The life of a trophy wife is a glamorous one. We’ve all definitely thought about it at one point in our life — what it would mean to be a trophy wife to a billionaire or even a millionaire, we’re not picky. We’ve all thought about what it would be like to have wealth at our disposal. Being a billionaire means being able to go wherever you want whenever you want and buying anything without ever worrying about your bank account balance.
Part of being a billionaire means that you can get any woman you want — almost. Usually, billionaires end up with some of the most beautiful women in the world when they aren’t even handsome or fit. Rich men have the power to date and even marry really hot women because they have a lot of money. We didn’t make the rules! Being a trophy wife is no easy task, especially if you marry someone that you aren’t physically attracted to, but we suppose all that money makes up for it in the end. There are a lot of trophy wives out there and we're curious know who wealthiest ones are. They are, of course beautiful, which is pretty much a prerequisite if you want to be a trophy wife. We should probably even add foxy to the list. Check out these photos of the wealthiest trophy wives in the world.
15 Wendi Deng Married Into $14.7 billion
Wendi Deng is a scandalous sort of trophy wife. She’s hungry for money and she’ll do whatever she has to in order to get it. In this case, stealing husbands is the way to become a trophy wife. It’s pretty obvious she didn’t go after Rupert Murdoch for his dashing good looks. It’s more likely that she went after him for his $14.7 billion. This girl somehow got in Murdoch’s line of sight enough times to convince him to leave his wife for her. The man is 40 years older than Deng, but we're sure she's not concerned. She literally came from nothing in Hong Kong and suddenly was a billionaire. She spent 14 years with him before she started an affair with another wealthy man, Vladimir Putin. She got a divorce and seemed to be moving on to a new trophy-wife life.
14 Eloise Broady Married Into $3.3 Billion
Eloise Broady is married to John Paul DeJoria, the CEO of Paul Mitchell hair products. She was a model for Playboy when the two met and it was pretty obvious DeJoria was quite taken by the beautiful Broady.“I picked her up to go out to brunch,” recalls De Joria. “The number 1 thing was that the person had to be as beautiful inside as out — which she is.” He had already been married three times when they met, so he was hoping that the fourth time would stick. The two married in 1993 and have been together ever since. He’s a multimillionaire and this blonde beauty made the perfect trophy wife. She is often seen in many of his hair product ads in the magazines. When it came time for their wedding, he spent a fortune to make his new bride happy.
13 Carla Bruni Married The President Of France
Before Carla met Nicolas Sarkozy, she was in the modelling industry and trying to build a music career. If you are in the industry, a great way to nab a billionaire is to wine and dine with the best of them. That’s how you catch their attention. It certainly helped that Carla was gorgeous when she met her man. She’s great at networking because she’s also dated Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, which probably didn’t hurt her music career. She met former French President Nicolas Sarkozy after that and said he even prevented her from becoming an alcoholic due to her anxiety. There are certainly allegations that Sarkozy met Carla when he was still married to his former wife Cécilia María Sara Isabel Attias. So maybe Carla was a husband stealer as well, we’re not sure, but there was some overlap in there somewhere.
12 Flávia Sampaio Married The Richest Man In Brazil (Until He Lost It All)
Flávia Sampaio managed to marry Brazil’s richest man Eike Batista. How did he become the richest man in Brazil? Well, through the mining and oil business of course. There is plenty of scandal with this relationship, however, and we have the dirty details. The two met in a restaurant and it was like love at first sight. They were married and had a son in 2013. This past year wasn’t a great year for Batista, however, since he was arrested for corruption and money laundering. He was also accused of bribing Rio’s governor with millions of dollars. So, although Sampaio married a billionaire, he says he is now worth negative $1 billion. It’s alleged that he threw some gold coins into Rio de Janeiro in order to appease the Queen of the Sea to win his fortune back from her. Hopefully, he hasn’t lost his mind through all of this.
11 Penny Lancaster Stewart Married Rod Stewart And His $220 Million
Penny Lancaster Stewart certainly hit the jackpot when she met and married Rod Stewart. The guy is certainly a living legend and he’s known to be one of the wealthiest musicians of all time. He’s worth somewhere around $220 million, so that’s not some chump change. How could you not want to fall for this superstar? Like many millionaires, it wasn’t his first marriage, but his fourth. The two have a whopping 26-year age difference and she even got a child out of him despite his age. He has a total of eight children! She ended up leaving her husband at the time to be with Rod and it’s not hard to figure out why. Though, we are sure that he is an exciting person to be with, but he’s also really old. She makes yet another beautiful trophy wife.
10 Jade Foret Married Into $220 Million
Jade Foret is a Belgian model and also the trophy wife of Arnaud Lagardère, of Lagardère Group. The marriage between the two was a controversial one because she was only 20 at the time and there was a 30-year difference between the two. Lagardère is known as one of France’s richest men and is head of the European aerospace and defence group EADS. Sounds like a very impressive man. The two certainly look a little awkward together since the model is very tall, but he doesn’t seem too concerned about it. When they started dating, the two literally shocked France with their affair. They have matching tattoos that they got when they were only dating for five months. She has to be the epitome of the trophy wife. She was probably laughing all the way to the bank.
9 Donna Spangler Benveniste Married Into $18 Million
The woman is now in her 50s and yet, she is still the poster child for the trophy wife life. You couldn’t get more stereotypical than Donna Spangler Benveniste. She’s blonde, thin, and very busty. She works in the health and beauty industry, so it’s no wonder she looks so good for her age. What more could a man want of his trophy wife? There is a 24-year age difference between her and Dr. Richard Benveniste. He is certainly not considered to be a good looking man. She is considered to be one of Hollywood’s best beauty and fitness experts. She’s also done some acting in the film industry with films such as American Poltergeist and Eternal Waltz. We wonder why these women bother to work at all, though it must get pretty boring just sitting around and doing nothing all day.
8 Alice Kim Cage Married Nicolas Cage And His $25 Million
Alice Kim Cage landed herself a movie star when she married Nicolas Cage and many were shocked because she was such a young girl. She was only 19 when the two met at an LA restaurant; she was his waitress. She must have felt like she was winning the lottery. Her mother wasn’t too happy about the situation, though. “When my mother-in-law came to the house for the first time, before even hello or nice to meet you, all I got was, 'She’s too young!’” And so, I knew this was going to be an uphill battle,” Cage said. The two were married for a long time, almost twelve years before they finally split up in 2016. We’re sure she got a lot of money considering they have an 11-year-old son together. We have to wonder why the two would split.
7 Salma Hayek Married Into $23.9 billion
That’s right, we might as well call Salma Hayek a trophy wife. Although she has had a career of her own in Hollywood, she also dropped off the map and it might be because she has more money than most people. She is married to a billionaire and we’re not really sure how she spends her time now aside from drinking champagne all day. Hayek could have had any man in the world, so why did she decide to marry someone so, well, old? She is married to François-Henri Pinault, a French businessman and CEO of Kering. Pinault is worth $23.9 billion, so he’s got a lot of dough to support his new wife’s lifestyle. The two share a child together and Pinault has three children from a former relationship. Whether she meant to become a trophy wife or not, she certainly can’t hide from the fact that she is one.
6 Kristy Hinze Married Into $2.1 Billion
Kristy Hinze is married to James H. Clark, a Silicon Valley billionaire. James H. Clark is worth $2.1 billion and is the founder of Netscape and owner of Comanche. Hinze had to adapt the billionaire lifestyle pretty quick and we have to wonder what that would really be like. There is a 35-year difference between the two but Hinze doesn’t seem to mind, and why would she? She is regularly photographed on his yacht enjoying every bit of luxury that she could ask for. Hinze is known for her modelling as well as her career as a television presenter. When it comes to marrying a billionaire, you might as well expect some speculation as to why you would marry such an older man.
5 Georgina Chapman Married Harvey Weinstein And His $150 Million
We’re sure that there was a time that it was an honor to be married to the famous and wealthy Harvey Weinstein, but those days have certainly come and gone. Georgina Chapman Weinstein was no slouch when she married Harvey, she was well into acting career and was also a fashion designer. She is also quite educated, having studied at the Wimbledon School of Art. Being married to Harvey certainly helped her career as well as her bank account — her fashion business Marchesa started booming after their marriage. These days, she is known for her work on Project Runway: All Stars as a judge and she has been on the best dressed list multiple times. Rumor has it that she has recently left Harvey since all the scandals have broken out in Hollywood, so there is a good chance that this union is over. Not too many women would want to ride that whirlwind of controversy.
4 Gabi Grecko Married Into $100 Million
Geoffrey Edelsten is the medical entrepreneur that has a net worth of $100 million and Gabi Grecko Edelsten is his trophy wife. We have to wonder what he thinks of that orange hair, but she’s such a babe, we doubt he cares. She is a fashion designer, though her clothing line is considered to be a little bizarre. She is also a model and a DJ. Where does she find the time? She is often seen in bizarre outfits on the red carpet as you can see in the photo and it must be at least mildly embarrassing for Geoffrey. Her husband is 46 years older than her which is shocking, to say the least. Especially since her husband always looks put together in elegant business suits. Though rumor has it that they won’t be married for too much longer. It seems as if Geoffrey might have a wandering eye.
3 Kym Johnson Married Into $200 Million
Although Kym Johnson had a dancing career of her own on Dancing with the Stars, she is still considered to be a trophy wife because she married into Robert Herjavec’s $200-million fortune. The two met when Robert was a guest on Dancing with the Stars and Kym was his partner. The two fell in love and we can see why Kym jumped at the opportunity. Not only is he a good looking guy, but he’s very wealthy. The two are only 15 years apart, but now that she’s married, she is going to open a new dance studio of her own. “I’m learning something new about her every day,” says Herjavec. “She’s starting a business right now, and I can’t believe how committed she is and how hard working she is. I always knew she was, but it’s scary to go into a different field you haven’t gone before. She’s approaching it with the same level of enthusiasm and courage that she’s done her whole life. I find that very motivating. I find that so impressive about her.”
2 Shawn Southwick Married Larry King And His $144 Million
We can’t imagine what a beauty like Shawn Southwick King would see in a man like Larry King because he’s just so odd looking. It had to be his fortune and fame and not his track record. She would be considered to be his 8th wife; you would think he would have given up by now. When she was born, he was making his first appearance on TV, so there is quite the age difference between them. They’ve certainly had some ups and downs through their marriage, but they were able to work things out. At one point, Shawn had a drug addiction and had to go to rehab, so we have to wonder if being married to such an older man drove her to it.
1 nKayte Walsh Married Kelsey Grammer And His $30 Million
Kelsey Grammar has had quite the career in Hollywood, he’s done just about everything including being a voice artist, actor, producer, director, and writer. He is worth over $120 million. He’s been married four times when he managed to woo flight attendant Kayte Walsh. Though we doubt that it was really that hard for her to leave her career behind to be on the arm of a movie star. He has a habit of marrying women from shady backgrounds, though. His former wives include a Playboy model and a stripper. Kayte seems a bit scandalous anyways because she got involved with Kelsey when he was still married. In fact, Kayte’s pregnancy announcement came out before Kelsey was even divorced from his previous wife. She probably shouldn’t feel too safe in the relationship considering his track record, but she sure does make the perfect trophy wife.