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
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
4 Carrie Underwood -- Net Worth: $100 Million
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
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.