No relationship is perfect — but these Black power couples make us believe that anything is possible.
These partnerships, though, are about more than love and Instagram meme-worthy clout. Rather, these power couples are the perfect example of a true partnership. The couples that get their money together, stay together — and we absolutely believe that Black generational wealth in our lifetimes is 100 percent possible.
But, just like everything else, these relationships take work.
“We focused three years on our marriage and found that it brought us an even stronger bond and connection,” said Beyoncé, who made our list alongside her husband, Jay-Z. “But like anything great and successful in your life, marriage takes hard work and sacrifice. It has to be something both you and your husband deeply want. The best thing about marriage is the amount of growth you have because you can no longer hide from your fears and insecurities. There’s someone right there calling you out on your flaws and building you up when you need the support. If you are with the right person, it brings out the best version of you.”
Let’s take a look at some Black power couples we can’t help but support on every level.
Editorial note: The net worths listed in this piece are a speculative estimate drawn from various online sources.
Barack & Michelle Obama
Net Worth: Between $70 million and $135 million
Barack and Michelle Obama made history when they became the first Black president and First Lady of the United States. Since they left the White House, though, they’ve created a multi-media empire that includes Netflix shows, books and speaking arrangements.
LeBron & Savannah James
Net worth: $850 million
Though he’s gunning for the billionaire spot, Forbes confirms that LeBron isn’t there quite yet. However, all of his different business ventures have him and his longtime wife, Savannah, set for life.
Steph & Ayesha Curry
Net worth: $170 million
The basketball great and the chef & TV hostess have racked up salaries, product endorsements and promotional opportunities that give them a combined net worth of $170 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Will & Jada Pinkett Smith
Net worth: $400 million
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are definitely couple goals in more ways than one. The actress-turned-host and her multi-faceted husband have a combined net worth of $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Jay-Z & Beyoncé
Net worth: $1.35 billion
What can we say about this couple that hasn’t already been said? Get money!
Oprah Winfrey & Stedman Graham
Net worth: $3.4 billion
Oprah Winfrey is one of the few Black woman billionaires on this Earth, but her longtime lover Stedman Graham is no slouch in the money-making department, either. Together, the pair have a combined net worth of $3.4 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Russell Wilson & Ciara
Net worth: $155 million
Share the prayer, Ciara! This beautiful Black power couple’s combined efforts in business have netted them a combined net worth of $155 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka'oir
Net worth: $34 million
Believe it or not, even though Gucci Mane is considered the “bigger name” in Hip-Hop, it’s Keyshia Ka’oir that has the higher net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the makeup maven’s successful line gave her a financial edge over her famous husband. Her net worth is $20 million, compared to Gucci’s $14 million.
Iman Shumpert & Teyana Taylor
Net worth: $35 million
They may be dazzling us, today, on their popular reality show, but even when they work in their respective fields — music, acting and basketball — they hold it down. According to Celebrity Net Worth, this Black power couple has a combined net worth of $35 million.
Chris & Jada Paul
Net worth: $130 million
This low-key NBA couple may like to stay in the cut, but according to ClutchPoints, while Jada’s net worth is unknown, Chis Paul has an estimated net worth of $130 million.