The world’s top 10 wealthiest couples

Move over, Jay-Z and Beyonce.

According to data compiled by Wealth-X, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and wife Melinda are the world’s wealthiest couple, with a combined net worth of $85.7 billion.

Amancio Ortega Gaona, the co-founder of Spanish retail firm Inditex, and his second wife, Flora Perez, earned the number two slot with a combined net worth of $70.7 billion. The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, and wife Astrid Menks came in at number three. Their net worth totaled $65 billion, according to the report.

The Gateses joined with Buffett in 2010 to form the Giving Pledge, a campaign to encourage the world’s wealthiest people to commit most of their riches to philanthropy. Since it was originated, more than 100 pledges have been made.

The world’s 10 wealthiest couples

Rank
Couple
Net worth
1 Bill & Melinda Gates $85.7 billion
2 Amancio Ortega Gaona & Flora Perez $70.7 billion
3 Warren Buffett & Astrid Menks $65.0 billion
4 David & Julia Koch $47.5 billion
5 Charles & Elizabeth Koch $47.4 billion
6 Wang Jianlin & Lin Ning $40.7 billion
7 Jeff & Mackenzie Bezos $39.8 billion
8 Bernard Arnault & Helene Mercier $38.7 billion
9 Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan $38.5 billion
10 James and Lynne Walton $36.2 billion
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