Jay-Z, Beyoncé Make Forbes Top Power Couples List

Jay-Z and Beyoncé have had the spotlight on their celebrated but largely private marriage since the pair exchanged vows three years ago. With both stars currently enjoying the fruits of fame via their respective career paths, Jay-Z and Beyoncé continue to rake in big bucks as a result of their various streams of income attached to their famous names. While they're not the top earning wedded celebrities in the entertainment world, it appears that the number one spot is well within reach.

Keeping company with other top couples, the Brooklyn bomber and the Houston born southern belle have emerged as the music industry’s top earning couple, according to a story from Forbes that listed the richest celebrity couples. Coming in at #1 were New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and his top model wife Giselle Bundchen, earning a combined $76 million. Jay-Z and Beyoncé ranked second after raking in $72 million – just shy of the top spot. Hollywood fixtures and tabloid magazine targets Brad Pitt and his better half Angelina Jolie came in third earning $50 million.

Beyoncé took a brief musical hiatus ahead of releasing her fourth studio album 4 earlier this year. During that time, the R&B diva focused on endorsement deals and extending her name and its drawing power to a variety of product lines. Jay-Z and his 10-year Live Nation deal will keep his name abuzz for years to come along with his 40/40 club chain and various other investments. Of course, his recent joint album with Kanye West Watch The Throne and an upcoming tour in support of the album should boost his earnings even higher.

Congratulations to Jay-Z and Beyoncé on yet another weighty accomplishment.

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