In 2013, Forbes estimated that Beyonce and Jay Z were the highest earning couple with a projected $95 million for that year alone. But earnings is not the same as net worth, which is the true litmus test for wealth. Net worth accounts for assets minus expenses, so it includes brokerage accounts and other owned properties.
The richest celebrity couples list we are featuring today may surprise some of our readers, and although Jay Z and Beyonce are on the list, there are others whose net worth makes their appear small. Check out the top five richest celebrity couples and remember, it changes every year.
Salma Hayek and Francois Pinault
Luxury-conglomerate Kering's CEO, Francois-Henry Pinault, and actress Salma Hayek have been married since 2009 and according to reports, are still very much in love and happy. Before and during the beginning of their relationship, Salma was not into high-end fashion, but with Francois-Henri's career in the luxury fashion industry she has changed. After all Kering owns some of the industry's most loved brands, such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton, which means Pinault's net worth of $13.9 billion actually dwarfs Hayek's $85 million. Together they are considered the wealthiest celebrity couple around - combined net worth $13.986 billion.
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw
It is probably not a big surprise that Steven and Kate are on this list. After all, Spielberg's enterprises are larger than life. With Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Studios and all other projects, the Spielbergs could easily cease all work efforts and take it easy well into their senior years. Kate's net worth of $20 million coupled with Steven's projected net worth of $3.5 billion, the couple is going strong with a combined net worth of $3.52 billion.
Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana
Most men would be thrilled to marry, or even date, the youngest of the Jackson family. She has had financial success all of her life - mostly because of her extreme talent and beauty. When she met billionaire Wissam Al Mana and married him in 2012, it was surely not for his money. Wissam is a luxury brand representative for fashion lines such as Alexander McQueen and Hermes and Janet is still belting out hit tunes, so their net worth is always rising. At last count, the couple's net worth was estimated at $1.15 billion.
Jay Z & Beyonce Knowles
Some may have expected Jay Z and Beyonce to be at the top of this list... and they are certainly close. Jay Z is an amazing investor and talented artist and Beyonce has wowed audiences around the world with her stunning stage and film performances. They are considered one of the top Hollywood power couples as they are both highly respected, talented and rich. Together this couple's net worth is estimated at over $1 billion. We hope the rumors of a potential split last year are gone for good.
David and Victoria Beckham
The couple met in 1997 and married by 1999 in Ireland. They are considered U.K. celebrity royalty and are closely watched by the media and paparazzi. Both celebs were rich before they met, so together they are even wealthier. Now that Victoria (Posh Spice) is a successful fashion designer, she is bringing in about the same as her successful football star. Their little family of five is extremely well off, with a combined net worth estimated at $650 million. We love this couple and are happy they made it to the richest celebrity couples list for 2015.
If 2015 has left you single and feeling alone, take heart, every new year is an untapped opportunity to find a new, even more lovable side of yourself. It takes guts and some effort to make the mental, emotional and possibly physical changes needed to attract love in 2016. But we know you can do it and we're behind you all the way.
Many love coaches will tell you to stop concentrating on finding love. It is said that when you look the other way is when you will find it. We, at MillionaireMatch, agree with that basic concept with one exception. Get your ducks in a row and make a few changes before taking that step. We've come up with the top five most important steps that will surely help you find true love in the coming year.
If you are one of those singles who think they have it going on but can't seem to find partners to match your hotness - think again. You may not be the person you think you are. So take a few minutes to review this checklist, see where you stand and recognize the fact that you, too, are not perfect and can afford to make changes.
Are you a good listener?
Do you talk about things that interest the other person?
Do you ask about the other person?
Do you complement your date's personal choices/lifestyle?
Do you focus on the present and the person you are with?
Have you ever updated updated your look?
Do you connect with your femininity (or masculinity if a man)?
Are you kind and considerate?
Are you prepared to have a great time?
Are you ready to do what it takes to make a great relationship?
If you answered no to any of those questions, we think it's high time you made some changes. If you don't know how and need a little help, we encourage you to talk to your most honest friend, relative or even seek help from a life coach. Making changes isn't always easy, but it is necessary all throughout life. Be the person you want to meet.
Now that you know what you need to change emotionally and mentally, how do you feel about yourself physically? Are you still wearing the same hairstyle? Have you updated your wardrobe to suit the new you? Is it time to pop into the cosmetic and fashion departments of your favorite store to get a little makeover? Believe us, updating your personal style will make you feel more attractive and confident. Confidence attracts. Period.
Expand Your Perfect Mate Checklist
Now, let's review that checklist you've been adding to all these years. You want the perfect mate and have little tolerance for imperfection. This is a common pitfall for both men and women. The truth is - no one is perfect. The trick is to ferret out the imperfections that you can live with without ongoing grief. Example: If you need to be with someone who is intelligent, can you cut someone a little slack if there are areas in which their intelligence does not shine? You have to give a little and find the person who will also tolerate any annoying habits you may have.
Set Your New Compass
Now that you have taken the time to review the situation in the way you experienced it in 2015, and made the necessary changes, it is time to set your compass to attract love in 2016. You are open, ready and willing to meet the partner that is going to make your head swoon. So stop worrying and use your newly enhanced confidence to know that your love is right around the corner. Now get out there so he/she can find you!
Whether you are saying those three little words for the first time or setting the scene for reminding your lover how you feel, it's always nice to use a little foresight for finding the best places to say the deeply felt I Love You. You might want a low-key, but the romantic venue, such as the shower or your bed. Or it could be a romantic dinner for two at home with a homemade music mix that includes a few of your mutually favorite love songs playing in the background as a prelude for what's to come.
If you're still deciding whether to go cutesy, sexy or funny, our suggestion is to stay on the sexy-loving side of things. There's nothing better to a man than a slow-sexy kiss that gets him completely turned on before you whisper sweet nothings into his ear. Save funny for your 15th anniversary and only use cutesy if your man or woman is more on the shy than the wild side. Take it from us, you will both excite and delight your man if every inch of his body is waiting for your next play. It will be more meaningful... Guaranteed.
Here are four of our favorite best places ideas we think will punctuate and enhance this particular milestone. Although we're giving you specific venues, these are concepts from which you can draw your own ideas.
On a beach
Zuma Beach in Malibu, California is considered one of the most beautiful and romantic beaches on the west coast. Strolling on the beach at sunset, whether it is a stroll on a lake, river or ocean will definitely have the same smooth and romantic effect. If you're nervous about sharing your feelings, remember love is the center of the universe and walking on the beach will help set the stage.
Overlooking the ocean
Finding the perfect vantage point where the two of you can can cuddle up under the stars is über romantic. One of our favorite places on the globe for romantic ocean views is Vancouver, British Columbia. Find one of many outlooks and set up your romantic evening with a few candles, a bottle of wine and your sexiest look. There are plenty of breakfast in beds or hotel locations overlooking the ocean in many of our U.S. States, so be creative. If you're in it for the overnight experience, be sure to find a place that has a patio or balcony where the most romantic mood can be created.
On a gondola
Venice, Italy has been one of the top locations for professing love. Whether it is a marriage proposal or simply a statement of undying and everlasting love, the environment sets the perfect mood. If you don't have the time or inclination to fly to Venice, Italy, consider the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA, which might be the second best. In fact, it is cleaner and has much less water traffic than its Italian counterpart. Make sure to give the gondolier your camera or camera phone so he can capture the moment!
In the City of Love
One of the sexiest places on the planet is Paris, France and considered romantic and the perfect place for "I love you". We agree that it is a bit of a stretch if you are busy or not a multi-millionaire who can fly impromptu in your private jet. If you love this idea but don't have the time, consider Las Vegas's Paris Las Vegas Hotel. It even has an Eiffel Tower. If Las Vegas isn't convenient, the Paris theme can be used at home, by decorating the table or bedroom with sexy silks and lots of twinkle lights to show off your best self in sexy Parisian lingerie.
Did someone say, diamonds are a girl's best friend? Well, that is true to a large degree, but there are definitely other gifts that have the ability to warm the hearts of women everywhere. Candy, flowers, and diamonds are always welcome, but going the traditional route is no longer the only way. While some women prefer the traditional Hallmark image of Valentine's Day, other women are edgier and enjoy technology, gadgets, and gifts that fulfill their personal, passionate hobbies.
So today, we're going to present the créme-de-la-créme of gifts for attractive women, to make your Valentine's Day shopping a little easier. Take a look and let our ideas inspire you to find the most perfect gift that she might ever receive. The payoff will be worth it, as demonstrating thoughtfulness goes a long way with our typical Valentine.
1. Tiffany & Co. - Blue Box
Most women will admit it, almost anything from Tiffany's is a welcome gift. Once she gets a glimpse of the precious blue box with the famous Tiffany & Co. logo, her heart starts racing. It isn't that most are expecting an engagement ring to pop out, it is more about knowing that anything from Tiffany's is high quality and above the normal price range. However, guys - if you're going this route, don't cheap out and buy a key ring or the least expensive thing in the store. This is also the type of gift that is best accompanied by flowers, her favorite candy and a romantic evening out... or in.
2. Couples Massage
Most women love a spa day, but since this holiday is for couples - consider booking a couple's massage at a nearby spa. Or for a real treat, reserve a flight to a spa destination so the two of you can spend a couple days just relaxing and enjoying one another on every level. If you're not familiar with massages, keep in mind the reservation desk will ask what type of you would like, as it may require a different type of massage therapist. The most common is the Swedish massage - which is über relaxing. The other two most popular massages are Thai and Deep Tissue. The Deep Tissue is generally a bit painful, as it aims to wipe out any knots and stiff muscles the masseuse can feel in the body. The Thai massage has gained much popularity over the years and can be accomplished with clothes on. So if you're a clothes-off kind of guy who doesn't want this particular message to exude pain for either one of you, we recommend sticking with the Swedish for this holiday.
3. Dear Bowie Emilia Romper
This luscious romper is sexy and comfortable - which will encourage your honey to wear it often. The Dear Bowie designers are sisters from Montreal and they keep batting it out of the park with their designs that appeal to both sexes. Men love to admire their women who wear these 70s-retro-style rompers that manage to have a contemporary feel and women love to feel sexy while nothing is binding, such as undergarments.
4. Solid Gold Cell Phone Case
It might seem a little extravagant, but unless your partner consistently changes out her cell phone sizes, this gift is a sure hit. Solid gold means it is not inexpensive - but it is a gift that can last as a lifetime. There are also solid gold cases that are encrusted with diamonds or other precious jewels. Prices range from expensive to exorbitant - although if you do not buck up, imitations can always be found. For a little extra, consider having it inscribed.
5. Electric Bicycle
Electric bikes are the latest in fun fitness, as the rider can rely on the bike's power to pedal uphill or long distance when too tired. There are many shapes and sizes, but this iPhone-controlled Xkuty One has so many capabilities that others don't. This is made by Electric Mobility Company of Spain and it is advertised to use silent technology for the motor and is armed with an iPhone holder on the handlebar. When the app is downloaded, the rider has the option of using the phone to set maximum speed, acceleration styles, battery consumption and GPS navigation. And, the bike will call for help if the user has had an emergency. So you know you're giving her a safe adventure.
It's a fair bet to say that at one time or another every man and woman leaves a painful or poignant relationship. If you are someone who's got the relationship blues, read on.
It is all a matter of perspective. Where you are now is not where you have been and most certainly not where you're going to be in the future. It still feels like you've sunk into a black hole, right? It's hard to notice anyone else or anything around, as minute-by-minute reflection takes over.
What you need to understand right now is that in order to move forward, you have to snap out of it. No one wants to be around someone who can barely muster a smile. Remember confidence attracts and sadness detracts. So if you want to move on and find your successful match, take a hard read at the five steps we've outlined for you. We're sure the will get you out of your relationship slump.
1. Remove the memories
You may be appalled at this suggestion, but it is for your own good. The more you continue to play "your songs", look at his photos, belongings and gifts, the longer the blues will prevail. Unfriend him, un-link him and burn all of the bridges. If it is causing this much heartache, he is not someone who should remain in your circle of "friends".
2. Activities with friends
Friends can be a cure-all and true friends are there when you really need them. Although they are certainly there to commiserate with and lean on, this is not the time to use them as a listening ear, particularly if you are rehashing the past over and over. The best way to heal is to become acutely aware of events and activities that will make you feel excited and open to the future again. Go to a concert, out dancing or check out a local happy hour. These are good for re-entering your social life. You will be reminded of the fun you have been missing and want more.
3. Time for a makeover
Many women lose sight of themselves during and after a breakup. They start feeling less than gorgeous, funny and exciting. If this is you, stop now and recognize it is time to discover the next version of you. It's not that you weren't already perfect. It's just that new chapters require new perspectives. New perspectives and attitudes come easily after treating yourself to a new hairstyle, look and role model. So, glam up and never look back.
4. Don't go backwards
There will always be moments, even after your confidence boosts when you will feel like connecting with your ex in some way. It might be due to unresolved issues, or that you have had a change of heart. Trust your actions and resist sinking into "what might have been or what might still be". It didn't work out for a reason, and, likely, more than one reason. Live in the present and look toward the future. Let history stay behind you.
5. Laugh your sorrows away
Instead of watching romantic movies and shows, we strongly urge you to focus on completely mindless comedies... the ones that make you laugh out loud. Youtube videos offer a comprehensive variety that will keep you laughing for days. Comedy clubs are also an outstanding reminder of just how much fun there is in "funny". It's also healthy to make an occasional joke about your past relationships. Look at it from a comedian's perspective and you'll find yourself laughing.
We hope our five-step program has helped anyone whose got the relationship blues. According to our love experts, this little program will put you back on top. You'll be on fire and unstoppable again.