They have more net wealth than some small countries. They earned it with infallible business instincts and an unbroken drive to succeed. They have a passion for activism. People say money can't buy love, but as these 15 billionaires have found out, it certainly helps.
From the sharks of Silicon Valley to dedicated philanthropists and inventors who shock the world as they walk the fine line between madness and genius, these men met their matches in women who are just as talented and driven. Meet the power couples who use their money, political clout and passion for activism to shape the world.
#1 PRISCILLA CHAN
Married to: Mark Zuckerberg, C0-Founder of Facebook
Almost everyone on that planet's heard about Mark Zuckerberg, the outspoken co-founder of Facebook who has an estimated worth of more than $35 billion. His better half and old college sweetheart, Priscilla Chan, may not share in his notoriety, but she is as philanthropic as she is beautiful. Together, the charismatic power couple have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to promote education and improve public schools.
Zuckerberg and Chan first met at a party in 2003 when they were both attending Harvard University. Chan has said that Zuckerberg was rather shy and nerdy at first, but she knew he was serious about their relationship when he told her that he'd rather be on a date with her than finish his midterm. The couple had a small wedding ceremony in 2012.
#2 MELANIA KNAUSS
Married: Donald Trump, real-estate mogul
Melania Knauss is a jewelry and watch designer as well as a former model. She married Trump on January 22, 2005. Knauss is a native of Slovenia, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2006. Although, considering Trump's distaste for immigrants throughout his recent run for president in 2016, we're surprised this one has lasted as long as it has.
#3 LAURENE POWELL JOBS
Married to: Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple
Laurene Powell Jobs is the widow of Steve Jobs, who was co-founder of Apple Computers and a man who is considered to have been one of the greatest technology pioneers of the 20th century. Like Priscilla Chan, Laurene Powell Jobs campaigns extensively for the promotion and support of education. She is the founder of the Emerson Collective, which advocates for education, immigration and environmental reform, and she also works with programs that helps financially disadvantaged students enroll in college. She has an estimated worth of $20.1 billion. Laurene and Steve Jobs were married in 1991 and have three children together. Tragically, Steve Jobs died in 2012 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.
#4 FABIANA FLOSI
Married to: Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula One Group
Brazilian-born Fabiana Flosi, 35, is the stunning wife of billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, 81, who is the CEO of the Formula One Group of auto racing events. Ecclestone has a net worth of just under $4 billion. The couple wed in 2012 at a private ceremony in Gstaad, Switzerland. Bernie's two famous daughters, Tamara and Petra Ecclestone, were not in attendance out of respect for their mother, Bernie's second wife, Croatian former model Slavica Ecclestone, whom he divorced in 2009.
#5 SALMA HAYEK
Married to: Francois- Henri Pinault, CEO of Kerig
Look at any Most Beautiful Women in the World?list and you're sure to find Mexican-born actress Salma Hayek near the top. Salma is not only one of Hollywood's most elite, she's also married to Francois-Henri Pinault. He's the French CEO of the holding company Kerig, which controls stock for numerous luxury brands. Although she is a highly successful actress, Hayek's estimated $85 million net worth pales in comparison to the Pinault family's rumored $15 billion. Hayek's been in more than 40 movies throughout her illustrious acting career. Her most prominent roles include From Dusk Till Dawn, Dogma?and Lonely Hearts. She starred in and directed the 2002 movie Frida, a biography of the famous artist Frida Kahlo. Hayek and Pinault were married in 2009 and have a daughter together.
#6 ANNE WOJCICKI
Formerly Married to: Sergey Brin, Co-Founder of Google
Anne Wojcicki is a biologist and CEO of the human genetics company 23andMe. She is the ex-wife of Sergey Brin, the Russian-born co-founder of Google who has an estimated worth of $29 billion. Wojcicki comes from a highly educated family; her father is a physics professor at Stanford University, from which she graduated in 1996, one sister is the CEO of YouTube and her other sister is an anthropologist at the University of California, San Francisco. Brin and Wojcicki were married in 2007 and divorced in 2015 after it was revealed that he'd been having a two-year affair with one of his employees. They have two children together, and Anne currently lives in Los Altos, California, where she runs her company.
#7 SUSAN DELL
Married to: Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell Computers
Susan Lieberman Dell is vice-president of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, an organization that strives to provide funding for education and health care to underprivileged children throughout the world. She is married to Michael Dell, the founder and CEO of Dell Computers, one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world. Together they have an estimated worth of $18.6 billion. Michael and Susan Dell have been married since 1989 and have four children together. They live in Austin, Texas, and have arranged for donations of more than $650 million to support community development, child care and education.
#8 ALISON GELB
Married to: Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga Inc.
Alison Pincus (formerly Alison Gelb) is the charming and vibrant co-founder of the home d??cor website One Kings Lane. Her company, founded in 2009, offers sales and discounts on high-end furnishings to their 10 million+ subscribers and is valued at $440 million.
Since, 2007, she has been married to CEO of Zynga Inc. and Farmville developer Mark Pincus. Mark Pincus has an estimated worth of $1.1 billion. The couple have three children together.
#9 ANDREA HISSOM
Married to: Steve Wynn , Casino & Hotel Mogul
Steve Wynn and Andrea Hissom are considered one of Las Vegas' most glamorous and charismatic power couples and have an estimated worth of $2.9 billion. Wynn acquired his wealth from the construction and development of some of the most famous Las Vegas casinos, including the Golden Nugget, the Mirage, the Bellagio, and the recently opened Wynn Las Vegas and Encore.
Wynn and Hissom met while on vacation in the French Riviera, in 2008. At the time, Wynn was still married to his wife, Elaine, of over 45 years! After his divorce from Elaine was finalized in 2010, Hissom and Wynn were married at the Wynn casino in 2011 in an extremely extravagant and star-studded ceremony that reportedly cost more than $1 million. Hugh Jackman, Celine Dion and Donald Trump were in attendance, and Clint Eastwood was Wynn's best man.
#10 NIKITA KAHN
Dating: Larry Ellison, Co-Founder of Oracle Corporation
Nikita Kahn is a Ukrainian actress and is dating Larry Ellison, the fifth richest man in the world and co-founder of Oracle Corporation, a software development company that specializes in cloud and networking technologies. Ellison has an estimated worth of more than $50 billion and has been married four times. He divorced his last wife, Melanie Craft, in 2010.
Kahn is an accomplished actress best known for the film Catch 44, staring Nikki Reed and Bruce Willis. She and Ellison share a passion for nature and have hosted a variety of ecological awareness projects, including raising more than $600,000 in 2014 for the California Wildlife Center.
#11 TALULAH RILEY
Formerly Married To: Elon Musk, Co-Founder of Tesla Motors & Paypal, Founder of SpaceX
Talulah Riley is an English actress and the on-again-off-again wife of Elon Musk, the Canadian-American CEO of aerospace company SpaceX, co-founder of Paypal, and product architect for Tesla Motors. Talulah has acted in numerous films since 2005, most notably "Pride and Prejudice",?"The Knot",?"Inception" and "St Trinian's 2". Musk has an estimated worth of $11.9 billion.
Elon and Talulah have had a relationship full of ups and downs and have married and divorced each other twice. They first met at a London nightclub in 2008 and got married in Scotland in 2010. In 2012, they were divorced for undisclosed reasons, only to get back together again a mere 18 months later. Their reunion was short-lived though, and Musk filed for divorce in January 2015. Their story might not yet be done, as rumors are circulating that another reconciliation is possibly in the works.
#12 LUCY SOUTHWORTH
Married to: Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google
Lucy Southworth is the wife of Google co-founder Larry Page, and the couple have an estimate net worth of just under $30 billion. Southworth graduated from Oxford University with a master of science and is currently pursuing a doctorate in biomedical informatics at Stanford University.
The couple first began to date in 2005 and married in a small ceremony on Necker Island in 2007. They currently live in Palo Alto, California, with their two children.
#13 DASHA ALEXANDROVNA ZHUKOVA
Partner to: Roman Abramovich, CEO of Millhouse Capital
Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova is a Russian socialite and designer who is partner to Roman Abramovich. Abramovich is the CEO of Millhouse Capital, a management company with stakes in Russia's oil and steel industries. His estimated net worth is $9 billion. Zhukova spends her time promoting the arts and attending cultural events and is the editor-in-chief for a fashion magazine.
Zhukova and Abramovich have been in a relationship since 2006 and have two children together. Abramovich also has five children from his previous marriage to stewardess Irina Malandina.
#14 MACKENZIE BEZOS
Married to: Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
Mackenzie Bezos (born Mackenzie S. Tuttle) is an American author and social activist who is married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Jeff Bezos has a fortune of nearly $40 billion, and the couple has famously campaigned to promote equal rights for same-sex couples, including donating $2.5 million to a campaign in Washington.
The couple wed in 1993 and have four children together. Additionally, Mackenzie Bezos is a recognized author who has published two books, the first in 2005 and the second in 2013.
#15 JULIE CHEN
Married to: Les Moonves, President of CBS
Julie Chen is an American news anchor, producer and talk-show host who first got started on television in 1990. She is married to CBS president Les Moonves, who has an estimated net worth of over $300 million. Chen has had a long and illustrious news career, including prominent roles on "CBS Morning News", "The Early Show" and, most recently, "The Talk," where she co-stars with Sara Gilbert and Sharon Osbourne.
Moonves and Chen's relationship began in 2004. Reportedly, the couple had an affair, and Moonves left his wife of 26 years for Chen. The couple married later in 2004 in Acapulco, Mexico, and they have one child together.
#16 DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Married to: Barry Diller, Chairmen and Senior Executive at IAC and Expedia Inc.
Belgian fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is famous around the world for her elegant and sophisticated women's fashion house, DVF. Her first marriage to Prince Egon of F?_rstenberg ended in 1972 and, despite several high-profile relationships, she didn't settle down again until she married billionaire businessman Barry Diller in 2001. Diller is the CEO of Expedia Inc. and has a net worth of $2.4 billion.
Diller and von Furstenberg have dated occasionally since the mid 1970s, and von Furstenberg is quoted as saying that their first date ended early after they both took Valium and fell asleep. She has two children, Prince Alexander and Princess Tatiana, from her first marriage.