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Jay-Z and Beyonce Are Highest-Earning Couple of 2012

August 10, 2012 (7:05 pm) GMT
Forbes took note of the married couple's music royalty and other projects between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012.

When it comes to big money, and wife are the winning couple. Forbes has revealed its 2012 list of "Highest Paid Celebrity Couples", putting Jay-Z and Beyonce at number one with a combined $78 million income.

Despite taking a maternity leave, Beyonce still receives paycheck from the royalty of her old hits. Topped with her album sale, endorsement deals and other ventures, she raked in $40 million between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012. Her husband earned his money from latest album with , "" as well as other non-music ventures. He added $38 million to their bank account.

Taking the second position is last year's richest couple, and who now settle at joint $72 million. The supermodel pocketed $45 million in a year through the numerous high-profile modeling jobs. Brady filled the gap with his four-year contract with New England Patriots and several modeling gigs.

Also in the top 5 are and , and Angelina as well as and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

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