Jay Z & Beyoncé Named Top Earning Couple Again
(AllHipHop News) Add another mark in the win column for Jay Z and Beyoncé. Forbes named the two music superstars as the top earning couple in entertainment again this year. The Carters made a combined $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013 edging out Tom Brady/Gisele Bundchen ($80 million) and Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie ($50 million).
Jay had a stellar year which included starting his Roc Nation Sports agency, executive producing The Great Gatsby soundtrack, signing an unprecedented deal with Samsung, conducting a stadium tour with Justin Timberlake, and releasing his number one album Magna Carta Holy Grail.
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His better half did not release a new album this year, but Beyoncé did perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, debuted her Life Is But A Dream documentary on HBO, voiced the character Queen Tara in the animated film Epic, and embarked on her "Mrs. Carter World Tour" which brought in an estimated $2 million per night.
The power couple also signed publishing deals with Warner/Chappell Music to administer the rights to their music for licensing agreements.
This is nothing new for Jay and Bey. They landed at number one in 2012 as well with combined earnings of $78 million.
The rest of Forbes' Top 5 earning celebrity couples includes Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis ($35 million) and Kanye West & Kim Kardashian ($30 million).