From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

Spouses of tech execs

Most of tech’s most powerful CEOs are married.
Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.
But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.
Here’s a look at the lives of the spouses of tech’s biggest CEOs.
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It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long weeks at work to intense stress, the spouses of CEOs have probably seen it all.

Like most other industries, many of the top executives in tech are partnered up. Not all of them are married — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Apple CEO Tim Cook appear to be single, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has an on again, off again relationship with singer Grimes, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is newly divorced and back in the dating game.

But top executives at companies like Google, Facebook, IBM, Alibaba, and Microsoft are all married — some of them for decades.

Here’s a look at the lives of the spouses of some of tech’s richest and most successful executives.

Priscilla Chan

Partner: Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

Years married: Seven

Who she is: Priscilla Chan is a pediatrician and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Chan graduated from Harvard University with a degree in biology and attended the University of California, San Francisco, for medical school. She worked at San Francisco General Hospital as a pediatrician after finishing her residency in 2015, but has since left to manage the daily operations of CZI. Chan is also cofounder of The Primary School, a private school that offers free healthcare and education to low-income children in the Palo Alto area.

Chan and Zuckerberg met in line for the bathroom at a Harvard frat party in 2003 and married in 2012, right around the time Chan graduated from medical school and Facebook went public. The couple has two daughters together, Max and August.

Laurene Powell Jobs

Partner: Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple

Years married: 20, until Jobs’ death in 2011

Who she is: Laurene Powell Jobs is a philanthropist and the founder of Emerson Collective, an organization focused on social change. Powell Jobs attended University of Pennsylvania, majoring in economics and political science, and worked at Goldman Sachs before getting her MBA at Stanford University.

After Steve Jobs’ death, Powell Jobs inherited his wealth, mostly in the form of Apple and Disney stock — today, she is currently worth $24.5 billion, according to Forbes. Powell Jobs is an active philanthropist, with a focus on education and the environment. Through Emerson Collective, she has funded news organizations like ProPublica, acquired media properties like Pop-Up Magazine and The Atlantic, of which she has a majority stake, and invested in Axios and the podcast giant Gimlet Media. She is …read more

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