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Beyoncé and Jay-Z: The highest paid celebrity couple

Beyoncé and Jay-Z: The highest paid celebrity couple
August 10, 2012 JEREMY FEIST
Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Presumably as yet another dig at Kanye West for daring to bring Kim Kardashian into their lives — There’s unforgivable, and then there’s unforgivable. — Jay-Z and Beyoncé just placed first on the list of highest paid celebrity couples in the world, barely beating out Brangelina, the Beckhams, and the aforementioned ego monster and golden shower beast. Us Magazine reports …

Having earned a whopping $78 million combined, new parents Beyoncé, 30, and Jay-Z, 42, who have been married for four years, are at the top of 2012’s Hollywood money-making pyramid. Right on their tails, however, is 2011’s richest couple: Tom Brady, 35, and Gisele Bündchen, 32, who brought in $72 million together.

As far as which breadwinner brings in more dough? It’s neck and neck. As reported by Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list earlier this year, Beyoncé is worth $40 million while her husband can boast $38 million. (They’re listed as #16 and #38, respectively.) Rounding out Forbes’ top five richest couples of 2012: David and Victoria Beckham ($54 million), Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ($45 million) and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith ($40 million).

Celebrity couples they also beat out:

  • Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison (about $80 in back-alley handjob money)
  • Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt ($3.80 Spencer found in between the cushions of his dad’s sofa)
  • LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian (HAHA! Eating air is free! LeAnn doesn’t need money! Suckers!)

Beyoncé and Jay-Z