The Most Beautiful Wives And Exes Of The World’s Richest Men
Marrying for love is all well and good, but for many people, marrying for money can be a fast ticket out of poverty or simply a step into luxury. The women on this list have found their way into the company of some very rich men. In the process, they’ve improved their bank balances, if not necessarily their quality of life. From the famous to the unknown, from happy unions to nightmare relationships, here is our list of the wives and companions of some of the world’s top billionaires.
Salma Hayek – Wife of Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO and Chairman of Kering & Groupe Artemis
Thanks to her successful career and also the help of her husband’s wealth, Salma Hayek can afford to go shopping even for islands. Since 2009, she’s been married to fashion mogul Francois-Henri Pinault, who is CEO of Kering, the fashion conglomerate that owns brands like Gucci, Alexander McQueen, and Balenciaga.
However, Hayek herself has amassed a huge wealth too with her career in films spanning over 3 decades. She has been most recognized after her increidble role movie Frida, based on the life of artist Frida Kahlo. The film garnered huge critical acclaim and Hayek’s position in Hollywood became strong. She got engaged to Pinault in 2007 and they were married in two beautiful ceremonies – one in Paris and another in Venice. Even after all these years, the couple is going strong, and that is probably the secret behind their immense success.
Pinault is worth approximately $ 28 billion as of 2018. He is also CEO of Groupe Artemis, a holding company that owns Christie’s auction house. The couple shares one child together, daughter, Valentina.