Step aside Kim Kardashian, there’s a new It girl about town and she’s bagged herself a billionaire.
54-year-old Lauren Sanchez is a bonafide celebrity, Vogue cover girl and fiance of one of the richest men in the world, but life wasn’t always this way.
At the tender age of 18, and just eight stone six pounds (121 pounds) the teen beauty was told she was ‘too heavy’ for a cabin crew career.
Devastated, the air hostess reject shunned the skies to become a big time news anchor on Fox Sport Net and began rubbing shoulders with stars like Kris Jenner and Jessica Alba.
Lauren enjoys a life of extreme luxury with Jeff who whisks her away on private jets, five-star hotel stays and the finest dinner dates money can buy with his £141 billion fortune.
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Thanks to her hard work, and his huge fortune, Lauren lives in a £130 million Beverly Hills home and is set to rocket into the galaxy this year aboard Jeff’s Blue Origin spacecraft.
But she’s not living alone in her billionaire’s wife’s world.
From Hawaii hideouts to underground apocalypse bunkers, Korean monk massages and six figure shopping trips, we meet the women behind the billionaires…
Three lavish weddings, mega yacht holidays and six-figure shopping trips
Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault
Combined net worth: £31,156,000,000
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Did you know movie queen Salma Hayek was married to a billionaire?
The Mexican-American, 57, played ‘Pina’ Auriemma, accomplice in the murder of Maurizio Gucci, in 2021 blockbuster House of Gucci.
She’s been married to François-Henri Pinault – CEO of luxury group Kering, which owns brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga – since 2009.
Salma boasts a net worth of over £156 million, but it’s not a scratch on her husband’s estimated £31 billion fortune.
The pair met in Venice in 2006 and married three times – an intimate ceremony in Paris in 2009, followed by vow renewals in Venice months later and Bora Bora in 2018.
The French billionaire, 61, whisks his wife and daughter, Valentina Paloma, away on lavish holidays – Colorado, Jordan and Paris were among last year’s destinations – and treats Salma to luxury shopping sprees and diamonds galore.
Back in 2011, Salma told Allure: “I never understood the point of being privileged if you don’t get to have the privileges.”
Salma has an age-defying figure thanks to those privileges, including her own sprawling swimming pool, sunbathing on mega yachts and rubbing shoulders with her fellow celebrity friends Linda Evangelista and Penelope Cruz.
Chatting on Kelly Ripa’s podcast Let’s Talk Off Camera last year, she revealed her non-invasive skin-tightening treatments including radiofrequency and microfrequency machines.
Treatment prices can vary from £50 to a staggering £3,500 per session.
“I do a lot of the frequency machines and they work on me better than on anyone,” she said.
“The people that do the machines say that the results I get, they don’t get with other people.”
Million dollar mansions and £50k trips
Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr
Combined net worth: £3,147,000,000
The man behind the social app became one of the world’s youngest billionaire in 2015, aged 25, and married Miranda two years later.
Miranda has her own very healthy net worth – around £47 million – from modelling gigs with Prada and Givenchy and is the founder of KORA Organics skin care.
She’s besties with fellow mum-to-be Kourtney Kardashian and has her own ocean view home in Malibu worth over £2 million.
Miranda, 40, who has a 13-year-old son called Flynn with ex-husband and actor Orlando Bloom, met Evan at a Louis Vuitton fashion event in 2014.
During their first date, Evan – who’s worth a whopping £2.1 million – gifted his girl a homemade gingerbread house with her name written in frosting.
His romantic touch won Miranda’s heart and they married in the garden of their £9 million mansion in Brentwood, California, in May 2017.
The pair honeymooned on the private island of Laucala in Fiji, at a resort owned by Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz, where villas cost up to £50,000 a night.
They share two children – Hart, five and Myles, four – and a fourth is on the way.
Before the birth of Hart, a source told Life & Style that she dropped almost £200,000 on his nursery including a custom-made cot and a walk-in wardrobe filled with designer baby clothes from Ralph Lauren to Dior and Stella McCartney.
When the kids have gone to bed, she has all of her wellness items at her fingertips including Reiki facials and deep tissue massages by a former Korean monk.
She told Luxury London: “Once a week I love to have a bath and put a rose-quartz crystal at the base of the tub.”
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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
Combined net worth: £133,405,000,000
Speaking to America’s Today programme in 2014, Priscilla recalled her first encounter with the future billionaire – now worth £133.3 billion – while waiting for the loo at a fraternity party.
“I thought he was just this really interesting guy, who really wasn’t that studious,” she said of her husband, who now boasts a net worth of over £105 million.
A former grade school teacher and paediatrician, famously private Priscilla is mum to their three daughters Maxima, eight, August, six, and Aurelia, who turns one in March.
Not just ‘Mark Zuckerberg’s wife’, Priscilla is co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which aims to stamp out disease among other charitable causes.
The couple have vowed to give away most of their wealth, but they still enjoy the finer things in life including a £212 million compound in Hawaii – with alleged plans to build a mammoth underground shelter, according to Wired – plus several six-figure pads across Palo Alto and Lake Tahoe, California.
Hollywood soirees, lavish lake house and pop star parties
Kevin and Nicole Systrom
Combined net worth: At least £1.8 billion
When this American power couple locked eyes, their billionaire romance was fated for a spot on their Instagram grid.
According to Vogue, Nicole (nee. Shuetz) made sparks fly with Insta founder Kevin at Stanford University.
The couple got engaged in 2014, the same year Nicole founded her own clean-energy investment firm Sutro, with the sweetest proposal ever.
The magazine claims Kevin convinced his future bride that their Insta-famous golden retriever pup Dolly had run away – a trick to lead Nicole to his proposal spot in front of the sunset on Lake Tahoe, California.
Speaking to Architectural Digest, Kevin recalled: “I proposed to Nicole on our dock [of their sprawling Lake Tahoe retreat].
“It was Thanksgiving and the lake was as still as glass. Our first real date was a ski-trip weekend in college to Lake Tahoe so it seemed fitting that I’d propose there as well.”
The pair got married in Napa, California in 2015, celebrating with a jazz age-themed masquerade ball over Halloween weekend.
Tech giant Kevin’s net worth is a massive £1.8 billion and while Nicole’s net worth isn’t widely reported, the influential couple are often spotted at lavish dinners and parties including the Met Gala with Hollywood’s hottest crowd.
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They had a baby daughter Freya, born in 2018.
Mum Nicole regularly posts sweet pictures of her on Instagram and in a recent snap of herself in a ballgown, she wrote: “The one outfit that Freya didn’t puke on this week.”