When we think of sexy couples, we think of Hollywood stars. People who live their lives in front of a camera and are often paid a hefty amount of money on the strength of their flawless good looks. But, there is another class of sexy couples that are rarely thought of. They are powerful, privileged, and extremely intelligent people who have managed to find love in their personal lives and success in their professional lives. They are the power couples of Wall Street.
What goes into making a power couple sexy? You could, perhaps, assume that all of their sexiness must come from their looks. But that’s not quite the whole story. There are many things that can make a person and a couple sexy. Sex appeal comes from intelligence, confidence, wealth, and – of course – power. And the following fifteen couples have it all, forging their path to success together on Wall Street.
15. Nell Diamond and Teddy Wasserman
Less than six months ago, Nell Diamond married Ted Wasserman in an extravagant three day wedding in France. As the daughter of former Barclays chief Bob Diamond, Nell Diamond was once a Deutsche Bank analyst. She is currently a graduate student at Yale School of Management.
Her husband, Teddy Wasserman, is a managing director at Deutsche Bank and is also the head of Equity Derivatives Flow Sales. Their wedding was such an extravagant affair that the photographs were published in Vogue magazine.
14. Paul Tudor Jones and Sonia Tudor Jones
Sonia Tudor Jones – formerly Sonia Klein – is an Australian fashion model turned yogi. Paul Tudor Jones is one of the most successful Wall Street traders and has a net worth of over $3.3 billion. Together, the couple seems to embody coolness with their star studded fundraisers, parties. Most recently, Paul Tudor Jones’ 60th birthday bash featured Jon Bon Jovi and John Fogerty. The couple has been married since 1988 and have four children together.
13. Richard Perry and Lisa Perry
Not only are Richard and Lisa Perry fabulously powerful, they are also very fashionable. Lisa Perry is the famous fashion designer with a signature line of 1960’s inspired clothes. She has a store on Madison Avenue and is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Richard Perry is a graduate of Milton Academy and New York University. He was once a vice president of Goldman, Sachs & Company and is currently a hedge fund manager and runs Perry Capital. The couple has been married since 1985 and lives in New York City.
12. Louis Bacon and Gabrielle de Heinrich Saccognaghi
Back in 2007, Louis Bacon and Gabrielle de Heinrich Saccognaghi quietly wed in a civil ceremony at their apartment in Manhattan. A few days later the couple traveled to Lyford Cay in the Bahamas where they had another ceremony at the newlyweds’ home.
Eight years later, the couple is still married and continuing their businesses success. Sacconaghi, who is originally from Canada, works as a consultant for art buyers. Bacon runs Moore Capital Management. He is currently worth $1.4 billion and is very active in environmental protection. He’s the creator and director of The Moore Charitable Foundation, which provides financial support to environmentally conscious nonprofit organizations.
11. Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill
Power is sexy, but royalty and power is even sexier. New York hedge funder Christopher O’Neill, 40, is partner at Noster Capital. He is originally from London, though he attained his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Boston University and his MBA from Columbia.
In 2010, O’Neill met the Duchess of Halsingland and Gastrikland, Princess Madeleine, when she arrived in New York City. This was shortly after she broke off her engagement with Jonas Bergstrom, a Swedish attorney. O’Neill and the princess dated for less than two years before they were engaged in October 2012. They were married on June 8, 2013 in Stockholm. Together they have one daughter and are expecting their second child this summer.
10. Liam Dalton and Meghan Douglas
Meghan Douglas brings nearly all of the sexy to her marriage with Liam Dalton. A semi-retired fashion model, Douglas got her start in television and print advertising campaigns for Finesse Shampoo and Condition in 1995.
She continued to model after her marriage to Dalton and the birth of their first child, who she modeled with in both J. Crew and Ellen Tracy Company campaigns. Liam Dalton is the CEO and founder of Axiom Capital Management. Together, the couple has three children.
9. Maria Bartiromo and Jonathan Steinberg
Maria Bartiromo got her start as a hard hitting anchor on CNBC. During her time with CNBC Bartiromo met and married Jonathan Steinberg. Steinberg worked at Bear Stearns before he became the CEO of WisdomTree Investments.
Bartiromo spent nearly two decades with CNBC and earned respect as a prominent anchor and journalist. Bartiromo chose to leave her roots at CNBC and venture to Fox Business Network, where she hosts the Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo.
8. Erin Burnett and David Rubulotta
David Rubulotta was once an employee of Lehman Brothers, before he moved to Citibank where he works as a managing director in high-yield sales. Recently, Rubulotta wed CNN anchor Erin Burnett. Formerly a member of the CNBC team, Burnett is affectionately known as “Street Sweetie”. The anchor is known for her witty humor as well as her hard hitting journalism.
Rubulotta and Burnett dated for eight years before they were engaged in September of 2011. The couple was married in December of 2012. At the age of 37, Burnett gave birth to her first child on November 29, 2013.
7. Howard Lutnick and Allison (Lambert) Lutnick
This Wall Street power couple is heavily involved in the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, which was created by Lutnick after his company lost 658 employees in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Howard Lutnick is the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald. His wife, Allison Lutnick – formerly Allison Lambert – obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and went on to earn her law degree at Yeshiva University. The couple was married in 1994 and have four children together.
6. Meredith Whitney and John Charles Layfield
Meredith Whitney became known as the “women who called Wall Street’s meltdown” in 2007. Prior to her famous financial forecast, Whitney worked at Oppenheimer Holdings as a Director and as part of the company’s Specialty Finance Group. She later resigned to established the Meredith Whitney Advisory Group.
She was named one of the fifty most powerful women in New York City by the New York Post. She is also one half of a Wall Street power couple. Whitney is married to John Charles Layfield, a retired WWE professional wrestler. The couple met on the Fox News set in 2003 and were married in 2005. Most recently, Whitney has started her own hedge fund and Layfield is a Fox News financial analyst.
5. Katie Couric and John Molner
Katie Couric became a household name during her time as a co-host on the Today show. From there she began her career with CBS News before moving to ABC News.
She has been a daytime talk show host on Katie as well as the anchor of the CBS Evening News. She is, in her own right, a powerful woman with an annual salary of over $6 million. Factor in a husband who is a partner at Brown Brother Harriman, and Couric isn’t just a highly successful woman – she is one half of a very sexy power couple.
After dating for two years, 57 year old Couric and John Molner, 51, were engaged in 2013. The couple was married in June of 2014 at Couric’s East Hampton home.
2. Leandra Medine and Abie Cohen
When you run a fashion blog entitled Man Repeller, it may seem as though you’re not interested in dating or marrying anytime soon. However, Leandra Medine, who blogs on eccentric high fashion styles, announced in December of 2011 that she was engaged to UBS financier Abie Cohen.
The couple met when Medine was a student at Yeshiva Day School and Abie Cohen was completing his degree at New York University. Though the couple had a rocky start, they always seemed to get make up and get back together. In June of 2013 the couple exchanged vows. Medine stayed true to her quirky style, wearing a Marchesa gown, a Rebecca Minkoff motorcycle jacket, and crown of lilies and peony, and bedazzled platform Superga sneakers.
3. Devon Aoki and James Bailey
Devon Aoki was signed by Storm model management at the young age of 14. She went on to become the face of Versace. She has posed for Chanel and Fendi, and has starred in movies such as 2 Fast 2 Furious and Sin City. And, on the personal side of her life, Aoki is married to American financier James Bailey.
The Harvard graduate is the son of the co-founder of Cambridge Associates, and is an associate at GRP Partners in Los Angeles, California. The couple was married in 2011 and they have a son and daughter together.
2. Pippa Middelton and Nico Jackson
Pippa Middleton, 31, has been making headlines since her sister Kate Middleton wed Prince William and became the Duchess of Cambridge. Known in many circles as a socialite and the love interest of several wealthy businessmen, Pippa seems to have settled into a relationship with Nico Jackson.
The 36-year-old Deutsche Bank stockbroker and Middleton have been together since 2012. They have been seen at many nightclubs, fundraisers, and even the Middleton family vacation in Mustique. Rumors of an engagement between the pair were circulating, until just recently when Jackson took a position in Switzerland. Despite the couple’s distance, they are maintaining their relationship.
1. Paul Arrouet and Dylan Lauren
The only daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren wed themanaging partner of Marblegate Asset Management in June of 2011, forming the sexiest power couple on Wall Street. Dylan Lauren, 40, is the owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar and is a graduate of Duke University.
Her husband, Paul Arrouet, 43, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and was previously a senior managing director at Bear Stearns for nearly 12 years. The couple was married in Bedford at the Lauren estate. The ceremony featured s’mores, strawberry cheesecake and banana splits.
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