Rich and famous are two words that are frequently bandied about in tandem. Generally famous people are rich, but those who are rich are not always famous. Combine the two and there are hundreds of celebrity couples who fill that bill.
The list of the top earners who have the highest net worth seems to change a bit each year, but a few couples, such as Beyonce and Jay Z, are always somewhere between on the top 10-15 rankings. A 2013 Forbes article listed the couple as the highest earning celebrity couple around, bringing in an estimated $95 million that year alone.
However, earnings and net worth are two completely different numbers. The definition of annual earnings doesn't require much explanation, as it is simply one's annual income. Estimated net worth is a completely different animal, as it is the difference between one's total assets (such as stocks, bonds and other owned properties), less liabilities (such as loans/liens). The difference between assets and liabilities is what provides the net worth figure.
Have you ever wondered exactly which celebrities rank the highest in net worth? Read on to see our list of the top twelve - we think there are a few that will surprise you.
12 Harrison Ford & Calista Flockhart - $234 Million
11 Will & Jada Smith - $260 Million
10 Barbra Streisand & James Brolin - $390 Million
9 Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen - $431 Million
8 Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt - $440 Million
Obviously, this is one of Hollywood's power couples, so they are sure to have a spot on this list. Surprisingly, they are not the top earners, however with six children it is a miracle there is time left to work. Currently, Brad's net worth is estimated at $240 million and Angelina's at $200 million which gives them a combined net worth of $440 million. There is nothing surprising about this couple's earnings as they are constantly trying to push their careers further, behind and in front of the cameras.
7 Tiger Woods & Lindsey Vonn - $603 Million
Even with all of those messy years behind him, Tiger Woods always comes out on top. With an estimated net worth of $600 million, Woods is still on his game. Lindsey Vonn has had quite a run of success herself as a member of the United States Ski Team; she has won four World Cups, most recently in 2012. According to the Daily News, the athletic twosome hooked up around 2012-2013 and may even be close to hearing wedding bells this year. Although Woods is taking a bit of a break from golfing, it's clear money is not a worry for this duo. With Vonn's estimated net worth of $3 million added to his, their combined net worth of $603 million puts them almost at the top of heap.
6 David & Victoria Beckham - $650 Million
5 Jay-Z & Beyonce Knowles - $1.08 Billion
According to hollywoodlife.com, Jay Z and Beyonce are working to put their relationship back on track. In 2014 there were reports of big problems between the two, but the media buzz that followed made it clear that Jay Z's promises to give it his all has made a difference. Of course, no one can really say what goes on behind closed doors, so it is anyone's guess. Surely, they don't stay together for financial security, right? It's no big surprise that this Hollywood power couple is close to the top of the list, with both having almost equal amounts in estimated net worth. Beyonce comes in at $536 million while Jay-Z's is estimated at $550 million, yes that's right, together this couple is worth over $1 billion.
4 Holly Valance & Nick Candy - $1.3 Billion
For those who are unfamiliar, Holly Vance is an Australian singer/actress best known for her role on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Not long after, she released Footprints, her first album. Nick is one of the Candy brothers who founded one of the most prestigious interior design firms in the world that caters to heads of state, oligarchs and very rich entrepreneurs. Together Holly and Nick have a combined net worth of $1.3 billion, which continues to increase, as the couple is still young and upwardly mobile.
3 Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana - $1.15 Billion
2 Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw - $3.52 Billion
This Hollywood couple has been together since Kate Capshaw played the character of Willie Scott in the Indiana Jones Temple of Doom movie that was directed by Steven Spielberg. According to a report in the dailymail.co.uk, the couple has been married for around 24 years and are still very affectionate and loving towards each other. Kate has not worked in many years, but still has a reported net worth of $20 million, while the estimation on Spielberg's net worth is $3.5 billion and continues to increase. Together, the combined net worth is $3.52 billion.
1 Salma Hayek and Francois Pinault - $13.985 Billion
Francois-Henri Pinault is the CEO of the luxury conglomerate, Kering, which owns some of fashion's hottest brands, like Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and other high-end apparel and accessory brands. Salma Hayek is a talented actress and now wife of Francois and according to an article in US magazine, she couldn't be happier. They've been married since 2009 and are still going strong. Between Salma's estimated net worth of $85 million and Francois-Henri's $13.9 billion, the couple has made it the number one spot on our list. Viva l'amour!