Forbes Highest Earning Couple 2013: Jay Z and Beyoncé

Forbes Highest Earning Couple 2013: Jay Z and Beyoncé

This year's highest earning couple is Jay Z and Beyoncé, according to Forbes' annual list.

Rapper Jay-Z and his wife, singer Beyonce in this file photo. | (Photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

Jay Z and his wife of five years have earned a fortune from their individual careers in music, but the Carters are also part owners of the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Also, Jay Z started his own sports agency, Roc Nation Sports.

As a result, Jay Z and Beyonce have topped the 2013 Forbes' list, earning more than any other celebrity couple with an estimated $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013.

Coming in at no. 2 on Forbes' list is Gisele Bundchen and her husband Tom Brady.

As one of the world's most recognized supermodels, Bundchen has appeared in ads for Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and Versace, among many other luxury brands.

Furthermore, Bundchen launched her own fashion line C&A and is part owner of the Brazilian footwear company Grendene.

Alternately, her husband Brady is the quarterback for the New England Patriots. He also takes in earnings from endorsement deals such as Uggs and Under Armor.

Together, the parents of John, Benjamin and Vivian earned an estimated $80 million between June 2012 and June 2013, according to Forbes.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are Forbes' third highest-earning couple. The actors rake in an estimated $50 million for their work on films.

Meanwhile, Forbes compiles its annual earnings list of celebrities by talking to managers, agents and producers as well as other industry insiders. The numbers are estimates based on research and do not include taxes deductions, agent fees or other expenses celebrities might encounter.

The aforementioned couples have graced Forbes' highest-earning list for many years.

Other top-earnings couples over the years have included David Beckham and his wife Victoria as well as the former couple Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson.


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