Beyonce, Jay-Z world's highest-paid star couple
August 9th, 2012
04:44 PM ET

Beyonce, Jay-Z world's highest-paid star couple

9:54 p.m. Update: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Victoria Beckham earned $54 million from her clothing line and other business ventures. She earned $8 million. We regret the error.

Beyonce might want to do a remix to "Run the World" and amend "Girls" to "Beyonce and Jay-Z."

The famous pair have been named the highest-paid couple in the world by Forbes magazine. We would say color us unsurprised, because we could've guessed that they had celebrity couples on our home turf beat, but around the globe, too?

Forbes reports that thanks to Beyonce's $40 million and Jay-Z's $38 million earned between May of 2011 and May of 2012, the couple's combined income of $78 million puts them in the top spot this year.

Both Beyonce and Jay-Z brought in cash from their respective music efforts, but the two's success is also in part to their non-music ventures as well as their endorsement deals.

Following behind Blue Ivy's parents are Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, with Mrs. Brady earning $45 million from modeling jobs and endorsements, and Mr. Brady pulling in $27 million from his own endorsement contracts as well as his NFL player salary.

In third place are the Beckhams, with David earning an estimated $46 million a year as the world's highest-paid soccer player, and Victoria bringing in $8 million from her clothing line and other moneymakers like royalties from Spice Girls songs (who would've guessed?).

Rounding out the top five are Brad Pitt ($25 million) and Angelina Jolie ($20 million) in fourth place, and Will ($30 million) and Jada Pinkett-Smith ($10 million) landing in fifth.

Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Jay-Z

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. thulani

    I would like to shine like you right now,I don't see other celebrities as my star,Jay is my star

    September 18, 2013 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dhow Cruise

    They are looking very nice, May lord give him long life.

    January 29, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Free To Join

    work online with no

    August 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 14, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. ktina

    Are they looking to adopt...cause Im available!

    August 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Beckham Fan

    does Beckham cheat? just curious

    August 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |

      Of course the illuminati sell outs will be the highest paid celebrity puppets.... they both sold their souls to get what they got.


      August 10, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. nigel

    .....i could be totally misreading, but according to this..the beckhams are definitely winning

    August 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jayandbeyonce

    i think they are a great couple and hope they stay together.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. big f-t worm.

    it has no figure or leg to stand on at the moment -

    August 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Beyonce

    she's a class act.. not like that trash that's out there.

    August 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. she's got the jack

    He reminds me of goofy with that smile.

    August 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. do the math?

    Don't the figures presented for the Beckham's make them the highest?

    August 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • ah...

      Yeah, what's up with that? I think $100 million beats $78 million by a bunch. Somebody needs a fact checker. lol

      August 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kaka

      They messed up the figures for the Beckhams. Other sources claim them at 54 million.

      August 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |

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