Most people think the only reason women every many a professional athlete is for their money. In some cases this may be true, however a lot of times it is for love. In a few cases, the wife of the athlete actually earns way more than the athlete himself. These ladies are typically some of Hollywood’s A-List celebrities.
There is a common misconception that marriages and relationships between celebrities never last. However, in the case of celebrities and wealthy women married professional athletes; this is not typically the case. Why this is, is anyone’s guess.
As fans, we love seeing famous people tie the knot for some reason. Maybe it is just our love of juicy gossip; which is always best provided by famous people. However, these types of marriages are not really as interesting as most of the others. These people typically settle down, have kids and live nice lives together. We consider this boring. At the same time, we cannot help but be happy for them. Of course, we are always a bit jealous of that nice bank role they sport.
10. Erin Andrews — Net Worth: $3 Million
Erin Andrews is one of the most famous sportscasters there is and has an estimated net worth of $3 million. She started her career as a professional journalist in 2000. In 2004, she began to appear on ESPN and she stayed with the cable sports network for the next eight years. 2012 was a big year for Andrews. Not only did she become the host of College Football on FOX Sports and one of the hosts of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, but she also met her future husband. Last year, Andrews married Jarret Stoll of the Los Angeles Kings.
9. Paulina Gretzky — Net Worth: $5 Million
In Hollywood, it is all about who you know. Paulina Gretzky is the daughter of one of the biggest sports figures of all time: Wayne Gretzky. Her relationship to The Great One gave her an “in” and she’s now a highly sought after model and pop singer. In 2006, she released her biggest hit to date called “Collecting Dust”. Paulina is currently engaged to professional golfer, Dustin Hunter. Through her modeling and singing career, Paulina has built up an estimated net worth of $5 million. However, as one of Wayne’s five children, she is set to someday inherit twenty percent of his $200 million estate.
8. Bridgette Wilson — Net Worth: $ 8 Million
Celebrity marriages are famous for not lasting very long. This is not necessarily the case for Bridgette Wilson and Pete Sampras. The couple tied the knot in 2000 and is still happily married with children. Sampra is a professional tennis player and Wilson is a famous actress. Bridgette Wilson has starred in movies such as Billy Madison, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Mortal Kombat. It is believed she has earned a net worth of $8 million from her movie career.
7. Kaley Cuoco — Net Worth: $20 Million
Like Bridgette Wilson, actress Kaley Cuoco is also married to a star tennis player. Cuoco is married to Ryan Sweeting. The actress has an estimated net worth of $20 million. She is most famous for her role as Penny on the hit television show The Big Bang Theory. Cuoco’s work on the show won her the 2014 People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress.
6. Khloe Kardashian — Net Worth: $20 Million
As one of the stars of the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Khloe Kardashian has compiled a net worth about $20 million. She stars in the show with her two sisters: Kourtney and Kim. Recently she married NBA star Lamar Odom. The two of them went on to do their own reality show, Khloe and Lamar. Like many celebrity marriages, this one has been very rocky. The two are now separate and Khloe has apparently filed for divorce. Since the two are not technically divorced yet they can still be included on the list. Plus, who knows if they will actually get divorced; after all this is Khloe Kardashian we are talking about.
5. Hilary Duff — Net Worth: $25 Million
Hilary Duff took her childhood acting career and turned it into a $25 million estate. Duff gained popularity at as an early teenager as the star of Lizzy McGuire which aired on the Disney Channel. From there, she became a pop singer and experienced some success. Then she made her most lucrative endeavor. Duff is now the found and CEO of “Stuff by Hilary Duff”, a clothing line which features handbags and other accessories. In 2010, she even wrote a New York Times Bestseller, Elixir. She is now married to professional hockey player, Michael Comrie. The couple recently had their first child.
4. Carrie Underwood — Net Worth: $100 Million
Carrie Underwood is the queen of American Idol. The country star was the winner of the show’s fourth season. With an estimated net worth of about $100 million, Underwood is the best-selling American Idol of all time. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was the fastest selling debut country album of all time. She is considered to be the best female country artist of the 2000s. Carrie Underwood is married to professional hockey player Mike Fisher. Fisher took some criticism for requesting to be traded to the Nashville Predators. Can you blame him? Nobody likes a long distance relationship.
3. Shakira — Net Worth: $200 Million
Columbian pop sing Shakira has an estimate net worth of $200 million. She is married to the soccer player Gerard Pique, who plays for FC Barcelona in Spain. Originally, she was only popular in South America. She did not even release a record in English until her fifth album, Laundry Service. In 2005, Shakira released the song “Hips Don’t Lie”, which has become the best selling song of the 21st century. It is estimate she has sold over 75 million records worldwide.
2. Gisele Bundchen — Net Worth: $290 Million
Gisele Bunchen is considered to be the last true supermodel. In 2009, she married New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady. Bundchen is worth an estimate $290 million. She is not only the highest-paid supermodel in the world, but she is also a Brazilian actress and movie producer. Bundchen dedicates a great deal of time and money to charity. She is currently the United Nations’ Environment Programme Ambassador.
1. Victoria Beckham — Net Worth: $300 Million
To those of the 1990s, you may know her as Posh Spice. Victoria Beckham is married to retired soccer superstar, David Beckham. She rose to fame as a member of the Spice Girls. The Spice Girls’ debut album Spice is the best-selling album by an all-female group of all time. Its main hit was “Wannabe”, which skyrockets to number one in markets all across the globe. After her time with the Spice Girls, Beckham started a successful solo career and a fashion line. Her success has brought her estimated net worth up to $300 million.