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Beyoncé and Jay Z top Forbes rich list with $95m earnings

by Esme Riley ,
Beyoncé and Jay Z top Forbes rich list with $95m earnings© Getty

Ever felt guilty for buying your lunch instead of bringing in something from home? How about splashing out on a gorgeous pair of shoes you've wanted for ages? We've all been there! Well, except for this lot. Forbes magazine has published its annual celebrity couples rich list and it makes for eye-watering reading. You have been warned.

Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z are officially the highest-earning couple of the past 12 months.

The music powerhouses take the crown for the second year running after raking in an eye-watering $95million in the financial year June 2012 to June 2013.

Believe it or not, this figure is $17million more than they brought in last year.

The figures show it's the couple's tours, business and endorsement deals that saw them bring in the big bucks.

Though they're now parents to little Blue Ivy, Bey has been busy touring the world while Jay Z owns record label Roc Nation and has also been a regular on the stage.

The rapper collaborated with Kanye West on Watch The Throne - a platinum-selling album accompanied by a world tour that brought in $1.4million a night.

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Even more impressive is Bey's current The Mrs Carter Show World Tour, which earns the couple $2million a night.

Somewhat surprisingly, supermodel Gisele Bündchen and her footballer husband Tom Brady came second in the list, though their earnings were $15million less than Jay Z and Beyoncé's.

Gisele's line of flip flops with Brazilian label Grendene - in which she owns shares - helped double her wages from last year and the couple can boast total earnings of $80million.

And taking the bronze medal is Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their $50million 12-month fortune.

The acting pair don't own any large businesses but pulled in the majority of their earnings from film fees.

On top of this, Brad was apparently given $7million for his Chanel no.5 advert last year.

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In fourth place were Ashton Kutcher and his girlfriend Mila Kunis, who can boast earnings of $35million for June 2012 to June 2013.

Fifth spot was taken by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Kim earns an estimated $10million from filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians and her spin-off business ventures.

Kanye's half of their $30million earnings, meanwhile, was mainly raked in through his Watch The Throne tour with Jay Z.

Surprisingly, David and Victoria Beckham - who are successful both in the UK and the US - were absent from the list.


The Forbes celebrity couples rich list in pictures...

Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z © Getty
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