It’s no secret that one of the perks of being a very wealthy man is being the object of affection to lots of women. There are even women who are not interested in talking to men who make less than six figures. While there are lots of people who don’t necessarily agree with that, there’s no denying that everyone has a “type.”
Of course, men who are significantly rich have to consider the fact that some women will only be attracted to them for their money. Perhaps that’s why the public is pretty fascinated when a wealthy man finds true love and a lasting relationship. In many cases, the women in these relationships are successful in their own right. These power couples have gone on to achieve notable success in the business world. Of course, some of these millionaires and billionaires have even become more popular since they’ve become romantically connected to their wives or girlfriends.
Being one of the world’s richest men (or the significant other of one of the world’s richest men) has its challenges. However, it’s pretty safe to say that the good outweighs the bad. Here are 12 of the hottest wives and girlfriends of the wealthiest men on the planet.
12. Talulah Riley
Talulah Riley, also known as Talulah Jane Riley Milburn, is an actress from England. She is known for her roles in films such as Pride and Prejudice, The Boat That Rocked and Inception. In 2010, Riley tied the knot with Elon Musk, a billionaire entrepreneur. Two years later, it was reported that the couple were getting a divorce, and Talulah was settling for $4.2 million. In 2014, during a 60 Minutes interview, Talulah and Elon stated that they reconciled and were living together. Later in the year, it was again reported that the couple was divorcing, and that Musk agreed to give Riley $16 million in assets. However, the couple is still officially married. Looks like Riley will be financially stable no matter what she decides for her marriage.
11. Kate Greer
Kate Greer is a designer and native of Iowa. She is often seen at exclusive events, not only for her design skills, but because she is the on-again, off-again girlfriend of Jack Dorsey, who is the co-founder of Twitter. Dorsey is also CEO of the online payment company, Square. He also has the distinction of being named one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35 by MIT Technology Review. Dorsey became interested in programming at the young age of 14, which indicates that he’s spent the majority of his life building his technological empire. Greer has also been making her business grow, so perhaps their hectic schedules have a lot to do with why they’re not always “on”.
10. Dasha Zhukova
Dasha Zhukova’s partner is Roman Abramovich, an oligarch from Russia. Abramovich owns a private investment company called Millhouse LLC, and he and Dasha has two children. Zhukova is no stranger to making great business moves either. She is the co-founder of fashion label Kova & T, which debuted in 2006. Zhukova is also a board member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and has generously donated to the organization. Dasha also earned the distinction of becoming the editor-in-chief for Pop, a fashion magazine, a position she only held for three issues. Two years later in 2011, she took the editor-in-chief position at Garage, a publication which focuses on art and fashion. She also started the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow. The organization is underwritten by Millhouse, Abramovich’s investment firm.
9. Flavia Sampaio
Flavia Sampaio’s beau is Eike Batista, Brazil’s richest man. There’s no denying that she’s in a position most women would dream of. Flavia is a native of Rio de Janeiro, and works there as a lawyer. Her specialties are environmental and tax law, which is a pretty good indication that she’s intelligent in her own right. Sampaio is also the head of a non-government organization called Institute Consciousness, which is located in Copacabana. The organization was created to help children between the ages of 7 and 14, and more than 100 children are under the tutelage of Institute Consciousness. Sampaio and Batista have one son together.
8. Nita Ambani
Nita Ambani is the co-owner of the Mumbai Indians, a cricket team. She also uses her power and finances to help those in need, and is actively involved in raising money for disaster relieve, as well as money to improve education and to assist the blind. Nita is also the chairperson for the Dhirubhai Ambani International School. The school is considered one of the best educational institutions in Mumbai. Mrs. Ambani also earned the distinction in 2012 of being the Corporate Citizen of the Year by the All India Management Association. Wealthy Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani is her husband, and they have three children. Mukesh also has the distinction of being the richest man in India.
7. Anne Wojcicki
Anne Wojcicki is a biotech analyst and biologist. She has degrees from both Sanford and Yale. She’s also responsible for the popular online company 23andMe, which provides quick genetic testing for those who are interested in learning more about their heritage. Wojcicki is the CEO and co-founder of the company. In 2007, Anne married Sergey Brin, who is known as the co-founder of Google. With Wojcicki’s impressive education and resume, there likely weren’t many rumors that she was simply marrying Brin for his money. The couple have a daughter and a son together. Even though the couple have decided to end their marriage, it’s safe to say that part of Anne’s fame is connected to her romance with the Google co-founder, even though she’s successful in her own right.
6. Irina Viner
Irina Viner is known for being a top-notch gymnastics coach. She is the head trainer for Russia’s rhythmic gymnastics team. Viner is also a notable public figure for her impeccable taste in art and fashion. She’s often seen going to the gym to train her clients wearing elaborate suits and fine jewelry. Viner earned the distinction of the Olympic Order in 2015 for her notable achievements in global sports. She is one of the most successful gymnastics coaches of all time, and her pupils include Yulia Barsukova and Alina Kabaeva. Alisher Usmanov is Viner’s husband. Alisher is a business magnate, and holds the title of being Russia’s wealthiest man.
5. Mackenzie Bezos
Mackenzie Bezos is a novelist with best-selling projects under her belt. She even earned the National Book Award for her written work, The Testing of Luther Albright. Bezos earned her degree from Princeton, and she’s also known for being Jeff Bezos’ wife. Jeff is the founder of Amazon. The pair met when Mackenzie was working for Jeff at a hedge fund in 1992. They were married the following year, moved to Seattle in 1994, and have four children. Recently, Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos donated $15 million to the neuroscience program at Princeton, which is a testament to the couple’s commitment to educational excellence.
4. Queen Noor of Jordan
Queen Noor of Jordan, whose real name is Lisa Najeeb Halaby, is King Hussein’s widow. Halaby was married to King Hussein from the late 1970s until his death in accurate education about Arab relations and the Nation of Islam. She’s an ambassador to the United Nations, and has published two books. She has a family history of acquiring wealth through hard work. Her grandfather was a petroleum broker who immigrated to the U.S. from Syria, and her father was an airline executive, aviator and government official. As of 2011, Queen Noor of Jordan is the president of the United Colleges Movement.
3. Stephanie Seymour
Stephanie Seymour is a former supermodel, and still wows the public with her stunning hairstyles and formal attire at red carpet events. Seymour has graced the covers of Vogue and Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues, and has been in a number of movies and television shows. She was once romantically involved with rocker Axl Rose, and appeared in two music videos for Guns N’ Roses, “November Rain” and “Don’t Cry.” After her breakup with Rose, Seymour began dating billionaire Peter Brant. Brant is an art collector, real estate developer and publisher. The couple have three children together. Seymour filed for divorce in 2009, but the pair reconciled the following year.
2. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek is more well-known for her acting and modeling than she is for having a rich husband, which is somewhat of a rarity in Hollywood. Hayek’s breakout role was in the 2002 movie Frida, where she portrayed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. The role earned her Academy Award, BAFTA and SAG Award nominations. Salma also directed The Maldonado Miracle, and was awarded the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family special. She also guest-starred in the comedies Ugly Betty and 30 Rock, and in the movies Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Tale of Tales and Puss in Boots. In 2007, Salma got engaged to Francois Henri-Pinault, a French billionaire. The two had a daughter together, and decided to call off their engagement in 2008. The following year, they reconciled, and got married on Valentine’s Day 2009, with a second ceremony in Venice in April of that year.
1. Melania Trump
Slovenian businesswoman and former model Melania Trump, is well known for her marriage to Donald Trump. She even has somewhat of a chance of being the next First Lady of the United States, due to Trump’s presidential run. Donald Trump is a real estate billionaire, but these days, he’s (unfortunately) more famous for saying some pretty offensive things while running for president. Melania, however, is known for launching her watch and jewelry collection on QVC, and for creating a skin care line that she promoted on her husband’s popular show The Celebrity Apprentice. It wouldn’t be shocking to find out that Mrs. Trump has some other business deals in the works, but for now, it looks like she’s supporting her man on the campaign trail.