Jay Z and Beyoncé are Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple

Pop stars take No. 1 spot for the second year in a row.

Posted: 09/20/2013 08:09 AM EDT
Filed Under Jay-Z, Music News, Beyoncé

'03 Bonnie and Clyde are now 2013's highest-paid celebrity couple, according to Forbes magazine. Jay Z and wife Beyoncé top the list for the second year in a row, having brought in a combined $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

As musical artists, of course, their most significant income comes from touring. Jay's Watch the Throne jaunt with Kanye West averaged $1.4 million per night. Beyoncé's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour averaged $2 million. By the end of the earnings period, Bey had outpaced her husband by $11 million.

Their diverse portfolios also added to the tally. Although Jay is reportedly selling his stake in the Barclay's center, it was counted this year, as was Beyoncé's House of Dereon clothing and fragrance collections.

The couple bested NFL player Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, who came in at the No. 2 slot with $80 million; and actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who earned $50 million.

In 2012, Jay and Bey moved up to the world's highest-paid celebrity couple spot with a combined annual income of $78 million (in 2011 they were No. 2 with $72 million, beat out by Brady and Bundchen's $76 million).

Earlier this year, according to the International Business Times, the two were named pop music's first billion-dollar couple.

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