And the Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples (Besides Jay-Z and Beyonce, Obviously) Are

by Anna Moeslein


Steve Eichner OK, so I'll just get the obvious out of the way: Jay-Z and Beyonce were the highest-earning celebrity couple this year, according to Forbes. Duh.

When you factor in Jay's platinum Watch the Throne album, his Barclays Center partial ownership, the new Roc Nation Sports, and his other many business ventures with Beyonce's Mrs. Carter world tour, House of Dereon clothing line, and Pepsi partnership, we're talking A LOT of money. Heaps and heaps of money. No question they're rich as h-ll, that's for sure.

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But some of the others in Forbes' list were a little surprising to me: For example, I would not have guessed that Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen would be No. 2. It makes sense when you add up the numbers, though: She's the highest-paid model in the world, and Brady pulls in various lucrative endorsement deals, plus there was that whole $30 million New England Patriots signing bonus. Not too shabby...

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For the rest of the list--which includes Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie--head to forbes.com.

Anybody else surprised about Tom and Gisele? And if you had Jay-Z and Beyonce-level money, how would you spend it?

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