Who are the top wealthiest couples in the world? Here is a list of the 15 richest entrepreneurs couples and their estimated combined net worth.
This list of richest couples excludes anyone divorced and deceased partners like Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott, and David Koch.
Also, the names of the entrepreneurs below exclude any heavyweights in the entertainment industry like Jay Z and Beyonce, Will Smith and Jada, and a host of actors, musicians, and creative individual couples. To check out the top richest celebrty couples in the world, click here.
The methodology used in the calculation of the combined net worth of these powerful couples was just the ordinary additions of each spouses’ net worth.
The 15 wealthiest couples in the world
These 15 power couples are each worth tens of billions of dollars, making Beyonce and Jay-Z look middle class in comparison.
15. Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr – $40.7 Billion
Combined net worth: $40.7 billion
Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel is one of the richest millennial billionaires in America, with a fortune of around $13 billion. He’s married to Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, who’s wealthy in her own right with an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Like any good power couple, Spiegel and Kerr purportedly share interests in each others’ endeavors. He’s graced the cover of Vogue Italy, and she’s active on Snapchat and has come to the company — and her husband’s — defense in interviews.
In July 2019, supermodel Miranda Kerr revealed to Page Six that Hart, her 1-year-old with husband Evan Spiegel, had inherited his dad’s bad skin. Fortunately, that’s not all he stands to inherit. While Miranda has made millions in her own right as a model and skincare entrepreneur, Spiegel is the real player in the relationship, having become the world’s youngest billionaire in 2015 when his multinational technology and social media company Snap Inc took off. As of 2019, the couple is thought to be worth an estimated $40.7 billion between them.
14. Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang – $43.9 Billion
Combined Net Worth: $43.9 Billion
Jack Ma Yun is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. In addition, he co-founded Yunfeng Capital, a private equity firm. Ma is a strong proponent of an open and market-driven economy.
Jack and Zhang got married in 1988 and they have a child named Ma Yuankun
Jack Ma has an estimated net worth of $25.6 billion according to Forbes. Jack and his wife Zhang have a combined net worth of $43.9 billion from their endeavors.
13. Ma Huateng and Wang Dan-ting – $51.5 Billion
Combined Net Worth: $51.5 billion
Ma Huateng (also known as Pony Ma) chairs Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, which ranks among the nation’s largest businesses by market cap.
Tencent’s popular social messaging app WeChat has more than 1 billion users.
The group listed its music-streaming subsidiary, Tencent Music, on the New York Stock Exchange in December 2018.
In contrast to his outgoing rival at Alibaba, Ma has a low-profile style that befits his engineering background.
Ma co-founded Tencent in 1998.
Forbes estimates Ma Huateng’s net worth at $38.2 billion. Huateng and his wife, Wang Da-ting have a combined net worth of $51.5 billion.
12. Charles and Elizabeth Koch – $62.8 Billion
Combined Net worth: $62.8 billion
Charles Koch began working in the family business founded by his father in the 1960s and then took over as chairman and CEO in 1967, after his father’s death.
He and his wife Elizabeth married in 1972 and have two children.
Like his brother David, Charles is actively involved in a range of philanthropic work.
He founded or helped build various organizations, including the Institute for Humane Studies, the Cato Institute, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
Charles Koch has an estimated net worth of $62.7 billion according to Forbes and Elizabeth’s net worth is estimated at $100 million. This puts the couple’s combined net worth at $62.8 billion.
11. Rob Walton and Melani Lowman-Walton – $65.5 Billion
Combined Net Worth: $65.5 billion
Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton is an American billionaire heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton and was chairman of Walmart from 1992 to 2015.
Melani A. Lowman is the third wife of Rob Walton, the chairman of Walmart. They married in 2005 and share a passion for racing vintage sports cars. Lowman is a former athletic trainer and basketball coach. She sits on the boards of the Arizona Science Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Forbes estimates Rob Walton’s net worth at $65.5 billion.
10. Amancio Ortega Gaona and Flora Perez Marcote – $71 Billion
Combined Net worth: $71 billion
Spanish businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona became Europe’s richest man after founding the successful global fashion chain Zara in 1975.
Zara is now part of a wider group of fashion labels under the parent company, Inditex (IDEXY), along with brands Pull&Bear, Massimo Dutti, and Bershka.
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Amancio’s net worth at $70 billion. The estimated net worth of this couple is $71 billion.
9. Jim and Lynne Walton – $71.7 Billion
Combined Net worth: $71.7 billion
Jim Walton is the youngest son of Wal-Mart (WMT) founder Samuel Walton.
He is on the board of directors of Wal-Mart and is also chairman and CEO at Arvest Bank Group, which operates in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
Jim is also chairman of a newspaper group called Community Publishers, Inc.
8. Françoise Bettencourt Meyers and Jean-Pierre Meyers – $77.3 Billion
Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is a French businesswoman, philanthropist, writer, pianist, and billionaire heiress, the richest woman in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$77.3 billion as of March 2022, according to Forbes.
7. Mukesh and Nita Ambani – $101.6 Billion
Combined Net Worth: $$101.6 billion
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian billionaire businessman, chairman, managing director, and the largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s most valuable company by market value.
Nita Mukesh Ambani is an Indian philanthropist. She is the chairperson and founder of the Reliance Foundation, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, and a director of Reliance Industries. She is married to Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani in 1985. The couple is blessed with three children namely; Isha Ambani, Akash Ambani, Anant Ambani.
Forbes estimates Mukesh’s net worth at $98.8 billion, whereas, Nita’s net worth is estimated at $2.8 billion. This puts the couple’s combined net worth at $101.6 billion.
6. Steve Ballmer and Connie Snyder – $104.7 Billion
Combined Net Worth: $104.7 billion
Steven Anthony Ballmer is an American businessman and investor who served as the chief executive officer of Microsoft from 2000 to 2014. He is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
Connie Snyder is a famous American philanthropist from Bellevue best known as the wife of ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Palmer and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Steve and Connie married in 1990 and they have three children namely; Sam Ballmer, Aaron Ballmer, Peter Ballmer.
Forbes estimates Ballmer’s net worth at $97.7 billion, whereas Snyder’s net worth is estimated at $5 billion. This puts the couple’s net worth at $104.7 billion.
5. Larry Page and Lucinda Southworth – $120.6 Billion
Combined Net Worth: $120.6 billion
Lawrence Edward Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of the co-founders of Google, along with Sergey Brin. He is currently serving as the CEO of Google’s Parent company, Alphabet Inc.
Lucinda Southworth is the famous wife of Larry Page who is the former CEO of Google. She herself is a scientist and a researcher. She was born in the US on 24th May 1979 and is currently 42 years of age.
Larry and Southworth got married in 2007 and they have two children.
Forbes estimates Larry Page’s net worth at $119.6 billion and his wife, Lucinda’s net worth according to online sources is at $1 billion. This puts the couple’s net worth at $120.6 billion.
4. Sergey Brin and Nicole Shanahan – $124.9 Billion
Combined Net Worth: $ 124.9 billion
Sergey Mikhailovich Brin is an American business magnate, computer scientist, and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin was the president of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019.
Nicole Shanahan is a California-based attorney and the founder and president of Bia-Echo Foundation, a private foundation that aims to invest in cha.
Forbes estimates Sergey’s net worth at $114.9 billion and Nicole has an approximate net worth of $10 billion. This puts the couple’s net worth at $124.9 billion.
3. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan – $129.2 Billion
Combined net worth: $129.2 billion
The founder and CEO of Facebook has often been characterized as a wunderkind, earning his first billion at just 23 years old, and his college-sweetheart wife, Priscilla Chan, has been by his side since the start.
Zuckerberg and Chan married in 2012 and are now parents to two daughters. In addition to the tech mogul’s widespread revolutionizing of communication through social media, the couple is using their power to research and improve global health, education, and community through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
Like many of their fellow multi-billionaires, they’re planning to give away the majority of their fortune as members of the Giving Pledge.
Forbes estimates Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth at $79.2 billion, whereas other online sources like Celebrity Net Worth estimate Chan’s net worth at $50 billion. This puts the couple’s combined net worth at $129.2 billion.
2. Bernard Arnault and Helene Mercier – $166.8 Billion
Combined Net worth: $166.8 billion
French businessman Bernard Arnault is chairman and CEO of the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH.
The company owns well-known brands including Fendi, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, TAG Heuer, and Benefit Cosmetics.
The Arnault family owns a 5.6% stake in the group, which has a market value of 85 billion euros ($92.5 billion).
Arnault’s second wife Helene Mercier is an acclaimed pianist from Quebec. Bernard Arnault has a net worth of $166.5 billion whereas his wife, Helene has a fortune of $100 to $500 million. The couple has an estimated net worth of $166.8 billion.
1. Warren Buffett and Astrid Menks – $213.7 Billion
Combined Net worth: $213.7 billion
Famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett married his second wife Astrid Menks in 2006, two years after the death of his first wife Susan Buffett.
Around the time of their nuptials, Buffett’s daughter Susie Buffett reportedly told the New York Times that she was thankful they were together.
“She loves him and takes care of him. If Warren didn’t have a cent, she’d be with him,” she told the newspaper.
Buffett made his billions investing in other companies through his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), where the 84-year-old remains CEO. His firm owns large stakes in firms such as American Express (AXP), Coca-Cola (KO), Goldman Sachs (GS), and IBM (IBM).
Forbes estimates Warren Buffets’ net worth at $129.7 billion whereas online news outlets put Astrid Menks’ net worth at 84 billion. Together, the couple has $213.7 billion.
Top 3 Exclusions
Bill and Melinda Gates
Combined net worth: $140.9 billion
Bill and Melinda Gates have amassed a fortune close to $90 billion — but they’re giving most of it away. Their philanthropic organization, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was founded in 2000 and is largely focused on improving and advancing global health through a $40 billion endowment fund.
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 Gates have been married for 23 years and share three children, who reportedly won’t receive much of an inheritance from their wealthy parents.
Bill Gates’s current net worth is estimated at $134.1 billion whereas Melinda’s net worth is $6.8 billion. Together, the former couple would have $140.9 billion.
Why these former couples are excluded? Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announced their split in May 2021 after tying the knot for more than 20 years. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” they said in a joint statement posted by each on their Twitter feed at the time. They share three children together: Jennifer, Rory, and Phoebe.
Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos
Combined net worth: $239.8 billion
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, has been married for over 24 years to novelist Mackenzie Bezos after they met working at an investment firm. One year later, they quit their jobs and road-tripped to Seattle to found Amazon. Their personalities compliment each other, MacKenzie told Vogue, and he often surprises her with clothing or gifts.
Forbes estimates Jeff Bezos’ net worth at $190.5 billion and Mackenzie’s net worth at $49.3 billion. This would have placed the former couple’s net worth at $239.8 billion
Why this couple is excluded? MacKenzie Bezos and Jeff Bezos are divorced after 25 years of marriage. A King County, Washington judge on Friday signed an order formalizing the separation. That sets the stage for the transfer of some 19.7 million shares of Amazon.com Inc. to MacKenzie’s name. The Bezoses announced the split in January.
David and Julia Koch
Combined Net worth: $47.5 billion
David Koch and his brother Charles Koch made their fortune with Koch Industries, a huge oil and gas conglomerate that is among the biggest private companies in North America.
David and his wife Julia met on a blind date and married in 1996.
The Koch family is known for its strong political beliefs and philanthropic work.
The Koch brothers are considered some of the most powerful people in American politics because they donate a vast amount of money to support Republican candidates.
The family is also very involved in the arts. Julia is on the board of directors at the School of American Ballet.
Why this couple is excluded? David Koch was reported dead on August 23, 2019 (aged 79.) Charles G. Koch announced the death in a statement, which noted that David Koch had been treated for prostate cancer in the past. Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system that surrounds the urethra just below the bladder. Most prostate cancers are slow-growing. Cancerous cells may spread to other areas of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes.
Here is a recap of the top 15 richest couple in the world now:
|1||Warren Buffett and Astrid Menks||$213.7 Billion|
|2||Bernard Arnault and Helene Mercier||$166.8 Billion|
|3||Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan||$129.2 Billion|
|4||Sergey Brin and Nicole Shanahan||$124.9 Billion|
|5||Larry Page and Lucinda Southworth||$120.6 Billion|
|6||Steve Ballmer and Connie Snyder||$104.7 Billion|
|7||Mukesh and Nita Ambani||$101.6 Billion|
|8||Françoise Bettencourt Meyers and Jean-Pierre Meyers||$77.3 Billion|
|9||Jim and Lynne Walton||$71.7 Billion|
|10||Amancio Ortega Gaona and Flora Perez Marcote||$71 Billion|
|11||Rob Walton and Melani Lowman-Walton||$65.5 Billion|
|12||Charles and Elizabeth Koch||$62.8 Billion|
|13||Ma Huateng and Wang Dan-ting||$51.5 Billion|
|14||Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang||$43.9 Billion|
|15||Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr||$40.7 Billion|