With fame, money, and position comes great power. A single celebrity wielding all of these is a feat all on its own but when two influential stars collide, the explosion of power that results is almost unimaginable. So the Power Couple is born, and together they have the ability to do, well, anything they desire.
Check our list of the 15 Most Powerful Couples in the Limelight!
Barack and Michelle Obama
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You just don't get anymore powerful than the President and First Lady of the United States. Barack and Michelle are running things, literally. And as a side note, we absolutely adore the way they gaze at each other, still in love after 20 years together.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
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Jay and Bey are the very model of successful marriage and careers. Each at the top of their own music, fashion, and business empires, it's a wonder the world hasn't exploded from the awesome mega-star power they have created. With a combined net worth of $774 million according to Celebrity Networth.com, Jay-z and Beyoncé are doing it for themselves, and having dinner with the Obamas every now and again; yeah, no big deal.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
When two smart and gorgeous celebs with rock solid A-list careers collide you get a Brad and Angelina explosion...and 6 kids. Brad and Angelina are two of the biggest names in Hollywood both with a dedication to family and philanthropy. Oh, and their paychecks aren't too shabby, either. Angelina is formerly the highest paid actress in Hollywood and Brad, well, come on, he's Brad Pitt! Their assets combined give then a $270 million net worth.
Will and Jada
When you can secure $2 million for your 11-year-old son on his first major lead movie role, it's pretty safe to assume you've got a little bit of power in Hollywood. Will and Jada Pink-Smith are just so darn cute together we can't help but love them and envy them. They are not only able to balance their careers but their family life and their children's acting and music careers as well! And they do so with such beauty and ease. Will and Jada are so relatable. They're just like any other normal married couple with kids, except, ya know for the $200 million net worth and the jet setting across countries.
David and Victoria Beckham
Posh and Becks aren't just celeb royalty in Britain, anymore. The couple who always looks like they just stepped out of a magazine have clout and star power in the US and all over the world, but $255 million will buy that for you.
Rob Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
Kristen is the highest paid actress in Hollywood right now, and Rob breaks the top 10 for actors in the best paid category. As far as young couples go, Rob and K-Stew are leading the pack when it comes to getting bank and having influence, that is, as long as they stay together.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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It's a little premature to know if these two will have any longevity but with a baby on the way Kim and Kanye are definitely aiming for long-term couple status. West is a $90 million rapper with enough clout in the business to stand next to buddy Jay-Z while Kim K. is building her own empire between reality TV, fashion, and endorsements.
Bill and Hilary Clinton
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Power isn't just about the money. Power is about the position and the influence, too. Bill Clinton is one of the most beloved President of the United States, and if the standing ovation he received at the 2013 Golden Globes isn't an indication of his lasting influence, we don't know what is. Our Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might not have a had a chance at the Presidency but she is a woman of rock strength, and for that she gets our admiration.
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey
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If we're being honest, most of the power in this couple comes from Mariah Carey. The highest-selling female artist of all time is a force to be reckoned with. She's worth $500 million, and if her reputation as a diva is any indication, she most definitely doesn't have a problem wielding it. But as his Real Husbands of Hollywood nickname "Mr. Getacheck" suggests, Nick Cannon is staking his claim in the business, too, with a $15 million net worth.
David Bowie and Iman
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We all know rock stars and models are supposed to date but for that couple to marry and stay together for over 20 years is a feat, indeed. Iman is one of the most successful supermodels to grace the industry, and today she owns a $25 million-a-year cosmetic company. Bowie is one of the most influential rock artists of all time with 50 years in the business, 9 platinum albums in the UK, and 5 platinum albums in the US. Together, they shine to the tune of $240 million.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
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Forbes names Gisele Bundchen as the highest paid supermodel in the world. She is a veritable empire all on her own, with a reported $250 million net worth, but combine that with hubby Tom Brady's assets, and you've got a dynamic duo made of beauty and athleticism worth $350 million.
Oprah and Stedman
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Oprah is the 2nd wealthiest ($2.7 billion) and the #1 most influential woman on the planet! We think we could pretty much end it there, but if that's not enough, she also has the unique power to make any book a best-seller and make almost any celebrity confess their deepest darkest secrets. The man by her side for the last 26 years, Stedman Graham, is an educator and founder of his own consulting firm with a $10 million plus net worth.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
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William is a Prince! British royalty! The heir to the throne! Next in line after his father to be king, which by definition would eventually make Kate queen. How's that for power!
Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart
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Harrison Ford was once named Empire Magazine's No. 1 Movie Star of All Time. The total of his films have earned $6 billion worldwide with $3.5 billion made in the US alone. Ford is $200 million worth of movie awesomeness. Wife Calista Flockhart may not have an acting career of that magnitude but her personal net worth of $24 million is nothing to sneeze at.
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
The legendary Star Wars creator is worth $7.3 billion dollars, easy. His long-term love of 6 years, and now fiancee Mellody Hobson is the president of one of the biggest African American-owned money management and mutual fund companies in the United States, the Chairman of Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc., the director of the Starbucks Corporation, the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Dreamworks Animation SKG, Inc. and Groupon. It's safe to say she's earning in the millions of dollars department.