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The 10 wealthiest couples in the world

These 10 power couples are each worth tens of billions of dollars, making Beyonce and Jay-Z look middle class in comparison.

1.  Bill and Melinda Gates

  • Net worth: $85.7 billion

Bill and Melinda Gates are the world's wealthiest couple according to a report out today from Wealth-X.

Bill Gates famously dropped out of Harvard and co-founded Microsoft (MSFT) in 1975 with Paul Allen.

Bill and Melinda are known for their high-profile Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which supports initiatives in education, world health and population and has donated more than $28 billion to philanthropic causes.

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They also helped launch The Giving Pledge with Warren Buffett, which encourages the world's richest individuals to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.

Source: Wealth-X
  @AlannaPetroff - Last updated July 24 2015 10:51 AM ET

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