Celebrity Couples: Fortune and Fame
Attempting to rank famous couples is not possible. They could be ranked by different categories such as income, power within their particular industry, or by how many times they appear in the tabloids. Following are some interesting duos that were ranked by CNN.
Jay-Z and Beyonce:
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen:
Brady, the New England Patriots’ quarterback, and Bundchen, Super Model, lost their first place ranking in 2012. They have two children, and post an annual income of 72 million dollars.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West:
Kardashian, a “reality” star with the famous derriere, boasts an income of 18 million dollars, while West, musician/director, earns about 35 million.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
This new country music “power couple” have taken over as “the force” in their genre. Lambert’s 4th studio album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard top 200. Shelton continues to score big as a judge and mentor on television’s “The Voice”.
Possibly the most famous couple on the planet, they have 6 children, have received 5 academy award nominations, winning once, and a combined income of 45 million dollars a year.
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford
With Flockhart focusing on television, and Ford on feature films, this couple has long been ranked as one of the most influential in Hollywood. They were married in 2010.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
The “Fresh Prince” and his bride rake in a combined 40 million dollars a year. When you factor in the fame and fortune of their children, Jaden and Willow, they are even more of a power couple.
Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow
Mann frequently co-stars in comedies directed by her husband, Apatow. She has appeared in numerous films including the “Change Up”. The couple’s two children, Maude and Iris, have appeared in three films with their mother.
David and Victoria Beckham
Beckham is notably the most famous player in Professional Soccer. His talent and good looks have made him a desirable walk-on in several TV sitcoms. His bride, Victoria, formerly “Posh” of the “Spice Girls” is a successful fashion designer. They earn approximately 54 million dollars annually.
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston
The tenth couple on this list have recently become engaged. Aniston who sill always be known as “Rachael” in the long running sitcom “Friends”, has made numerous films, and continues to be ranked as one of the sexiest women in the industry. She makes 11 million dollars a year. Theroux, a writer/director/ actor easily carries his own weight.
Not mentioned in the top ten were Ellen DeGeneres, and wife, Portia De Rossi. For her television show alone, DeGeneres earns a paltry 53 million dollars. De Rossi, an actress and writer is contributing from book royalties and residuals from “Ally McBeal”, and “Arrested Development”.
With the lack of numbers in the longevity column, there will undoubtedly be changes for 2013.
Although this article is somewhat frivolous, I found it fun. And I admit I’m a bit envious. I can’t help wonder what it would be like to have one million dollars at my disposal. Having 40 or 50 is an amount I can’t wrap my brain around.
Columnist-The Guardian Express