When two superstars collide, the pair form an entertainment supernova — a true power couple. From Beyoncé and Jay-Z to David and Victoria Beckham, these celebrity couples have captivated the headlines — and the masses — for decades. Find out which famous duos are among the richest in the business.
Last updated: March 11, 2020
Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann: $111 Million
- Judd Apatow: $90 million
- Leslie Mann: $20 million
One of the funniest celebrity couples in the business, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in June 2017. Apatow is a writer and producer behind some of comedy’s most quotable movies, including “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” Mann, a scene-stealing actor who frequently appears in Apatow’s films, met her now-husband on the set of “The Cable Guy” in 1995.
The two married two years later and welcomed their two daughters, Maude and Iris, into the world in 1997 and 2002, respectively. Both girls have followed in their parents’ footsteps, appearing in roles in “Knocked Up” and “This Is 40,” among other movies.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander: $115 Million
- Kate Upton: $20 million
- Justin Verlander: $95 million
Model-actress Kate Upton and MLB pitcher Justin Verlander married in 2017 in Italy days after he won the World Series. The two live in Houston, where Verlander pitches for the Astros as one of the best-paid players in baseball.
Upton has appeared on the covers of Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Italia, Elle France and many other publications. Verlander recently signed a two-year, $66 million contract with the Astros for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The couple welcomed a baby girl in November 2018.
Ciara and Russell Wilson: $135 Million
- Ciara: $20 million
- Russell Wilson: $115 million
Singer Ciara married football star Russell Wilson in July 2016, and in April 2017, they welcomed their first daughter, Sienna Princess. In January, Ciara announced on Instagram that she was pregnant again. This will be her third child — she also has a son with rapper Future.
In between having kids, Ciara has continued to make music, releasing her latest album, “Beauty Marks,” in 2019. And 2019 was also a big year for Wilson — in April of that year, he signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks that made him the NFL’s highest-paid player, Forbes reported. These two are also entrepreneurs — Ciara runs her own entertainment company and record label, Beauty Marks Entertainment, and Wilson runs a brand management, creative content and production company, West2East Empire. In 2019, they also announced a joint venture, Why Not You, a production company for film, TV and digital content, The Hollywood Reporter reported.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky: $135 Million
- Chris Hemsworth: $130 million
- Elsa Pataky: $5 million
Spanish actress Elsa Pataky and Australian actor Chris Hemsworth were introduced by talent agent William Ward in early 2010 and got married just three months later. They now have three kids together, and live far away from Hollywood in Byron Bay, Australia.
Pataky — who starred in “The Fast and the Furious” — stepped away from acting to focus on raising their kids, and Hemsworth also took a brief hiatus from acting to spend more time with his family. Despite the break, Hemsworth was one of the highest-paid celebrities of 2019, Forbes reported. He has earned $15 million — plus a percentage of the profits — each time he has played Thor, and he has also signed seven-figure endorsement deals with Hugo Boss and Tag Huer.
Stephen and Ayesha Curry: $140 Million
- Ayesha Curry: $10 million
- Stephen Curry: $130 million
Stephen (also known as Steph) and Ayesha Curry first met when they were teenagers through their church’s youth group and reconnected as adults when Steph reached out to Ayesha on Facebook. The couple tied the knot in 2011 and now have three children together — Riley, Ryan and Canon.
A two-time MVP, Steph signed the NBA’s first $200 million contract in 2017, Forbes reported. He also oversees the company SC30, which manages his investments, brand partnerships and philanthropy, and the production company Unanimous Media. Ayesha has dabbled in acting, but she’s made her millions through other endeavors. She has written a cookbook, launched the International Smoke restaurant franchise with chef Michael Mina, hosts several cooking shows and announced in January that she is launching a lifestyle magazine.
Barack and Michelle Obama: $140 Million
- Barack Obama: $70 million
- Michelle Obama: $70 million
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle will celebrate 28 years of marriage this year. The two are parents to Malia, who is enrolled at Harvard University, and Sasha, who is attending the University of Michigan.
Post-presidency, the Obamas have been traveling the world. Michelle has been continuing her work in the health and wellness realm, in addition to releasing her memoir “Becoming” in 2018. Since he left the Oval Office, Barack has continued his efforts on healthcare reform. Both Obamas have reportedly secured a $65 million joint book deal, and their net worths have grown. The two also inked a production deal with Netflix in summer 2018. One of their projects will be an adaptation of a book about President Donald Trump’s administration, People reported.
Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson: $164.5 Million
- Miley Cyrus: $160 million
- Cody Simpson: $4.5 million
Singers Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson were friends before dating and took their relationship to the next level in the fall of 2019. Simpson even released a single, “Golden Thing,” inspired by Cyrus.
While Simpson has had a successful musical career, it’s Cyrus who really makes bank. The singer-slash-actress has generated millions, first as the star of “Hannah Montana” and later through her own music.
Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood: $170 Million
- Mike Fisher: $30 million
- Carrie Underwood: $140 million
Country superstar Carrie Underwood and retired NHL player Mike Fisher met through a mutual friend — Underwood’s bassist Mark Childers. The two began dating in 2008, while Underwood was living in Nashville and Fisher was living in Ottawa, Canada. Fisher popped the question in late 2009, and the couple tied the knot the following July.
In 2011, the hockey player was traded to the Nashville Predators. Four years later, the couple welcomed their first child, Isaiah, into the world. The pair welcomed their second child in January 2019.
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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost: $171 Million
- Scarlett Johansson: $165 million
- Colin Jost: $6 million
“Marriage Story” star Scarlett Johansson and “Saturday Night Live” writer Colin Jost met on the set of the sketch comedy show when she hosted in 2010. However, they were both dating other people and didn’t become romantically linked until the spring of 2017, with “SNL” star Kate McKinnon acting as their matchmaker, O the Oprah Magazine reported. The couple went red-carpet official in 2018 and got engaged in May 2019 when Jost presented Johansson with an 11-carat ring worth a reported $450,000.
Jost joined “SNL” as a writer in 2005 and became head writer in 2012; he’s currently co-head writer. Johansson has become the highest-paid woman in the Marvel Universe, earning about $15 million per film as Black Widow, Forbes reported.
Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers: $180 Million
- Danica Patrick: $60 million
- Aaron Rodgers: $120 million
Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and former race car driver Danica Patrick have been dating since 2018, and in 2019 they dropped $28 million on a beachfront Malibu villa, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Rodgers is the seventh-highest-paid athlete in the world, Forbes reported. In August 2018, he signed a four-year, $134 million contract with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers is also a minority owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, and he launched a $50 million venture and growth-stage fund with Roth Capital in 2019. Patrick has made her millions through her racing career, but also through endorsements. She’s had deals with Go Daddy, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Nationwide Insurance and Tissot, Forbes reported.
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara: $196 Million
- Joe Manganiello: $16 million
- Sofia Vergara: $180 million
“True Blood” star Joe Manganiello and “Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara met in May 2014 at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, though Vergara was engaged to someone else at the time. Shortly after, she and her ex split, and then Vergara and Manganiello went on their first date in June of that year, O the Oprah Magazine reported. By December 2014, the couple was engaged and got married in November 2015.
Manganiello recently appeared in “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” and is set to star in a number of upcoming movies, including “Justice League Part Two.” Although “Modern Family” is coming to an end, Vergara will continue to rake in money through her other pursuits. She has a denim line with Walmart and a furniture line with Rooms to Go.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani: $230 Million
- Blake Shelton: $80 million
- Gwen Stefani: $150 million
They met as coaches on “The Voice” in 2014, but Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani eventually fell in love after bonding over heartbreak. Both Shelton’s marriage to fellow country singer Miranda Lambert and Stefani’s marriage to Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale came to an end within months of each other in 2015.
Speculation that Shelton and Stefani were dating came almost immediately after their divorces were announced, thanks in part to their flirty on-screen antics. The couple officially confirmed their relationship in November 2015 and have been going strong since. Shelton’s latest album, “Fully Loaded: God’s Country,” features a duet with Stefani titled “Nobody But You.”
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher: $265 Million
- Mila Kunis: $65 million
- Ashton Kutcher: $200 million
Married couple and parents of Wyatt and Dimitri, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have had quite the rollercoaster of a relationship since first meeting on the set of “That ’70s Show” in the late ’90s. At the time, Kunis — who had her first kiss ever on-screen with Kutcher — was only 14.
Over the next couple of decades, the two dated — and married, in Kutcher’s case — other people and each went on to star in a variety of hit movies and TV shows before reconnecting in 2012. Kunis and Kutcher wed in 2015 and welcomed kids in 2015 and 2016.
Kunis has continued voicing Meg Griffin on “Family Guy” and is set to appear in the upcoming film “Breaking News in Yuba County,” and Kutcher stars in the television series “The Ranch.” Kutcher has also added to his net worth with his investments, which have included early investments in Airbnb and Uber.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake: $268 Million
- Jessica Biel: $18 million
- Justin Timberlake: $250 million
Together since 2007 — with one brief breakup — boy-band alum and pop icon Justin Timberlake proposed to actress Jessica Biel during a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in December 2011. Less than a year later, in October 2012, they married in an intimate ceremony in Puglia, Italy.
The couple welcomed their first child, son Silas Randall Timberlake, in April 2015. Since becoming parents, the couple has remained busy. Biel starred in the limited series “Limetown,” which aired on the streaming platform Facebook Watch. Timberlake released his latest single, a duet with SZA called “The Other Side,” on Feb. 26.
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker: $300 Million
- Matthew Broderick: $150 million
- Sarah Jessica Parker: $150 million
Sarah Jessica Parker, best known for playing Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City,” and Matthew Broderick, who rose to fame playing Ferris Bueller, celebrated 22 years of marriage together last May, making theirs one of the more successful celebrity marriages.
The two have three kids together — James Wilkie, Loretta and Tabitha. Although the couple has been historically private about their relationship, they each spilled some of their relationship secrets to “Entertainment Tonight” in 2016. A couple of keys to a good relationship, in their opinion: communicating and never going to bed angry.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw: $325 Million
- Faith Hill: $165 million
- Tim McGraw: $160 million
For country music fans, it’s hard to remember a time when Tim McGraw and Faith Hill weren’t together. In 1996, Hill released her second album and went on tour as the opening act for McGraw. Though both were engaged to other people at the time, they each called off their respective weddings and instead married each other later that year.
The two — married for over 20 years — are parents to Gracie, Maggie and Audrey. In November 2017, the couple released their first collaboration album together, “The Rest of Our Life.”
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban: $325 Million
- Nicole Kidman: $250 million
- Keith Urban: $75 million
Country singer Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman will celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary in June. The Aussies first met in 2005 and have two children together: Sunday Rose and Faith.
Kidman is widely known for starring roles in the films “Moulin Rouge!” and “The Hours” (for which she won an Oscar) — and, recently, for her Emmy-winning performance in HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”
Urban first appeared on the country music scene in 2000 and continues to top charts worldwide. He released his 10th studio album, “Graffiti U,” in April 2018.
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Gerard Piqué and Shakira: $340 Million
- Gerard Piqué: $40 million
- Shakira: $300 million
International superstars, singer Shakira and footballer Gerard Piqué first met at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and began dating the following year. Not too long after that, the couple revealed that they were expecting their first child together. The two welcomed their first son, Milan, in 2013 and their second son, Sasha, in January 2015.
Shakira burst onto the American music scene with her hit “Whenever Wherever,” although she was already known in the Latin music world. She has 11 albums under her belt, with her most recent release in 2017. She released her latest single with Anuel AA, “Me Gusta,” in January.
Piqué, a world-renown defender in the league, plays for Barcelona.
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry: $370 Million
- Orlando Bloom: $40 million
- Katy Perry: $330 million
Actor Orlando Bloom and pop star Katy Perry were first spotted together in January 2016 and got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2019. Both have been married before — Bloom was married to supermodel Miranda Kerr and Perry was married to actor Russell Brand.
Bloom has made his millions from starring in two incredibly popular movie franchises: “The Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Perry’s main source of wealth is her music — her “Witness” tour grossed over $1 million per stop, Forbes reported. She has also earned big bucks as a judge on “American Idol” with a salary of $25 million a season, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood: $390 Million
- Garth Brooks: $350 million
- Trisha Yearwood: $40 million
Country music legends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will be celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary this year. The two have been friends since 1987, before either of them was a household name. Both married other people but remained friends while touring — both together and on their own. Brooks has three daughters with ex-wife Sandy Mahl; Yearwood does not have any children.
In September 2015, both Brooks and Yearwood were inducted into the Nashville Walk of Fame. They are both currently on tour. When not on tour, the Grammy-award winners reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where Yearwood focuses on her other career — filming cooking shows and writing cookbooks.
Joe Alwyn and Taylor Swift: $404 Million
- Joe Alwyn: $4 million
- Taylor Swift: $400 million
It’s unclear when and how actor Joe Alwyn and pop star Taylor Swift met, but they were definitely dating by the summer of 2017. The couple had their first public date night in September 2018, when Swift attended a screening for his movie “The Favourite.”
Though Alwyn’s star is just beginning to rise, Swift is a veritable superstar — and a rich one at that. Swift topped Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list in 2019 with $185 million in earnings for the year. In 2018, she wrapped up her “Reputation” stadium tour, which was the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history, according to Forbes.
George and Amal Clooney: $520 Million
- Amal Clooney: $20 million
- George Clooney: $500 million
George and Amal Clooney got married in Venice, Italy, in 2014 after meeting near Lake Como a year prior. The Clooneys welcomed twins into the world in 2017.
George, who is known for his acting chops, has also directed six films, with another in post-production. Amal, an international human rights lawyer, is set to represent the Maldives on behalf of Rohingya Muslims at the UN’s highest court, The Guardian reported.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: $540 Million
- Ellen DeGeneres: $490 million
- Portia de Rossi: $50 million
Comedian and TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi first met in 2000, but they didn’t start dating until 2004. They made their first official appearance the following year, and then the couple got married in August 2008.
De Rossi became well known in the late ’90s as Nell Porter on “Ally McBeal,” and later starred on “Nip/Tuck,” “Scandal” and “Arrested Development.” DeGeneres also gained fame in the ’90s as the star of her eponymous sitcom, “Ellen,” and became a true household name when she got her own talk show in 2003. DeGeneres ranked No. 22 on the 2019 Forbes Celebrity 100 list, with $80.5 million in earnings for the year. Her wealth comes from her eight-figure TV hosting paycheck, her television production work and licensing fees from her lines at PetSmart and Bed, Bath & Beyond, Forbes reported.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: $580 Million
- Tom Brady: $180 million
- Gisele Bundchen: $400 million
Touted as the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady is a six-time Super Bowl winner. Active in fashion since the age of 14, Gisele Bundchen has been dubbed an “ubermodel” for her powerful presence in the modeling world. The celebs are parents to three kids — Benjamin, Vivian and, from Brady’s relationship with Bridget Moynahan, Jack.
The two wed in 2009 on two separate occasions. First, they tied the knot with close friends and family in Santa Monica, California. Following the intimate ceremony, they celebrated with close friends and family at Bundchen’s house in Costa Rica.
Brady and the New England Patriots took home their sixth Super Bowl victory in February 2019, making Brady the only player in NFL history to win six Super Bowl titles, according to CBS Sports. Bundchen continues to model, recently appearing in ads for Dior Skincare.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West: $600 Million
- Kanye West: $250 million
- Kim Kardashian West: $350 million
After years of friendship, self-made reality superstar Kim Kardashian and acclaimed rapper and producer Kanye West started dating in the spring of 2012 — while Kardashian was going through a divorce from her 72-day marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries. In December 2012, the couple announced they were expecting their first child, and daughter North West was born in June 2013.
A few months later, in October 2013, West surprised Kardashian with an elaborate proposal at San Francisco’s AT&T Stadium, where he gave her a 15-carat diamond ring with an estimated price tag of $2.5 million to $3 million, E! News reported. The couple’s 2014 nuptials in Florence, Italy, cost an estimated $2.8 million.
In December 2015, their family grew once again, with the birth of son Saint West. The couple welcomed a baby girl, Chicago, in January 2018 via surrogate and welcomed son Psalm, also via surrogate, in May 2019.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez: $750 Million
- Jennifer Lopez: $400 million
- Alex Rodriguez: $350 million
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez first met former baseball player Alex Rodriguez when she attended a Yankees game with her then-husband, Marc Anthony, back in 2005. They reconnected in 2017 when they bumped into each other at a restaurant and were spotted together throughout the year, Bazaar reported. The star couple announced their engagement in March 2019.
Lopez is the epitome of a multihyphenate, with earnings from her movies, her Las Vegas residency, her role as a producer and judge on “World of Dance” and her business pursuits, which include a makeup line with Inglot Cosmetics. In 2019, Lopez made $43 million, Forbes reported. Before retiring, Rodriguez was one of the world’s highest-paid athletes. He had signed two of the biggest contracts in baseball history — a $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers and a $275 million deal with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez is now a sports commentator and analyst and is the founder of A-Rod Corp, a real estate investment and development firm.
David and Victoria Beckham: $900 Million
- David Beckham: $450 million
- Victoria Beckham: $450 million
The soccer legend and Posh Spice have been married for over 20 years. The two first met in 1997, were engaged in 1998 and married in 1999. The couple are parents to sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and daughter Harper.
David, one of the most prolific soccer stars of his generation, retired from the sport in 2013. In 2018, David founded the new soccer team Inter Miami, which is based in Florida. Since her Spice Girls days, Victoria has made a name for herself as a fashion icon and designer. She has released her own fashion line of ready-to-wear and runway clothing, accessories and shoes.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z: $1.5 Billion
- Beyoncé: $500 million
- Jay-Z: $1 billion
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, the king and queen of hip-hop, met sometime between 1999 and 2000 and secretly started dating in 2001. On April 8, 2008, Beyoncé and Jay-Z wed in a small ceremony. The couple welcomed daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January 2012, and twins Rumi and Sir in 2017. Shortly after welcoming their twins, the two announced they would hit the road again in 2018 for their second stadium tour, “OTR II.” The tour grossed roughly $5 million per night, Forbes reported.
Jay-Z — one of the founding pioneers of modern rap — is now hip-hop’s first billionaire. His wealth comes from his wide-ranging empire, which includes the liquor brands Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac, an impressive art collection, real estate holdings and investments in companies like Uber, Forbes reported.
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Gabrielle Olya contributed to the reporting for this article.
Net worths are sourced from Celebrity Net Worth and are accurate as of March 3, 2020.
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