Jay-Z & Beyonce Top Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples List

posted August 08, 2012 09:42:00 AM CDT | 38 comments

Jay-Z & Beyonce Top Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples List

Jay-Z and Beyonce top the prestigious list on the strength of their combined income.

Jay-Z and Beyonce have assumed their throne as the highest-paid celebrity couples, according to Forbes.

The Carters’ annual income is estimated at $78 million, split between Beyonce’s $40 million and Hov’s $38 million. Bey gets her money by collecting paychecks from old hits, as well as endorsement deals and non-musical ventures. Jigga rakes in dough through touring with Kanye West and non-musical enterprises like the ad firm Translation and cosmetics company Carol’s Daughter.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady enter at No. 2 on the list with $72 million, while David Beckham and Victoria Beckham nab No. 3 ($54 million), Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie come at No. 4 ($45 million) and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith round it out at No. 5 ($40 million).

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