Beyoncé and Jay-Z Is Forbes' Highest-Paid Couple

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Is Forbes' Highest-Paid Couple

Bey and Jay top the list, raking in millions.

Published August 7, 2012

From their "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" days, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been an unstoppable couple, not just in terms of love, but also in star power. The two are at the top of Forbes’ Highest-Paid Couples list this year, coming in at number one and earning an outstanding $78 million in combined income for 2011.

Interestingly enough, Beyoncé out-earned her husband, pulling in $40 million to his $38 million, despite the 4 star taking a large chunk of the year off to tend to the couple’s first child, Blue Ivy Carter. Notably, Jay-Z also cashed in on the Watch the Throne album and tour, which was one of the best selling in hip hop history, and made additional income from his various business ventures, including the advertising agency Translation. 

Directly under Bey and Jay are model Gisele Bundchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who made $72 million. Victoria and David Beckham came in third at $54 million from their soccer and fashion design empires. However, it's hip hop's queen and king that reign supreme. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Arielle Loren


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