From Melania Trump and Donald Trump to Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel – Here are 10 supermodels who married billionaires and found lasting love.

Supermodels Ming Xi, Miranda Kerr, Elle Macpherson, Karlie Kloss and Bar Refaeli have all found love with billionaires. Photos: AFP; @mirandakerr, @ellemacpherson, @karliekloss,@barrefaeli/Instagram

It’s no secret: billionaires have an eye for beautiful models. Call it cliché if you will. Or call it love at first sight. Either way, from an outsider’s point of view, it’s a win-win situation for both lovebirds involved – a lifetime of beauty, fame and a bottomless fortune. Who could say no to that?

Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr got married in May 2017. Photo: @mirandakerr/Instagram

Despite some critical public opinions, plenty of billionaire-supermodel couples have proven over time that their romances extend beyond superficiality.

Let’s take a look at 10 supermodels who married billionaires (and billionaire heirs) over the years – and the one very famous icon who nearly wedded the “Russian Donald Trump” …

Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel enjoy a lavish lifestyle together. Photo: @mirandakerr/Instagram

1. Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
According to Insider, the former Victoria’s Secret icon met Spiegel at a Louis Vuitton dinner and they began dating in 2015. They got married two years later.

Former Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr walks the runway during Victoria’s Secret’s fashion show at the Lexington Avenue Armory in 2012, in New York City. Photo: Getty Images

Kerr (who was previously married to Orlando Bloom), 40, is the founder of successful skincare brand Kora Organics, and Spiegel, 33, is the co-founder and CEO of social media app Snapchat. Together, their net worths total up nicely to US$3.4 billion, per Insider.

Mario Ho and Ming Xi got married in 2019. Photo: Mario Ho/Weibo

2. Ming Xi and Mario Ho
Chinese supermodel Ming Xi found love with Mario Ho, the son of one of Hong Kong’s richest billionaires Stanley Ho, and they made it official by tying the knot in 2019.

Ming Xi presents a creation on a giant catwalk installed on a barge on the Seine River during a public event organised by French cosmetics group L’Oréal as part of Paris Fashion Week, France, in September 2018. Photo: Reuters

The casino heir, 28, first met the supermodel, 34, through his sister Sabrina, per AsiaOne. It’s unclear exactly what Mario’s net worth is, but his late father’s fortune was last recorded at US$14.9 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Local media reports that there were some family disputes over the fate of his wealth as Stanley didn’t leave a will upon his death, but considering Mario once dropped US$63 million (HK$500 million) on a mansion for his 25th birthday, he can’t be doing too badly.

Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant still make an attractive couple. Photo: Getty Images

3. Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant
Seymour, a highly successful supermodel from the 80s and 90s, found her fairy tale romance with billionaire industrialist Peter Brant when they sealed the back deal in 1995.

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Supermodel Stephanie Seymour wears a creation by French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier for Hermés’ spring-summer 2009 ready-to-wear fashion collection in 2008, in Paris. Photo: AP

Seymour, 55, and Brant, who’s 11 years her senior, seem to live a low-key lifestyle – even though Brant has an estimated net worth of US$2.7 billion, per Celebrity Net Worth.

Elle Macpherson and Jeff Soffer are now divorced. Photo: @InfluenceWitAq/Twitter

4. Elle Macpherson and Jeff Soffer
The Aussie supermodel and billionaire property developer made headlines when they got married in 2013.

Elle Macpherson arrives at the Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, in 2005. Photo: AP

However, People confirmed that they called it quits after four years of marriage. Soffer, 55, is also good friends with Tom Brady, who split from supermodel Gisele Bündchen last year. Macpherson is now 59.

Former first lady Melania Trump and former President Donald Trump do the Tomahawk Chop before Game 4 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park in October 2021, in Atlanta. Photo: Getty Images

5. Melania and Donald Trump
Melania Trump became the first supermodel-turned-first-lady of the United States, thanks to her marriage to the former president Donald Trump.

Melania Trump has Slovenian roots. Photo: FilmMagic

According to Us Weekly, they first met at a New York Fashion Week party in Manhattan in 1998. The 53-year-old Slovenian model is over two decades younger than her 77-year-old hubby, who has a net worth of US$2.5 billion, per Forbes.

Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova and LVMH heir Antoine Arnault. Photo: @natasupernova/Instagram

6. Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault
Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova married LVMH heir Antoine Arnault in 2020. The pair first met at a Louis Vuitton fashion shoot, which also featured fellow supermodels Eva Herzigova, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour, according to W Magazine.

Natalia Vodianova was once the world’s third highest paid model. Photo: @natasupernova/Instagram

Arnault, 46, is the son of the world’s second richest man Bernard Arnault, who has a net worth of over US$200 billion, per Bloomberg. While the Loro Piana CEO’s fortune hasn’t been disclosed, as an heir to the fashion conglomerate’s fortune, we expect it to be not too shabby. His 41-year-old wife is nicknamed “Supernova” and was once the third highest paid model in the world, per Forbes.

Jerry Hall married billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch in 2016 and they got divorced in 2022. Photo: @thejerryhall/Instagram

7. Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch
Hall was previously in a long-time partnership with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, with whom she shares four kids, until their split in 1999.

Supermodel Jerry Hall carries a little dog while wearing clothes by designer Charlie Brown during a show at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney. Photo: Reuters

She then married media billionaire mogul Rupert Murdoch in 2016, but divorced him last year – apparently via email, per Vanity Fair. Hall is now 67 and Murdoch is 92.

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Christina Estrada and Sheikh Walid Juffali in 2005. Photo: Shutterstock

8. Christina Estrada and Sheikh Walid Juffali
While former supermodel Estrada and Sheikh Walid Juffali’s marriage lasted 13 years, it’s their infamous 2014 divorce that grabbed the most media attention.

In 2016, the billionaire businessman, who had an estimated US$9 billion net worth before his death, per The Telegraph, got caught up in a lengthy divorce battle with his ex-wife and ended up paying her US$69 million in settlements, per BBC. He was married to another then-25-year-old model, Dubai Bling’s Loujain Adada (yes, while he was still married to Estrada) until his death in 2016.

Karlie Kloss and her techy hubby Joshua Kushner. Photo: @karliekloss/Instagram

9. Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner
Also a former VS model, Kloss, 30, is living the billionaire wife’s dream with tech entrepreneur Kushner, 38.

Karlie Kloss presents a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of his spring/summer 2014 women’s ready-to-wear fashion show during Paris Fashion Week in France, in September 2013. Photo: Reuters

With a Forbes-estimated US$3.6 billion net worth, Kushner invested in numerous successful start-ups in their early days, from Instagram and Spotify to Slack.

Bar Refaeli and Adi Ezra. Photo: @barrefaeli/Instagram

10. Bar Refaeli and Adi Ezra
The Israeli supermodel, who’s walked for brands like Chanel and Ralph Lauren, married billionaire businessman Adi Ezra in 2015.

Bar Refaeli is a famous model who dated Leonardo DiCaprio. Photo: @barrefaeli/Instagram

Before meeting Ezra, the 38-year-old was engaged in an on-off relationship with Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio. According to Adelaide Now, Ezra, 48, chairs Neto Group, a leading food conglomerate in Israel, and has an estimated net worth of US$1 billion, per NYDailyNews.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell and Russian billionaire tycoon Vladislav Doronin. Photo: @bidunyamagazin/Instagram

Nearly? Naomi Campbell and Vladislav Doronin
British supermodel Naomi Campbell and her Russian billionaire then-boyfriend Vladislav Doronin were set to tie the knot at an ancient Egyptian temple, according to reports in 2010.

They met at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, but called off the relationship in 2013. Doronin, dubbed the “Russian Donald Trump”, 60, is the CEO of Aman Resorts, and has a net worth of US$1 billion, per Celebrity Net Worth. Campbell is now 53.

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