Forbes has named Jay-Z and Beyoncé the world’s highest paid celebrity couple of 2012 after they grossed a combined $78 million last year. B earned $40 million, while Hov tallied $38 million, largely in part to the Watch the Throne album and tour he did with Kanye West, in addition to all his business ventures.
In being named the highest paid celeb couple, Jigga and B took the title from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, who were the top-grossing celebrity couple last year. They came close to repeating as Forbes top couple after taking home $72 million, just six million less than the music power couple.
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Soccer superstar and global icon David Beckham and wife Posh Spice Victoria Beckham grossed a combined $54 million to come in at No. 3, while Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pocketed a combined $45 mil for the fourth spot. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were ranked fifth for the $40 million they earned.