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Jay-Z, Beyonce Top Forbes List of Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples


Stan Honda/AFP/Getty ImagesPerhaps to no one’s surprise, Jay-Z and Beyonce have topped the latest Forbes list of highest-earning celebrity couples. The famous pair, who have been married since 2008, have raked in an estimated $95 million in earnings between June 2012 and June 2013.

So how did they amass so much money in a year? Both artists embarked on successful tours for their respective albums; Jay’s Watch the Throne tour earned $1.4 million per night in the U.S., while Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter world tour grossed an impressive $2 million per night. The couple also have lucrative business endeavors, including Jay’s former stake in the Barclays Center Arena and Beyonce’s fragrance collection and clothing line, House of Deron.

Hip-hop’s other celeb couple who made the list is Hov’s BFF Kanye West and his baby mama, Kim Kardashian, who both earned $30 million to places fifth.

Forbes‘ measured the celeb couples’ earnings from the period June 2012 to June 2013 by talking to agents, producers and managers. Fees, taxes and other expenses were not deducted from the estimates.

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