Beyonce & Jay-Z World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couple

Forbes has come out with another one of their lists: The World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couples. and Jay-Z are #1, up from the #2 spot they held last year (Tom Brady and Gisele were #1 in 2011). Beyonce and Jay-Z reportedly earned a combined $78 million in the financial year ending May 1.

Beyonce earned $40 million alone from her sponsorship deals, ’4′ album sales, and royalties from her back catalogue. Goodness! Jay-Z was close behind with his $38 million from his own album, ‘Watch the Throne,’ and his tour with Kanye West, as well as his ‘Decoded’ book sales and his business interests.

Tom and Gisele dropped to the second spot this year with a combined earnings of $72 million. came in at #3 with $54 million. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were #4 with $45 million, while rounded out the top five at #5 with combined earnings of $40 million. I’m sure none of these couples are upset about their places on the list. Good for them!

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