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The world's Top 10 wealthiest couples

Move over, Jay Z and Beyonce.

According to data compiled by Wealth-X, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, are the world's wealthiest couple, with a combined net worth of $85.7 billion.

Amancio Ortega Gaona, the co-founder of Spanish retail firm Inditex, and his second wife, Flora Perez, earned the No. 2 slot with a combined net worth of $70.7 billion. The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, and his wife, Astrid Menks, came in at No. 3. Their net worth totaled $65 billion, according to the report.

Bill and Melinda Gates joined with Buffett in 2010 to form the Giving Pledge, a campaign to encourage the world's wealthiest people to commit most of their riches to philanthropy. Since it was originated, more than 100 pledges have been made.

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Rank Couple Net worth
1Bill & Melinda Gates$85.7 billion
2Amancio Ortega Gaona & Flora Perez$70.7 billion
3Warren Buffett & Astrid Menks$65.0 billion
4David & Julia Koch$47.5 billion
5Charles & Elizabeth Koch$47.4 billion
6Wang Jianlin & Lin Ning$40.7 billion
7Jeff & Mackenzie Bezos$39.8 billion
8Bernard Arnault & Helene Mercier$38.7 billion
9Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan$38.5 billion
10James and Lynne Walton$36.2 billion