Not every billionaire’s wife is a pampered supermodel living a posh party lifestyle. The words “Behind every successful man there’s a great woman” rings true, despite what many people think about a billionaire’s wife.
We at FeedFond are here to reinforce just that. We hope this will dispel the rumors and myths surrounding accusing these women of being partiers or gold diggers.
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- # Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
- # Warren Buffett and Astrid Menks
- # Bill and Melinda Gates
- # Larry Page and Lucinda Southworth
- # Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos
- # Richard Branson and Joan Templeman
- # Amancio Ortega and Flora Pérez Marcote
- # Stefan and Carolyn Persson
- # Bernard Arnault and Hélène Mercier
- # Michael and Susan Dell
- # Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor
- # David and Julia Margaret Flesher
# Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
As of 2017, Facebook founder Zuckerberg’s net worth stands at 73.8 billion USD. He met Priscilla Chan as a fellow student in college. She always believed in him and has been with him through many difficulties. They tied the knot on May 19, 2012, in a small home ceremony. Currently, they are parents of two daughters, Maxima and August Chan Zuckerberg.
# Warren Buffett and Astrid Menks
Being one of the most famous, successful investors in the world, Buffet’s net worth as of 2017 stands at 80.6 billion USD. He met his wife Astrid when she was a waitress in the 1970s. They have a 16-year age difference but have shown that age is nothing but a number. With them, they’ve proven love conquers all.
# Bill and Melinda Gates
The founder of Microsoft met his life-partner at a conference in the 1980s. Melinda was a company employee at that time. They married in 1994 and raised three children together. Despite having a net worth of 89.9 billion USD (as of 2017), they run the world’s largest charity organization.
# Larry Page and Lucinda Southworth
As one of the founders of Google, Page’s net worth as of 2017 stands at 48.2 billion USD. There are only a few details known about his life partner who is 7 years younger. Obviously, she avoids public attention as much as she can. They got married after a few months into their relationship.
# Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos
The founder of Amazon met his partner in 1992. In an in-depth interview with Vogue, MacKenzie Bezos revealed, “Our offices were right next to each other, and for days on end I could hear his wonderful laughter. How could I not fall in love?” They married a year later and have4 children. Jeff Bezos’s net worth stands at 93.1 billion USD (2017).
# Richard Branson and Joan Templeman
Richard Branson (net worth in 2017 – 5.1 billion USD), the founder of Virgin Group, met his soulmate in an antique store. Although she was married, he dated her for over a year. Finally, in 1989, she left her husband and said “Yes” to Richard. They have 3 children together.
# Amancio Ortega and Flora Pérez Marcote
Ortega is the man who founded Inditex—the parent company of Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Bershka, Oysho, Uterque, and Lefties. His net worth is 77.9 billion USD as of 2017. His wife worked as his secretary and they were married in 2001.
# Stefan and Carolyn Persson
As the chairman of the board of directors at H&M, Stefan’s net worth as of 2017 stands at 19.3 billion USD. He leads an ordinary life with his wife Carolyn and three children, away from the media.
# Bernard Arnault and Hélène Mercier
The owner of the Dior, Givenchy, Selin, Lacroix, Kenzo, Guerlain, Sephora, Hennessy, Moёt & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Pommery, Veuve Clicquot, and Krug fashion houses had amassed a fortune of 61.6 billion USD by 2017. Surprisingly he met his wife not through fashion, but music. As a fan of classical compositions, he was smitten with Hélène, who is a professional pianist. They tied the knot in 1991 and have 5 children (two from his previous marriage).
# Michael and Susan Dell
Michael—the owner of Dell Technologies—met his future partner Susan on a blind date. His 23.7 billion USD heart melted by the attractive triathlete. They now have four children together.
# Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor
The former mayor of NY has amassed a fortune of 47.8 billion USD as of 2017. He has been in a civil partnership with Diana since 2000, after his first divorce. On several occasions, the couple said that they just don’t see the point of being married officially.
# David and Julia Margaret Flesher
David Koch is 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.
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