Jay Z and Beyonce: Forbes' highest-paid couple
September 20th, 2013
04:30 PM ET

Jay Z and Beyonce: Forbes' highest-paid couple

Blue Ivy must be proud.

The famous toddler's parents, Jay Z and Beyoncé, are 2013's highest-earning celebrity couple, according to Forbes magazine.

Even better, the superstar duo has pulled off that feat for the second year in a row.

Forbes estimates that the two musical giants have made $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013, thanks in part to their recent world tours (Jay Z went out on a trek to support "Watch the Throne," and Beyoncé has gone from Belgium to Brazil with "The Mrs. Carter Show").

But the tours are only the beginning: Mr. and Mrs. Carter also lay claim to fragrance and clothing brands, and even a sports agency. The couple's branding across entertainment and sports has placed them ahead of some of Hollywood's A-list, like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

That power couple actually ranks third on Forbes' list of the highest-paid star pairings, with their combined earnings being roughly $50 million over the past year.

So who's at No. 2? That would be Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. Both celebs each have their own side deals, from footwear to endorsements, and they're also making sizable money from their day jobs: Brady's new contract with the New England Patriots included a $30 million signing bonus, and Bündchen is the highest-paid model in the world.

Put those two together, and that adds up to roughly $80 million earned between June 2012 and June 2013.

Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Jay-Z • Music

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