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It appears that music’s top power couple, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, continues to win in all facets of life, including besting out other money-making pairings by becoming the highest-paid celebrity couple in the world. Forbes magazine listed Hov and B at number two in the annual “World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples” feature last year behind NFL star Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen, who raked in $76 million big ones. This year, however, the top spot shifted places with Hip-Hop’s favorite husband-and-wife duo pulling in a cool $78 million.

Although Beyoncé has lowered her profile just a tad and taken time off to give birth to extra cute baby girl Blue Ivy, her brand remains strong as ever with her several endorsement deals keeping her coffers full along with her album 4 going platinum and royalties from her past smash hits. Jay-Z isn’t doing too bad himself, earning $38 million based on sales from his collaborative hit album with Kanye West Watch The Throne, as well as several business ventures such as the ad firm Translation.

Tom and Gisele can’t be too upset; earning $72 million for the year after the New England Patriot quarterback signed a huge contract and joining his wife in the modeling world with gigs in front of the camera as well. Coming in at a distant but still respectable third is David and Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham at $54 million via royalties, endorsement deals and the like. “Brangelina” aka Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie hit the fourth spot with $45 million. Rounding out the top five is Hollywood heavyweights Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, bringing in a combined $40 million.

You think one of these couples wouldn’t mind lending us a dollar on the cool?


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