In a tale almost as old as time, rich men of all types seem to attract beautiful women like magnets, regardless of shape, size or age. Their net worth soars and their vacations are limitless, along with owning islands, real estate across the world, restaurants and sports cars.
Their girlfriends are supermodels, actresses or artists and show a much wider range of diversity when it comes to appearance and net worth. Some of them break the mould and have a higher net worth than their boyfriends, such as Emma Watson and William Knight. Some of them were together before the man became rich and powerful, such as Brian and Lisa Sugar.
There seems to be a common theme here among these Silicon Valley nerds and their women, but we would hate to assume anything other than true, unbreakable bonds of love. Some of them have gifts that they can brag about and be the envy of every party, such as Nikita Kahn and the restaurant in Malibu named after her.
If they ever get in a fight and need some time alone, most of these couples have multiple houses to choose from if they don’t think their mansions are big enough. No quarrel could possibly be too big to work out when you have a guy worth billions of dollars!
15. Larry Ellison & Nikita Khan – Oracle
Just like Nikita’s petite frame attracts most men, Larry Ellison’s overflowing wallet is just as much of a magnet for beautiful women. Oracle Corporation is the biggest software company in the world.
The co-founder and CEO, Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison, is worth about $50.1 billion according to Forbes. This makes him one of the wealthiest men on the planet. He is known for being a flamboyant businessman, often wearing tailor made Italian shirts and suits to enhance his image and really put his best image forward. Although he is 73 years old and has been married 4 times before, he found love again with his beautiful girlfriend, Nikita Kahn, a Ukrainian model and occasional actress.
She is an animal rights activist and uses her connections to invite many celebrities to her fund-raising events for saving the Earth. Larry and Nikita are so in love that he has built a restaurant at Malibu’s Carbon Beach where he owns ten oceanfront houses and named the restaurant ‘Nikita.’ I would be willing to bet there are not many girlfriends that can say they received that level of Valentine gift!
14. Brian Chesky & Elissa Patel – Air BnB
There is a term right along “Silicon Valley Nerd” that seems to be popular and that is “artist girlfriend.” Elissa Patel, a pop up gallery artist from Los Angeles, met her Silicon Valley boyfriend on none other than Tinder. Brian Chesky, the founder of Air BnB, has a net worth of $3.8 billion and is still known to rent out rooms in his apartment, even while he is still there.
If you show up on Thursday, you can do yoga with Elissa and Brian, a part of their Thursday morning routine. Chesky is known for discovering new hobbies and using his massive net worth to go all in on learning more about it, which led to his passion for art, a hobby that he and Elissa can share together. Even when traveling across the world, Elissa never leaves her art or photography behind and has shared many colorful photos of their recent joint trip to India on her personal Instagram page.
Just as Elissa could not leave behind her art on the journey, Brian was said to have been conducting his own business while there. Seemingly a naturally born salesman, he was constantly promoting his business during the trip. In the end, it seems they had an amazing time and came back with beautiful photos and hopefully a few more customers! It is also said that Brian and Elissa sometimes rent other Air BnBs in places they’ve never been near their home, just to see what the different areas are like.
13. Joshua Kushner & Karlie Kloss – Venture Capitalist
To date a supermodel, it usually takes something pretty special to attract them, and one of the things that must be big is a bank account. Joshua Kushner is not just a millionaire venture capitalist, he is also the younger brother to Jared Kushner. Yes, that Jared Kushner, the husband of President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump.
Joshua started his entrepreneurship in 2012, co-founding Oscar Health, an insurance company aimed at millennials. He was also an early investor in Instagram and founded Thrive Capital, a private equity firm specializing in tech and media investments. The Kushner brothers have started a company together, called Cadre, which has the idea that aims to make it easier for clients to invest in real estate using technology.
Without considering his family’s fortune, Joshua’s net worth is estimated around $1.5 billion. Karlie Kloss is a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and current American fashion model. Her most recent net worth is estimated around $6 million but is expected to grow as she has taken additional campaigns to boost her modeling career. They are apparently a happy couple, celebrating over 4 years of a seemingly fulfilling relationship together.
12. Ricky Van Veen & Allison Williams – Co-Founder, CollegeHumor
Ricky Van Veen is 36 years old and has an estimated net worth estimate of $25 million. When he was attending Wake Forest University, he created the website CollegeHumor. Prior to selling a controlling stake to IAC/InterActiveCorp. it was reported that he was earning between $10-15 million per year.
He also co-founded and is a major owner of Connected Ventures, which is formed around CollegeHumor and includes Vimeo and BustedTees. In July 2009, he was announced to be the CEO of a new production company called Notional, whose most noteworthy TV show is Chopped on Food Network.
He has also been on podcasts and made cameos in CollegeHumor video series episodes. Allison Williams is known as an American actress, comedian, and singer. She played Marnie Michaels on the HBO show Girls and is the daughter of former NBC anchorman Brian Williams. A fun fact about the wedding of Ricky Van Veen and Allison Williams? It was officiated by none other than Tom Hanks!
11. Jan Koum & Evelina Mambetova – WhatsApp
Joining the “nerd loving supermodel” trend, Evelina Mambetova has hit the jackpot with her beau. Jan Koum is a Jewish Ukranian-American internet inventor and computer programmer. He is the CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp, a mobile app that was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for $19 billion.
His estimated net worth is around $9.7 billion. He met the other co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton when he got a job at Yahoo as an infrastructure engineer. They both left Yahoo in 2007 and took a year off to travel South America. As a fun fact, they also both unsuccessfully applied to work at Facebook. When WhatsApp was founded in 2009 it immediately became popular, which caught the attention of Mark Zuckerberg in 2014.
Soon after, Facebook acquired WhatsApp. Evelina is a Ukrainian model, mostly known for appearing on runways and in various fashion magazines. Evelina and Jan started dating in 2014 and have been together since.
10. Evan Spiegel & Miranda Kerr – Snapchat
Miranda Kerr is said to have the face of an angel. A Victoria’s Secret angel, which is what she is known for. She’s also known for having a child with Orlando Bloom, which is considered a considerable step up in looks and physique from Evan Spiegel. Evan is just short of 27 years old and the world’s youngest billionaire at an estimated net worth of $5.1 billion.
He is the co-founder and CEO of Snap, Inc., also known as Snapchat. He grew up wealthy in Los Angeles so the billionaire scene isn’t too much of a fish-out-of-water environment for him. He attended Stanford for a major in product design and networked aggressively to meet the right amount of influential people who eventually led to meeting Scott Cook, who got him a job at his company, Intuit.
He had an incident where the scandalous details of his fratboy days got leaked through emailed conversations, but we assume something, perhaps the fact that he’s young and rich, convinced Miranda that he was worth forgiving. The couple met in 2014 and didn’t start dating until 2015. In 2016, Evan proposed to Miranda using a custom made Bitmoji of him proposing on one knee to an elated Bitmoji Miranda. This will be the first marriage for Evan and the second for Miranda.
9. William Knight & Emma Watson – Senior Manager At Medallia
Not all bank accounts need to be big to attract one of Hollywood’s leading ladies. Emma Watson recently played a beautiful girl smitten with a hairy prince in the live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, but her love life, in reality, is much more well-groomed and well-spoken.
William “Mack” Knight is a self-proclaimed “Tech/Entrepreneurship Enthusiast” and is a senior manager at Medallia Professional Services, which specializes in customer feedback. Mack Knight is 35 years old and has an estimated net worth of about $150,000, which shows the main motivator for Emma’s affection is not money, especially considering she is predicted to be the highest earning female actress of 2017, reporting a whopping net worth of $70 million!
8. Jack Dorsey & Kate Greer – Co-Founder, Twitter
In his own distinct way, this next one is considered a sexy man himself, not just a Silicon Valley Nerd. Jack Dorsey is the co-founder of Twitter and Square, both insanely popular on mobile devices across the world.
His estimated net worth is around $1.67 billion. Kate Greer is known as an actress and writer. His relationship with Kate Greer is described as “on again, off again” but they are currently reported as in a relationship. Jack is currently pushing 40 years old and has some people wondering when he will get married since his net worth puts him at the top of the “Eligible Bachelor” lists.
7. Dennis & Chelsa Crowley – Foursquare
Dennis Crowley is the co-founder of Foursquare, a highly successful mobile app. He is 41 years old and has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Dennis got his start at a mobile app provider called Vindigo as a product developer, which led to co-founding a program called Dodgeball with a fellow student at New York University.
Dodgeball was acquired by Google in 2005 but abandoned in 2007. Crowley then founded Foursquare in 2009 with Naveen Selvadurai. In January 2016, Dennis handed the role of CEO over to Jeff Glueck but remained in the company as Executive Chairman. Chelsa Crowley founded Stowaway Cosmetics, which offers smaller-sized cosmetics, similar to what would be found in most cosmetic subscription boxes, that fit better in small pockets, pouches, and other storage areas.
They are considered a full-size product to the line so they can be purchased directly, as opposed to receiving a random sample in the mail and having to buy a much bigger size if you enjoy the sample. The couple has since had their first child together and is presumably enjoying parental bliss in their New York apartment.
6. Elon Musk And Amber Heard – PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla
Elon Musk gets a few special mentions because he seems to go through girlfriends like burning a book of matches. He had a few long relationships, such as Justine Musk, whom he was married to and together from 1999-2008 and Talulah Riley, together from 2008-2016.
During a separation with Talulah, he dated Cameron Diaz, and most recently, he has been seen with Amber Heard, who is recently divorced from actor Johnny Depp. He is in his 40s and has six children. His net worth is an estimated $15 billion, which is a considerable amount higher than Amber Heard even after her divorce settlement with Johnny Depp.
Elon Musk got his start with PayPal and is also known as running SpaceX and Tesla. Tesla is making big dents in the technology industry and we can only expect his net worth to go higher than his rockets can go. They must both have wonderful personalities, considering Amber briefly filed charges against Johnny Depp for domestic violence, only to later withdraw and deny any wrongdoing from him.
5. Sean Parker & Alexandra Lenas – Co-founder, Napster
Sean Parker is known for being little more of a “party boy” than the other Silicon Valley nerds. Although he denies it, his age at success was the perfect time for him to let loose and do what he wanted, when he wanted. At just 19 years old, Sean Parker created Napster, a file-sharing service that would change the way the world acquired its music and videos through the internet.
By the age of 24, in 2004, he was the founding president of Facebook, which was still a startup at the time and would go on to become the biggest social networking site in the world. He is now pushing 40 years old and estimated to have a net worth of about $3 billion. In the movie, The Social Network, Sean is played by Justin Timberlake and perceived as a party boy, which he was very displeased with and spoke out about the casting choice on multiple occasions.
Alexandra Lenas is a singer and actress, and has had an appearance on MTV, but is otherwise not much of a household name. They met when she helped save Sean’s life during an allergic reaction he had after consuming peanuts. They seem to share an interest in activities involving outdoors such as scuba diving and indoors activities such as art galleries. Their wedding was Tolkien-themed complete with a custom-made wedding dress inspired by the Middle Earth lore!
4. Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan – Facebook
Perhaps one of the best-known CEO and Founders of a company in the world, Mark Zuckerberg has even had a movie detailing his life thus far, The Social Network. He is just shy of 33 years old and already worth an estimated $62.8 billion.
His wife, Priscilla Chan, met Zuckerberg while studying biology at Harvard and has worked as an American paediatrician. She is a philanthropist that has set up joint donations with Mark to many different charities and fundraisers around the world. The couple recently welcomed their first child. Talk about a lucky kid!
We can only hope the child will put its inherently intelligent mind to good use later in life. Everyone is waiting on the edge of their seats to see if he will make the baby its own Facebook page! There’s no better time than now to break the rules, after all, he is the king and can do what he wants.
3. Kevin & Nicole Systrom – Instagram
Kevin Systrom is an American entrepreneur and programmer. He has an estimated net worth of $1.3 billion. He was introduced to computer programming while attending the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, where his interests grew from playing Doom 2 and creating his own levels as a child.
He was also known to play pranks on his friends, making it appear as though their AOL Instant Messenger accounts were attacked. He graduated from Stanford in 2006 where he had an opportunity to participate in the Mayfield Fellows Program, an opportunity which led to his internship at Odeo, the company that gave rise to Twitter.
From there, successes continued until he created Instagram and within a month of launching, Instagram had grown to 1 million users with users topping 10 million only a year later. Nicole was Kevin’s long-time girlfriend before marrying him and is reportedly back at Stanford as an MBA candidate.
2. Pete Cashmore & Lisa Bettany – Mashable
Pete Cashmore is the founder of the popular blog, Mashable and is 31 years of age and has an impressive $120 million estimated net worth. His relationship with his girlfriend, Lisa Bettany, is described as “on again, off again” like a few of the other Silicon Valley men. Pete founded Mashable in 2005 in Scotland when he was 19.
Pete pushed for the blog to evolve into a global media company built around technology. He is considered one of the most influential voices of his generation. Currently, Lisa is a photographer specializing in travel writing and photography around the world. There has been no rumor or speculation about marriage between the two, and they have kept their relationship exceptionally quiet lately.
Pete Cashmore is no stranger to being the object of affection from fans of Mashable. Many readers have made references to mashing with him in a way he won’t forget, which makes us wonder if he will ever take up their offer!
1. Brian & Lisa Sugar – PopSugar Magazine
Lisa Sugar started blogging for fun in her living room, and in 2005 she started POPSUGAR to focus on a female demographic. The blog included stories about celebrities, fashion trends, and fitness tips.
POPSUGAR is now a virtual powerhouse, with a global audience of 100 million and 2.5 billion monthly content views. POPSUGAR is the parent company of ShopStyle, a monthly subscription box also offering strong advertising and influence with the products it provides.
They recently added content for working moms, Latinas, Career and Finance, and plan on having a piece written by Michelle Obama herself describing post-Whitehouse life. Their expansion into mobile apps and other more innovative technologies has proved to be fruitful. Their net worth is estimated to be roughly $3.9 million. Not bad for something that started as a humble housewife’s side hobby!
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