The wealthy have always been fascinating for some and for the other they have only been another normal person. Well, isn’t that actually true? They are also humans, just like us – just that they come in those page 3 categories. The press and world media follow them around to see where they go, what they do, what they eat, and whom they see. But it is not just the wealthy men who draw the eyes of the world; it is also the wives of some of the wealthiest men on this planet, who are as popular as their rich husbands.
The Untold Truth of the Wealthy Wives
The wife of Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, she has done an immense lot to fight poverty through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Melinda says that Bill Gates’ intelligence and sense of humor were the two things that attracted her towards him.
Roman Abramovich was once the wealthiest man of Russia, although his worth is less now at $8.9 billion. He met Dasha Zhukova at a party organized by her father. Dasha is the founder of an art and fashion magazine called Garage and is a major media mogul on her own.
Standing in line for a bathroom at a Harvard frat party, Priscilla Chan met the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The couple dated for nine years before getting married in 2012. And of course, the wedding was announced through what else but a Facebook life event.
Mackenzie Bezos, the wife of Jeff Bezos met him for the first time, when she went for an interview for a job at a hedge fund. They had a whirlwind courtship for three months, and married in 1993. The couple moved to Seattle, where Jeff started a startup called amazon.com. Mackenzie has written two novels and the two have four children.
From Slovenian model to first lady of the United States – an incredible journey for Melania Trump who met Trump when she was just 26, and he was 52. They broke off a couple of times but finally got married in 2004 in Palm Beach. She is a citizen of the United States now.
Jerry Hall split up with Mick Jagger and then married Rupert Murdoch. They had a yearlong engagement and tied the knot in 2016. She was 59 when she married Murdoch who was 84. Her huge divorce settlement makes her wealthy in her own right.
Steve Jobs left his wife Laurene Powell $14,1 billion in assets and shares making her one of the four richest women and 50 wealthiest people in the world. She met Steve while doing her MBA at Stanford. The two were married in a Buddhist ceremony.
Wife of Google co-founder Larry Page, she married him in 2007. She met Page during her PhD at Stanford. They were married on Necker Island in the Caribbean. The couple has two children and she is heavily involved in philanthropic work.
Susan was working in real estate in Texas when she met Michael Dell. She liked him from the first date and got married in 1989. Susan is famous for her 65 mile bike ride, her philanthropy, and her attitude. She holds a degree in Fashion Design and had her own line of clothes and boutique temporarily.
After a painful divorce from Orlando Bloom, Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr finally met her Prince Charming in Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel. The couple followed a traditional courtship, allegedly not having sex before they got married. Spiegel is one of the youngest billionaires around.
Salma Hayek Pinault
A well-known actress, Salma Hayek met French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault in 2006. Though married to one of the richest men on earth, Salma has retained her financial independence. This is one feisty lady, I must say!
Astrid and Warren Buffet met at a French nightclub, while he was still married and they began a love triangle that was much spoken about till his wife Susan died in 2004. Susan and Astrid apparently shared the man for years. They finally married two years after Susan’s death.
Richard Branson, founder of Virginia group, took Joan on a tour of an island on a helicopter. Later he would buy that same island after some negotiation. The couple got married on the island eventually. An incredible love story!