The world's 10 wealthiest couples

Published: July 28, 2015
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As compiled by CNN Money, here is a list of the 10 wealthiest couples in the world.

1. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Melinda Gates

Net worth: $85.7 billion

Bill and Melinda Gates top the list according to the report by Wealth-X. This high-profile couple has donated more than $28 billion to philanthropic causes and support health and education initiatives worldwide through their Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

2. Founder of international fashion chain Zara, Amancio Ortega Gaona and wife Flora Perez Marcote.

Net worth: $70.7 billion

Zara is now part of a wider group of labels which include, Pull and Bear, Massimo Dutti, and bershka; all under the parent company Inditex (IDEXY).

 3. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett and wife Astrid Menks

Net worth: $65 billion

Buffet owns huge stakes in companies Coca-Cola (KO), American Express (AXP), IBM (IBM, Tech30) and Goldman Sachs (GS)

4. David Koch and Julia Koch 

Net worth: $47.5 billion

Brothers David Koch and Charles Koch made their fortune through Koch Industries, a giant oil and gas corporation which is among the biggest firms in North America. Julia is on the board of directors at the School of American Ballet and the Koch family is among the most influential in American Politics.

5. Charles Koch and Elizabeth Koch

Net worth: $47.4 billion

Charles Koch is involved in a lot of philanthropic along with his brother and has founded various organisations like the Mercatus center at George Mason University.

6. China’s richest man Wang Jianlin and wife Lin Ning

Net worth: $40.7 billion

Wang Jianlin is the owner of AMC Entertainment (AMC), and a range of luxury hotels and among other businesses.

7. Founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos and wife Mackenzie Bezos

Net worth: $39.8 billion

Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Bezos started Amazon together after getting married in the 90s.

8. CEO of LVMH  Bernard Arnault and Helene Mercier

Net worth: $38.7 billion

LVMH owns luxury brands Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Dior, and Benefit Cosmetics among others.

9. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg and Priscilla Chan

Net worth: $38.5 billion

The couple met at Harvard and married in 2012.

10. Youngest son of Wal-Mart founder founder Jim Walton and wife Lynne Walton

Net worth: $36.2 billion

Son of Samuel Walton, Jim is on the board of directors of Wal-Mart.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Jul 29, 2015 - 12:50AM

    Nice Information And Mostly All couples Related to IT.
    Thanks for sharing this new.keep up it.Recommend

  • Asad
    Jul 29, 2015 - 10:32AM

    All of the wives are rich because they married to a rich guy. It is “List of Rich and Married guys” instead of richest couples. Recommend

  • Ali
    Jul 29, 2015 - 2:34PM

    If we see the list all of them are related to IT filed and if the world leading IT company from Pakistan Axait is not punished by our government due to Indian IT industry pressure, in five years we would have had a Pakistani couple in the list, even now this can be achieved if Pakistani awaam fully support the Axact and put pressure on government to function them with out any trouble…Recommend

  • liaqat ali
    Jul 29, 2015 - 2:48PM

    @Bilal Khan: I found only two couples realted to IT .If you strecth it too uch then three. All the rest are in the brick and mortar.It is a tool and good one at that . But one cant eat , clothed or sheltered in it . Not in a distant future,IT will be like other tools,and nobody will talk about it. ust use it . Recommend

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