Forbes Magazine Names The World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couples

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(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Forbes magazine has released the list of the World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couples and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are on it, but, who’s the world’s highest paid celebrity couple, according to Forbes.com.  It’s probably not who you think it is!

If money equates directly to power, then Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are pure power.  The highly paid NFL superstar and the supermodel are topping this year’s Forbes list of the highest paid celebrity (power) couples.  The two combined have an astounding annual paycheck of $76 million dollars!

Gisele brought home $45 million from her modeling, endorsement and business ventures.  She out earned her hubby Brady by $14 mil.  However, the Superbowl and Pro Bowl mega-star brought in a respectable $31 bucks to add to the family pot.  He just re-signed with the NFL’s New England Patriots for four years and $72 million dollars.

Behind them by only $4 million…give or take a few hundred thousand are, rapper Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce (Knowles).  The music moguls charted with $72 mil.

He cut a sports-type 10 year $150 million dollar deal with Live Nation back in 2008.  Add to that his interests in the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, the 40/40 night club chain he owns (coast to coast) and an ad firm “Translation”, and you’ve got a pretty hefty $37 million dollar paycheck.

As for Beyonce, she contributed almost the same amount, $35 mil to be exact.  Her money stemmed from a clothing line, endorsement deals and their collective total does not  include the fact they’ve both released new CDs in recent weeks.

Turning from sports, to music, to movies.  Next rung on the ladder, at #3 goes to BradGelina.  Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie cashed in for a healthy $50 million in the past 12 months.

She actually outperformed him on the earnings scale with $30 million to his $20 million.  [Side note] You have to make that kind of money these days to haul six children around the world.

From across the pond come our fourth place couple.  If they’re “goal” was to become rich, they’ve scored big!  David and Victoria Beckham earned $45 million dollars in the past year.  With $40 million being contributed by David, Victoria’s clothing and purse lines would have to “kick in” to bring home more than the (not to be sneezed at) $5 she contributed.

Rounding out the top five, the not confirmed, yet blatently obvious couple, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.  If they stay together, they could eventually top Forbes highest paid celebrity couple.  Both earned $20 apiece (mainly) from the Twilight franchise.

With all the attention they’ve gotten, if they play their cards right, they could parlay that into a bigger, and fatter payday and possibly “take a  (big) bite” out of the top of the earnings chart.

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