Recently, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-z topped “Forbes” Magazine highest paid celebrity couple. I know some of you are wondering, what about Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause; and I assure you that the way these two have donated time and money to charity, they are little red suits of their own.
Last year, New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady and his supermodel Gisele Bundchen, placed ahead of this years undisputed highest-paid celebrity couple.
Sources tell us that fans and friends of the two music moguls are happy that Forbes has recognized them. After all, 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.
Knowles 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.
For Beyonce, 2012 has been a year of changes and artistic growth.
The Grammy Award winner has conquered almost every job the music industry has to offer. In Fact, she has choreographed dance steps, sang background and leads, written hit songs for herself and other artists, recorded songs in Spanish and English, worn the cap of music producer, actress, dancer, model, and fashion designer, so just as you thought she had run out of new horizons to explore she turns her unbelievably broad and creative talents to the director’s chair.
Knowles will adorn herself with the mantel of: documentary director. Knowles and her reps have been shopping a nonfiction film to Hollywood studios about the celebrity’s life and career. According to a person familiar with the package but not authorized to talk publicly about it, the movie is as a mix of music and personal study, blending concert footage with confessional interview.
Knowles will not only stars in the project, she will direct it, and will also serve as a producer. To date, roughly 20 minutes of footage has been shown to distributors.
During the last 18 months, Beyonce has released a top-selling album separated from from her father, who has managed her career from her start, and given birth a baby girl, Blue Ivy Carter.
Although she’s attached to star in a potential remake of “A Star Is Born,” Knowles also has had a taste of the nonfiction film life. In June 2011, MTV aired “Beyoncé: Year of 4,” a “mini-documentary” that showed the artist taking time off and then returning to the recording studio.
Feature documentaries about musical superstars have come into vogue of late with movies from Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus. Though not always blockbusters (Perry’s “Part of Me” has grossed just $24 million since coming out last month), they continue to be appealing to the entertainment industry: The stars like the exposure in a new medium, while studios appreciate the movies’ built-in appeal and comparatively low cost.
Beyonce has shown she is interested in all aspects of the entertainment industry. So the next logical step would be to turn the camera the other way around.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Beyonce Knowles and her agency have been shopping around a documentary about the singer’s life.
Beyonce also plans to team up with the United Nations this year for World Humanitarian Day, which takes place Aug. 19.
“We all see the headlines and we think what I can really do to help,” Beyoncé told BET. “World Humanitarian Day is an opportunity for all of us to work together to make a difference. This is our time to leave our mark on the world and show that we were here and we care.”
The effort is not completely without self-promotion though. The singer will be shooting her video for I Was Here at the United Nations and premiering it on Aug. 19 in front of a crowd at the UN.
Last January, researcher scientist, Bryan Lessard named a new horse fly species “Scaptia beyonceae” and the superstar. Lessard has stated that he named it due to the fly’s unique golden hairs on its abdomen. Source say, Beyonce was honored by Lessards decision.