Marriage is challenging. Top it with the individual careers of each spouse that they are trying to work on; life can really get tough. However, there are power couples who have became successful in their own careers, while keeping their marriage intact. They have proven that while it may not be easy, it is possible to have good marriage and career at the same time.
Zachary Bogue and Marissa Mayer
Zachary Bogue is a lawyer and an investor, who founded Data Collective. The company funds entrepreneurs that use deep technology to create giant companies. Marissa Mayer served as the Yahoo CEO and President from 2012 to June 2017. Soon after she graduated from Stanford, she received several job offers from different companies. In 1999, she joined Google and became one of its first few employees. Bogue and Mayer tied the knot in 2009 and have three kids together.
Cameron Poetzscher and Varsha Rao
Cameron Poetzscher serves as Uber’s Corporate Development Vice President. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in the finance field. He worked for an Australian company, Booz & Company, as a consultant at the start of his career. Poetzscher also worked as an associate for Goldman Sachs, and as M&A for Asia-Pacific’s chief operating officer. Varsha Rao co-founded Eve.com and served as the vice president of oldnavy.com. Rao was also the head of global operations of Airbnb. Cameron Poetzscher married Rao in 1997. The two met when they were still studying at Harvard.
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Shawn Corey Carter or more popularly known for his stage name Jay-Z, is a music producer, rapper, and entrepreneur. He has the most number of albums that went number one on the Billboard 200 and was named as the Greatest MC of all time in 2006 by MTV. His businesses range from sports teams to clothing lines. Beyonce is also a big name in the entertainment industry. The award-winning singer is the highest paid black musician of all time and was also included in the list of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. The power couple quietly got married in 2008, and now have three kids, with their twins being born on June 13, 2017.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Another power couple from the entertainment industry is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The two have been longtime friends and were in a relationship with other partners before they started going out, and later on tied the knot. Kanye West is a singer, rapper, composer, music producer, and businessman. Kim Kardashian is a socialite, entrepreneur, and a reality TV personality. The couple married in Italy in May 2014. They have two kids together, their daughter North and son Saint.
These power couples are inspirations as they prove that marriage and careers can work together.