There will always be questions surrounding billionaire celebrity marriages. The public will always second guess a marriage that involves a beautiful Hollywood actress/actor and billionaire. Who are we to judge? Inevitably, the wealthy are going to be hanging out with the wealthy so some pairings are bound to occur regardless of the motives. Whether that celebrity is marrying their spouse for money or love it’s really no one’s business, but one thing is for sure. It happens pretty regularly. There are several celebrities that have tied the knot with a wide-variety of billionaires. They’ve started married, started families and some of them have divorced. For whatever reason, here’s a list of Ten Celebrities Who Are Married to Billionaires.
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Janet Jackson & Wissam Al Mana (net worth $1 billion)
Janet Jackson has a net worth of close to $200 million. So despite us calling out some individuals for marrying for money, it’s hard to image Jackson did just that. Jackson started dating Al Mana in private around 2011. The relationship flew under the radar for reason unbeknownst to the public. Keeping true to that, the couple was marred in a secret ceremony in 2012. As for Al Mana, he’s the managing director of Al Mana Retail Group and the Al Mana Luxury Company. The company has licensing deals throughout the Middle East with top-flight brands like Armani, Hermes, Robert Cavalli, and more. Jackson is 9-years older than her billionaire boy toy.
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Salma Hayek & Francois Henri Pinault (net worth $15 billion)
Who are we to judge love? Salma Hayek, one of Hollywood’s distinct beauties, started dating billionaire businessman Francois Henri Pinault over 6 years ago. The couple was married in 2009 and have one daughter together. As for Pinault, he owns Gucci, Puma, Brioni, Girard Perregaux, and many more ultra-high-end brands through his holding company. That’s one way to ensure you’re well-dressed 24/7.
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Holly Vance & Nick Candy (net worth $1.1 billion)
Holly Vance is an under-the-radar singer, actress and model here in the United States. While she’s more successful than most she’s not going to ever have to worry about her career because she’s married to billionaire Nick Candy. The couple tied the knot in 2012 in Beverly Hills. Candy and his brother run a real estate and and interior design company called Candy & Candy. They are the developers behind London’s One Hyde Park, the most expensive and exclusive apartment complex in the world. Units run anywhere from $100 to $200 million.
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Jami Gertz & Anthony Ressler (net worth $2 billion)
Jami Gertz has put together a very nice acting career over the span of 30 years. In 1989, Gertz married billionaire Anthony Ressler. The couple has gone on to greatness. What does that mean? Well, the two have made incredible philanthropic efforts throughout their lives together. They were named the #1 most generous celebrities in the world. Ressler is the co-founder of the private equity firm Ares Management. They are also co-owners of the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Bethenny Frankel & Warren Lichtenstein (net worth $1 billion)
Bethenny Frankel has had a bit of a worldwind of a private life. Her very much publicized divorce with ex-husband Jason Hoppy would have devastated most people, but not Frankel. She rebounded really quickly and shacked up with New York hedge fund billionaire Warren Lichtenstein. For the record, Frankel didn’t need the money she’s worth about $60 million herself.
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Elle Macpherson & Jeffrey Soffer (net worth $1 billion)
Elle Macpherson is one of the most beautiful women in the world. She could have almost any guy she wants and she chose billionaire Jeffrey Soffer. The couple had a tumultuous relationship, but eventually tied the knot in 2013 with Soffer. The one interesting tidbit about Macpherson is she’s no stranger to dating billionaires. She actually has two kids with the next billionaire on this list. Soffer is a Miami real estate guru.
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Uma Thurman & Arpad Busson (net worth $1 billion)
Mr. Arpad Busson loves his celebrities. He has two kids with Elle Macpherson, but when that relationship went into trouble he found comfort in the arms of Uma Thurman. The couple has had a rocky relationship since they started dating in 2007. They’ve broken up a handful of times, but have welcomed a child together in 2012.
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Jesse James & Alexis DeJoria (net worth $4 billion)
Go figure! Jesse James is a notorious troublemaker when it comes to women so what’s the end result? The comfort of billionaire Paul Mitchell heiress Alexis DeJoria. Don’t get excited just yet because DeJoria isn’t technically a billionaire yet, but she stands to inherit a fortune from her dad. The two are a perfect couple as they both seem to be heavy gear heads.
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Stephanie Seymour & Peter M. Brandt (net worth $2.7 billion)
Stephanie Seymour is a classic beauty. She’s one that comes from a long-line of Hollywood success so marrying a billionaire wasn’t the answer to financial woes. Seymour built enough of her own career through modeling and acting, plus her family. Either way, she tied the knot with businessman, film producer and art collector Peter M. Brandt in the mid-90’s. His net worth is $2.7 billion.
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Wendi & Rupert Murdoch (net worth $11.2 billion)
Here’s the one technicality on the list, but we have to put one couple that we can question the love factor. That’s Wendi Deng Murdoch, who married billionaire News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch. The couple divorced in 2013. Wendi Murdoch is a Yale School of Management who got a little career and financial boost from her 1999 marriage to Rupert Murdoch. Deng has a checkered history, but loved her billionaire husband.
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Princess Charlene of Monaco & Prince Albert II- Net Worth $1 Billion
Princess Charlene of Monaco was a former African Olympic swimmer but managed to marry one of the wealthiest royals in the world. She married billionaire Albert II, Prince of Monaco and head of the House of Grimaldi. He is the son of American actress Grace Kelly and Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. It’s not as though these two needed to be matched to have all the money they desired but it just kind of gravitates that way doesn’t it?
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*Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher – Future Billionaire?
We already know Mila Kunis’ fiancé topped Forbes’ list of highest-earning TV actors, but Kutcher’s millions from his work on Two and a Half Men are just the tip of the iceberg. The Hollywood hunk is also part of numerous investments that may just take him to the top tier of money-making celebs. It seems inevitable at this point that Kutcher will most likely become a billionaire so we felt this couple should be added to the list.
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Naomi Campbell and Vladislav Doronin (Net Worth $1 Billion)
Naomi and Vlad have a complex relationship and sometimes break up and make up. In many ways, their relationship is like a business arrangement,” one source explains. “Naomi brings glamor to his hotels and properties, and he treats her extremely well. But they spend a lot of time apart due to work commitments.” Doronin is the president of Capital Group, a Moscow-based real estate development and construction company focused on high-end housing complexes. Doronin, whose net worth is reportedly around $1 billion, has been dubbed the Donald Trump of Russia.
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*Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar (eventual billionaire?)
Model and “Austin Powers” actress Elizabeth Hurley was married to businessman Arun Nayar from 2007 – 2011. The couple initially wed with two elaborate ceremonies, the photos of which were sold to Hello! magazine for a reported £2 million. Nayar isn’t quite billionaire status, but is worth over a reported $200 million thanks to a computer firm he founded during the 1990s. He is also an heir to family-owned textile plants in India. Hurley filed for divorce in April 2011, citing Nayar’s “unreasonable behavior” as the cause.
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Paris Hilton and Paris Latsis (over $3 Billion)
Paris and Paris — it was a match made in socialite heaven. Until it ended. The pair called off their engagement in 2005 after getting engaged just months earlier. While Hilton, the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, is the heiress to the Hilton Hotels fortune, Latsis is a Greek socialite and heir to a multibillion-dollar shipping company. The Latsis family eventually expanded into banking, oil refining, and real estate. Forbes magazine estimated the Latsis family fortune at $3.3 billion in 2013, making them the richest family in Greece.
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