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Beyonce and Jay Z named top-earning celebrity couple

2013-09-20 18:05:58

Jay Z and Beyonce

Beyonce and Jay Z have been named the highest-earning celebrity couple by Forbes.

The pair are reported to have taken home an estimated $95 million (£59 million) in the last year.

Jay Z's recent Watch the Throne album went platinum and launched a world tour that brought in $1.4m (£900,000) per night in America, according to Forbes.

Beyonce's Mrs Carter world tour is estimated to have taken in an average of $2m (£1.3m) per night.

Jay Z and Beyonce

In addition to his music career, Jay Z also part-owns the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which he will be selling now he has started his own sports agency, Roc Nation Sports.

Beyonce has her own fragrance and clothing lines.

Second on the list are American footballer Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, who took home $80m (£50m).

Gisele was recently named the highest-earning model and she is thought to have made $4m (£2.5m) more than her husband, who recently signed a $30m (£18.7m) contract with the New England Patriots.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt complete the top three with earnings of $50m (£31.2m).

To compile its list, Forbes estimated the entertainment-related income of celebrities between June 2012 and June 2013 by talking to agents, managers, producers and executives.

Fourth on the list are Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who originally met on the set of That '70s Show. They are estimated to have earned $30m (£18.7m).

He is now the highest-paid actor on television thanks to his role in US comedy Two and a Half Men.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are also thought to have made $30m (18.7m) as a couple.

Kim, who recently gave birth to the couple's first child, is said to have earned $10m (£6.2m).

Kanye West's latest album Yeezus was released too late to include its earnings in the figures.

 

 

Source: bbc.co.uk

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