25 Rich Guys With Even Richer Wives
By SERGEI KLEBNIKOV
July 11, 2017
Rich guys are a dime a dozen these days—according to Forbes, 87 of the 100 richest Americans are male.
But in some instances, they rank a distant second behind their spouses. Using calculations from Celebritynetworth.com, MONEY selected well-known celebrity couples in which the wives out-earn their husbands. The site uses a variety of sources to come up with a celebrity’s total value of assets held, including film or TV salaries, business investments, sponsorships, real estate deals, as well as any liabilities that can be found, before taking out a final estimate for taxes.
“Women as an entertainment force or getting involved in business is becoming less rare, and this trend will continue,” says Brian Warner, founder and CEO of. “As more stories come out, they spawn hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and actresses who are earning way more.”
Take a look below at the breakdown of rich guys… who have even richer wives.
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady
Year Married: 2009
Gisele Bündchen Net Worth: $360 Million
Tom Brady Net Worth: $180 Million
Brazilian supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel Gisele Bündchen has walked catwalks and graced magazine covers across the globe over the span of her modeling career. Her non-apparel advertising campaigns include Nivea, Volkswagons do Brazil, and Apple Inc., among others. Also a successful businesswoman, she has launched her own line of designer sandals and also owns the Brazilian hotel Palladium Executive.
Her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has netted total cash earnings of almost $200 million, and his current annual salary is approximately $20.5 million. He recently signed a $41 million contract extension with the Patriots last season, which included a $28 million signing bonus. Much of his wealth is thanks to a wide variety of endorsement deals with brands such as Under Armour, Tag Heuer, UGG, and most recently signed this year: Aston Martin.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Year Married: 2014
Kim Kardashian Net Worth: $175 Million
Kanye West Net Worth: $160 Million
After rising to prominence on the reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim has seen her fame skyrocket over the last decade. As one of the most famous celebrities on the planet today and a media mogul, much of her wealth derives from her reality television salary, profits from mobile phone games, and expanding retail empire, not to mention various endorsements and appearance fees. Earning $45.5 million before taxes in the last year alone, Kim’s income was bolstered by her Kimoji app – which she has expanded into a line of Kim-based merchandise, Instagram sponsorships, a lipstick collection with Kylie Cosmetics, and a new kids clothing line launched with husband Kanye West. Her massively popular Kim Kardashian: Hollywood cellphone game with Glu Mobile also continues to make big bucks, and has generated nearly $200 million in revenue since June 2014. Kim recently announced the launch of her own makeup line, KKW Beauty.
With well over 32 million albums sold and 21 Grammy awards to his name, Kanye West is one of the most influential names in the music industry. His most recent release last year, The Life of Pablo, became his eighth consecutive album to go platinum, and the first ever streaming-only record to do so. West is also a seasoned businessman – prior to joining forces with Adidas, Kanye created a successful line of Nike Air Yeezy sneakers. He has since designed his own fashion collection: Yeezy, which debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2015 and his success as a fashion designer has earned him a new deal with Adidas in 2016, worth substantially more than the original endorsement signed for $10 million.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
Year Married: 2011
Reese Witherspoon Net Worth: $120 Million
Jim Toth Net Worth: $4 Million
Witherspoon has won audiences over with comedies like Election (1999) and Legally Blonde (2001), as well dramas like the Oscar-winning Walk the Line (2005), and more recently, Wild (2014). She has earned millions as the global brand ambassador for cosmetics company Avon. But it’s likely her production company Pacific Standard that has made her the most money — since 2012, it has produced hits such as Gone Girl (2014), Wild, Hot Pursuit (2015), and currently, HBO’s Big Little Lies.
Witherspoon is married to Jim Toth, co-head of motion picture talent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles. Toth has built up his wealth by representing some of the leading actors and actresses in Hollywood like Matthew McConaughey, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Mangianello
Year Married: 2015
Sofia Vergara Net Worth: $120 Million
Joe Mangianello Net Worth: $16 Million
Sofia Vergara has consistently been the highest-paid actress on television in recent years, and in 2016 alone, the Columbian-born actress, model, and spokeswoman brought in $43 million, according to Forbes. Most famous for her role as Gloria on ABC’s hit sitcom Modern Family, she originally rose to prominence while co-hosting TV shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Vergara has signed lucrative licensing deals with SharkNinja Coffee, Head & Shoulders, and Rooms To Go, among other brands, and her two perfume lines are among the top-selling celebrity fragrances worldwide.
Her husband, Joe Mangianello, is best known for his breakout role on the HBO series True Blood (2010-2014) and his recurring role in the two Magic Mike movies. Beyond making several other notable film and television appearances, he is a published author – his successful fitness book, Evolution, was released in 2013.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Year Married: 2016
Natalie Portman Net Worth: $60 Million
Benjamin Millepied Net Worth: $900, 000
Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman has cashed in through a very successful film career in which she has starred in a myriad of popular movies, most notably George Lucas’s Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999, 2002, 2005) and psychological thriller Black Swan (2010), which she won an Academy Award for her performance. Beyond acting, Portman has earned millions through an endorsement contract with Dior perfume line and make-up.
Millepied, whom she met on the set of Black Swan, is a French dancer and choreographer who has performed at and choreographed numerous pieces for several well-known ballet and theater companies.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall
Year Married: 1987
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth: $200 Million
Brad Hall Net Worth: $10 Million
As the eldest daughter of billionaire financier Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, Julia is most famous for starring as Elaine on Seinfeld —when the show concluded in 1998, she was making $600,000 per episode. Since then, she’s gone on to star in several hit comedies, including The New Adventures of Old Christine and currently, HBO’s Veep – which gets her paid for starring in and executive producing. Despite missing out on Seinfeldsyndication rights and thereby making very little from episode re-runs, Louis-Dreyfus has rounded out her TV earnings by renewing a lucrative brand endorsement deal with Old Navy in recent years.
Her husband Brad Hall is best known for directing the Golden Globe-winning sitcom Brooklyn Bridge (1991-1993), creating the sitcom Watching Ellie (2002-2003) and making guest appearances on popular series such as Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
Year Married: 2008
Jessica Alba Net Worth: $350 Million
Cash Warren Net Worth: $10 Million
Though known for starring roles in James Cameron’s Dark Angel series and as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman in the 2005 and 2007 versions of Fantastic Four, actress-turned-entrepreneur Jessica Alba has made millions in the consumer goods space. In 2011, she co-founded the Honest Company, which specializes in selling ethical consumer goods like non-toxic household and baby products. Analysts believe she owns approximately 20% of the $1 billion company, which subsequently accounts for a significant amount of her overall wealth.
She met her husband, television crew member Cash Warren, on the set of Fantastic Four — he has since gone on to become a well-paid producer in Hollywood, known for his work on Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008), Being Terry Kennedy (2010), and In the Blood (2014). Warren owes much of his fortune to smart investments and developing forward-thinking businesses; he owns production company Verso Entertainment, helped launch digital media strategy group Aboko, and co-founded gaming website.
Marissa Meyer and Zachary Bogue
Year Married: 2009
Marissa Mayer Net Worth: $550 Million
Zachary Bogue Net Worth: $300 Million
Marissa Mayer earned approximately $300 million during her time at Google, where she notably served as its former VP of consumer products, before taking over as CEO of Yahoo in 2012. Although she couldn’t keep the company’s web traffic or revenues from falling, Mayer earned a reported $400 million during her five year tenure. She resigned as CEO last June, when the sale of Yahoo to Verizon had been completed for $4.48 billion, and walked away from the post with $23 million in severance money.
Mayer is married to Zachary Bogue, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur that made his money through profitable investments in start-ups like Square, Metamarkets, UberCab and Kaggle. He’s currently a Managing Partner at venture capital firm Founders Den and also a co-founder of investment fund Data Collective.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Year Married: 2015
Jennifer Aniston Net Worth: $200 Million
Justin Theroux Net Worth: $20 Million
Jennifer Aniston is one of the most famous and highly sought after faces in Hollywood, best known for her role as Rachel Green on the popular sitcom Friends (1994-2004), where she made $1 million per episode in the last few seasons it was on air. Aniston quickly carved out a film career in the years afterwards, with comedies like The Break-Up (2006), 2011’s Horrible Bosses (2011), We’re the Millers (2013). She is also an in-demand spokesperson, making additional millions through endorsements like Emirates, Smartwater, and Aveeno.
Aniston’s husband, actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux, has earned his net worth by writing screenplays for Hollywood hits such as Iron Man 2 (2010), Tropic Thunder(2008), and Zoolander 2 (2016). More recently, he is best-known for his starring role as Kevin Garvey in the HBO series The Leftovers (2014–2017).
Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
Year Married: 2012
Anne Hathaway Net Worth: $35 Million
Adam Shulman Net Worth: $1 Million
Anne Hathaway first gained national recognition for her break out role in The Princess Diaries (2001), which has led to starring roles in blockbusters such as Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and 2014’s Interstellar (2014). She’s also earned millions from brand endorsements both Tod’s and Lancome.
In 2012, she married Adam Shulman, an actor and producer who has had a range of small parts in various television shows and movies Outside of acting, Shulman made his money as co-founder of the handcrafted James Banks jewelry line, which launched in 2011 with great success; the collection features antique-style butterfly and light-bulb necklaces and pendants made from metal.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Year Married: 2014
Jessica Simpson Net Worth: $150 Million
Eric Johnson Net Worth: $100,000
Since releasing her debut album and first hit single in 1999, Jessica Simpson has sold more than 30 million albums and produced seven Billboard Top 40 hits over the course of her music career. Last decade, she transitioned to the screen, with starring roles in The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) and alongside her first husband, singer Nick Lachey, in the MTV reality television series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica (2003-2005). Now, she currently oversees a vast retail empire after having launched her own women’s fashion line.
Former football player Eric Johnson made his earnings by playing as a tight end in the NFL, primarily for the San Francisco 49ers, from 2001 to 2007, before finishing his career with the New Orleans Saints.
Lydia Hearst-Shaw and Chris Hardwick
Year Married: 2016
Lydia Hearst-Shaw Net Worth: $100 Million
Chris Hardwick Net Worth: $10 Million
Actress and supermodel Lydia Hearst-Shaw is the heiress to the publishing fortune of her maternal great-grandfather, William Randolph Hearst. She broke into the fashion industry in the early 2000s, with her big moment coming in 2004 when she appeared as the cover model for Vogue Italia. She has since gone on to work with dozens of international brands like Chanel, Fendi, Nicole Miller and Jeremy Scott, as well do advertisements for Prada, Louis Vuitton, MAC Cosmetics, DKNY and Alexander McQueen. In more recent years, Hearst-Shaw has focused on becoming a rising star in Hollywood, appearing in Gossip Girl and Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.
She recently married fellow-horror movie junkie Chris Hardwick, a stand-up comedian and television personality. Beyond roles in a fair number of television shows, Hardwick is best known as a TV host on several after shows for popular AMC series and @midnight with Chris Hardwick. His biggest money maker is likely from the company he created, Nerdist Industries, which operates a popular geek website, production company and podcast — it was purchased by Legendary Entertainment in 2011 for an undisclosed fee.
P!nk and Carey Hart
Year Married: 2006
P!nk Net Worth: $130 Million
Carey Hart Net Worth: $20 Million
Since her debut in 2000, P!nk has released seven albums and sold more than 50 million albums total. She’s also grossed millions through various endorsement deals with companies such as T-Mobile, Volkswagon, Sony Ericcson, Polo, and CoverGirl.
Her husband Carey Hart is a former professional freestyle motorcross competitor, motorcycle racer, and current off-road truck racer who earned much of his wealth by competing. Beyond appearing in numerous promos for a variety of companies — including Dunkin’ Donuts, Ford, Mountain Dew and Fox, Hart earned his millions by starting the Hart & Huntington Tattoo & Clothing Company in Vegas.
Megyn Kelly and Douglas Brunt
Year Married: 2008
Megyn Kelly Net Worth: $15 Million
Douglas Brunt Net Worth: $3 Million
Megyn Kelly is a journalist, television host, political commentator and former corporate defense attorney who is most well known for her lengthy career at Fox News. Last January, she reportedly turned down $25 million per-year offer from Fox to join NBC News as a host on several shows. The new gig still represents a significant pay bump from her original salary, paying approximately $17.5 million per year, and making her one of the highest-paid female news anchors on television. Kelly topped off her recent success and fame by signing a reported $10 million book deal.
Her husband is entrepreneur and novelist Douglas Brunt, author of the New York Timesbestsellers Ghosts of Manhattan and The Means. Brunt is a former a management consultant, a director at a business incubator and venture capital firm, and CEO of private security firm Authentium, Inc. – which he sold in 2011.
Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg
Year Married: 1984
Bette Midler Net Worth: $230 Million
Martin von Haselberg Net Worth: $20 Million
Bette Midler first began making appearances on Broadway in the 1960s, but her career began to take off with her switch to the music industry: since 1970, Midler has released 14 studio albums. With more than 30 million records sold worldwide and multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Golden Globe awards to her name, Midler became an iconic name in the music industry, with an illustrious career spanning over half a century. Besides her multi-million dollar earnings from various shows and tours, Midler supplemented her earnings with income from starring in a string of hit films, starting with her motion picture debut in The Rose (1979). She also earned big bucks through endorsements with Acura and MAC Cosmetics. More recently, she was the face of the Marc Jacobs Spring 2016 advertising campaign, and she appeared on Broadway in the 2017 revival of Hello, Dolly! for which she won a Tony Award.
Her longtime husband, Martin von Haselberg, is an Argentinian contemporary artist who is best known for being one half of the performance duo, “The Kipper Kids.” Von Haselberg met partner and collaborator Brian Routh in 1970 when they decided to start their experimental performance art show, hitting the road for tours soon after. Currently, von Haselberg is known for creating a series of large photographic images that are made into inflatable sculptural shapes called ‘Floatulents.’
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Year Married: 1996
Kelly Ripa Net Worth: $100 Million
Mark Consuelos Net Worth: $40 Million
Actress and television personality Kelly Ripa is best known as the co-host of the syndicated morning talk show, Live! with Kelly and Ryan, which she has hosted since 2001 in various formats – first alongside Regis Philbin, then retired NFL player Michael Strahan, and now Ryan Seacrest. Ripa is estimated to bring in an annual salary of $20 million for her role on Live! Ripa has earned millions in endorsements alone – in the past, she has partnered with Tide, 7 Up, Pantene, and TD Bank as a spokesperson, but her current brand deals are primarily with Electrolux and Rykä.
She also starred on All My Children until 2002, where she met future husband and co-star Mark Consuelos. The two have been married over 20 years, and own successful New York-based production company, Milojo, which they founded in 2007. Consuelos built up his net worth through his appearances on film and television like American Horror Story (2012-2013) and Riverdale (2016-2017).
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Year Married: 1997
Sarah Jessica Parker Net Worth: $90 Million
Matthew Broderick: $45 Million
Sarah Jessica Parker became a cultural phenomenon with her role as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City and since then has branched out with her own fashion line, a shoe collection line, and earns big bucks thanks to her best-selling perfumes like NYC and Lovely. She has also designed clothes with Halston and currently gets paid to endorse Garnier hair products.
Her husband, Matthew Broderick, is an award-winning actor who has been commercially and critically successful both on stage and in films. Beyond his famous roles in Broadway productions – for which he has won two Tony awards, Broderick is most widely recognized for starring in the hit films War Games (1983), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Glory (1989), The Cable Guy (1996), Election (1999) and Inspector Gadget (1999), as well as voicing Simba in the Lion King trilogy.
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
Year Married: 2005
Melissa McCarthy Net Worth: $50 Million
Ben Falcone Net Worth: $2 Million
Melissa McCarthy has earned a considerable fortune thanks to critically acclaimed roles in the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007), CBS sitcom Mike & Molly (2010–2016), and in the comedy hit films Bridesmaids (2011), Spy (2015), and Ghostbusters(2016). She now commands a high per-film salary — Ghostbusters alone yielded her a $14 million pay day. Off screen, she designs her own women’s plus-sized clothing line, “Melissa McCarthy Seven7,” which is sold on the Home Shopping Network and at Macy’s, among other outlets.
McCarthy also founded production company On the Day Productions with husband Ben Falcone. A comedy actor and director, Falcone is best known for 2014’s Tammy and 2016’s The Boss, both of which starred McCarthy.
Daisy Fuentes and Richard Marx
Year Married: 2015
Daisy Fuentes Net Worth: $50 Million
Richard Marx Net Worth: $18 Million
Cuban-born American television personality, model and fashion entrepreneur Daisy Fuentes first gained prominence behind the camera through her early stints at Telemundo and Univision. By 1993, she had joined MTV as the channel’s first Latina Video Jockey, which helped her gain international fame as well as countless other gigs such as hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos, Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe, among others. When Fuentes signed a deal with beauty brand Revlon to become its first Latina spokesperson, she was catapulted to the forefront of the fashion industry. In 2004, she launched the first clothing line bearing her name, and in 2009 launched her own all-natural hair product line. Today, products that carry her name generate several hundred million in revenue at Kohl’s each year, and her expanded retail empire has significantly added to her overall net worth.
In 2015, she married musician Richard Marx, known for a stream of hit singles in the 1980s and 1990s — he was the first solo-artist of the rock era to land his first seven singles within the Top 5 of the Billboard Top 100 chart. With his total record sales topping 30 million to this day, Marx has become a go-to songwriter for other acts.
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Year Married: 2001
Tina Fey Net Worth: $65 Million
Jeff Richmond Net Worth: $3 Million
Known for her work on Saturday Night Live and NBC’s acclaimed sitcom 30 Rock, Tina Fey has recently moved more behind-the-scenes, most notably as a series creator and producer for Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She also wrote the best-selling memoir Bossypants, which reportedly commanded a $6 million advance. Her feature films have returned bank, too. Fey’s two biggest blockbuster appearances were in Mean Girls (2004) and Baby Mama (2008), which earned $129 million and $64.2 million, respectively. She has long served as the face of American Express – appearing in many commercials, and is also a brand ambassador for Garnier.
Husband Jeff Richmond is best known for producing, composing the music for, and even directing some episodes of 30 Rock; he is also an executive producer and music composer for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Barbra Streisand and James Brolin
Year Married: 1998
Barbra Streisand Net Worth: $400 Million
James Brolin Net Worth: $50 Million
Barbra Streisand is the best-selling female recording artist in history, with more than 72.5 million albums sold in the U.S. and a total of almost 250 million worldwide. It is no surprise that she has become an entertainment icon during her illustrious six-decade career, and now commands a whopping net worth. She is part of a select few entertainers to ever win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony Award, and a Peabody, not to mention the only act in history to have a no. 1 album in six consecutive decades. She has made extra millions through endorsements like Urban Zen and Cascade Coal.
Her longtime husband is James Brolin, well-known for starring in the original Westworld (1973), Hotel (1983-1988), and Catch Me If You Can (2002). He has made most of his fortune through acting in soap operas and sitcoms, however, along with appearances in popular shows such as The West Wing, Law and Order SVU, and Psych.
Tina Turner and Erwin Bach
Year Married: 2013
Tina Turner Net Worth: $250 Million
Erwin Bach Net Worth: $50 Million
With over fifty years in the music business and around 200 million records sold, Tina Turner is undisputedly one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Her immense success was marked by a string of hit albums and awards, numerous sold-out world tours, a starring role alongside Mel Gibson in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and duets with the likes of David Bowie, Eric Clapton, and Mick Jagger, amongst others. Turner has also published her bestselling biography, “I, Tina”, and a biopic chronicling her life was made in 1993, What’s Love Got to Do With It.
Her husband and longtime partner is Erwin Bach, a German record company executive and music producer. Having served as managing director of both EMI Germany and EMI Recording Music Switzerland, Bach has been credited with promoting several major artists – such as Paul McCartney, the Pet Shop Boys, Queen, and Pink Floyd, as well as Turner herself.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
Year Married: 2010
Carrie Underwood Net Worth: $85 Million
Mike Fisher Net Worth: $30 Million
Originally rising to stardom as the winner of American Idol season 4, Carrie Underwood has sold more than 65 million records worldwide over the course of her career. Her debut album in 2005, Some Hearts, was the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history. She can also thank various endorsement deals for contributing to her bank account, such as being the first celebrity brand ambassador for Olay in 2011, and more recently in 2015, launched her own Calia fitness clothing line.
In 2010, she married Canadian pro ice hockey player Mike Fisher, who currently serves as captain for the Nashville Predators and previously played for the Ottowa Senators. He is nearing the end of a two year, $8.8 million contract.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
Year Married: 2006
Nicole Kidman Net Worth: $130 Million
Keith Urban Net Worth: $75 Million
Now one of the most recognized faces in Hollywood, Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman made her breakthrough debut on the American screen in the movie Dead Calm(1989), and her career took off from there. Much of her wealth comes from leading roles in big blockbusters over the decades and in 2006, Kidman was the highest-paid actress in the industry; her brand endorsement deal with Chanel was considered to be one of the most lucrative of all time, netting her a reported $12 million. In more recent years, she has returned to television on HBO’s Big Little Lies (2017) and has become a brand ambassador for Etihad Airways and Neutrogena.
Her husband is country music singer and songwriter Keith Urban, who made his fortune thanks to string of top selling albums and sold-out tours. He is additionally known for appearing as a coach on the Australian version of The Voice and as a judge on American Idol.
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
Year Married: 2007
Ellen Pompeo Net Worth: $35 Million
Chris Every Net Worth: $10 Million
Ellen Pompeo has consistently been one of the highest-paid actresses on television, thanks to her role as Dr. Meredith Grey in the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2017) — she reportedly earns a lucrative $350,000 per episode.
She met her husband, music producer Chris Ivery, known as one of the writers for Rihanna’s smash “Cheers (Drink to That).”