Sometimes, the world just aligns and brings together two attractive people already on top of the world. Life may be unfair for the rest of us when famous people seem to conspire to keep all the fame and riches all to themselves by marrying each other. When that happens, the result is a partnership that is powerful and extremely wealthy.
Here is a list of the top 10 power couples in the world.
10. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman – $155 million
Keith Urban is a country singer who was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia. He has had 29 songs that have hit the country music charts in the United States, of which 15 went all the way to number one. He also served as a judge in the reality competition American Idol. He was also a coach on the Australian edition of The Voice. Nicole Kidman is an award-winning Australian actress for the 2002 movie The Hours. She also received acclaim and nominations for Moulin Rouge! and Rabbit Hole. The two got married in 2006.
9. John Travolta and Kelly Preston – $170 million
John Travolta is an actor who first gained praise for the 70’s hits Saturday Night Fever and Grease. After a decline in the 80’s, Quentin Tarantino revived his career with Pulp Fiction. He then appeared in several hits, including Face/Off, Ladder 49 and Wild Hogs. He also won a Golden Globe for Get Shorty. Kelly Preston is an actress who has appeared in films like Mischief, Twins and Jerry Maguire. The two have been married since 1981.
8. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett – $208 million
Will Smith is an actor and rapper that Newsweek once declared as the most powerful actor in the world. He is the only actor to have eight consecutive movies gross over $100 million, eight straight movies to debut at number one, and 10 consecutive movies to gross over $150 million internationally. He also was nominated for his roles in Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness. Jada Pinkett has featured in The Nutty Professor, Scream 2, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions and the Madagascar series. The two married in 1997.
7. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart – $224 million
Harrison Ford is one of the highest grossing movie actors. He was part of the original Star Wars series, starred in the Indiana Jones series, and played the lead roles in movies like Blade Runner, The Fugitive, Air Force One and Presumed Innocent. Calista Flockhart starred in the legal comedy drama series called Ally McBeal. The two have been together since 2002 and got married in 2010.
6. David Beckham and Victoria Adams – $255 million
David Beckham was the face of English football from the late 90’s to mid 2000’s. He played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Los Angeles Galaxy and Paris St. Germain. Known for his bending kicks into the box, he has won league titles in four countries. Victoria Adams is known as the Posh Spice in the 90’s super all girl group called the Spice Girls. She has appeared in reality television shows about her, including Being Victoria Beckham, The Real Beckhams, and Victoria Beckham: Coming to America. The two got married in 1999.
5. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – $270 million
Brad Pitt is an actor considered to be one of the sexiest men in the world. He has appeared in movies like Thelma and Louise, A River Runs Through It, Seven, 12 Monkeys, Fight Club and the Ocean’s Eleven series. He was also in Troy and got nominations for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Moneyball. Angelina Jolie has won an Oscar for her supporting role in Girl, Interrupted. She also starred in the Tomb Raider movies and A Mighty Heart. The two have been together since 2005.
4. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen – $350 million
Tom Brady is the quarterback of the New England Patriots. He has been to the Super Bowl five times, winning three of them. He has been named MVP twice, Super Bowl MVP twice, and league Offensive Player of the Year twice. Gisele Bundchen is a supermodel from Brazil. She was one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels from 2000 until 2007. The two got married in 2009.
3. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood – $365 million
Garth Brooks is a country music superstar with one of the most successful careers in pop music. He is considered the best selling album artist since the advent of the SoundScan era in 1991. He is also the second best selling album artist of all time with 128 million units sold. Trisha Yearwood is also a country music star who has won three Grammy’s. She has had 20 top 10 hits and nine songs that have gone to number one. The two got married in 2005.
2. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey – $515 million
Nick Cannon is an actor and rapper. He has appeared in films like Drumline, Love Don’t Cost a Thing and Roll Bounce. He also hosted the television shows The Nick Cannon Show, Wild ‘N Out and America’s Got Talent. Mariah Carey is one of the best-selling artists of all time. She has had 18 number one singles in the United States, more than any other artist. She also holds the record for the most number of weeks at number one by a song, when her “One Sweet Day” with Boyz II Men stayed on top for 16 weeks. The two got married in 2008.
1. Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles – $775 million
Jay-Z is one of the most financially successful hip-hop artists and entrepreneurs in the country. He is also one of the greatest rappers of all time, with two of his records considered as part of the greatest albums ever. Beyonce Knowles was part of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling groups of all time. She then went solo and became one of the best-selling acts of all time. The two got married in 2008.
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