Jay-Z and wife Beyonce Knowles have taken the #1 spot on Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couples list 2012.
The power couple who is estimated to have earned $78 million together in the financial year ending May 1, moved up from their second place in the 2011 list, taking over Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen‘s top spot.
According to Forbes, Bey who earned a couple of millions more than her hubby in the last year, raked in $40 million from her sponsorship deals, sales of her ’4′ album and royalties from her back catalog. And please take into account that this all went down while she took time off to have the couple’s first baby, daughter Blue Ivy.
And Hova didn’t far far behind from his superstar wife, the rapper made an estimated $38 million from his Watch the Throne album and tour with Kanye West, additional sales of his Decoded book as well as several other business deals which include a nightclub, a Roc Nation record label, management and music publishing company.
At #2 came in supermodel Gisele and NFL player Tom Brady, who brought in an estimated $72 million, from her modeling deals and his four-year, $72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots along with some additional earnings from his modeling gigs with Under Armour and UGG Boots.
Fashion designer Victoria and her gorgeous soccer player husband David Beckham came in at #3 with $54 million, at #4 are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who managed to bank an estimated $45 million and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith who brought in an estimated $40 million came in at #5.
CHEERS!!! To Millions more honey.
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