As regular readers of this blog know, Asian and Black couples are one of the fastest growing interracial couple pairings in the US. In a prior post, we looked at the Top 10 Worldwide Richest Blasians, so now let’s look at the Top 10 Worldwide Richest Blasian Couples. All of these celebrity couples are found in our Celebrity Blasian Couple Listings and for this list we only include Blasian couples who are currently together. The list includes couples with both full or mixed Asians or Blacks. Three of the couples have Japanese heritage, two have Chinese heritage, and two have Filipino heritage. All net worth estimates are derived from public sources.
10. Metta World Peace and Maya Ford
Net Worth: $23 million
Metta World Peace, African American, formerly known as Ron Artest, just signed a new one year contract to play for the LA Lakers again. Metta most recently played professional basketball in China and Italy, and he previously played on the 2010 championship Lakers team. Metta played with 6 different teams in his prior 15 years in the NBA. He also created the Artest Media Group which manages his music and entertainment career along with a few other artists. He has been dating Maya Ford, a Korean Canadian professional model since 2012. His net worth was built through basketball, music and entertainment, and sponsorships.
9. Maurice Jones-Drew and Ashley Hamasaki Jones-Drew
Net Worth: $25 million
Maurice Jones-Drew, African American, is a retired NFL running back who played for 9 years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oakland Raiders. He is a 3 time NFL Pro-Bowler and was the 2011 season NFL rushing leader. He has been married since 2012 to Ashley Hamasaki, Japanese / Hawaiian, and they have 3 kids together. They dated while Maurice was a football star at UCLA, and they have known each other since the age of 8 years old. His net worth was built through football and sponsorships.
8. Billy Blanks and Tomoko Sato Blanks
Net Worth: $30 million
Billy Blanks is an African American fitness guru, martial artist, actor, and inventor of the phenomenally successful Tae Bo video exercise series. Billy is a 7 time world karate champion and has won 36 gold medals in international competitions including the Olympics. His Tae Bo exercise video series went viral worldwide and at one point, he was the world’s most recognized and best selling fitness trainer. His wife, Tomoko Sato Blanks, Japanese, was his former language interpreter. They have been married since 2009 and have one child together. His net worth was built through his Tae Bo exercise system and acting.
7. Troy Polamalu and Theodora Holmes Polamalu
Net Worth: $35 million
Troy Aumua Polamalu, American Samoan, born Troy Aumua, is a retired NFL football player who played his entire 12 year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers as strong safety. He was a member of two Steelers’ Super Bowl championship teams, and he was selected for the Pro Bowl eight times. His trademark long hair has led to several hair care sponsorships. Troy is also active in many charitable ventures. Since 2005, he has been married to Theodora Holmes Polamalu, African American, and they have two kids together. Theodora is the sister of one of Troy’s USC football teammates and they started dating at USC. His net worth was built through football, sponsorships, and various business ventures.
6. Karl Malone and Kay Kinsey Malone
Net Worth: $75 million
Karl Malone, is a retired African American professional basketball player who played in the NBA for 18 seasons. He is a 14 year NBA All Star and scored the second highest career points of all NBA players. Karl has been married to Kay Kinsey Malone, biracial Filipino and white, since 1990 and they have 4 children together. Kay is a former beauty pageant winner and was the 1988 Miss Idaho USA. They first met at a basketball signing that her sister encouraged her to attend, and later with the help of her sister, she was able to grab his attention with her beauty pageant photos. His net worth was built through basketball, sponsorships, and various business ventures.
5. Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh
Net Worth: $80 million
Pharrell Williams, also known simply as Pharrell, is an African American megastar singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Pharrell has many hits, but is probably best known for his chart topper song “Happy”. As a producer, he has produced numerous hit records for several name artists including Britney Spears, Nelly, and Jay Z. In 2013, Pharrell married Helen Lasichanh, mixed Lao and Ethiopian, and they have one child together. Helen is a model and fashion designer with a very unique style. Their net worth was built through his music ventures, their joint clothing and fashion ventures, and various web and business ventures.
4. Pelé and Marcia Aoki
Net Worth: $110 million
The legendary Pelé, a retired Brazilian professional soccer player, is widely regarded to be the world’s greatest soccer player of all time. He is the only player to have ever won 3 different world cups and in his career he scored 541 goals, more than any other soccer player ever. In 2014, at the age of 73, he married Marcia Cibele Aoki, a Japanese Brazilian import export entrepreneur. Having met for the first time in 1980, they met a second time in 2008 while both of them were going through divorces. They started dating in 2011 and she has been his constant companion since. Their net worth was built through his soccer career, sponsorships, acting, and her business ventures.
3. Lennox Lewis and Violet Chang Lewis
Net Worth: $130 million
Lennox Lewis, Jamaican English, is a retired boxer and the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion. He holds dual British and Canadian citizenship. As an amateur, he won gold representing Canada at the 1988 Olympic Games. He has a professional record of 42 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw, with 32 wins by knockout. Lennox married Violet Chang, mixed Jamaican and Chinese, in 2005. She is a former Miss Jamaica runner-up and they have four children together. His net worth was built through his boxing career, sponsorships, and various entertainment and business ventures.
2. Damon Buffini and Deborah Si Yin Buffini
Net Worth: $190 million
Damon Buffini is the 2nd richest Afro-British person in the UK. He was previously the CEO of a large British private equity firm and he has participated in numerous company acquisitions and mergers. He was at one point named the most powerful Black man in Britain. Since the 1990s, he has been married to Deborah Si Yin Buffini, Chinese, and they have three children together. Deborah is a solicitor (lawyer) in the UK, however no pictures of his wife have been found online. His net worth was built from his private equity career and his ownership in various businesses.
1. Diddy and Cassie
Net Worth: $735 million
Sean John Combs, also known by his stage names, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, and Diddy, is an African American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He has won 3 Grammys, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, and he founded Bad Boy Records. Since 2007, he has been on and off dating Cassie Ventura, AKA Cassie, Filipino and African American/Mexican/West Indian, who is a well known American recording artist, dancer, actress and model. Recently they have been mainly on as a couple, although Diddy has publicly said that he prefers long term relationships without marriage. His net worth was built from his music empire and numerous business and entertainment ventures.