There is not much difference between the rich and the average person. Although they can afford luxurious cars and larger homes, these people have a daily routine that is often similar to ours. Having a fortune does not absolve you of human feelings. Like any other person, the rich also experience all kinds of feelings, including love, and their relationships are as convoluted as those of another human being.
Most of the time, their marriage is even more stressful and progressively unpleasant, as the money and notoriety that often go hand in hand can include a ton of extra weight in their relationship. Some of these rich celebrities have happy and magical love stories, while others have had to deal with the turmoil and heartache. Of course, their wealth can distinguish them from us, but the rich also have a heart. To prove it, we will look at the union of some of the richest couples in existence.
1. Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos
With an astonishing fortune of more than $100 billion, Jeff is one of the richest men in history. Amazon’s founder and CEO has had a rewarding career, but his stable marriage to Mackenzie Bezos is noteworthy. Mackenzie was with him all that time and was very close to him when he founded Amazon and incorporated it into the power plant it is today.
They met when Mackenzie interviewed him at the New York hedge fund, and after three months until their first appointment, they signed up. They married in 1993 and moved to Seattle the following year after Jeff had the idea for the company that would eventually become Amazon.
Decades later, the couple is still happily married and has four children together. The business magnate is as favorable to his half of the profession as he is to his own. “Jeff is my best reader,” she said, adding that he would be happy to clarify his schedule for reading and annotating his original copies.
2. Bill and Melinda Gates
The word generosity is often associated with Bill and Melinda’s couple since they have given a lot in their philanthropic journey. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has billions to his credit, but he and his half, Melinda, do not accumulate them for them. This couple is famous for their magnanimous commitments and, together with other billionaires, they created the Giving Pledge that encourages rich people to give the dominant share of their wealth.
Bill and Melinda Gates worked together to raise their three children quietly, not even allowing them to own a mobile phone until they were 14 years old. Their children will also have to make their way in the world.
3. David and Victoria Beckham
If you are a football fan, then you don’t need to introduce who the handsome Manchester United player is. David and Victoria have been one since 1997. From the moment the former Spice Girl met the football player in the Manchester United players’ lounge, they became inseparable. They are an extremely wealthy couple, each contributing about $450 million to the relationship. At a time when celebrity weddings are doomed from the beginning, the Beckhams have managed to stay together, putting four young people in the spotlight. Although there was gossip about the couple splitting up, a spokesman in June 2018 denied it by saying that the couple was getting stronger.
4. Warren Buffet and Astrid Menks
Although Warren Buffet is one of the richest men in history, he still lives within his means. The business magnate lives in a house he acquired in 1958 for $31,500. He married his second wife, Astrid Menks, in 2006 for a very specific reason. The used ring was purchased at a discount from their own jewelry company, and the couple ate at the Bonefish Grill, an occasional food franchise.
Susan was Warren’s first wife, but she died in 2004, although her relationship with Astrid dates back to the 1970s. Warren and Susan separated in the 1970s while maintaining their romantic union. Warren was with Susan and Astrid, with the support of the two ladies.
5. Kanye and Kim Kardashian West
With a combined wealth of $600 million, they are one of the most remarkable couples in modern history. The rapper and television character married in 2014 and had three children together. West is Kardashian’s third husband, after music creator Damon Thomas and NBA player Kris Humphries. Although the Wests seem to be doing well at the moment, Kim admitted that parenting had put pressure on their marriage.
6. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Actress Katie Holmes of Dawson’s Creek married movie star Tom Cruise had a $2 million ceremony in 2006. Although they did not succeed in their marriage, their ceremony was one to beat. The bride and groom both wore Armani. The couple personally flew all their guests to celebrate their sumptuous Italian wedding at Odescalchi Castle in the city of Bracciano, Italy. The list of celebrity guests included names such as John Travolta, Victoria Beckham, Will Smith, Jim Carrey, and Jennifer Lopez.
7. Heather Mills and Paul McCartney
In 2002, model and businesswoman Heather Mills married Beatles bassist and singer Paul McCartney in a ceremony that attracted media attention.
The wedding took place on the grounds of a 17th-century Irish chapel, attended by 300 guests. Later, the reception moved to a remote castle in Glaslough, Ireland, for music and champagne.
The bride entered the chapel to sing “Heather”, a song her husband had written for her on his album “Driving Rain”. The couple exchanged vows and it is said that the wedding bells rang for more than 20 minutes after the newlyweds left the premises.
The guests were then treated to an Indian vegetarian banquet, an Indian dance troupe, a ten-member orchestra, dance, champagne, and cake.
8. David Gest and Liza Minnelli
David Gest, an American producer, and television personality, married Oscar-winning Liza Minnelli, daughter of Judy Garland. Their extravagant 2002 ceremony was held on Fifth Avenue in New York City and featured many famous guests. Notably, their bridesmaid and witness were Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor. The couple did not have a happy life as a couple, and as great as marriage was. Indeed, the couple stayed together for less than a year before asking for what is often called Hollywood’s dirtiest divorce.
9. Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky
As the daughter of the former President of the United States, it is not surprising that the marriage of Chelsea Clinton and American investor Marc Mezvinsky was one of those to be remembered. This New York interfaith wedding took place at Astor Courts for $200,000. And it wasn’t the only expense!
The 5-foot gluten-free wedding cake cost between $8,000 and $10,000, the flowers cost about $250,000 and, of course, there was the price of a security, which was $30,000. An 18-piece orchestra serenaded the 400 guests throughout the evening with only the classics, like Frank Sinatra. As the evening progressed until the early morning, the party people were taken to a tennis court where a DJ played after the party.
10. Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin
English professional footballer Wayne Rooney married Coleen McLoughlin in 2008 in a 700-year-old abbey near Genoa, Italy. The reception took place there too.
The couple flew their 64 guests in a private jet to their wedding venue and played the Irish group Westlife during their reception. Interestingly, the couple asked their guests not to buy gifts, but rather to make donations to a children’s hospital in Liverpool.
11. Prince William and Kate Middleton
This ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey. It is estimated that the price of the guarantee was £30,000, which means that the wedding and reception itself cost only £4 million. The wedding dress alone cost £434,000.
This successful wedding was filled with royal celebrities and prominent celebrities such as George Clooney, Elton John, and Joss Stone.
12. Amit Bhatia and Vanisha Mittal
If you thought that 34 million is a lot for just one day of celebration, wait until you hear the details of the marriage of Anglo-Indian businessman Amit Bhatia and his wife Vanisha Mittal. This couple married at the luxurious Château de Versailles.
During the wedding, there was a scripted play, a Moulin Rouge dance and a French opera. There was also a guided tour of the palace.
There were also spas, rooms, mobile phones and nearly £1 million spent on spoiling and pampering wedding guests. For their wedding meal, the couple flew with their favorite chefs from India.