Jay-Z & Beyonce Named Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple

    In news that shouldn’t surprise people familiar with their work, Jay-Z and Beyonce have been named the world’s highest paid celebrity couple by Forbes. They climbed up from second place in last year’s rankings to take the title away from supermodel Gisele Bundchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

    Even with Beyonce taking a year off from touring to spend time with their new daughter Blue Ivy, Mr. and Mrs. Carter brought in a total of $78 million in 2011. Her earnings, which came from past album sales, endorsements and non-music ventures brought in a total of $40 million, while he brought in his share from his Watch The Throne collaboration and tour with Kanye West, in addition to a slew of endorsements as well.

    Blue Ivy should be very proud of her parents.