This list comprises the top 21 celebrity couples ranked by their wealth. These are mega-famous people, drawn mostly from the world of entertainment. We can just gape in awe at their colossal wealth, and indeed be envious of them.
The purpose of listing these richest celebrity couples is not to make you jealous. It shows that ordinary people who have talent and ambition can make it to the top of their profession. There are sportsmen and politicians here, not just stars from show business.
In every case, talent is the trigger that gave these couples a head start. Talent alone is not enough to bring a meteoric rise to fame and fortune. Each of these couples achieved their success through hard work, dedication to their art or sport, and confidence that they were going to achieve great things. You can achieve the same by copying their single-minded approach and their conviction that there would be no rewards without planning and attention to detail.
These couples all took risks early in their careers. When faced with choices, they often followed a riskier path, knowing it would lead to greater success. There might have been a chance of failure, but none of these celebrities were worried. For all of them, setbacks and obstacles on the path to success were opportunities for learning and to add to their fund of experiences.
So, starting at the top, the 21 richest celebrity couples are:
1. Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles.
2. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham.
David Beckham accrued his fortune by being one of the top soccer players in the world. Victoria Beckham began her career in music and then moved into fashion. Both now spend their time making personal appearances and managing their wealth, which stands at $900 million.
3. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.
Tom Brady, possibly the best football quarterback that has ever played, earns an impressive salary from playing, with endorsements adding to his wealth. Gisele Bundchen is a world-renowned supermodel. Their combined wealth stands at $540 million.
4. George and Amal Clooney.
Amal Clooney is a respected and sought-after human rights lawyer. George Clooney is a superstar actor who has appeared in numerous films and has directed and produced movies. Personal appearances net George Clooney huge fees. Amal can command high payments for her work. They have a combined wealth of $510 million.
5. Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are both country singers who have achieved great success. Trisha Yearwood is also an actress, writer, and TV personality who has gained a reputation as a celebrity chef.
The couple enjoys a combined wealth of $365 million.
6. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Kanye West made his fortune through music, while Kim Kardashian is a reality TV star and media celebrity. They have a joint fortune of $335 million.
7. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.
Both Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher made their fortune through the entertainment industry. Another excellent example of talent launching ambitious people on the road to success. A combined fortune for the couple stands at $255 million.
8. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
Acting and singing careers have brought Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel a substantial fortune of $248 million.
9. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart.
Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood’s greatest actors. He has appeared in high-earning box-office hits like the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series. Together with his actress wife, their fortune tops $224 million.
10. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are another couple ranked among Hollywood royalty. Will’s impressive film career has netted them a more than comfortable fortune of $208 million.
11. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.
Combining their earnings from acting and music has netted Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, a handsome fortune of $205 million.
12. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.
Being a god has done Liam Hemsworth no harm at all. His role as Thor in the Marvel Studios universe films has brought him both fame and fortune. Miley Cyrus’s music career has added considerably to their $176 million joint fortune.
13. John Travolta and Kelly Preston.
John Travolta’s career as a dancer and actor has brought him fame and a devoted following. Their joint fortune adds up to $170 million.
14. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.
Blake Shelton enjoys stunning success as a country music singer and TV personality, while his partner, Gwen Stefani, is a singer-songwriter with a large and dedicated fan base.
These two celebrities enjoy a fortune of $160 million.
15. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
Tim McGraw is an American country singer with a long list of successful country music albums. Tim’s wife Faith is a very successful country music artist herself, with an excellent 40 million album sales worldwide. Together they have a fortune of $165 million.
16. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.
Both halves of this couple have enjoyed successful acting careers in both TV and films. $135 million is the balance of their fortune.
17. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.
These are two more Hollywood greats with an impressive list of films between them. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn have a combined fortune of $130 million.
18. Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes.
The stardust of Hollywood blessed both Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes. Their careers have earned them a fortune of $125 million.
19. Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann.
With this couple, the emphasis shifts to the writing and production of blockbuster films and popular and influential TV shows. Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann have $98 million between them.
20. Barack and Michelle Obama.
Barack Obama was a respected and much sought after lawyer before entering politics in his home state of Illinois. He became to 44th President of the United States, serving the maximum two terms. His fame will always be assured as the first African-American to hold the highest office in the land.
Being President does not create opportunities to earn vast wealth, but since leaving office, he has written books and articles and given speeches to a variety of organizations.
Michelle Obama is much loved and respected and often attends functions in her own right.
The couple has a combined fortune of $80 million.
21. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
The singer John Legend has been married to the supermodel and actress Chrissy Teigen since 2013. They are the final entry in this list with a joint fortune of $50 million.
There may be one or two surprises in this list, and especially some unexpected omissions. All of these couples have worked hard to build their careers and fortunes. See them as inspirational examples of what can be done with determination, strength of purpose, and ambition.