Call them trophy wives, arm candy, or just a hot significant other, these wives and girlfriends of the rich are clearly one thing: hot. The criteria is pretty simple. The guy is loaded? Check. The girl is hot? Check. That’s really all there is to this formula. Here are some of the hottest WAGS of the rich.
Some hotties just didn't make the cut. Heather Ann Rosbeck, married to Bill Wrigley Jr. just misses the list. Before being the wife of the man expected to inherit the fortunes of the chewing gum empire, she was also an actress, appearing in There’s Something About Mary as well as The Contender. It’s not the movies that get her an honorable mention, it’s who she married. Another who just misses the list is Flavia Sampaio, girlfriend of Eike Batista who just happens to be the richest man in Brazil. She is a lawyer who practices environmental law as well as tax law. She also runs a group that helps kids. Look at that, beautiful arm candy and a good person, good for her and him.
For rich guys, having your pick of hot girls is one of the great perks. For girls, you get a lot of perks as well. Who knows, one day you might be a model who latches onto a rich guy and eventually he becomes president of the United States of America. It could happen - hey, it did happen! Okay, okay, enough spoilers, let’s check out who really are the hottest WAGS of these loaded dudes.
15 Priscilla Chan
Everyone knows Mark Zuckerberg, the guy who founded Facebook that is worth something in the area of 35 billion dollars. Priscilla Chan is his beautiful bride that also seems like a perfect match for the somewhat geeky Zuckerberg. In addition to being hot, she is very philanthropic which is good when you have way too much money to ever spend. This couple has already donated hundreds of millions of dollars for education and schooling.
The two met at Harvard University at a party. Was it a keg party? Doubtful, but who knows. Apparently Zuckerberg was shy. Really!!! He also apparently wanted to blow off tests to spend time with her, so that’s sweet. It’s also a lesson for all the kids out there. Don’t worry about school, chase girls no matter the consequences, eventually you can create an app that is worth billions. That’s a solid plan for the youth of today.
14 Lucy Southworth
The wife of Google co-founder Larry Page, Lucy Southworth and her husband are worth about 30 billion dollars. She is hot and also well educated, attending both Oxford University as well as Stanford University. In 2005 the couple met, dated, and in 2007, got married.
So the burning question: Did they Google each other when they first met? I’m sure Page did, I’m assuming he Googles everything, but what about Southworth? Did she Yahoo! search? If so, I’m sure all of their friends are really sick of hearing that story. Larry, sitting at the table, “When I first met Lucy she searched me using Yahoo! Can you believe it!” Everyone laughs each time they hear it because it’s the co-founder of Google and you have to laugh if you don’t want to end up on the wrong end of embarrassing searches. Last thing you want is to tick off Page and realize you are trending the next day under keyword: douchebag.
13 Nikita Kahn
When a guy has been married four times you have to wonder, but when that guy is Oracle founder Larry Ellison and is worth an estimated 50 billion dollars you, like Nikita Kahn, probably give him the benefit of the doubt. Kahn is not only a trophy girlfriend, she is also an actress that has starred alongside Bruce Willis in Catch 44. Along with Ellison, she is a big promoter of raising awareness related to ecology and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the California Wildlife Center.
I like to imagine that when this couple has an argument she throws “well I’m guessing that doesn’t happen at SAP” at him. I mean, there is really no comeback for that. When the driver is late to the airport and they pass a banner that says “4 out of 5 companies use SAP” and she just looks up and makes a condescending grunt, that’s got to hurt. Sorry for digressing, my imagination is pretty weird.
12 Talulah Riley
At time of writing this, it is unclear if Talulah Riley is still with rich guy Elon Musk, but regardless, this rollercoaster deserves a spot. Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, an aerospace company, as well as a co-founder of PayPal. He is also a product architect at Tesla Motors. Add all of that up and you come up with “cha-ching.” It’s true, enter that into your calculator and it will make that sound, try it.
It all started in 2008, when Riley and Musk started dating, leading to their marriage in 2010 and then seeking divorce in 2012. They got divorced and then got remarried in 2013, then separated, and then were living together again in 2014. It was then reported that they again filed for divorce in 2014. After, it was rumored they were back together, so really, your guess is as good as mine on this couple, but I’ve got to think if they divorced and remarried these kids have got a real shot at happiness...
11 Salma Hayek
What a life… Salma Hayek is hot, one of Hollywood’s greatest, and is also married to rich guy Francois-Henri Pinault. Hayek, a Mexican-born actress, has appeared in movies such as From Dusk Till Dawn, Lonely Hearts, and Dogma. Hayek is worth an estimated 85 million on her own, and her husband is worth a slightly higher 15 billion dollars. They have been married since 2009 and also have a daughter.
So what’s the bank account situation here? Does Hayek just spend her own cash and Pinault treats her once in a while? Given they have a child together, do they get bogged down by everyday chores like the rest of us? It must be a chore to keep those checking accounts up to date. “Salma honey, did you buy the diapers or do you want me to Amazon Prime them?” Of course silence means Pinault is supposed to Prime the diapers, any father learns that one quickly.
10 Aleksandra Melnichenko
Super-hot Serbian model, Aleksandra Melnichenko, is the trophy wife of Andrey Melnichenko, a rich Russian guy. Aleksandra has been a favorite of top fashion designers in both France and Italy. In the 90s, she was even part of a pop music group called Models. The two met in 2003 in France and got married a couple years later. Now they live in Russia.
So rich guy marrying or dating a model is common, but I wonder how they pick them. I suspect they go to fashion shows and pick one the same way we put quarters in a vending machine to buy a Twix bar. Then one of his “guys” goes backstage and says “rich dude wants to meet you.” It’s the dream of the model and the dream of being a rich guy. I don’t think there’s a better definition of win-win and the reason we all dream of being rich.
9 Claudia Barilla
It took us this long to get to a swimsuit model? That’s shocking, but we are finally here everyone. Claudia Barilla was a swimsuit model prior to marrying Guy Laliberte, a French-Canadian who came up with Cirque du Soleil. The lovely couple have two children and Barilla is very active in charity, focusing on at-risk youths. Her charity helps children make good decisions through the use of circus arts.
Circus arts? What exactly does this mean, do the children learn how to walk the tightrope? I hope that doesn’t mean clowns. I know there are a lot of creepy clown stories, but last week I was on a train and saw half a clown. The guy was done with his day and was taking off his makeup and also had his wig and nose put away. You think seeing a clown is scary, take a look at half of a clown. That was some scary stuff right there.
8 Amal Alamuddin (Clooney)
If you follow Hollywood or watch TMZ, you know Amal Alamuddin is married to actor and resident hunk, George Clooney. In addition to getting America’s most notorious bachelor, Alamuddin is also a practicing human rights lawyer who has assisted the country of Armenia and their quest to fight genocide in their country.
You want to believe this power couple spends their nights living the quintessential Hollywood life, but they probably spend their nights on the couch watching Ocean’s Eleven, critiquing Brad Pitt’s performance, or worse, ER. I hope they occasionally stumble on the Roseanne reruns with Clooney. He was something on that show! Or, maybe they spend half their night counting their money and the other half planning how they can make more. I bet Clooney is aware how he compares in net worth compared to Brad Pitt. Actually, I hope it keeps him up at night. If I was as rich as Clooney, counting my money is probably what I would do, if I don’t get too caught up in a Roseanne marathon…
7 Stephanie Seymour
Supermodel alert! Supermodel alert! Stephanie Seymour married Peter Brant. She was also formerly the girlfriend of Axl Rose and has starred in Guns N’ Roses videos. Do you remember the video “November Rain?” Yeah, that’s her. She has also done television and movies and appeared in several Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. Still, the question begs, do you want to be where Axl has been? Apparently Brant was cool with that.
When you start dating a girl like Seymour, how long before you drop the “well, she is a supermodel” line? Ten minutes? Five minutes? I would have a copy of SI swimsuit issue rolled up in my back pocket like a racing forum at all times. If that doesn’t get the attention of my “bros” I’d totally make sure I have a reason to YouTube “November Rain.” “See, Slash does drive his car off a cliff, oh look, that’s my girl right there.”
6 Dasha Zhukova
Married to Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, Dasha Zhukova has the life. Not only is she married to a rich guy, she is also an editor of a magazine and fashion designer. Not enough? She also worked with renowned architect, Rem Koolhass, to create an art museum in Moscow. That’s a pretty cool life!
If I was married to a rich dude (or more or less likely, a rich girl) I like to fantasize as to what I would do. I would want to dedicate part of my time to charity, duh, but then also have some fun. I would want to be the person that goes around and just hands out a thousand dollars to random people that look like they need it. If you are rich, you can make a lot of people happy which would be pretty fulfilling. What I would not do? Write about dudes who married rich girls. I’m pretty sure I’d be pretty hard on myself.
5 Julie Chen
Les Moonves is the President and CEO of CBS, he is also the husband of Julie Chen. Chen you probably know as one of the hosts of CBS’ The Talk as well as host of Big Brother, another show on, you guessed it, CBS. If you’ve ever watched Big Brother, you know the liars, idiots, and just plain douchebags she has to interview once they are eliminated. You might be curious what keeps her coming back. My guess is she likes to see people at the bottom, because getting eliminated from Big Brother is essentially hitting the gutter in my book.
How many meetings does Moonves attend where people pitch shows and ask “Well, who would host?” with Moonves injecting “Well, Julie could host.” I bet this happens all the time with non-committal nodding all around the table. Then someone says, “Julie can’t do it, she’s already got…” and they mention some other commitment. Next meeting that person is no longer at the table. It’s good to be king, or at least CEO of CBS.
4 Susan Dell
With that last name, it’s no surprise that Susan Dell is married to Michael Dell. She is also a big-time athlete that has competed in Ironman triathlons. In her spare time, she also serves as chairwoman for Phi, a fashion label. Susan and Michael have four children.
Full disclosure, I’m a Dell guy. I don’t even know why. My last three laptops have been Dells even though I’m not all that happy with them. I love Apple products, but would never buy a Mac laptop. The cost is comparable so I have no excuse. My question is what would happen if Michael came home and saw a Mac sitting on the marble kitchen counter? How would he react? Would he interrogate his family or just smash it right away? Would one of the children cop to it being there’s and then rat out the rest of the family, including Susan, for secretly using Mac laptops? That would be interesting.
3 Malia Andelin
Have you ever heard the phrase “robbing the cradle?” Just checking. On an unrelated story, Malia Andelin was a flight attendant on a Viacom jet. This is where it’s believed she met Sumner Redstone, the mega rich guy that owns the National Amusements chain that also owns Viacom, MTV, BET, and Paramount. Redstone was an old dude when they met (age 89) and Andelin was in her twenties.
I’m not even going there, let’s talk flight attendants. How angry are these people? It’s as if they forget they can go do something else. Whether it’s the grizzled women who have been working for too long or angry guys I’m afraid to ask for water from without getting my head ripped off these days. Maybe I’ll get rich when I’m really old and pick myself up some girl old enough to be my grandchild. Oh, see, I guess I couldn’t stop from going there.
2 Ali Pincus
Ali Pincus married Mark Pincus, founder of Zynga. Pincus cofounded the online retailer and the company is worth over a billion dollars. It goes without saying that the next generation of billionaires is going to be tech guys versus old school traditional money guys, and this is a great example.
I mean, let’s look at this, old school pick-up lines were often focused on what “you do” and this won’t change, but the delivery very well will. Instead of going on and on about your “buds” at law school you just whip out your phone, pull up an app and say, “this is mine, I created this.” If she likes it and thinks you will someday join the list of tech billionaires you are in. If she doesn’t, you move on. Now, it’s important you look the part and also the lingo. Mention "Venture Capitalists" at least three times and always wear either a hoodie or vest from Patagonia. That’s the legit uniform of a future tech billionaire, or so I’ve been led to believe from television and movies.
1 Melania Trump
So this really had to be number one, right? She landed the ultimate rich guy, the rich guy that eventually becomes President of the United States of America. Melania Trump, or Knauss as she was known during her modeling days (you can see ALL her work, it’s everywhere!) married Donald Trump in 2005. This was not Trump’s first wife, but it has lasted, for now. Ironically, that’s how a lot of people are viewing his presidency.
There are definitely a lot of pros to being the wife of Donald Trump. First, there’s the money, duh. There is also the flattery. I’m certain Trump has referred to Melania as a “big league model.” Let’s face it, there’s a possibility that in the near future she is on every cover of every magazine. That’s how famous she has become and how powerful her husband has become. Seriously though, she was a model and was not shy…