The billionaires have all the money that they can ever need in a lifetime. But whatgood would that be, if they do not have their respective women. Here are the hottestwives and girlfriends of billionaires.
10 Malia Andelin
Malia Andelin used to work as a flight attendant on one of the jets of Viacom. Itwas probably there that she got the attention of Sumner Redstone, the owner ofthe National Amusements chain that in turns owns CBS Corporation, Viacom, MTVNetworks, BET and Paramount Pictures. He has been divorced twice, including thefirst one when he left his wife of 55 years. Redstone is already 89 years old. Andelinis estimated to be in her twenties. Talk about a May-December romance.
9 Kirsty Roper Bertarelli
Kirsty Roper Bertarelli is a singer and songwriter. She won the Miss UK beautypageant in 1988 and eventually placed second runner-up in the Miss Worldcompetition. She helped write the song entitled “Black Coffee,” a hit song by AllSaints that was released in 2000. The song went to number one in the UnitedKingdom and charted in other countries as well. She is married to Ernesto Bertarelli,a businessman from Switzerland who used to own Serono, a giant in the biotechindustry. Bertarelli also owns the Alinghi syndicate, a yacht team that won theAmerica’s Cup in 2003 and 2007. Kirsty, meanwhile, has continued her love formusic by releasing songs on iTunes and recording her debut album entitled “LoveIs.”
8 Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova
Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova is a Russian socialite and fashion designer. She usedto be the girlfriend of the Russian tennis star, Marat Safin. She is now the partnerof Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, with whom she has two kids. Though bornin Russia, she moved to Houston when she was 10 years old. She then grew up inLos Angeles. She is the founder of the IRIS Foundation, an organization dedicatedto the promotion of contemporary culture. She also served as an editor-in-chief of thefashion magazine called Pop.
7 Erica Baxter Packer
Erica Baxter Packer is a singer and model from Australia. She is the second wifeof James Packer, one of the richest men of Australia. She dated another celebrity,Jason Donovan, back when she was only 18 years old. In 2001, she releasedthe single entitled “Dreams.” Her dream probably started to come true two yearslater when she began dating the billionaire Packer. In 2006, she inked a recordingcontract with SonyBMG Music Australia that called for the production of multiplealbums. The following year, she released her debut record called “Through MyEyes.” Two singles were released off that album, namely “I Spy” and “I Don’t Feel aThing.” Both failed to make it big, however, with the former peaking at number 57. In2007, she married Packer. They now have three kids.
6 Heather Ann Rosbeck
Heather Ann Rosbeck used to be an actress. She had brief roles in movies like“There’s Something About Mary” as the hot patron of a club, “The Contender” asElaine Bidwell, and “Shallow Hal” as one of the guests in a night club. Her firstappearance was actually in a short film called “Visceral Matter” in 1997 where sheappeared as Miss Colorado. She is now married to Bill Wrigley, who used to be oneof the most sought-after bachelors in the United States and who stands to inherit thechewing gum giant that bears his family name.
5 Lucy Southworth
Lucy Southworth may have gotten lucky after hooking Larry Page, one of the richestmen in the world known for helping create Google. But Southworth is not only hot,she has got brains as well. She has plenty of it, as a matter of fact. She graduatedfrom the University of Pennsylvania where she got her bachelor’s degree. Shethen went to Oxford University for her masters in science degree. Afterwards, sheattended Stanford University to get a doctorate in biomedical informatics. Combinethat with her model looks, it looks like it was Page who got lucky and whose worthjust went north.
4 Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek is a Mexican actress who is married to Francois-Henri Pinault, theChief Executive Officer of PPR whose retail empire includes brands like Puma,Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. The Mexican bombshell first broke into Hollywoodwith movies like “Desperado,” “Dogma” and “Wild, Wild West.” She then receivedacclaim for her lead performance in “Frida” in 2002. She was also nominated for anEmmy Award for her guest performance in 2007 in the television show called “UglyBetty.” The couple has one child.
3 Aleksandra Nikolic Melnichenko
Aleksandra Melnichenko is a Serbian model who is married to the Russian tycoonAndrey Melnichenko. She has worked for several top fashion designers in Paris,Milan and Rome. She was also part of Models, a pop group from the old Yugoslaviathat toured and recorded for five years back in the 90s. She met her husband in2003 in France and they got married two years later at the Cote d’ Azur. The twocurrently reside in Russia.
2 Flavia Sampaio
Flavia Sampaio is the girlfriend of Eike Batista, the richest man in Brazil. Sampaiocomes from the south side of Rio de Janeiro where she works as a lawyer. She ispart of the Sampaio, Morisson and Boquimpani Advogados Associados and shespecializes in both tax and environmental law. She also runs a non-governmentorganization called Institute Consciousness that operates along Copacabana. Thegroup aims to help kids between 7 to 14 years old. They now have more than 100kids under their tutelage.
1 Claudia Barilla
Claudia Barilla is the wife of Guy Laliberte, a French Canadian who struck itrich after establishing the Cirque du Soleil. Barilla used to be a swimsuit modelbefore marrying Laliberte. She is a Director of the One Drop Foundation, a charityorganization dedicated to supporting and helping out at-risk youths around the world.It encourages children to make the right decision through the use of circus arts. Thecouple now has two children.