- Jay Z is hip-hop’s first billionaire – with a $US1 billion net worth, he and Beyoncé have a collective net worth of $US1.35 billion.
- Many of the most well-known power couples earn high salaries for a massive combined net worth – but which half is worth more?
- Jay Z is worth more than Beyoncé, but Kim Kardashian West is the breadwinner in her marriage with Kanye West.
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There’s just something about power couples. When two highly successful individuals get together, you’ve got a relationship that epitomizes a dream team. After all, it’s hard work maintaining your own career and life on top of a powerful marriage.
Apart from success, one thing that power couples often have in common? Money. At least, for the most iconic power couples.
But which half of each power duo has a higher net worth? Jay Z, who has a net worth of $US1 billion, is worth more than Beyoncé, but Kim Kardashian West is the breadwinner in her marriage with Kanye. And some – like David and Victoria Beckham – are on completely even footing when it comes to wealth.
Below, take a look at some of the richest, most well-known power couples – from celebrities to business moguls – and see who has a higher net worth.
Hillary and Bill Clinton: $US125 million
Bill Clinton net worth: $US80 million
Hillary Clinton net worth: $US45 million
They both brought in money through six-figure speaking engagements and writing books, but Bill has a higher estimated net worth of $US80 million in part due to a consulting job and advising billionaire Ron Burkle. From these two gigs, he made a collective $US39 million, reports Forbes.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: $US145 million
Sarah Jessica Parker net worth: $US100 million
Matthew Broderick net worth: $US45 million
Hollywood power couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have raked in most of their money from the television and movie industries. Parker has also made money off of her perfumes and endorsement with Garnier, and Broderick has brought in cash from his work on Broadway.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: $US160 million
Kelly Ripa net worth: $US120 million
Mark Consuelos net worth: $US40 million
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met on the set of soap opera “All My Children.” In addition to acting, Ripa has credits as a television producer and a TV host. In 2016, she earned $US17 million as a solo host on morning show Live!, according to Forbes. She’s also been a spokeswoman for various companies, such as Tide and Pantene.
Since acting on “All My Children,” Consuelos has guest starred or had recurring roles on many television shows.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian: $US189 million
Serena Williams net worth: $US180 million
Alexis Ohanian net worth: $US9 million
Tennis champion Serena Williams has built her reported $US180 million fortune by winning matches and taking on endorsement deals. According to Forbes, she has more than 12 corporate partners and has earned $US84 million in prize money.
Her husband Alexis Ohanian earned his reported $US9 million net worth founding news site Reddit and online company Breadpig. He reportedly gives all of Breadpig’s profits to organisations that need funding.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban: $US205 million
Nicole Kidman net worth: $US130 million
Keith Urban net worth: $US75 million
Breaking into movies at age 16, Nicole Kidman has spent a lot of time building her $US259 million net worth, as reported by the Australian Financial Review in 2017. In 2006, she married country music singer Keith Urban, who has his own estimated net worth of $US75 million thanks to his music and judging on American Idol.
They reportedly spend a lot of their wealth on real estate.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel: $US248 million
Justin Timberlake net worth: $US230 million
Jessica Biel net worth: $US18 million
Pop star Justin Timberlake has been making millions since he was in N’SYNC. Now a solo artist, he also makes money through endorsements and a string of businesses: tequila, a clothing line, and co-owned restaurants. He also invested in MySpace.com in 2012.
He married wife Jessica Biel in 2012, who accumulated her estimated $US18 million net worth by starring in the popular TV show “7th Heaven” as well as a number of movies.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher: $US265 million
Ashton Kutcher net worth: $US200 million
Mila Kunis net worth: $US65 million
Celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis met on the sitcom “That ’70s Show.” Kunis has built her wealth by appearing in numerous movies and acting as the voice of Meg on “Family Guy.” While Kutcher has also built his net worth on working in the TV and movie industries, he also created A-Grade Investments with Guy Oseary, which is worth $US250 million, according to Forbes.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith: $US320 million
Will Smith net worth: $US300 million
Jada Pinkett Smith net worth: $US20 million
Actor, producer, screenwriter, and rapper Will Smith can thank Hollywood for his estimated $US300 million net worth. From June 2017 to July 2018 alone, the 49-year-old earned $US42 million,according to Forbes.
His wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, has also earned her estimated $US20 million net worth in the entertainment industry, but she’s also delved into other careers, including writing and fashion.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West: $US510 million
Kim Kardashian West net worth: $US350 million
Kanye West net worth: $US160 million
Kim Kardashian West has built her $US350 million empire through reality television, a mobile game, cosmetics, a line of perfumes, and her own branded Emojis. While Kim recently implied that husband Kanye West is a billionaire, he has a reported net worth of $US160 million.
Kanye has built his wealth not just by producing, rapping, and acting, but through business ventures such as his shoe line for Nike called Air Yeezy and another shoe line with Louis Vuitton.
George and Amal Clooney: $US510 million
George Clooney net worth: $US500 million
Amal Clooney net worth: $US10 million
George Clooney was recently dubbed the highest-paid actor on Forbes’ 2018 Highest-Paid Celebrities list. He made $US239 million in the past year alone and sold the tequila company he co-founded, Casamigos, to Diageo for $US700 million.
Amal Clooney may not have as high of a net worth as George, but her $US10 million net worth and career as a human rights lawyer, activist, and author are equally, if not more, impressive.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen: $US560 million
Gisele Bündchen net worth: $US380 million
Tom Brady net worth: $US180 million
Together, Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady are worth more than a quarter of a billion dollars. Supermodel Bündchen is the breadwinner in this relationship, raking in $US30.5 million in 2016 and $US17.5 million in earnings in 2017, thanks to fragrance, jewellery, and shoes campaigns, according to Forbes. This makes Bündchen the second highest-paid model in the world, with an estimated net worth sitting around $US380 million.
David and Victoria Beckham: $US900 million
David Beckham net worth: $US450 million
Victoria Beckham net worth: $US450 million
Together, the Beckhams are just shy of $US1 billion, with both having a hefty estimated net worth of $US450 million each.
Meanwhile, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has created her net worth out of brand sponsorships, modelling contracts, and a high-end fashion label and discount clothing line at Target.
Marissa Meyer and Zachary Bogue: $US900 million
Marissa Mayer net worth: $US600 million
Zachary Bogue net worth: $US300 million
Marissa Mayer has made waves in the tech industry. She was one of the first employees at Google – netting her around $US300 million, according to Money – and she was the former CEO of Yahoo, where she earned a reported $US400 million. Most recently, she cofounded incubator Lumi Labs.
She married venture capitalist and entrepreneur Zachary Bogue, managing partner at Founders Den, in 2009. He invested in several successful startups, including Square and Metamarkets, and co-founded investment fund Data Collective, all of which helped him grow a net worth of $US300 million.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner: $US1.1 billion
Jared Kushner net worth: $US800 million
Ivanka Trump net worth: $US300 million
There’s a lot of speculation on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s combined net worth, but they have been estimated to be worth as much as $US300 million and $US800 million, respectively. Trump earned at least $US12 million in 2017, largely from a book advance, severance pay for leaving the Trump Organisation, her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, and her fashion brand.
The same year, Kushner earned $US5 million in passive income from holdings in real estate and another $US5 million in capital gains from selling a shopping mall, according to MONEY, citing documentation released from the White House.
Beyoncé and Jay Z: $US1.35 billion
Jay Z net worth: $US1 billion
Beyoncé net worth: $US355 million
This music power couple has earned their wealth mainly through music producing credits, album sales, live performances, and worldwide tours.
They both have significant stakes in music streaming service Tidal, and Jay Z has stakes in Armand de Brignac champagne and D’ussé cognac. With an estimated net worth of $US1 billion, making him hip-hop’s first billionaire, most of Jay Z’s wealth comes from his entertainment company, Roc Nation. He’s also invested in Jetsmarter and signed a 10-year, $US200 million deal with Live Nation last year.
Meanwhile, Beyonce has an estimated net worth of $US355 million. Her Formation World Tour grossed a quarter of a billion dollars, and she has a line of gym wear and an on-demand vegan meal delivery service.
Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr: $US2.6 billion
Evan Spiegel net worth: $US2.6 billion
Miranda Kerr net worth: $US45 million
Snapchat CEO and cofounder Evan Spiegel has a net worth around $US2.6 billion, largely due to the 18% share he owns in Snapchat. He married supermodel Miranda Kerr in 2017, whose estimated net worth of $US45 million gives them a combined wealth of $US2.645 billion. Her wealth comes from her modelling career and cosmetics line Kora Organics, which she owns.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan: $US83.8 billion
Mark Zuckerberg: $US65.8 billion
Priscilla Chan: $US18 billion
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s estimated net worth of $US65.8 billion increases as the stock for Facebook climbs. He’s added an average $US9 billion to his wealth every year since Facebook debuted on the New York Stock Exchange.
He’s married to his college-sweetheart, Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician and philanthropist, who has a reported net worth of $US18 billion.
They plan to give away their fortune as members of the Giving Pledge.
Bill and Melinda Gates: $US95.8 billion
Bill and Melinda Gates: $US95.8 billion
Bill and Melinda Gates intend to give away most of their $US90 billion fortune, and they donated around $US4.6 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2017 alone. According to Forbes, Gates only owns a little more than 1% of his shares in Microsoft, the software firm he founded with Paul Allen, having “sold or given away much of his stake.”
Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos: $US163.3 billion
Combined net worth: $US163.3 billion
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns 16% of Amazon and purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $US250 million, contributing to his $US160 billion-plus net worth. He met his wife, Mackenzie Bezos, while working at the same investment firm, which they both eventually quit before moving to Seattle to found Amazon. Mackenzie is now a novelist.
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