There are tons of celebrated couples in the world, but some are notably recognized for extreme wealth, fame and influence.
A power couple is bound to be the result when two wealthy and famous individuals come together through marriage or a romantic relationship.
Their combined influence, creativity, power and affluence become even more powerful and far-reaching in their various industries.
While some of these couples are vocal and crave the attention of admirers, others live quiet lives and prefer to be under the radar. Some flaunt their relationships on social media and the mass media itself; others prefer to be secretive or very closed up about it.
However, despite the difference in their relationship dynamics, they never fail to garner the admiration and love of many. This article focuses on some of the most powerful couples in the world today.
This list of couples cut across the various industries; fashion, sport, entertainment and politics and they include:
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle
Nothing defines affluence and power better than a royal couple. The love story of these two royalties is like a real-life version of a fantasy story, and it’s has been obsessed over by media writers.
The couple has a baby called Archie, delivered back in May. They have been a constant appearance in charity causes, events and a ton of fundraisers, which gives us a good glimpse into their philanthropic side.
What’s even remarkable about their love story is that it is this very humanitarianism that attracted Meghan to Harry, and since they met, they have become inseparable since.
Beyonce and Jay Z
They are arguably the most powerful and influential couple in the entertainment industry as a whole. In the music industry, they are the undisputed royalties. This couple met way back in 2000 but began a romantic relationship in 2001.
They tied the knot in a very exclusive and private arrangement. Their marriage hasn’t been a bed of roses because of cheating rumours surrounding Jay-Z, but the longevity of their union is a cause for celebration. They are parents to three beautiful kids; Blue Ivy (8), Sir (3), and Rumi (3).
This power couple has an excellent aggregate net worth of $1.4 billion, and are known to be very private.
Will and Jada Smith
This is another powerful couple noted and lauded for their longevity. Most celebrity unions are characterized by divorce, separation and legal battles, but some unions stand the test of time. These are Hollywood VIPs, and as a consequence, their relationship has been under the intense scrutiny of the media.
Jada has been enjoying some great success from her show; “Red Table Talk”. Will has starred in some of the year’s biggest movies; Gemini Man and the live-action version of ‘Aladdin’.
It seems the success of this couple is genetic as even their kids; Jaden and Willow are enjoying some success of their own as well. We might refer to them as a “Power Family”.
Cardi B and Offset
Unarguably, they are one of the most famous couples in the world and perhaps, hip-hop’s foremost couple. Their sweet love story turned sour towards the end of 2018 due to a cheating incident involving offset.
It nearly crumbled their marriage as Cardi B was heartbroken and wanted them to split, but their love proved stronger than the issue between them. In 2019, they reconciled and reunited, and it stole headlines around the world.
They have a beautiful daughter named Kulture. One particular incident that stole the media’s attention was during Offset’s birthday this year.
Cardi B stocked a new refrigerator with $500,000 to gift her husband. They are both successful in their own right. They are both multiple award winners, and they had a joint performance this year at the BET Awards.
Kanye and Kardashian West
Kanye and Kim, another top entry in the list of the world’s most powerful couples, have been a power couple for a while now. They are proud parents of four kids; North (7), Saint (4), Chicago (2) and Psalm (1).
The couple met way back in 2003 through a mutual friend who Kanye was collaborating on a song with. But it wasn’t until nine years later in 2012 that they became publicly known as a romantic item.
They got married in Italy in 2014. Kanye is a hugely successful rapper, while Kim is a top reality star. Her reality show; “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” is family-themed. A particularly memorable event was Kanye’s proposal to Kim.
He rented out AT&T baseball stadium for the proposal which was initially disguised as a birthday celebration. Kim’s family was hidden under a sign that read “Please Marry Me”.
They revealed themselves and came onto the field to congratulate the couple immediately after Kim accepted to marry Kanye.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
You can’t possibly discuss celebrities who are one of the most powerful couples in the world without bringing up John Legend and Christy Teigan.
They both share light-hearted vibes of humour and playfulness, and it has made them one of the most fun power couples. Their love story culminated in marriage, and they are blessed with two kids.
They are also not low key since they actively use social media to declare their love for each other in a way that makes their admirers green with envy. They got engaged in 2011, 4 years after their love story started.
They met for the first time in 2006, during the filming of the video for his hit song; “Stereo” in which she played the role of his love interest. Two years after their engagement, they got married in Italy in September 2013.
Barack and Michelle Obama
This couple is a match made in heaven, and they are one of the most powerful couples in the world of politics. The 44th President of America and his wife’s romance dated way back before their journey to the White House began.
They have been sweethearts and soulmates for a long time! Barack and Michelle met each other in 1989 when they were corporate law colleagues. Since then, they have become inseparable and established themselves as an inspiration for many aspiring couples.
Shortly after Obama passed his bar exam, he proposed to Michelle. They got married in 1992 and have been blessed with two children; Malia and Natasha (Sasha).
Barack Obama forever immortalized his name in the annals of history when he became the first-ever black president of the United States of America.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi
These are one of the most influential gay couples in the world. Millions around the globe know Ellen for her television show. They got married in 2008, a time when gay marriage was not legalized
Both ladies are household names. Ellen is a comedian and a television star. Portia is an actress. Although they have been rumours about their marriage ending in a divorce, they are still together.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
This couple is one of the most good-looking and entertaining couples in Hollywood. They met on the movie set for “Green Lantern”. This was in 2010 when she was dating Penn Badgley, and Ryan was married to Scarlett Johansson.
They began dating in 2011, and they have been together with three kids.
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez
They are one of Hollywood’s most admired couple. They met in 2005 when JLO and her husband at that time, Marc Anthony went to view a baseball game at Shea Stadium in New York. They got engaged last year in the Bahamas.
George and Amal Clooney
They met for the first time in George’s home at Lake Como in 2013. It so happened that George Clooney’s parents were in lake Como that day as well. They met Amal but little did they know they were meeting their future daughter-in-law.
A year later, George and Amal got married. Amal was pregnant with twins in 2017, and she gave delivered Ella and Alexander in June that year. George Clooney is one of Hollywood’s royalties and a constant presence in the list of the top ten richest actors in the world.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams is a tennis superstar, a 7-time Wimbledon champion and one of the all-time greats. She found love in Alexis Ohanian, who has proven to be one of the most supportive celebrity husbands.
Alexis Ohanian is the co-founder of Reddit. They got married in 2017, and they have been waxing stronger ever since then.
Serena’s hubby regularly goes to watch his wife play on the court and never misses the opportunity to fuss over her on social media. The couple crossed paths in Rome in 2015 while lodging at the same hotel.
Alexis brought Serena back to that same hotel in 2016, and a month later, Serena conceived. In the same year they married, they welcomed their child; Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton
This couple is unarguably one of the most powerful couples in world politics and by extension, the world itself. This political powerhouse has been together for more than 40 whopping years.
Despite some marriage crisis here and there, they have been able to sail through. They met in a university library in Yale in 1971.
Their marriage took place four years later in 1975. It was a very private affair with just 15 guests in attendance. A year after their marriage, Bill hit his first political milestone when he got elected into his first government official position in Arkansas. This made him the second-youngest governor in Arkansas.
In 1980, they welcomed their first and only child; Chelsea. In 1992, Bill was elected as the 42nd president of the United States of America, and Hillary became the First lady. He defeated George Washington Bush to become the 42nd president, and he was reelected in 1996.
In 2001, Hillary became the Senator for New York and served for eight years. Later on, she became the secretary of State. She has been in the running for the presidency of the United States.
She ran three times but didn’t win. The last one was conceded to Donald Trump in 2016. The Clintons became grandparents to two lovely children in 2014 and 2016.
Donald and Melania Trump
Despite his recent electoral loss to Joe Biden which squashed his chances of a second term as the president of the United States, Donald Trump has always been and will forever remain a force to be reckoned with.
He met his lovely wife in 1997 at a party and shortly after, they started dating. Then, Trump was in the process of divorcing Marla Maples, who was his second wife.
Donald Trump was one of the biggest real estate moguls in America while his wife, Melania, is a supermodel, socialite and jewellery designer. They have been married for 15 years.
Donald has four kids from his previous two marriages, and he has one with Melania; Barron Trump. In 2016, Donald Trump became the 45th president of America after winning Hillary Clinton.