Beyonce & Jay-Z Named World's Highest Paid Couple of 2012
They are accustomed to raking in millions for their entertainment industry work, but this year Beyonce and Jay-Z have reportedly pulled in enough dough to be named the World's Highest Paid Celebrity Couple.
According to Forbes magazine's latest list, the power couple earned an estimated $78 million in the financial year ending May 1, giving them the coveted number one spot over last year's couple, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady.
Though the "Single Ladies" songstress took some time off from her busy schedule this year after giving birth to their daughter Blue Ivy, Bey managed to make an impressive $40 million on her own from sponsorship deals, album sale and royalties from her back catalogue.
Bringing in the other half of the Hollywood couple's income was the 42 year-old rapper who proved he still has what it takes, as he raked in a whopping $38 million from his Watch the Throne album and tour with Kanye West, continued book sales and income from his many business endeavors.
Aside from the top spot, other celeb couples who topped the charts were Gisele and Tom, who still managed to pull off the number two spot with a close $72 million, David and Victoria Beckham with $54 million and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who pulled in an impressive $45 million.
Having worn some pretty dazzling outfits over the years, Beyonce Knowles recently took it one step closer by bedazzling her nails with portraits of her husband Jay-Z.
The "Crazy in Love" songstress recently posted a photo on her personal Tumblr page showing off her new style. Bejeweled nails containing the letters J and Z can be seen surrounded by tiny faces of the hip-hop power couple, topped off with gold studs encircling each portrait.
In other B news, the 30-year-old mom will take part in August 19th's World Humanitarian Day. She'll contribute a music video for her song "I Was Here," which will be filmed in the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New York.
The beautiful singer-turned-philanthropist released a statement which read, "We all see the headlines and we think what can I really do to help? World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care."
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