As I think about history’s most famous couples I realize that the list is so long I might pass out just trying to name them all. All I wanted to do is identify one that might remind me of this year’s highest paid celebrity couple, according to“Forbes” Magazine. Nevertheless, the exercise was fruitless as Santa and Mrs. Clause just won’t cut it. So let’s cut to the chase and simply request, “The envelope please.”
After getting beat out last year by New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady and his supermodel Gisele Bundchen, Beyonce and Jay-z are this years undisputed highest-paid celebrity couple.
What an awesome life it must be for these two music moguls. They have been on an adventure together since 2002. The dynamic duo dated for six years before tying the knot. “Forbes” has confirmed that the couple is one of the highest paid pairs in the world. The magazine has released a list titled “World’s Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples” and as you can imagine there are some serious power duos included.
Beyonce and Jay-Z top the list with a combined income of $78 million. Better still: Beyonce is the higher earner, bringing in $40 million to Jay-Z’s $38 million. This is notably big since the couple took a lot of last year off surrounding the birth of their daughter Blue Ivy. This means Beyonce and Jay-Z make money just for being Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Next on the list are model Gisele Bundchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who pulled in $72 million combined. We hope you feel good about yourselves, Bundchen and Brady for being incredibly attractive and incredibly rich. Coming in third are Victoria and David Beckham, who earned a measly $54 million (imagine how much they could have raked in if the latter had been paid for driving that boat during the Olympics Opening Ceremony).
In case you were thinking, “But what about Angelina and Brad and all their kids?” don’t worry, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came in fourth, earning $45 million, while Will and Jada Pinkett Smith landed fifth with $40 million.
So now that these couples have distinguished themselves, what about the rest of us. The question, I’m raising is how do we get on that list. The list seems to be populated with some of the same people each year. Are they going to give anybody else a chance of are they going to hog their spaces. Never mind, forget I even asked the question.
Contributor D. Chandler