Happy birthday, George Soros! The billionaire investment mogul married Tamiko Bolton on his 82nd birthday! That is one heck of a birthday present, if you ask us.
Money, money, money… Some say it makes the world go round, some think it’s the root of all evil, but most of us wouldn’t say no if it was offered to us – especially if it came with a handsome husband attached. So just who are the world’s richest wives?
Kristy Hinze is a wife, mother, and super rich yacht owner. The former lingerie-model married Internet pioneer Jim Clark in 2009. We’re sure it wasn’t for the money and for the yachts. Honestly.
Malia Andelin used to work as a flight attendant on one of the jets of Viacom. It was probably there that she got the attention of Sumner Redstone, the owner of the National Amusements chain that in turns owns CBS Corporation, Viacom, MTV Networks, BET and Paramount Pictures. He has been divorced twice, including the first one when he left his wife of 55 years. Redstone is already 89 years old. Andelin is estimated to be in her twenties. Talk about a May-December romance.
Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova is a Russian socialite and fashion designer. She used to be the girlfriend of the Russian tennis star, Marat Safin. She is now the partner of Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich, with whom she has two kids. Though born in Russia, she moved to Houston when she was 10 years old. She then grew up inLos Angeles. She is the founder of the IRIS Foundation, an organization dedicated to the promotion of contemporary culture. She also served as an editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine called Pop.
Salma Hayek is a Mexican actress who is married to Francois-Henri Pinault, the Chief Executive Officer of PPR whose retail empire includes brands like Puma, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. The Mexican bombshell first broke into Hollywood with movies like “Desperado,” “Dogma” and “Wild, Wild West.” She then received acclaim for her lead performance in “Frida” in 2002. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest performance in 2007 in the television show called “Ugly Betty.” The couple has one child.
Aleksandra Melnichenko is a Serbian model who is married to the Russian tycoon Andrey Melnichenko. She has worked for several top fashion designers in Paris, Milan and Rome. She was also part of Models, a pop group from the old Yugoslavia that toured and recorded for five years back in the 90s. She met her husband in2003 in France and they got married two years later at the Cote d’ Azur. The two currently reside in Russia.
Flavia Sampaio is the girlfriend of Eike Batista, the richest man in Brazil. Sampaio comes from the south side of Rio de Janeiro where she works as a lawyer. She is part of the Sampaio, Morisson and Boquimpani Advogados Associados and she specializes in both tax and environmental law. She also runs a non-government organization called Institute Consciousness that operates along Copacabana. The group aims to help kids between 7 to 14 years old. They now have more than 100 kids under their tutelage.
Claudia Barilla is the wife of Guy Laliberte, a French Canadian who struck it rich after establishing the Cirque du Soleil. Barilla used to be a swimsuit model before marrying Laliberte. She is a Director of the One Drop Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to supporting and helping out at-risk youths around the world. It encourages children to make the right decision through the use of circus arts. The couple now has two children.