When you’re rich, you never know who your real friends are – or so they say. So what’s a rich person to do? The answer is simple: be sure your BFF is rich too. To celebrate National Best Friends Day, we’ve rounded up some of the richest celebrity BFFs duos — both past and present — according to their combined net worth (note: all figures are estimated and in US dollars).
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10. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez (Combined net worth: $485 million)
When two girls date two boys, break up with those boys, but remain BFFs with each other, it’s something to celebrate. It’s even better when those boys were two of the Jonas Brothers, the two girls are Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez — and the friendship is still going strong nearly 15 years later. As Selena once said in an interview, “It was the best thing we both got out of those relationships.” Through the years, they’ve supported each other in relationship ups and downs, but also through their careers: they left numerous awards shows, each with a trophy or two in hand. Celebrity Net Worth says Taylor has a fortune of some $400 million, while Selena has around $85 million to her name.
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9. Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood (Combined net worth: $500 million)
Sometimes old married couples start looking like each other. Are Rod Stewart – Sir Rod, actually – and Ronnie Wood an old married couple, then? Not far off: the two have been BFFs since 1969, when they played together in the band Faces. The band was quite successful in the United Kingdom and Europe, but true fame for both friends only came in the '70s, when Rod hit it big as a solo artist and Ronnie joined the Rolling Stones. They’ve supported each other through sickness – lung cancer for Ronnie and prostate cancer for Rod – and in health: their first hug in a year after Covid lockdowns eased in 2021 was the most adorable thing you’ve seen two old men do on the front pages. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rod has an estimated $300 million to his name while Ronnie has $200 million.
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8. Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria (Combined net worth: $530 million)
In 2007, David Beckham landed a contract to play for LA Galaxy and wife Victoria — by then super famous as a Spice Girl and fashionista — made the move to Los Angeles with him. Here, she soon met Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, who helped her navigate the La La Land social scene. Eva even travelled to London to support Victoria when she opened her first store the following year. They’ve been there for each other’s triumphs and heartbreaks ever since. Victoria designed Eva’s wedding dress and acted as her bridesmaid when she tied the knot in 2016, while Eva is godmother to Victoria’s daughter Harper. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Victoria has $450 million to her name and Eva has $80 million.
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7. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg (Combined net worth: $550 million)
Nobody would ever have thought that the epitome of a domestic goddess would ever become BFFs with a pot-smoking rapper 30 years her junior. That was until 2008, when Snoop mashed potatoes with Martha on an episode of one of her shows. (And no, “mashed potatoes” isn’t a euphemism for anything.) The chemistry between the two has led to more collaborations and a strong off-screen bond. Martha even wrote the foreword to Snoop’s cookbook. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Martha has $400 million to her name, while Snoop has $150 million, making him one of the world’s richest rappers.
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6. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (Combined net worth: $1.55 billion)
Plenty of bandmates end up being great friends, but not many can say that their friendship has been going strong for more than six decades. Sir Paul met Sir Ringo – or rather, Sir Richard Starkey – in 1959, when Ringo sometimes played drums for a struggling band called The Beatles when their regular drummer couldn’t make it to the gig. The two’s friendship and professional relationship as fellow musicians has survived Beatlemania, the Breakup, the deaths of bandmates John and George and their personal dramas. They’ve even performed together as recently as 2018. With an estimated fortune of $1.2 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Paul tops the list of the world’s richest rock stars. Ringo isn’t far behind, though, and is in the top 20 as well with an estimated $350 million to his name.
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5. Rihanna and Cara Delevingne (Combined net worth: $1.72 billion)
The story goes that Cara Delevingne introduced herself to Rihanna at a Victoria’s Secret runway show, and RiRi and Cara became BFFs. They’ve made movies together, partied up a storm and supported each other all along the way. Thanks to the success of the Fenty brand, Rihanna now has an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Meanwhile, Celebrity Net Worth says Cara has $28 million to her name.
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4. Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen (Combined net worth: $1.87 billion)
In 2010, Kim Kardashian and her then boyfriend Reggie Bush went on a double date with a couple they’d never met before: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. Kim and Chrissy hit it off and soon became close friends. After all, they have a lot in common: modelling, fame, motherhood, being social media queens. They’ve supported each other through pregnancies, controversies, successes and, well, Kanye and their friendship is as strong as ever. Kim has an estimated net worth of $1.8 billion, according to Forbes, while Wealthy Gorilla says Chrissy has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
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3. Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King (Combined net worth: $2.64 billion)
To just about everyone, they are friendship goals. Oprah and Gayle first met in 1976 when they just started out their careers, working for the same TV station in Baltimore. One night Gayle couldn’t get home because of a snowstorm and Oprah invited her to spend the night at her home instead. Since then, they’ve been BFFs who have shared many an excellent adventure, including that time they went without modern conveniences – including modern underwear – for a hilarious appearance on Colonial House. Today, Oprah has a net worth of $2.6 billion, as estimated by Forbes, while Gayle has some $40 million to her name, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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2. Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Combined net worth: $218 billion)
Most BFFs simply hang out when they can. There are some who start playing in the same band or sports team or star in the same TV show. And then there are Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who founded the company you most likely used to find this article: Google. The two met during orientation at Stanford. At first they disagreed on just about everything but when Sergey started working with Larry on his PhD dissertation, the two became what’s been described as “intellectual soul-mates”. They then co-founded Google. Today, Forbes estimates Larry’s net worth at $111 billion and Sergey’s at $107 billion, making them two of the richest people in the world. After all these years, they’re still BFFs too.
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1. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett (Combined net worth: $247 billion)
Consistently ranked among the very richest of the rich, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett both are renowned for their frugality and for being among the most generous billionaires in the world. Even though Bill – net worth $129 billion, according to Forbes – initially wasn’t very interested in meeting Warren, who has a net worth of $118 billion, they hit it off pretty much immediately when they were first introduced in 1991. Among the things they have in common are a love of online bridge and philanthropy. In 2010, they started The Giving Pledge, which encourages other super rich people to join them in pledging to give away most of their fortune for charity.