Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z have topped Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couples list 2013.
The ‘Single Ladies’ hit-maker and the rapper – who also owns record label Roc Nation – took the crown for the second year running having earned a staggering $95 million together in the financial year June 2012 to June 2013, after their tours, businesses and endorsement deals saw them rack up $17 million more than last year.Jay Z’s collaborative effort with Kanye West, ‘Watch The Throne’, spurned a platinum selling album and a world tour which earned $1.4 million a night, while Beyonce – who took a year hiatus after giving birth to Blue Ivy in January 2012 – earned $2 million a night for her current ‘The Mrs Carter Show’ world tour.The power couple earned $15 million more than Gisele Bundchen and her footballer husband Tom Brady who came in second place with combined earnings of $80 million.
The supermodel out-earned her partner by $4 million as her line of flip-flops with Brazilian label Grendene – in which she owns shares – helped double her wages from last year.
Meanwhile Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt earned a hefty $50 million despite the fact they do not own any large businesses.
The couple – who have six children together Shiloh, seven, Maddox, 12, Pax nine, Zahara, eight, and five-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – pulled in the majority of their income from film fees while Brad Pitt earned a reported $7 million for his Chanel no.5 advert last year.
Forbes Highest Paid Celebrity Couples 2013, top five:
1) Beyonce and Jay Z, $95 million
2) Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, $80 million
3) Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, $50 million
4) Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, $35 million
5) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, $30 million