1982. Elizabeth Taylor was estimated to be worth between US$600 million and US$1 billion before her death in 2011.
The Youngest Billionaire
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Keeping up with the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner and hip-hop artist Travis Scott are another power couple to be reckoned with, especially considering their young age. The pair first went public with their relationship after they were spotted together at Coachella in April 2017 – a few weeks after Kylie split with off-and-on boyfriend of four years Tyga. In June 2017, the pair got matching tattoos and shared pictures of themselves on Snapchat. After nine months of secrecy from the media and fans, Jenner and Scott welcomed their daughter Stormi into the world on February 1, 2018. It was later revealed that Scott bought Jenner a US$1.4 million Ferrari as a present while she was pregnant. While Scott continues to make hit music, makeup mogul Jenner is the owner of makeup line Kylie Cosmetics and has recently been predicted by Forbes to be the youngest self-made billionaire ever. Jenner and Scott have a net worth of US$900 million and US$8 million respectively.
Making History for African Americans
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Ex-US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are undoubtedly one of America’s – if not the world’s – most prominent power couples. They first met in 1989 at a local law firm in Chicago, Sidley & Austin, and married in 1992. They have since had two daughters together. Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States, and the first elected African American President, in 2009. Michelle Obama, an American lawyer, and writer served as the First Lady of the United States between 2008 and 2017 – the first African American to do so. Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and donated the prize money of US$1.4 million to charity. Barack has a net worth of US$12.2 million while Michelle has a net worth of US$11.8 million, which, coupled with their high-profile political statuses, makes them one of the world’s most powerful couples.
Keeping Up with the Wests
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have taken the world by storm individually, and together make one of the world’s most powerful couples. Kardashian made her fortune through the reality TV show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, endorsement deals, merchandise, appearances and her own cosmetics line. West, on the other hand, is an award-winning rap artist who also owns his fashion line. The couple first met on the set of one of West’s music videos and were friends for more than seven years before starting to date. They married in 2014 and have three children together, and have expanded on their brands individually while continually supporting each other’s endeavors. As a result, they have a combined net worth of US$335 million. This, along with their huge influence via social media, makes them one of the most powerful couples in the world.
The Brangelina Effect
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie met on the set of blockbuster spy thriller “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” in 2004 while Pitt was still married to America’s sweetheart Jennifer Aniston. Affectionately nicknamed “Brangelina,” this power couple married in 2014 and have a total of six children together. They founded the Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2006, a charity organization that expanded on Jolie’s existing humanitarian work, including her role as a UN goodwill ambassador and collaborator with UNICEF and other well-known organizations. With Pitt worth US$240 million and Jolie US$140 million, they go down in history as being one of the world’s greatest power couples, despite having now split.
Clooney’s Bachelor Days Come to an End
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George Clooney was arguably one of Hollywood’s most famous bachelors until he was introduced to Amal Alamuddin by a mutual friend in Lake Como, Italy. They married in September 2014 and have dedicated a lot of their time and money to charitable endeavors ever since, primarily focusing on social justice issues such as helping refugees through the International Rescue Committee. Additionally, in 2016, they started the Clooney Foundation for Justice, partnering with UNICEF. As well as their joint efforts and achievements, they are equally successful in their respective industries, with Clooney featuring in multiple blockbuster films such as “Money Monster” and “Tomorrowland”, and Alamuddin recognized as one of the most successful and respected lawyers in the world. Combined, they make one of the world’s most famous power couples.
Vanity Fair Celebrates New Power Couple
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Another power couple in the entertainment industry is Jennifer Lopez – also known as “JLo” – and Alex Rodriguez. They have even been featured on the cover of “Vanity Fair” for this very reason. Lopez is a successful singer, dancer, actress, fashion designer, and entrepreneur, and Rodriguez is a retired Yankee baseball player and current media mogul. They first met at a Mets game in 2005, when Lopez was with her then-husband Marc Anthony and reconnected later in Beverly Hills when Lopez was filming TV show Shades of Blue. Having dated since 2017, the couple valued their philanthropic work and raised an incredible US$26 million for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Lopez and Rodriguez have a net worth of US$360 million and US$300 million respectively.
Tennis Legend Teams with Entrepreneur
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Tennis legend Serena Williams and renowned technology entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian met at the Hotel Cavalieri Hilton, Rome, in 2015. At the time, 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams was dating rapper Common Up, and Reddit co-founder Ohanian was in a five-year relationship with his college sweetheart Sabriya Stukes. Despite Williams telling Ohanian that a rat was under his table to get him to leave, they began talking and hit it off. They had their first date in Paris six hours before the start of the 2015 French Open, and the rest is history. They had a fairytale wedding in November 2016 and now have one daughter – Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Williams and Ohanian have a net worth of US$9 million and US$150 million respectively.
Bening Tames Bachelor Beatty
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Longtime Hollywood bachelor Warren Beatty was said to be completely swept off his feet when he met four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening after casting her in his 1991 film Bugsy. The couple got married after a year and have been regarded as one of the world’s most powerful couples ever since. Bening has a net worth of US$70 million while Beatty has a net worth of US$48 million. They were honored at the 10th anniversary of The Eagle and Badge Gala, a charity event in 2011, for their charitable acts.
Kelly Reaches Royal Status
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American movie star Grace Kelly became a real-life princess when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 19, 1956. The couple met during the annual Cannes Film Festival when Kelly’s refinement and poise caught the eye of the prince. Kelly – star of “Dial M for Murder”, “Mogambo”, “High Society” and “The Country Girl” – gave up her career for Prince Rainer, and the couple had three children and stayed married until Kelly’s death in 1982.
The Clintons and their Controversy
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There is no doubt that Hillary and Bill Clinton are a powerful couple. They first met in a school library and married on October 11, 1975, in Arkansas. Both have had prominence in US politics, with Bill serving as US President from 1993 to 2001 and Hillary running against Donald Trump as the Democratic Party nominee during the 2016 elections. During his presidency, although often surrounded in controversy regarding his private life, Bill passed the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, which helped provide good healthcare for children around the world. Also, he partnered with George Bush to create the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which provided aid and relief to victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Hillary, on the other hand, is perhaps best known for her controversial – and arguably risky – decision to enforce the entry of the US military in Libya when she was Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. Many cite this as the reason why she lost votes to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election.
A Swift Affair
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Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris first met at the Elle Style Awards. Even though they are no longer together, they became Hollywood’s most significant power couple at the time. They had a combined net worth of US$146 million in 2015, displacing Beyoncé and Jay Z from the first spot of highest-earning couples. Swift was the world’s highest-earning female musician while Calvin Harris was the world’s highest-paid DJ. Their relationship came to an official end on June 3, 2016, after 15 months.
Fashion and Telecommunication Domination
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Anna Wintour is the Editor in Chief of “Vogue” magazine, a position she has held for three decades. She is married to the telecommunications mogul Shelby Brian, who acted as CEO of many companies before forming Pingtone Communications in 2000. Together, they dominate the fashion and telecommunication industries, making them one of the most powerful couples in the world. They first met during a benefit ball for the New York Ballet and ended their respective marriages in 1999 to maintain a close relationship with each other. In 2008, Wintour received an OBE from the Queen.
Travoltas Still Going Strong Despite Tragedy
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Hollywood actress Kelly Preston made her debut on TV at the age of 16 by starring in TV commercials before starting her acting career. She met John Travolta on the set of the 1989 film “The Experts” when Kelly was still married to Kevin Gage. She divorced Gage and married Travolta in 1991, and they went on to have two children together. Tragically, their son died on a family vacation in the Bahamas in 2009 and, consequently, the couple founded the Jett Travolta Foundation, which helps children with special needs, in memory of their son. The couple have a combined net worth of US$190 million.
Affair Splits Multi-Industry Power Couple
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver met at a charity tennis tournament held at Shriver’s mother’s house in 1977 when they were introduced by American journalist and author Tom Brokaw. They married on April 26, 1986, and are parents to four children. Schwarzenegger had a successful career as an Austrian bodybuilder turned movie star, later entering the world of politics and becoming Governor of California. Shriver was famous in her own right as J. F. Kennedy’s niece and a successful author and journalist. While undoubtedly once one of the world’s most powerful couples, with influence over many different industries, they are no longer together as Shriver filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery in 2011. Schwarzenegger and Shriver have an estimated net worth of US$300 million and US$100 million respectively.
The Fresh Couple of Hollywood
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett make up another high-profile, powerful couple. They first met in 1995 when Pinkett auditioned for the role of Smith’s girlfriend on his TV show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” – although she was considered to be too short for the role, the couple developed a real-life romance. They married in 1997 and had two children together, and have since made waves in some industries. Smith began his career as a rapper before landing leading roles in blockbuster movies such as “Men in Black”; “I Am Legend” and “The Pursuit of Happiness”. Currently, they own fashion lines and have large shares in the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team. Their humanitarian efforts have not gone unnoticed – they established the Will and Jada Smith Foundation to help inner-city community development, youth educational projects, and underprivileged families. Smith’s net worth is estimated to be US$250 million, and Pinkett has a net worth of US$20 million.
Humility and Comedy Wins Fans’ Hearts
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are admired and adored worldwide, fueled by the fun antics on social media that exude their humility, comedy and family-oriented nature. They met on the set of “Green Lantern” in 2010 and ended up together despite double dating with other people. They married in 2012 and are happily married with two children. When their busy lives allow it, the couple are often seen shopping and visiting local bakeries and cheese shops.
Country Comes to Hollywood
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With a combined net worth of US$145 million, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are ranked as one of the most famous and powerful couples in the world. The country musicians first met in 1994 at the “Annual Country Radio Seminar” in Nashville, Tennessee, and married in 1996. The couple have won several awards, including Academy of Country Music Awards and Grammy Awards, and have each sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. Their Soul2sSoul II Tour in 2006 was the highest-earning country music tour ever and propelled them to greater heights in the music industry. Also, both McGraw and Hill make occasional appearances on TV and in movies, and Hill also owns two successful fragrance lines.
Kurt Russell and his Golden Girl
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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are one of Hollywood’s most inspiring couples. The couple first met on the set of “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band” in 1966 and starred together in two additional movies – Swing Shift and Overboard. Hawn and Russell started dating in 1984 and have been together since then, although they have never married. They have two children together in addition to Hawn’s two children from her previous marriage. Both Hawn and Russell are known for their philanthropic efforts, with Hawn having set up the charity The Hawn Foundation and Russell supporting several charity organizations such as the Listen Campaign and the New York Center for Children. Hawn has a net worth of US$60 million, and Russell has a net worth of US$70 million.
A Picture Perfect Power Couple
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Both big names in Hollywood, Michelle Pfeiffer, is known for her leading roles in blockbuster movies and David E. Kelley for his award-winning shows. They seem to have it all – success in both career and marriage. Pfeiffer and Kelley were introduced in January 1993 by mutual friend Kate Guinzburg and married in November of the same year. David E. Kelley has a net worth of US$250 million, and Michelle Pfeiffer has an estimated net worth of US$80 million.
Made in The Mexican
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Actress Julia Roberts met cinematographer Daniel Moder during the filming of “The Mexican,” and they started dating in 2000 while Moder was still married to Vera Steimberg. They married in July 2002 after Moder’s divorce and have three children together. GLSEN awarded the couple with a Humanitarian Award for raising awareness of HIV through their roles in the movie The Normal Heart and their efforts with other international organizations such as UNICEF, Stand Up to Cancer and Heal the Bay. Currently, the couple have a combined net worth of $225 million.
Solid as a Rock
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Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian’s relationship has lasted more than most celebrity marriages. They first met on the set of “The Game Plan”, a film produced by Johnson himself, and started dating a year later. Both are successful as individuals – Johnson is an American actor, producer, and retired wrestler also known as “the Rock,” while Hashian is an R&B singer and songwriter. Johnson’s leading roles in movies such as “Fast and Furious”, “Get Smart”, “Central Intelligence”, “Jumanji” and “Rampage” have made him one of the top-earning actors in the world. He is also notable for his charity work, having established the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, a charitable organization that assists terminally ill children. The couple, who welcomed their third child earlier this year, has a combined net worth of US$225 million.
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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are portrayed on social media as being what is now commonly referred to as “couple goals.” Three-time NBA champion Wade – who was named sixth-highest-paid basketball player by Forbes in 2017 – partners with top companies such as Amazon Fashion, Gatorade, and The Tie Bar, and Union is an A-list actress, author, and successful businesswoman, also working with notable brands such as New York & Company and Neutrogena. Wade and Union have a net worth of US$95 million and US$20 million respectively and ensure they spend some of their fortunes on good causes – they recently made a US$200,000 donation to civil rights movement March for Our Lives and sponsored 100 children to go and see Black Panther.
A Legendary Union
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are one of the most loved celebrity couples in the world, evident by their huge following and support on social media. Teigan is a fashion model, author, food blogger, actress and arguably the most savage person on Twitter, while Legend is a politically active Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. The couple met in 2007 on the set of Legend’s music video Stereo, in which Chrissy starred, and married in September 2013. They are now parents to two children. The couple have been involved in various charity programs together – for example, they donated US$200,000 to The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to help subsidize legal fees to people who have been sexually harassed, assaulted or abused in their workplace. Legend and Teigen have a net worth of US$40 million and US$10 million respectively.
Country Singer Finds Love Down Under
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Four-time Grammy Award-winning country superstar Keith Urban and award-winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman have been together for over a decade. While Urban’s albums top the charts, Kidman’s movies thrive at the box office, making them one of the world’s most prominent power couples. The pair met in 2005 at the G’Day USA gala in Los Angeles and soon started dating, marrying in 2006 and welcoming their daughter in 2008. Together, both Kidman and Urban are very charitable and put their combined wealth to a good cause. In 2004, Kidman was named the UN citizen of the world for her charitable works for disadvantaged children, and Urban received a CRB Artist Humanitarian Award in 2016. Nicole Kidman and Urban have a net worth of US$130 million and US$75 million respectively.
Scientology Match-Makes Hollywood Couple
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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were said to have been match-made by Scientologists, and their whirlwind romance made headlines globally and elevated them to the status of “power couple.” Cruise, a famous movie star featuring in hit movies such as “Jerry Maguire” and the “Mission: Impossible” series, and Holmes, an actress well known for her role as Joey Potter in the TV show “Dawson’s Creek”, married in 2006 and had one daughter together, Suri. The marriage, however, ended in 2012, and there has been much speculation on the cause of the split. Cruise’s success has earned him a net worth of US$570 million, while Holmes has a net worth of US$25 million.
The Golden Globe Love Story
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Pop music star Justin Timberlake and actress Jessica Biel have been together for over a decade after meeting at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards. Both earned recognition early in life, with Timberlake starting his singing career with The New Mickey Mouse Club and Biel starring in TV drama series “7th Heaven”. Since then, Timberlake has sold more than 32 million albums and 56 million singles worldwide, and Biel has starred in blockbuster films such as “The Illusionist” and “Total Recall”. The couple got married in October 2012 after five years of dating and welcomed their son in April 2015. Currently, Timberlake has a net worth of US$230 million while Biel has a net worth of US$18 million.
A Game of Love
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“Game of Thrones” actors and recently married couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie deserve recognition as one of the world’s power couples, mainly because of the US$1.1 million salary Harrington is being paid per episode of “Game of Thrones”. The couple first met on set during the second season of the series in 2012 and were popular with fans because of their on-screen chemistry. However, they were both already successful in their own right – Harington has starred in several films, including “Pompeii”, “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Gun Powder”, while Leslie has featured in “Downtown Abbey” and “The Good Fight”. Combined, they have a net worth of US$16 million.
The Daredevil Couple
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Although filing for divorce in 2017, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were married for ten years and enjoyed a status of being one of the world’s most powerful couples, with a combined net worth of US$110 million. Both were successful in their own right, however, with Affleck starring in “Batman vs. Superman” and Garner featuring in movies such as “Pearl Harbor” and “Miracles from Heaven”. It was the set of “Daredevil” that provided the setting for their meeting in 2003.
That 70s Show Love Story
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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are one of the most adored Hollywood couples and arguably have a beautiful love story that has warmed the hearts of many fans. They first met on the set of the hit comedy series “That 70s Show” but admit they did not get on particularly well while working on the show’s eight seasons. Long after it ended, the pair reunited and discovered their connection, thereby forming one of the most powerful couples in the world. Kutcher is one of the highest-paid actors in the world for the part he played in the series “Two and a Half Men”, earning US$750,000 per episode, while Kunis has featured in some high-profile movies such as “Bad Moms” and “Friends with Benefits”. Beyond the world of entertainment, Kutcher has investments in more than 60 companies, including Skype, Airbnb, and Fab.com. He is also co-founder of A-Grade Investments as well as Italian restaurant Dolce. Together, Kunis and Kutcher have a net worth of US$170 million.
The New “It” Couple
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Model Bella Hadid and R&B singer the Weeknd have been cited as the new “it” couple. It was reported that they were introduced by Bella Hadid’s famous model sister Gigi Hadid in 2015 at the Coachella festival, although they never announced their relationship publicly. Both are incredibly successful in their own right – Hadid has modeled for various fashion lines, including Chanel, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren, Balmain and Victoria’s Secret, and Grammy Award-winning artist The Weeknd is enjoying massive success in the music scene. The couple broke up sometime in 2017 but were reportedly seen together at the Coachella festival looking very close, fueling rumors of a reconciliation. The Weeknd has an estimated net worth of US$30 million, while Hadid has a net value of US$12 million.
The Office Romance
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Talented actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski played a couple in the film “The Office” and began dating afterward in 2008. Two years later, on July 10, 2010, they married and now have two children together. Krasinski has a net worth of US$20 million while Blunt has a net worth of US$16 million, and both participate in joint efforts to raise money for charity. An example of this was when, in March 2018, the couple collaborated with fundraising platform Omaze to offer the winners of a contest to go on a double date to see their new movie.
The Comedic Couple
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With a combined net worth of US$110 million, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann make one of the world’s greatest power couples. Apatow, a film writer, and producer with movies such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, “Knocked Up” and “Trainwreck” under his belt, met Mann, star of comedy films such as “The Other Woman” and “This Is 40”, on the set of “The Cable Guy” in 1996. They married in 1997, later having two daughters who went on to become actresses featuring in movies such as “Knocked Up”. Arguably, they are one of the funniest couples in Hollywood and, with a combined net worth of US$110 million, they are undoubtedly one of the world’s most revered power couples.
Celebrity Marriage Success
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Sarah Jessica Parker shot to fame as a result of her role as Carrie in “Sex and the City”, while Matthew Broderick was known for his role in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and the adult voice of Simba in “The Lion King”. The couple married in 1987 – at 21 years to date, it’s one of the most successful marriages in Hollywood. This, as well as their combined net worth of US$135 million, makes them a power couple to be reckoned with. They have openly said that the key to their good relationship is communication and not going to bed angry.
A Turbulent Timeline
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Famous pop star Miley Cyrus and actor Liam Hemsworth first met on the set of The Last Song in 2009. A year later, they publicly declared that they were in a relationship. Over the next five years, the pair had a turbulent relationship, breaking up at least three times before reuniting for good in 2016. Cyrus and Hemsworth have a combined net worth of US$176 million.
Nicole Finds her Riches in Joel Madden
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Fashion guru Nicole Richie and ex-Good Charlotte member Joel Madden have been together since 2006 after meeting at a mutual friend’s party. They married in 2010 and have two children together – Harlow and Sparrow. Nicole Richie is a fashion designer, actress, author, and TV personality, and owns the line House of Harlow 1960. She currently features in the “Candidly Nicole” series. Madden, on the other hand, is a coach on “The Voice Australia”. They have a combined net worth of US$26 million.
Savannah Brinson is Lebron James’ MVP
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Lebron James and his wife Savannah Brinson are individually successful, with James named the greatest basketball player of all time. James has won several championships and many MVP awards and is regarded as the face of NBA. Brinson is the owner of a successful furniture line called “Home Court”. They first met at the Buchtel Community Learning Center, which Brinson was attending at that time, and married on September 14, 2013. With a combined net worth of more than US$533 million, this couple have consolidated their status as a power couple.
Ciara and Russell Wilson: Hand in Hand
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R&B singer Ciara and football star Russell Wilson publicly announced their relationship as they held hands at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April 2015. Ciara and Wilson are strong Christians and devote the majority of their time to charity work and family. They have a daughter together, Sienna Princess, while Ciara has a son, Future Jr., from her previous relationship with rapper Future. At the age of four, Future Jr. featured in an advertisement for Gap Kids. NFL Seattle Seahawks quarterback player Wilson and singer Ciara have an estimated net worth of US$120 million and US$20 million respectively.
Top Earners in Football and Modeling
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, who met through a friend in 2006 and married in 2009, are among the top earners in their respective industries, earning them the title of one of the world’s most powerful couples. Brady earns around US$8 million annually as a Patriots quarterback, and Bündchen, who announced her retirement recently, has been one of the top-earning models over the years, raking in an astounding US$30 million in 2016. They have a huge combined net worth of US$540 million.
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Country superstar Carrie Underwood and retired hockey player Mike Fisher first met through mutual friend Mark Childers. Underwood was living in Nashville at the time while Fisher was in Ottawa, Canada, so their initial relationship was long distance. Fisher proposed in 2009 and they married the following July. Combined, they have a net worth of US$115 million.
A Couple that Collaborates Creatively
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are successful individually as well as in their couple. Bell is famous for the roles she has played in movies such as “The Good Place” and “Veronica Mars”, and most recently, for voicing the character Princess Anna in the immeasurably successful Disney film “Frozen”. Shepard, on the other hand, gained recognition while playing Crosby Braverman in “Parenthood.” Since meeting at a mutual friend’s birthday dinner in 2007, they have featured together in movies such as “When in Rome”, “Hit and Run” and “The Boss”. With a combined net worth of US$32 million, this couple deserves a spot on the top power couples list.
Got Married Marry After 15 Years
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Amy Adams and her longtime partner Darren Le Gallo met at an acting institute in 2001. They had a daughter in 2010 but did not marry until 2015 – after almost 15 years together. Le Gallo, who is also a famous artist, is estimated to be worth US$1 million, while Adams has a net worth of US$60 million. In 2014, the couple put their fame and fortune to good use by hosting a John Varvatos charity event to raise US$1 million for sexually abused children.
From Paris to Hollywood
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Writer, director, and producer Mike Nichols transitioned from the Broadway stage to Hollywood. He won eight Tony Awards, four Emmy Awards, one Grammy Award and one Oscar Award. Diane Sawyer, Nichols’ fourth wife, is well respected in the field of broadcast journalism. The couple met in the mid-1980s in Paris and married in 1988, staying together as a power couple until Nichols’ death in 2014. He left a US$20 million fortune for his wife and three children.
Written in the Hollywood Stars
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Possibly one of the most inspiring power couples in the world, Felicity Huffman, and William H. Macy met in the early 1980s at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York when Huffman was one of Macy’s acting students. Although Macy asked Huffman to marry him on several occasions, the offer was declined as Huffman was supposedly scared of marriage. After an on-and-off relationship for almost 15 years, the couple finally married in 1997 and now had two children together. Huffman and Macy have featured in several movies together, including “Magnolia” (1997), “Reversible Errors” (2004) and “Krystal” (2017). Additionally, they were the second couple ever to receive Hollywood Walk of Fame stars on the same day. Huffman has a net worth of US$20 million, and Macy has an estimated net worth of US$25 million.
Gosling and Mendes Stay Secretive
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are one of the most secretive Hollywood power couples, known to keep their relationship private and away from the media. The couple met while filming “The Place Beyond the Pines” in 2011, in which they starred as girlfriend and boyfriend. Although the couple are not married, they’ve been together for six years and have two daughters together. Mendes has a net worth of US$15 million, while Gosling has a net worth of US$60 million.
A Distantly Related Power Couple
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“Footloose” actor Kevin Bacon and actress Kyra Sedgwick met on the set of the movie “Lemon Sky”. They got married in 1988 and have two children together. Controversially, during PBS America series “Finding Your Roots”, the couple discovered that they were distant cousins. The couple runs an organization called “SixDegrees.org”, which raises money for local and grassroots charities. Sedgwick has an estimated net worth of US$16 million, and Bacon is worth US$50 million.
A Staged Proposal
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Country music singers Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have known each other since 1987, long before they became famous. They first met at songwriter Kent Blazy’s attic Studio and connected immediately. Brooks later romantically proposed to Yearwood on stage in front of 7,000 people, and they married in 2005. They are revered as country legends and were both inducted into the Nashville Walk of Fame in 2015. The couple are currently on tour together and have a combined net worth of US$350 million.
Romance on The Voice
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American country musician Blake Shelton and musician and fashion designer Gwen Stefani first met when they both starred on the TV show “The Voice” in 2014. The fell in love during filming and were eager to make it public, divorcing their respective partners and starting to date immediately. Stefani also deserves recognition as a philanthropist, having once donated US$1 million to help children affected by the earthquake in Japan in 2011. The couple has a combined net worth of US$160 million.
The Entertainment Industry’s Newest Power Couple
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Favorite American rapper Cardi B and Migos member Offset are one of the newest power couples in the entertainment industry. Cardi B recently confirmed that she had a secret wedding with Offset in September 2017. Although there was a rumor that Offset cheated on Cardi B, which she later confirmed to be true, the couple were able to move forward and now appear to be stronger than ever, with Cardi B recently giving birth to a baby girl. They are currently making waves with their rap music individually – Offset released “Culture II” with Migos, and Cardi B dropped her debut album “Invasion of Privacy” in April. The couple also featured as cover stars of the July 2018 issue of “Rolling Stone” magazine.
Law and Order Love
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Power couple Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay can thank producer Dick Wolf and the show “Law & Order: SVU” for giving them the opportunity to meet in 2001. Hargitay has continued to feature as Detective Olivia Benson on the show for the past 19 seasons, while Hermann is an actor, producer, and writer. They became engaged in 2004 and got married that same year. Today, they are parents to three children – August, Amaya, and Andrew. Hargitay is also the founder and President of the Joyful Heart Foundation, which was established to provide support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Combined, they have a net worth of US$60 million.
Ride or Die
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Rapper Gucci Mane and successful model and beauty entrepreneur Keyshia Ka’oir started dating in 2010 after they met on Gucci Mane’s 911 Emergency video shoot. To prove Ka’oir is a real “ride or die,” she stood by Gucci while he was in prison, and the two had a lavish wedding that made headlines in October 2017. The rapper proposed to the fitness and cosmetic entrepreneur during an Atlanta Hawks game in November 2016 while on camera. Gucci Mane and Ka’oir have a net worth of US$15 million and US$2 million respectively.
Verlander Scores a Home Run
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Model and actress Kate Upton and baseball player Justin Verlander met during the filming of a commercial for Major League Baseball in 2012. They later married in Italy on November 4, 2017. Verlander is one of the highest-paid baseball players and has appeared on the cover of many sports magazines and publications. Upton, on the other hand, is an actress and a model, starring in movies such as “The Other Woman”. This power couple has a combined net worth of US$100 million.
The Power Couple of Telenovelas
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American actor William Levy and Cuban-American model Elizabeth Gutiérrez have been together since 2003 when they co-starred on the reality show “Protagonistas de Novela”. They worked together on some other Latin American soap operas (known as telenovelas), most notably “Olvidarte Nunca” in 2005. They faced controversy after rumors of infidelity between Levy and former Miss Universe Ximena Navarrete, but they are still together today. This commitment, as well as Levy’s estimated net worth of US$18 million and Gutiérrez’s US$2 million, makes them one of the world’s most powerful couples.
The Power Couple Who Secretly Married
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Singer and actress Teyana Taylor, the star of Kanye West’s music video Fade, and NBA player Iman Shumpert have been at the center of media attention for years. They first went public about their relationship in 2014 secretly married in October 2016, and now have a daughter together. The couple have a WH1 show called Teyana & Iman, which focuses on their relationship and family life. They also hit the headlines in 2016 when they attended J.R. Smith’s casino charity night, raising US$45,000 for his youth charity foundation. Taylor and Shumpert have a combined net worth of $18 million.