In the finance industry, many of the powerful individuals often pair and join forces in love. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we decided to compile a list high-net individuals who expanded their empire through marriage.
Michael Bloomberg and Diane Taylor
Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and majority owner in Bloomberg media, which he founded in 1981. After getting his MBA at Harvard, he began his career at Salomon Brothers securities brokerage.
Diana Taylor, who studied received her MBA at Columbia, is a senior adviser at Wolfensohn Fund Management. She is also the former New York State Superintendent of Banks.
Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen
Olivier Sarkozy, 46, the younger half-brother brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, is a managing director and head of global financial services at the Carlyle Group. Before, he was the global co-head of the financial institution group at UBS, and also worked at Credit Suisse for 11 years.
Mary-Kate Olsen, 29, is best known for her role as Michelle Tanner in Full House. Later, along with her twin sister Ashley, she built up a fashion and cosmetics empire that is valued at over $1 billion.
The couple married in November 2015 in Manhattan.
James Rothschild and Nicky Hilton
James is the heir to the British multinational investment banking company Rothschild.
Hilton, who has her down dynasty in the hospitality business, was previously married to U.S. businessman Todd Meister, for only three months.
Hedge funder Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton
Marc is a partner at Eaglevale Partners LP a $400 million hedge fund which he founded in 2011, a year after he married the first daughter. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs for 8 years and the G3 hedgefund.
Chelsea, a Stanford graduate and daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, most recently worked as a correspondent for NBC. Before, she worked at Mckinsey & Co. and the $12.3 billion investment firm Avenue Capital.
Steve and Christine Schwarzman
Steve is the billionaire CEO of the Blackstone Group, a private equity firm with over $330 billion in assets. Before founding Blackstone Group in 1985, Schwarzman was a managing director at Lehman Brothers.
Christine was a senior associate at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, a law firm in New York.
The two were married in 1995 after their previous marriages ended in divorce.
Lloyd and Laura Blankfein
Lloyd Blankfein is the CEO of Goldman Sachs. Before he worked as a precious metals trader at J. Aron & Company, which Goldman purchased in November 1981.
Laura, a Georgetown law graduate, is a former corporate lawyer who worked at Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon in New York.
Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell
Alan Greenspan served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board from 1987 to 2006. Now he runs his own consulting company, Greenspan Associates LLC.
Andrea Mitchell is the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and hosts the MSNBC morning show “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”
The two were married in 1997.
Nell Diamond and Teddy Wasserman
Nell is the daughter of Barclays boss Bob Diamond. She graduated from Yale School of Management in 2015 and runs her own bedding business Hill House home. Before, she worked as an institutional rates analyst at Deutsche Bank and as an intern at Louis Vuitton.
Teddy is a managing director at Deutsche Bank and the head of Equity Derivatives Flow Sales.
Paul Arrouet and Dylan Lauren
Dylan is the daughter of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren and owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Paul is a managing partner at Marblegate Asset Management, which oversees nearly $400 million.
The two were married in June 2011.
Dennis Paul and Coralie Charriol Paul
Dennis founded the real estate and music publishing firm Ancormax Income Fund and co-founder of the THYRA Global Technology Fund.
Coralie is the Vice President and Creative Director at Charriol, her family’s Swiss luxury jewelry business. The family is of French descent, but Coralie was born in Hawaii and studied at Tufts.