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The First Ladies of Hi-Tech

The hi-tech industry has been taking over the world, one IP at a time, making big-shot tech moguls some of the most powerful people on the planet. But what do we know about their better half? Take a look at the strong women behind those tech giants.

Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs was once married to the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs. He was unarguably one of the greatest technological minds from the last century, but certainly not the only successful person in the marriage. Steve Jobs died in his home in 2011.

Laurene founded Emerson Collective, a company that clamors for immigration, education, and environmental reforms. She is also involved with foundations that assist students without access to the funds or financial aid to attend college.

Claire Elise Boucher

Claire Elise Boucher is also known professionally as Grimes, is a Canadian singer and musician. Since 2018, Boucher has been in a relationship with technology entrepreneur Elon Musk. On January 8, 2020, Boucher announced that she was pregnant with her and Musk’s first child together


Claire Boucher gave birth to their son in May 2020 and named him X Æ A-Xii.

Kate Greer

Kate Greer, a designer by profession and co-Founder of Cheerie Lane, a homegrown popcorn company. For the past 4 years, Kate has been dating Jack Dorsey, the founder, and CEO of the social media company, Twitter.

Jack is also the founder of the tech company Square. She is frequently seen at his side at exclusive events.

Nicole Schuetz

Businesswoman Nicole Schuetz is the CEO and founder of Sutro Energy Group, an organization that helps advance investment in clean energy technologies and projects.

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She is married to Instagram co-founder and billionaire philanthropist, Kevin Systrom.

Wang Dan-Ting

Wang Dan-Ting is married to the richest man in China, but little is known about her personally. Her husband, Ma Hauteng, has an estimated net worth of over $40 billion and is the richest man in China. He is a co-founder of Tencent, Asia’s most valuable company and one of the biggest information, communication, and technology firms in the world.

Residing together in Shenzhen, Guangdong, they are faithful supporters of charitable organizations and partake in philanthropical activities often giving to foundations that work towards the development of China and the world at large.

Connie Snyder

Connie Snyder is married to billionaire Steve Balmer, LA Clippers owner and former CEO of Microsoft. Snyder is an American Philanthropist and celebrity from Bellevue. She is the co-founder of the Balmer group, an organization whose sole aim is to support the poverty-stricken families in the United States.

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While her husband is estimated to be worth over $40 billion, Snyder herself is worth around $2 million. Connie has been an employee of Microsoft and other popular technology companies, where she made a name for herself in their marketing and public relations departments.

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