Jay-Z, Beyoncé top celebrity couples earning list

| October 1, 2013

Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Forbes has released its list of this year’s highest-earning celebrity couples and that Jay Z and Beyonce have once again come out at the top of the heap.

Between June 2012 and June 2013 (the time frame established for the rankings), the hip-hop power-couple took in a combined $95 million. The couple also topped Forbes’ celebrity couples list last year.

Beyonce is said to have earned $11 million more than her husband did this year, thanks in large part to her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, with average grosses of $2 million per night.

Jay Z also had success on the concert stage. Much of his earnings came from his profitable Watch The Throne tour with Kanye West—who also makes an appearance on the top earning celeb couples list.

NFL star Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, came in at No. 2 on the list with $80 million in earnings. Brady’s three-year extension deal with the New England Patriots included a $30 million signing bonus. Bundchen is the world’s highest paid supermodel, with $42 million in yearly earnings.

Brad Pitt and Angelina rounded out the top 3, taking in an estimated $50 million.

West and Kim Kardashian came in at number five with $35 million.

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