New York City is home to some of the most elite and powerful people in the world. This also means that many of them are one half of an influential couple. These are a few of New York City’s most prominent power couples.
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez
Alex Rodriguez is known as one of the most talented baseball players in history. He has had the two most expensive contracts for a player. The first being a $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers, signed in 2000. He later signed a $275 million ten-year deal with the Yankees in 2007. He was named AL MVP in 2005 and 2007 and is currently worth $350 million. In addition to accomplishments in baseball, Rodriguez remembers to be charitable and has supported a number of foundations including Keep a Child Alive, Soles4Souls and Raising Malawi. Jennifer Lopez is Hispanic-American singer, dancer, and actress. She has achieved several nominations and awards for her work in the entertainment industry. Her talent in all three fields has earned her the titles of Forbes’ most powerful celebrity in the world and the 38th most powerful woman in the world in 2012. Aside from her accomplishments as an entertainer, Lopez also co-founded the Lopez Family Foundation with her sister, Lynda Lopez. This charity partners with Montefiore Medical Center and provides healthcare and health education accessible for mothers and children who would otherwise have no access to it. Rodriguez and Lopez both lived in Los Angeles when they met, but the New York natives have purchased a $15.3 million New York City Apartment together on Park Avenue.
Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor
Michael Bloomberg is likely most well known as the former mayor of New York City, who served between 2002 and 2013. His successes have earned him a spot among the richest people in the world. He is the 8th richest person in America and the 11th richest person in the world with a current net worth of $56 billion. He has donated several million dollars towards organizations and foundations that work to combat climate change. Diana Taylor became a assistant secretary for Governor Pataki and later as deputy secretary in 1966 and he was nominated for the position of New York State Superintendent of Banks. Taylor later left public services in order to pursue a position as managing director at Wolfensohn Fund Management in 2007. Bloomberg and Taylor met in 2000 while at a Citizens Budget Commision event. She was seen as the unofficial first lady of New York City.
Simon Doonan and Jonathan Adler
In 1986 Simon Doonan joined the Barney’s team as a window dresser, where he is now the Design Director. While working in fashion and retail, Doonan also became an accomplished author when he released his book, Electric Glamour. His successes have earned him a current net worth of $10 million. After struggling to be a pottery artist and designer, Jonathan Adler became a full-time production potter when he received an order from Barneys. He later started as a production potter for years starting in 1993 when he founded Jonathan Adler Enterprises LLC. In 1998 he opened his first store in SoHo. Today Adler’s designs, including pots and sofas, are sold in 30 stores and over 1,000 retailers worldwide. His current net worth as of 2015 was $2 million. Doonan and Adler were married in California in Sept. 2008 after 14 years of dating.
Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray
Bill de Blasio is the current mayor of New York City. He began his work in politics after working on David Dinkins’ mayoral campaign in 1989. He says that one of his missions as mayor is to close the gap of economic inequality in the city, which he calls a “Tale of Two Cities.” He is worth $1.5 million. Chirlane McCray is a writer, editor, and political figure. She has worked on poetry, some of which has been published in Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology. She has had her essay “I am a Lesbian” published in Essence. During her husband’s campaign and time in office, she has worked to edit political speeches. She has also acted as the chair of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. De Blasio and McCray met while they worked at New York City Hall in 1991 and were married in 1994.
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Kelly Ripa is an actress, dancer, producer, and talk show host. She starred in All My Children and Hope and Faith. She is also a host on the daytime talk show, Live! with Kelly and Ryan. Ripa has received several accolades for her work including the Best Actress Award in the New York International Independent Film Festival in 1999 for her role in The Stand In. She is worth $120 million. Mark Consuelos starred in All My Children from 1995 to 2002. He then took on several roles in films and shows including My Super-Ex Girlfriend and Ugly Betty. He also hosted dating shows Age of Love and Science of Love. He has since guest starred on several television shows including Friends, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and American Horror Story: Asylum. He is now known for his role as Hiram Lodge on the television series, Riverdale. His accomplishments as an actor have earned him a net worth of $40 million. Ripa and Consuelos met while they co-starred in All My Children. They secretly married in 1995 and have founded the production company, Milojo, which is named for their three children.
Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis
Hannah Bronfman is the co-founder of Beautified, a mobile app that can be used to book salons, spas, and gyms. The app can be used in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In 2013 she was featured in the documentary This is My Reality, has modelled for DKNY, and has become an ambassador for Clinique. Bronfman is estimated to have a net worth of $1.5 million. Brendan Fallis is a DJ from Canada, who has provided music for events and campaigns including those for Louis Vuitton, Absolut, and Redbull. He is also a partner in talent management firm, Pre.Veyor and start-ups NMRKT and Rentcheck and is a brand ambassador for Carrera. The pair were married in 2017 in Morocco.