Beyonce and Jay-Z Top Forbes List of Highest Paid Celeb Couples

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012
The most celebrated power couple in hip-hop are once again making it rain on ‘em. And with the recent purchase of a $400,000 Hamptons house rental this summer, they better be!
According to Forbes Magazine’s annual World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple List, Blue Ivy‘s parents moved one spot up from last year which was conveniently the top spot. Forbes estimated Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s net worth for one year starting from May 1, 2011 is a whooping $78 million, with her earnings of $40 million and Jay-Z achieving $38 million. That’s a lot of Baby R’ Us goodies for Baby Blue!
B gained much of her earnings from her many endorsements and general music royalties and Jay had a very successful Watch the Throne tour with Kanye West, as well as his business deals, including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Nets, and Duracell Powermat.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and quarterback hottie Tom Brady were a close number two, racking in $72 million together. The top five also featured David and Victoria Beckham with $54 million.
Anybody else curious to know how much the Carters’ pop culture counterparts the Obamas ranked in this year?–Carmen Shardae Jobson
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