These Ladies Are Married To Billionaires, But They Are Far From Being Trophy Wives
We often get stuck in stereotypes, that we miss to see just how ordinary super-rich people are. We are so caught into stereotypes that we believe how the wives of billionaires are all supermodels who spend days gossiping, going to the hairdressers, and searching for the next best party.
However, the truth is far from these beliefs. So, we have decided to bust this myth once for all and show you how the wives of the most popular billionaires look like and what they do in their free time. Read on and be ready for some massive shocks.
30. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
As of August 2019, Mark Zuckerberg’s net worth was around $68.2 billion. This makes him the fifth richest person alive. As you probably know, Mark is the founder of the world’s most popular social platform – Facebook. Just recently, Facebook acquired Instagram and WhatsApp. Mark met Priscilla, his wife, when they were still students.
Priscilla always supported his work, and passionately believed in his success. They got married on May 19, 2012. Their wedding ceremony was very modest, and she even picked her wedding dress off-the-rack. Priscilla got her degree in medicine and plans to be a pediatrician.
29. Warren Buffett and Astrid Menks
In 2018, Buffer’s net worth was astonishing $88 billion. This made him the third-richest person in the world. This sum shouldn’t come as a surprise since he is one of the most successful investors globally. He met his wife, Astrid, while she was working as a waitress.
That was in the 1970s. There is a 16 years gas between Buffet and Astrid. When they first met, Warren was married to Susan Buffett, but they lived separately. They remained married until Susan’s death in 2004. Two years later, he and Astrid got married.
28. Bill and Melinda Gates
This couple is on the mission to change the world. Ever since Bill retired, they are spending every moment together, working on educating people, and providing necessities. Gates has a net worth of $107.1 billion. He also continually gives his wealth to various projects.
Bill and Melinda met at the end of the 1980s at a conference organized by Microsoft. At the time, she was a company employee. They married in 1994, and they have three children together. The famous couple founded the world’s largest charitable fund together.
27. Larry Page and Lucinda Southworth
Larry Page is one of the founders of Google. His net worth in 2019 was over $30 billion. Since he is always in the spotlight, not much is known about his partner and wife, Lucinda.
However, we do know that she is seven years younger than him and that they got married after only a couple of months of dating. She is a doctoral student at Stanford, and she did medical work in South Africa. Also, she studied at Oxford and the University of Pennsylvania.
26. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos
Jeff Bezos is known as the founder of Amazon. With his net worth of more than $60 billion, he is one oft he top five richest men alive. He met his wife in 1992. They dated for only one year before they decided to get married. They have four children together.
Mackenzie has a job of her own. She is a best-selling novelist who won the National Book Award for The Testing of Luther Albright. Also, she has a degree from Princeton. Together, the famous couple donated $15 million to the school’s neuroscience program. Sadly, the couple divorced in 2019. MacKenzie got a $38 billion divorce settlement in Amazon stocks.
25. Richard and Joan Branson
The founder of the Virgin group is passionate about saving the planet, especially the ocean. He is known for loving the balance between private and business life. Moreover, he is known as a wealthy man with his total net worth of more than $5 billion.
Known for his unusual hobbies, it comes as no surprise that he met his wife in an antique store. At the time, she was married, but he was determined to win her heart. After one year, she left her husband and married Richard. They have two children together and one happy marriage.
24. Amancio Ortega and Flora Pérez Marcote
Amancio Ortega is one of the richest men alive. His net worth is around $70 billion. He is mostly known as the founder of fashion brand Zara. However, what people usually don’t know is that he owns multi-brands, including Massimo, Dutti, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Bershka, Oysho, Uterque, and Lefties.
Amancio is happily married to Flora Pérez Marcote. The two worked together. Flora worked as his secretary, and in 2001 they were married. Nowadays, they spend their days traveling and managing three multi-brand companies. He was married before Flora. That marriage lasted for twenty years.
23. Stefan and Carolyn Persson
Stefan is best known as the chairman of the board of directors at H&M. On top of that, he is known as one of the richest men alive, with a total net worth of almost $20 billion.
Interestingly, both Stefan and his spouse Carolyn prefer to have a low key life. They avoid having their name in the news, so little is known about this down-to-earth couple. However, we do know that they have three children.
22. Bernard Arnault and Hélène Mercier
Bernard Arnault is the owner of various brands. Just some of the names are Dior, Givenchy, Sephora, Dom Perignon, and so on. Altogether, these brands and many more brought his net worth of an astonishing $30 billion.
Bernard and his wife, Hélène Mercier, connected through music. Hélène is a professional pianist, and Bernard loves classical compositions. They married in 1991, and they have five children. Bernard has two children from his first marriage and three children with Hélène.
21. Michael and Susan Dell
Dell is the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, and one of the wealthiest people at the moment, with a total net worth of $36 billion. Michael and his wife Susan are often seen together, talking about global trends and where their company is heading.
They meet on a blind date. Susan was a professional athlete who participated in an international triathlon championship. She can run, cycle, and swim at astonishing fast speed. She conquered Dell’s heart at their first meeting. Today, a famous couple has four children.
20. Michael Bloomberg and Diana Taylor
Michael Bloomberg is best known as the former mayor of New York. In addition, he is also an entrepreneur and a politician. His total worth is estimated to be more than $40 billion.
Bloomberg was married, and he divorced his first wife to be in a civil partnership with Diana. They have been publicly together since 2000. They share what it seems a harmonic union, and they stated many times that they don’t see the point of getting married officially.
19. David and Julia Koch
David Koch supervises every significant investment, trade, or oil production. His total net worth is estimated to be over $40 billion. He is happily married to Julia.
They have been together for twenty years already. They have three children. Julia is seen next to David on rare occasions. She spends the majority of her time with her family. Alongside this, she spends a lot of her free time in the Koch’s charitable fund.
18. Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek
Francois Henri Pinault is a French businessman, with a fantastic worth of $7 billion. He is one of the French public persona, who donated $113 million to Notre Dame reconstruction. He is CEO and chairman of luxury fashion brand Kering.
Kering owns brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen. Henri is married to famous actresses, Selma Hayek. Selma was 39 when the two decided to get married. No one knows how the two met. Selma once said that their first meeting was such a romantic story that she prefers to keep it to herself.
17. Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich
Everyone heard about Roman Abramovich. After all, he is one of the richest men in the world. He also owns the world ‘s most expensive yacht. His net worth is estimated to more than $7 billion. Roman’s wealth comes from stakes in steel giant Evraz. He also holds a considerable part of the soccer team, Chelsea. Roman is married to Dasha Zhukova.
She was born in Moscow, but she studied in the States. She is an entrepreneur, magazine editor, and fashion designer. Recently she opened a contemporary art museum. However, she divorced Roman in 2017 after nine years of marriage and re-married to Stavros Niarchos II.
16. Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour
Peter M. Brant is an American industrialist, with a total net worth of $800 million. To younger generations, he is known through his son, 24-year-old socialite son Peter Brant Jr., who attacked a Port Authority cop at JFK airport and got away with it.
Junior is Peter’s son with a supermodel, Stephanie Seymour. The couple had a few rough years, but they recently reconciled. Seymour is a former supermodel. She appeared on Vogue cover, and she is often seen in various movies and television shows.
15. Carlos Slim Helu and Queen Noor of Jordan
Carlos Slim Helu is a telecom giant, proclaimed to be the richest man in the world. At the time, his worth is estimated to be around $62.3 billion. Despite his enormous wealth, he lives an ordinary life. He spends the last 40 years living in the same house. He is dating Queen Noor of Jordan, the widow of King Hussein.
She is Princeton-educated, and she is passionate about education. She spent her life to educating the world on Islam and Arab relations. Noor is also a book author, and she served as an ambassador to the United Nations.
14. Mukesh and Nita Ambani
In January of 2018, Mukesh Ambani was named the 18th-wealthiest man in the world. To understand better what this means, let’s just say that he has more money than the Founder of Alibaba Group. Mukesh is an industrial mogul. In 2019, his net worth was estimated at around $16.4 billion.
He is married to Nita Ambani, who is passionate about cricket. She is the co-owner of the Mumbai Indians cricket team. She is also active in fundraising for the blind, promoting education.
13. Eike Batista and Flavia Sampaio
Eike Batista is one of the richest men in Brazil. Eike is a serial entrepreneur involved in the mining and oil and gas industry. In 2012, he was officially the richest man in Brazil and the seventh wealthiest person in the world.
He is married to Flavia Sampaio, a lawyer passionate about social work. A few years ago, Batista lost almosts all of his fortunes, and in 2015 police seized his possession, including cash.
12. Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki
Sergey Brin gets a monthly salary of $1, but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the richest men alive. Together with Larry Page, Sergey founded Google. His wealth is estimated at around $53.8 billion. Famous Google co-founder is married to Anne Wojcicki.
She is a biotech analyst with degrees from Yale and Stanford. She is also the founder of 23andMe, a service that provides rapid genetic testing.
11. Evan Spiegel and Miranda Kerr
Evan Spiegel is the Snapchat founder, with a total net worth of $2.5 billion. Evan did so much in his late-20s. He founded one of the world’s most-used apps and married Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr.
Kerr and Evan were friends for years before they started dating. No, the famous couple has a child together, and they see in love and happier than ever.
10. Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas
Sean Parker is a true pioneer and business visionary. He helped co-found Napster, the music-sharing service. He was also the first establishing president leader of Facebook. In 2019, his net worth was estimated at $2.7 billion.
Sean Parker is married to Alexandra Lenas, and the couple seems so happy together. Alexandra even saved his life once when he accidentally triggered an allergy after eating some nuts.
9. Arnaud Lagardere and Jade Foret
Arnaud Lagardere is a French businessman who has a net worth of $2.4 billion. Arnaud serves either as chairman or as a president of one of the biggest companies, including France Telecom and FIMALAC.
He is married to a model Jade Foret. They have been enjoying their marriage since 2013. They have a daughter named Liva. Jade is half his age, but it doesn’t seem to bother them.
8. Guy Laliberte and Claudia Barilla
In 1984, Guy Laliberté, co-founded Cirque du Soleil, probably the most famous cirque in the world. Before this, he was a street performer. His net worth is around $1 billion, which is excellent considering that Guy is no industrial business.
He is married to model Claudia Barilla. Guy sold the majority of his stocks to the U.S. private equity firm and Chinese group. In 2017, Guy founded Luen Rouge, which develops and invests in projects in art, entertainment, and technology.
7. James Stunt and Petra Ecclestone
Petra Ecclestone is used to high-end life. After all, she is a daughter of a British billionaire Bernie Ecclestone. In 2011 she married James Stunt, whose net worth is estimated at around $4 billion.
Stunt is an art dealer and a very successful one. Sadly, the marriage lasted for only six years. There were rumors about James having drug-related problems. The couple has a daughter and twin boys. After the divorce, she reverted to her maiden name.
6. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump
It’s not common for celebrity-couple to move into the White House. However, famous businessman Donal Trump and former model Melania did it. They went from celebrity level to presidential duo.
Trump’s estimated net worth is around $3 billion. That’s before his presidential term, of course. His wife Melania used to be a model before she said, ‘I do.’ She stated many times how she likes that her husband is ‘real,’ and Trump shares that he loves her beauty, kindness, and low-maintenance attitude.
5. Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal and Princess Ameera
Princess Ameera was initially married to her distant cousin Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal al Saud. The marriage lasted from 2008 until 2013. His worth now is estimated at $15.9 billion.
During her marriage with a powerful prince, Ameera didn’t wear any jewelry, but she kept her appearance classy and very modest. She is continuously learning, and she further her education. Now, she is married to Khalifa bin Butti al Muhairi.
4. Stephen Spielberg and Kate Capshaw
Stephen Spielberg is best known for directing some of the biggest movie hits ever. He signed Jaws, Jurassic Park, and the Extra-Terrestial. He is still active in the movie industry, and his rich and long career enabled him a net worth of astonishing $3.7 billion.
He even met the love of his life on a movie set. Kate met Steven on the set of 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, in which she starred. The two clicked, and in no time they were married. Ever since Indiana Jones, Kate is mostly seen on television.
3. Larry Ellison and Melanie Craft
Larry Ellison is co-founder of software company Oracle. This famous company kicked off in 1977 when the need for computer skyrocketed. As of 2019, Larry’s net worth is around $54 billion. He has been married four times in total. His last marriage was with Melanie Craft, a romance novelist.
Craft studied anthropology at Oberlin College and archaeology in Egypt. She even published a novel about a girl falling in love with a billionaire. She also serves on the board of the Ellison Medical Foundation.
2. Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng
Rupert Murdoch is a real media mogul, with a net worth of mind-blowing $19.3 billion. He first started his career in Australia, when he bought a couple of newspapers, only to expand to the United Kingdom afterward. His first marriage was in far 1956. All in, he married four times. However, his most noticeable marriage was with Chinese-born Wendi Deng.
Although she is known as the one who defended Rupert from a notorious pie attack, there is much more interesting about her. She worked as vice president of the company’s Star TV in Hong Kong. Furthermore, she worked on a strategy for MySpace China. Nowadays, she is busy investing in tech start-ups.
1. Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenburg
Barry Diller started building his empire in far 1995 when he first founded the internet and media conglomerate IAC. Famous IAC controls globally popular dating apps such as Tinder, OkCupid, and Match.com; his worth so far is $2.3 billion. However, together with his wife’s wealth, they are extremely rich.
Barry is married to a famous fashion designer Diane Von Furstenburg. She is best known for her wrap dress. This Belgian-born designer expanded her empire thanks to a single warp-like dress. Her empire is nowadays expanded into 56 countries, and it includes jewelry, cosmetics, and luggage. Her wrap dress was even displayed in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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40. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (1969)
The year 1969 was a big year for this bend. Led Zeppelin had debuted with a mix of original material and covers of blues songs. Today, this record is described as ‘iconic.’ However, back then, it was described as ‘as foppish as Rod Stewart, but nowhere near so exciting.’
Even though Rolling Stone hated the record, it was an immediate commercial success. Back in 2013, Rolling Stone listed it as the 29th greatest album of all time. Today, this record could be sold for $1000.
39. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (1959)
Miles Davis is known as the musician who revolutionized the jazz genre over and over during his career. But the most valuable record in his career is ‘Kind of Blue’ back in 1959.
To create such a great record, the best trumpeter in history called on for legendary saxophonists John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, pianists Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. Even today, many critics consider it to be Davis’ most significant record. Today, you can sell an original pressing of this classic up to $1000.
38. The Who, The Who Sell Out (1967)
This is one of the rarest albums ever. After all, only 1,000 copies were made. So, how much can you get for this unique album with included psychedelic butterfly poster?
If you have this album, you can quickly sell it on eBay for $1,100. Not too bad for a record with a unique cover design.
37. Nirvana, Bleach (1989)
‘Nevermind’ record had all the hits, but for you, it would be better to have ‘Bleach’ record if you want some serious bucks. There were 1,000 copies of the record, and each for sold for remarkable $2,500.
Interestingly, the first 1,000 copies had a white color. Also, the 3rd pressing of just 500 copies, had a red and white 12″ and a blue 7″ vinyl included. Today, these records could be sold for $1,100 each.
36. XTC — Science Friction (1977)
XTC is one of the British new wave band and mostly known during the 1970s. This is also a band that went from a 12-inch copy to a 7-inch copy.
So, if you manage to find a copy of the 7-inch, you may earn around $2,000. Be aware, only 50 copies of a 7-inch copy, were released.
35. David Bowie — The Prettiest Star (1973)
This record cover is one of the most iconic images in rock and roll history. The Prettiest Star is also one of the most famous Bowie’s songs. He dedicated this song to his future (ex) wife, Angela Barnett.
Bowie once said that he performed this song over the phone to Angela. Mack Bolan, future Bowie’s rival, plays guitar on the song. Today, the record could be sold for $2,000.
34. ABBA — Hova’s Vittne (1981)
This red vinyl was exclusively distributed to those within the record company. Only 200 copies were ever printed. This rare record features “Hova’s Vittne” on side-A and “Tivedshambo” on side-B.
This Swedish band was one of the most commercially successful musical groups of all time. Moreover, this band consisted of two married couples. But, their marriages could not stand the pressure of fame. If your record survived the pressure of time, you could quickly sell it for $3,500.
33. The Quarrymen — That’ll Be the Day (1981)
If you are a true music fan, then you know that Quarrymen should be associated with The Beatles. Why? “That’ll Be the Day” was recorded in 1958, and it was known for its Buddy Holly cover. Until one of the Beatles changed it.
McCartney reprinted this single and in only 50 copies. So, if you come across this polished edition, you can earn up to $3,500.
32. Cherry Five — Cherry Five (1975)
Real horror movies fans will know that this band is responsible for the great songs in movies Deep Red, Dawn of the Dead, and Suspiria. But, what you need to be most interested in is their first release.
Their first release is extremely rare, but if you manage to find it, you can earn up to $3,500. Not bad for horror lovers.
31. David Bowie, Diamond Dogs (1974)
Bowie was always known as an artist that loved to shock everyone. He did nothing less with his famous cover for album Diamond Dogs released in 1974.
This version wasn’t meant to see the light of day. There was an issue with the backside of the album – showing dogs intimate parts. Regardless it was released. So, if you find it expects around $3,550.
30. The Beatles — Abbey Road (1969)
This classic and extremely rare record can sell for up to $4,000. There is a specific way to know if it’s a rare UK exported record. Check for the yellow and black Parlophone Records label. The catalog number is PPCS 7088.
If you find the gold sicked on the back, you can earn even more. ‘Abbey Road’ was the 11th studio album released by The Beatles. Initially, upon its release, it received mixed reviews, but today it’s celebrated as one of the most significant rock records ever made.
29. Elvis Presley, That’s All Right (1954)
The King recorded this album after having a long break from recording. One day he just started jamming Arthur Crudup’s song “That’s All Right, Mama” and it caught the ear of producer Sam Phillips.
Sam quickly pressed record and laid down the album’s B-side “Blue Moon of Kentucky” the following day, and the rest is history. Many believe that this is the first true rock-n-roll record ever made. If you have this record, even in a mint condition, the record is worth around $4,000.
28. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators — Reverberation (Doubt) (1966)
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators were extremely influential during the 1960s. Moreover, they are responsible for the development of the psychedelic rock genre.
Although they were essential for music development, this band lived shortly. They also had a big battle with guitarist’s paranoid schizophrenia. Their album cover for Reverberation (Doubt) (1966) will make you up to $4,000.
27. The Beatles, Please Please Me (1963)
The Beatles were such hard workers. To publish Please Please Me album, they had to record seven songs in one day. They did it in nine hours and 45 minutes.
For this album, you can earn around $4,200. Moreover, if you have the stereo version, it can go even higher. But if you have a mone version, don’t toss it away. It’s still worth it.
26. Depeche Mode, Music for the Masses
The cover makes this record worth of $4,600. The original UK version of the album features a graphic of a white speaker with sound waves emanating from it and set on a bright orange background.
In the ’90s, the label decided to re-release the album and shipped out a few of the old records to stores by mistake. So, these copies are extremely rare.
25. Misfits, Legacy of Brutality (1985)
This is probably one of the rarest albums ever. After all, only 16 copes were released from this album. This is also the last album that included the work of Misfits’ singer Glen Danzig. This album was produced after he had left the band.
Of course, this leads to a big legal battle that lasted for months. But, if you manage to find it, you can expect to be richer for $5,000.
24. Elvis Presley — Speedway (1968)
At one moment of his career, Elvis Presley started exploring the world of acting. Although this movie wasn’t received well by movie critics, everyone loved the Speedway music.
According to rumors, the Speedway album was printed in only 300 copies. If you one, sell it for $5,000 instantly.
23. Brute Force — King of Fuh (1969)
This single rarely saw the light of day, due to its obscenity in the lyrics. When the single got a red light from major supporters, they decided to soften the lyrics, and the record was out.
Interestingly, the record was released in 2010, almost half a century after it was initially recorded. Only 1,000 copies were released. The price? Up to 5 grand.
22. Elton John — I’ve Been Loving You (1968)
John was working closely with Bernie Taupin, and he even credited him a few times to push him forward. Years once the album was released, John admitted that he had written the song by himself.
The single ‘I’ve Been Loving You’ itself is rare, but if you have the ultra-rare copy that was released in Portugal, you’re good to have a small fortune. Find the right collector, and you may earn $5,000.
21. Bruce Springsteen, Spirit in the Night (1973)
This single is extremely rare to find. Promotional copies for sold for hundreds, while the original record can go up to $5,000. If you think that you have a record around, start digging.
This single had a rough start, and it had to wait third album ‘Born to Ride’ to find its commercial success. Nowadays, ‘Spirit In The Night’ is a crowd favorite.
20. Century Symphony Orchestra, Waltzes by Johann Strauss, Jr. (1956)
This is probably a surprise, but classical music is forever. Record companies often give relatively unknown artists to provide art for their releases. This album is special because a famous artist did the design. Can you guess whom?
Famous Andy Warhol drew this album cover. The world knows only about seven copies of this record. One can be seen at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, while one was sold for $5,500 in 2012.
19. Max Steiner, The Caine Mutiny
This record was half soundtrack, half dialogue recording, and the record was initially scrapped when Herman Wouk, writer of the novel, threatened never to allow the studio to use his work ever again if they release this album.
Wouk was furious when he saw how easily is his intellectual property threat that he lifted verbatim from his novel. Therefore, Columbia agreed to halt the release of the album and even destroy all copies. However, a few employees saved some copies. One copy was sold in 2007 for $6,700.
18. Sex Pistols, God Save the Queen (1977)
There were only 25,000 copies of this single pressed. Furthermore, it’s estimated that only ten survived after A&M ordered them all destroyed. The Sex Pistols members were so angry at their label that they terrorized the label.
Allegedly, John Rotten threatened executives and cursed them, while Sid Vicious demolished the toilet at A&M headquarters. This was too much for A&M and destroyed almost all records. A few people saved some records, and over the years, they are sold for over $8,600.
17. U2, Pride (In the name of love) (1984)
The rumor has it that this single was released in only 50 records, making it rare. The song was a giant hit, and it was even listed as 388th on Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest songs ever made. But, Bono had a different opinion.
Overall, even today, Bono is entirely unsatisfied with how the song turned out. The song references the assassination of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. This particular single will sell for up to $9,000.
16. Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Xanadu (1980)
Xanadu is officially one of the worst movies ever made. Luckily, the same can’t be said for the movies’ contract. Rumor has it that Olivia hated her appearance on that album.
She hated the way she looked on that album so much that the company had to stop the pressing. The result? Only 20 to 30 records survived. If you have this record with Olivia’s face on it, you can cash it in for $9,100.
15. Hank Mobley, Blue Note 1568 (1957)
Jazz fans know how much Hank Mobley affected the jazz scene during the 1950s. He was so popular that, according to an urban legend, the record label would run out of labels when printing the record.
The Blue Note album features the standard label, and the label’s address listed as “47 West 63rd NYC,” while others said “47 West 63rd New York 23.” Both versions can go up to $11,162.
14. Robert Johnson, Me and the Devil Blues (1938)
This record comes with ‘Me and the Devil Blues’ on side A, ‘Little Queen of Spades’ on side B. This little devil can bring you an enormous amount of money.
The ‘Me and the Devil Blues’ sings about a singer who sold his soul to Satana to master guitar playing. Many believe that Johnson sang about his own experience with Satan.
13. The White Stripes, Lafayette Blues (1998)
There were only 15 copies of this record pressed. What makes it special is the fact that each cover was hand-painted by Dave Buick, founder of Italy records.
The copies were made initially for a Detroit record release show for the ban back in 1998. If you attended the show and bought this record for $6 then, you can sell it now for $12,700.
12. Stonewall, Stonewall (1976)
Stonewall is one of the most important psychedelics, hard rock bands. If you never heard about the, don’t worry – they never signed to a record label. But that fact doesn’t change their worthiness.
Moreover, the band has only one release that was done without their permission. So, if you are one of the few ones and you have a record, you may be heavier for $14,000.
11. Röyksopp, Melody A.M. (2001)
This record was a commercial and critical success. Röyksopp is the Norwegian electronic duo, even famous in the States. Their song ‘Remind Me’ was featured in a famous Geico commercial.
Melody A.M. was released in 2001, and it was such a big success that it was sold in over 1 million copies. One hundred copies were hand-painted by famous street artist Bansky. If you find that hand draw copy, you can earn $14,204.
10. The Beatles, Yesterday and Today (1966)
The original cover featured a photo of band members in butcher’s attire, holding headless baby dolls with raw meat strewn across their laps. What were they thinking? No one knows.
Of course, the cover wasn’t well received. The Capitol Records even spent $250,000 buying back the 750,00 records that had been printed, sold, and shipped to stores. Did they get their hands on all of them? Of course not. If you have it today, expect around $15,000 in return.
9. The Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man (1968)
This is another album with a controversial cover that was self-censored by the record label. The original cover presented a black and white photo of police officers standing over and injured protester.
Just before the album was released, there was an infamous riot in 1968, at the Democratic National Convention. So, the label decided to be cautious and demanded that all records be destroyed. About 18 were saved – in 2011, and one was auctioned off for $17,000.
8. The Five Sharps, Stormy Weather (1952)
This record is one of rarest in the world. So far, we know that only three known copies exist. And as you already know – unique means money.
Ironically, when the album was released, the sale was so slow and weak, and the band members had to buy their records. Now, you can seel this record for an incredible $20,000.
7. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
This record is mostly known for having an enormous influence on the punk rock genre. At one moment, this record was almost banned. Still, it was sold in 30,000 copies.
A Canadian record collector found this copy at a flea market and bought it for only 75 cents. Now, he is selling it for an astonishing $25,200.
6. Frank Wilson, Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Frank Wilson recorded ‘Do I Love You’ and ‘Sweeter As the Days Go By,’ and soon afterward, he agreed with Berry Gordy, the Motown founder, that he’s better suited to work behind the scenes.
Therefore, Gordy ordered the pressing destroyed. It is said that only two copies survived. One was kept in Motown’s vault for a decade, and the second one was sold in 2009 auction for almost $34,000.
5. Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
This is a record with a funny story. Initially, it was planned to replace few tracks before the release, but someone missed the memo. Therefore, a few copies featuring the wrong songs were pressed.
So, if your copy ends in -1A and includes these four songs: “Rocks and Gravel, “Let Me Die In My Footsteps,” “Gamblin’ Willie’s Dead Man’s Hand,” and “Talkin’ John Birch Blues,” the record could be worth around $35,000.
4. Tommy Johnson, Alcohol And Jake Blues (1930)
This is a real diamond inside the world of records. The very first record was found by accident in North Carolina. The seller put the record up on eBay and watched in shock.
There are only two records so far – both belonging to John Tefteller, the winning bidder. The record was sold for an astonishing $37,000.
3. Prince, The Black Album
Once the album ‘The Funk Bible’ was released, Prince decided to cut off the release and even paid the label to recall all the records. Why? He had a feeling that his record was ‘evil.’
By the time the label called the release, every song was pirated and even got considerable radio play. Yes, Prince changed his mind and released a CD version in 1994. An original, unopened American vinyl pressing was sold in 2018 for $42,300 while an unsealed Canadian version sold for $27,500.
2. Aphex Twin aka Caustic Window, Caustic Window
Aphex Twin recorded his eponymous album under the alias ‘Caustic Window.’ However, he decided to abandon the project after pressing only five copies. Luckily, at least one was sent out to the world.
One record appeared in 2017 on Discogs with a starting price of $13,500. Finally, the record was sold to ‘Minecraft’ creator Markus Persson for an unbelievable $46,300.
1. The Beatles, The Beatles (aka “The White Album”) (1968)
This album is the first pressing of the beloved ninth album by The Beatles, marked with the serial number “A0000001” to prove it. It was rumored for years that the first copy went to John Lennon, but it went to Ringo Starr.
This copy was held in a bank vault for three-and-a-half decades, and it was sold during a charity auction for $790,000. Also, if you own a copy with low serial numbers, you can still get $13,750.