Celebrity Women Who Make Way More Money Than Their Famous Husbands
While many male actors have consistently been some of the top earners in Hollywood for several years, women have started to climb the list as more and more female superstars have a larger net worth than the famous men in their lives.Whether they’re married to athletes, actors, or musicians these women have earned some serious cash and make more than the fellow celebs they said their “I dos” to.
Here’s a list of a few power couples in which the husbands are not the breadwinners.
1. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. | Evan Agostini/Getty Images
- Her net worth:$20 million
- His net worth: $19 million
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are one of those Hollywood couples who has been married for a while and worked on several projects together including the I Know What You Did Last Summer films and the Scooby-Doo movies.
The two actors also have an almost identical net worth except Gellar has made a little more than Prinze given her multiple TV gigs and longtime role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She is worth around $20 million while his net worth is $19 million.
Next: This TV host is worth a few million more than her husband.
2. Erin Andrews and Jarret Stoll
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- Her net worth: $36 million
- His net worth: $16 million
Dancing with the Stars co-host and NFL sideline reporter Erin Andrews married former Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll in 2017.
Together, the two have a sizable net worth of right around $36 million with Andrews making $20 million from her two jobs and Stoll responsible for the other $16 million he made during his career in the NHL.
Next: This actress is the breadwinner over her actor hubby.
3. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
- Her net worth: $20 million
- His net worth: $4 million
9-1-1 star Angela Bassett married fellow actor Courtney B. Vance in 1997.
The pair each have had parts in successful films and TV shows through the years. Bassett though has more movie roles on her resume and is worth an estimated $20 million while Vance is worth about $4 million thanks to his acting.
Next: They’re pretty close, but she makes more.
4. Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
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- Her net worth: $8 million
- His net worth: $4 million
Megan Fox began her career as an actress with minor parts in film and TV shows starting in 2001. Her husband, Brian Austin Green, has been in the business a lot longer than that though.
Green starred on the hit teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 2000 and has been a series regular on multiple television programs since then. However, Fox has him beat when it comes to who has more cash. Celebrity Net Worth put her fortune at $8 million and his at $4 million less.
Next: She has more in the bank than he does.
5. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
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- Her net worth: $20 million
- His net worth: $12 million
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have each enjoyed success in their careers, but when it comes to how much money they have, Bell is a worth a bit more.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star is the top earner over her actor and director husband with $20 million while Shepard’s net worth is around the $12 million mark.
Next: This movie star’s net worth is much larger than her husband’s.
6. Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman
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- Her net worth: $35 million
- His net worth: $ 1 million
Anne Hathaway had her breakthrough role in acting back in 2001 starring in Disney’s The Princess Diaries. Since then, she has appeared in a number of other blockbusters including The Dark Knight Rises and The Devil Wear Prada.
In 2012, she married Adam Shulman, who was featured in the 2007 film The Dukes of Hazzard and produced the 2014 flick Song One. Shulman’s net worth of $1 million though doesn’t add up to nearly as much as his wife’s whose estimated to be worth around $35 million.
Next: This actor has been around for a while but isn’t worth more than his lady.
7. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
- Her net worth: $100 million
- His net worth: $45 million
Matthew Broderick has been acting since the ’80s and has made a significant amount of money over the years. However, it’s his super famous wife that has earned more dough, thanks to her movie roles, as well as starring in and producing the HBO show Sex and the City which ran until 2004.
Broderick has a fortune in the neighborhood of $45 million while Parker is worth more than double that at $100 million.
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8. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
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- Her net worth: $85 million
- His net worth: $30 million
In 2017, Mike Fisher retired from the NHL but made a comeback and returned to the Nashville Predators in 2018. His NHL salary though doesn’t quite compare to what his wife, country songbird Carrie Underwood, pulls down.
Fisher has made a hefty $30 million playing the game he loves, but the former American Idol winner has him beat as she’s worth around $85 million.
Next: This musician has made a ton of money, but not more than his other half.
9. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
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- Her net worth: $130 million
- His net worth: $75 millio3
Keith Urban hasn’t done badly for himself in terms of having a successful career and making a lot of money, but he still has quite a way to go if he wants to catch up to his superstar wife, Nicole Kidman.
The country singer is no slouch as he’s worth about $75 million. However, the Australian actress and Big Little Lies star is worth a lot more at $130 million.
Next: This actress has way more cash than her man.
10. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone
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- Her net worth: $60 million
- His net worth: $2 million
Melissa McCarthy made a name for herself playing Sookie St. James on the hit television series Gilmore Girls. In 2010, she was cast in the sitcom Mike & Molly, which aired from 2010 to 2016, and the following year, had her breakout film role in the blockbuster Bridesmaids.
Her husband, Ben Falcone, acts as well and has been featured in smaller parts in some of the movies his wife has starred in. Falcone’s net worth is estimated at about $2 million, but it’s McCarthy who has earned the most with a net worth of $60 million.
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11. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos | Robin Marchant/Getty Images
- Her net worth: $120 million
- His net worth: $40 million
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have both earned some big bucks through their acting gigs, but today ,Ripa obviously brings in the most loot and is worth more as she has hosts her daily talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Consuelos, who started acting on the soap opera All My Children with his wife, is worth $40 million. As for Ripa, she has a net worth of about $80 million more than that at $120 million.
Next: This movie star has made more than her rocker husband.
12. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden
Left: Benji Madden at a movie premiere. | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images, Right: Cameron Diaz during a television appearance. | Theo Wargo/Getty Images
- Her net worth: $140 million
- His net worth: $14-16 million
Cameron Diaz has starred in a number of blockbusters since the ’90s, including The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and There’s Something About Mary to name a few. She has since retired from acting with a whopping net worth of $140 million.
Her musician husband, who is best known as a member of the group Good Charlotte, is worth less as his net worth is between $14 and $16 million.
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13. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
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- Her new worth: $150 million
- His net worth: $100,000
Eric Johnson made a decent salary when he played in the NFL but since then his net worth has decreased significantly — and it’s nothing compared to how much his lady, Jessica Simpson rakes in.
Simpson has done well for herself by becoming involved in several different business ventures. The singer, actress, and fashion designer has a reported net worth of $150 million, although some have put that figure even higher in the $170 million range.
Next: This NFL superstar doesn’t bring in nearly as much as his supermodel wife.
14. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen
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- Her net worth: $360-380 million
- His net worth: $180 million
Tom Brady may be one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL, but what he makes in salary and endorsements is nowhere near what his wife makes.
Gisele Bündchen has been the highest paid supermodel in the world for several years so even though Brady’s net worth of $180 million sounds like a staggering number, she blows that away with a fortune between $360 and $380 million. If you do the math that means the couple’s combined net worth is in the ballpark of $550 million.
Next: His millions can’t compare to her $1 billion empire.
15. Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
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- Her net worth: $350 million
- His net worth: $20 million
Jessica Alba began her television career in 1993 and played the lead role on the TV series Dark Angel from 2000 to 2002. In 2012, she co-founded The Honest Company which has been valued at $1 billion. The actress reportedly owns 20 percent of the company giving her a net worth of $350 million.
In 2008, Alba married fellow actor Cash Warren, but even with a name like “Cash” he doesn’t have as much as his wife as his net worth is right around $20 million.
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