Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles topped Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couples list of 2012. Jay and B define what it means to be a power couple! Last year, they made an estimated $78 million. Beyonce was actually the breadwinner, making $40 million from sponsorship deals, sales of her 4 album and royalties. Did we mention she also had the couple’s first baby this year, daughter Blue Ivy? What a woman! Jay-Z made the other $38 million from his Watch the Throne album and tour with Kanye West, and his many side projects like his nightclub and his Roc Nation company.
Last year, Jay and B came in second behind Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, but this year they’ve knocked Tom and his supermodel wife into second place. Tom and Gisele made $72 million from her modelling gigs and his four-year, $72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots. Tom’s been flexing his modelling muscle too, with gigs with Under Armour and UGG Boots.
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Victoria Beckham and David Beckham came in third place with $54 million, just in front of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who made $45 million. Rounding out the top five is Will and Jada Pinkett Smith who made around $40 million.
Notably not on the list? Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Though the couple made enough money together to make it onto Forbes list, we guess they’re not technically a couple anymore. Way to be on top of the celebrity news, Forbes!
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