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Beyonce and Jay-Z now world’s highest paid couple

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Power couple: Jay Z and Beyonce, pictured at the Met Gala last year, are estimated to have earned $78m in the last year

Power couple: Jay Z and Beyonce, pictured at the Met Gala last year, are estimated to have earned $78m in the last year

 

Jay-Z and
Beyonce Knowles have topped Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest Paid Celebrity
Couples list 2012.
The power
pair are estimated to have made $78 million together in the financial year
ending May 1, moving them from second place in last year’s list, behind Tom
Brady and Gisele Bundchen, to first. 

According
to Forbes, Beyonce earned more in the last year than her husband, amassing $40
million from sponsorship deals, sales of her ‘4’ album and royalties from her
back catalogue. 
The figure is particularly impressive as she also took time off
to have the couple’s first baby, daughter Blue Ivy, who was born in
January.  
The rapper
made an estimated $38 million from his Watch the Throne album and tour with
Kanye West, continuing sales of his Decoded book as well as his many business
interests, which include a nightclub and Roc Nation record label, 
management and music publishing company.
Money spinners: Gisele and NFL player Tom Brady brought in an estimated $72 million
 Money spinners: Gisele and NFL player Tom Brady brought in an estimated $72 million and Victoria and soccer player David Beckham cashed in $54 million
Money spinners: Gisele and NFL player Tom
Brady brought in an estimated $72 million and Victoria and soccer player
David Beckham cashed in $54 million
Relegated
to second on the list were supermodel Gisele and NFL player Tom, who brought in
an estimated $72 million, from her lucrative modelling deals and his four-year,
$72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots. He has also made
a foray into modelling, signing contracts with Under Armour and UGG Boots.
Third on
the list were fashion designer Victoria and soccer player David Beckham who are
worth $54 million. 
In fourth
place are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who banked an estimated $45 million,
and fifth were Will and Jada Pinkett Smith who raked in an estimated $40
million.
Hollywood A-list: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie banked an estimated $45 million and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith made fifth place with $40million
Hollywood A-list: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie banked an estimated $45 million and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith made fifth place with $40million
Hollywood A-list:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie banked an estimated $45 million and Will
and Jada Pinkett Smith made fifth place with $40million
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