9 Celebrities Who Married People Richer Than Them

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Public personalities are typically financially loaded as fame usually comes with fortune in tow. However, some celebrities are up their game in the wealth department by richer spouses. Here are the celebrities who were able to do just that.

“While money can’t buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.”
― Groucho Marx

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  Janet Jackson

Michael Jackson’s sister is a star – and a very wealthy one at that.  She apparently outdid herself when she finally tied the knot with someone even wealthier than her – billionaire Wissam Al Mana. Some may even think that the singer has at last met her financial match in Al Mana. Her husbands’ family runs a large retail business in the Middle East.

 Holly Valance

The Aussie actress’ looks and celebrity status makes it easier for her to snag quality suitors. Therefore, it is no surprise that she managed to snag a billionaire for herself. She married Nick Candy, a luxury property developer, in 2012.

 Jesse James

His claim to fame is being Sandra Bullock’s ex-husband. He got involved in a sordid cheating scandal, which saw the Oscar-winning actress splitting from him. Jesse apparently still managed to do well; he got himself an even richer spouse—billionaire heiress Alexis DeJoria. They got married in 2013. Her dad, by the way, is the founder of John Paul cosmetics.

 Salma Hayek

Being a Hollywood star, she doesn’t appear to be in need of money (she’s worth $85 million). However, considering she landed a very wealthy man for a husband, it probably won’t hurt to marry up to ensure her financial security.

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In 2009, the Latina star said “I do” to billionaire François-Henri Pinault. He owns luxury retail brands such as Gucci, Stella McCartney, Brioni, and Balenciaga.

 Elle Macpherson

The supermodel was at the height of her fame and fortune in the 90s. Back then, she was also known as “The Body.” She apparently proved she still knows her worth to this day when she chose to marry Jeffrey Soffer in 2013. Soffer is a billionaire real estate guru and hotel heir. Like Macpherson, he is Australian.

 Kim Kardashian

Husband and famed rapper Kanye West is worth more than the world-famous reality TV star. Thus, he is a flattering addition to her family considering their growing clout in the entertainment industry. Her marriage to West is certainly an upgrade from that of ex-husband Kris Humphries. Kris is reportedly less wealthy than the rapper.

 Nick Cannon

The actor has a thriving Hollywood career with a couple of movies under his belt. However, he certainly stepped up the prestige ladder when he married veteran diva Mariah Carey. Mariah is of course considerably wealthier. Unfortunately, the union did not last. Carey apparently learned a lesson. She moved on with a richer and older man, Aussie billionaire James Packer.

 Elizabeth Hurley

She has an enviable $35 million to her name. However, her former husband Arun Nayar has even more than that. The Indian textile heir is worth about $200 million. The two divorced in 2011 after only four years together.

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 Miranda Kerr

The supermodel married actor Orlando Bloom in 2010. Sadly, they split in 2013. A couple of months afterward, she was rumored to be dating billionaire James Packer. When those rumors (and sightings of her on his yacht or in his proximity) died down, she was spotted dating yet another billionaire in 2015. This time, it was a much younger one – Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel. Does she have a thing for billionaires? Anyway, they’re set to get married since Spiegel proposed to her in 2016.

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