They say that opposites attract. Sometimes, however, it pays off if both parties are similar in more ways than one. A celebrity would probably be better off with another celebrity who would be well equipped to understand the demands, rigors and intrigues of the business. Even better, they will then get to keep the millions they both earn within the family. Here now is a list of the top 20 richest celebrity couples.
20 Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann - $98 million
19 Chris Brown and Rihanna Fenty- $99 million
18 Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner - $100 million
17 Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow - $100 million
He fronts the band Coldplay. She sings as well, though she is more known as an actress who has won an Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love.”
16 Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart - $110 million
They met while filming “Twilight” and the two vampires would probably have lived happily forever after. Unfortunately, Stewart tested the relationship by having a fling with her director from another movie. They patched up, though it may not last long.
15 Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani - $115 million
14 Kanye West and Kim Kardashian - $130 million
Kanye is the rapper who shocked the world when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance of an award. Kim is the girl with all the right curves who made millions of dollars from reality shows and a sex scandal movie.
13 Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn - $130 million
He is a rough and tumble guy who starred in “Tango and Cash” and “Escape from L.A.” She is the sweet, blonde girl from “Foul Play” and “Private Benjamin.”
12 Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker - $135 million
11 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - $135 million
Both are country music artists. He has had 21 number one songs and 11 number one albums. She is Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Artist of the Decade.
10 Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman - $155 million
He is a country music star co-judging the show “American Idol.” Nicole Kidman is the ex-wife of Tom Cruise who went on to have a successful career of her own, winning an Oscar in the process.
9 John Travolta and Kelly Preston - $170 million
He starred in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease.” He then suffered a drought before his career got revived in “Pulp Fiction.” Kelly Preston was a model and actress who starred in movies like “Secret Admirer” and “Mischief.”
8 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett - $208 million
The fresh prince from Bel Air who went on to star in movies like “Independence Day” met his match in a different world. Will Smith was the actor from “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and Pinkett was one of the stars in “A Different World.”
7 Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart - $224 million
He has appeared as Hans Solo and Indiana Jones and appeared in some of the biggest box-office hits of all time. Calista Flockhart is the skinny one who burst into the limelight in the television show “Ally Mcbeal.”
6 David Beckham and Victoria Adams - $255 million
David Beckham was considered to be one of the brightest football stars of his generation. Though he failed to lead England to any title, his career can still be considered as wildly successful. Victoria Adams used to be a member of the Spice Girls, one of the most popular groups during the 1990s. Though the group failed to maintain its success, Victoria was able to remain in the limelight because of her fashion sense.
5 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - $270 million
He has the face and the body that women would die for. She has the face and the body that men desire. Together, they make up one of the most beautiful couples in Hollywood and the entire world. Not to mention, one of the wealthiest.
4 Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen - $350 million
He is the quarterback of the multi-titled New England Patriots and is a surefire Hall of Famer. She is just like the head cheerleader as she is the richest model in the world. They are both hugely successful in their respective careers. Retirement is still a few years down the road, so expect them to add up to their riches.
3 Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey - $515 million
Nick Cannon is a rapper, comedian and artist who had a famous feud with Eminem regarding Cannon’s wife’s weight. The wife is Mariah Carey, the pop diva who is one of the hosts of the television show “American Idol.” That amount should increase further if the show reenergizes Carey’s career like it did Jennifer Lopez’s.
2 Jay-Z and Beyoncé’ Knowles - $775 million
Jay-Z is a producer and composer who have been involved in some of the biggest pop songs of the past decade. Beyoncé’ is so popular that she does not need her last name to gain recognition. She was part of the girl group called Destiny’s Child, one of the best selling female groups of all time. She then embarked on a solo career and she has since become one of the best selling individual acts of all time. They are so rich that they are not beyond giving each other $2 million gifts, like when Beyoncé’ gave Jay-Z a Bugatti Veyron.
1 Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw - $3.2 billion
Most of the money probably comes from Steven Spielberg’s side. He has been part of some of the biggest movie franchises of all time. He has helped produce or direct movies like the “Indiana Jones” series, “Jaws,” “E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List” and “Lincoln.” Kate Capshaw, on the other hand, was the perfect foil to the lead character in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” the second part of the movie series.