The gap between the very rich and the merely rich people in the society and the world at large is getting bigger as fortunes rise to new heights. It is worth noting that some of the richest people control a larger portion of the world’s economy exceeding the GDP of some countries e.g. Mexico.
A bigger percentage of the world’s billionaires were not born on a silver spoon. More than two-thirds are self-made having developed some of the world’s most powerful companies like Google, Amazon, Nike. However, some have inherited from their parents or spouses and maintained the legacy.
Luckily, some women have been lucky enough to be associated with the men billionaires through marriage institution. And people often think that the wives of billionaires are all pampered supermodels who spend their day going back and forth between the hairdressers and the next party.
Well, this might not be the case for some. Listed below are some of the women who are married to the world’s richest men:
This is an American Novelist married to the apparently richest person on the planet, Jeff Bezos. Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon with an estimated net worth of about $125 billion. The tech company was founded in the year 1994 and has grown to sell everything from fashion, tech, food and Amazon’s own consumer electronic products.
Melinda Gates is an American philanthropist and a former employee of Microsoft and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is the world’s largest charitable fund. They were married in 1994 and are blessed with three children. Bill Gates net worth is estimated at $89.5billion.
She is a Latvian-American philanthropist and former cocktail waitress married to a billionaire business magnate Warren Buffett. Warren Buffet is one of the world’s most famous investor whose net worth is estimated at $78.7billion.
She is an American pediatrician, philanthropist, co-founder, and CEO of Facebook. She is married to Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook with a net worth of about $52.3 billion. Priscilla always supported his endeavors and believed in his success. They got married on May 19, 2012, in a modest ceremony at their own home.
Flora Perez Marcote
Flora is the wife to Amancio Ortega who controls fashion giant Inditex, which owns Zara, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, and others. At least part of his success can be attributed to Zara’s fast-fashion business model.
Lucinda Southworth is the wife of Google co-founder, Larry Page. He is the former CEO of ‘Google’ and presently serves as the CEO of its parent company ‘Alphabet Inc.’. However, not many know about his better half, Lucinda Southworth, the ravishing beauty with a brain who has stood rock solid beside her husband through all his professional and personal endeavors.
This is a Canadian-born pianist, soloist, and chamber musician married to Bernard Arnault, the owner of the Dior, Givenchy, Selin, Lacroix, Kenzo, Guerlain, Sephora, Hennessy, Moёt & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Pommery, Veuve Clicquot, and Krug fashion houses who had amassed a fortune of $30 billion by November 2016.
Susan is married to Michael Dell whose current net worth is more than $20 billion. He met his future partner on a blind date. Susan was a professional athlete who had taken part in an international triathlon championship. This attractive athlete, who could swim, cycle, and run at equally fast speeds, conquered Dell’s heart. They now have four children.
Julia Margaret Flesher
Julia is the married wife to David Koch, the majority owner of Koch Industries the second largest private firm in the U.S, a corporation with expertise in trade, investment, oil processing, chemical production, artificial fibers, and plastics. His net worth as of 2017 stands at 47.9 billion USD. He married Julia in 1996 and they have 3 children. Julia dedicates her time to her family and manages the Koch’s charitable fund.
She is the wife to Michael Bloomberg, a politician, entrepreneur, and former mayor of New York. He has a fortune of more than $40 billion. He divorced his first wife and has been in a civil partnership with Diana since the year 2000. The couple has said on several occasions that they don’t see the point of getting married officially.
Carolyn is married to Stephan Persson, the chairman of the board of directors at H&M, has amassed a fortune of almost $20 billion. His wife, Carolyn, is not your typical figure in high society. Stefan himself tries to avoid having his name crop up in the news. It’s known that the couple has three children, and they lead an ordinary life without any excesses.
She is married to Richard Branson; founder of the Virgin Group whose fortune was around $5billion in November 2016. Richard met his future spouse in an antique store; despite the fact she was married, he courted her for a year. Eventually, she left her husband for her most ardent fan. They now have two children.
Luckily, some women have been lucky enough to be associated with the men billionaires through marriage institution. These include; MacKenzie Bezos, Astrid Menks, Melinda Gates, Priscilla Chan, Julia Koch, Carolyn Persson, Joan Branson, Susan Dell, Julia Margaret Flesher, Diana Taylor etc.