With the media coining the term “WAGS” (wives and girlfriends) for the wives and girlfriends of soccer, basketball, and football players, there’s a new term in town that involves the tech moguls of our time: TWAGS (tech wives and girlfriends). Let’s face it, we now live in a world where nerds can be super cool and make some serious bucks - while dating or being married to the smartest and most successful partners. Let’s take a look at a few TWAGS who have either been there from the beginning or have joined the exclusive tech club in more recent times.
Elon Musk is one of those eccentric geniuses that was able to flourish in a world that doesn’t always make space for such unconventional ways. Since 2018, the billionaire playboy, who currently has a net worth of $69.4 billion, has been dating the musician, Grimes. Grimes is an incredibly talented musician and artist, who in many ways, seems to join Musk in his eccentric way of living. The couple has announced the birth of their first child together in 2020, who they interestingly named X Æ A-12.
WeWork has taken the world by storm with its innovative workplace concept, though the company has been through some pretty rocky times financially. The company’s CEO, Adam Neuman, has been happily married to his long-term partner, Rebekah Neuman since 2008. Adam and Rebekah co-created WeWork, in partnership with Miguel McKelvey. Both have had an incredible career throughout the years, but have made time to continue to grow their family of five kids together. Recently, Neuman’s net worth dropped substantially...down to $450 million. So we think they're both going to be just fine.
Some years ago, Twitter’s co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey was head over heels for supermodel Raven Lyn Corneil. Corneil, who was 23 at the time they dated, is a famous model who has become extremely successful on her own. When the couple started dating, news outlets went completely crazy, especially when the Twitter mogul, with a net worth of $6.8 billion, decided to buy his girlfriend a $4.5 million mansion in Hollywood hills. The pair have since broken up, with the Sports Illustrated model now being represented by Storm.
Lily Cole started her modeling career when she was only 13-years-old, making a name for herself in the modeling industry in the early 2000s - she was even named Model of the Year by 2004. The red-haired and wide-eyed model has been married to Kwamecorp’s owner since 2001. The couple has one child together, and Cole has since moved on from modeling to creating her own company, Impossible, while also focusing on her philanthropic work.
Google’s mastermind, Larry Page, is worth $68.3 billion today making him easily amongst one of the richest people in the world. Page has been married to Lucinda Southworth since 2007, and they have had two children together. Before tying the knot in a huge Caribbean ceremony with 600 guests, the pair dated for about a year. Today, they spend a lot of their time doing charity work through their own charity, the Carl Victor Page Memorial Foundation, while partnering with other organizations.
It’s safe to say that when Kevin Systrom had the brilliant idea of creating Instagram, he hardly understood how rich and successful he was about to get. When he founded the company, he was already dating his college sweetheart, Nicole Schuetz, who he met when both were pursuing their degrees at Stanford University. Schuetz is the CEO of a firm called Sutro, which focuses on clean-energy investment. The couple has been married since 2015 and both are still going strong both in their relationship and in their successful careers.
Although the couple is no longer together, Gabi Holzwarth was the partner of famous Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for over three years. With a net worth of $2.6 billion, Kalanick was clearly infatuated with the violinist and business development manager, who apparently had a hard time adapting to his glamorous world. After they had already broken up, Holzwarth shared that for her own sanity and confidence, her best option was to leave this world of glamour with impossible standards.
Airbnb’s founder has been dating a talented artist named Elissa Patel since 2015. Patel has her own company, Eastdarjeeling, which specializes in headpieces. Before venturing into the art world though, Patel also worked in the tech field. The couple met on Tinder, with their relationship hitting off right away. It didn’t take long until they had moved in together and adopted a pet. Although there isn’t a ring just yet, it seems like it might not take that long for the couple to tie the knot.
By now, Miranda Kerr is probably one of the most famous TWAGs, she might have even inspired the acronym herself. Before marrying Snap’s CEO Evan Spiegel though, Kerr was famously linked to Orlando Bloom. But the relationship between the famous model/ businesswoman and the tech guru seemed to be meant to be, with the couple moving pretty fast in their relationship. They now have two kids together, and while Spiegel is worth $4.7 billion, Kerr is worth $45 million herself.
Mark Cuban is one of those people who know exactly where to play his cards, which has resulted in a pretty impressive career and resume. The Shark Tank investor is also the owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team. He has been married to his long-term girlfriend, Tiffany Stewart since 2002, who he met five years prior while they were both at the gym. At the time, Stewart worked as a sales agent in the advertisement industry. The couple now has three children together and is still happily married.