Jay-Z and Beyonce Top Forbes List: The 5 Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples of 2012 (PHOTOS)

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Powerhouse singer Beyonce and hip-hop hubby Jay-Z have been crowned the world’s highest paid celebrity couple by Forbes magazine — with a combined income of $78 million.

Beyonce spent much of the recent months cuddling with her cute baby Blue Ivy Carter and laying low in the music world – yet she still earned $40 million from her previous music endeavors – including her 2011 album 4.

Jay-Z was also big pimpin’ this year – rolling in about $38 million from his Watch the Throne album and tour with Kim Kardashian’s beau, Kanye West, and other business acquisitions such as his co-ownership of NBA’s New York Nets.

Who else topped the Forbes list?

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and New England Patriots’ hunky quarterback Tom Brady were the runners up on the list — making their combined cash from Bundchen’s modeling gigs, Brady’s sport contract — that doesn’t end until 2014 — and both have endorsement deals.

Coming in third place was style icon, Victoria Beckham — Posh Spice — and her gorgeous pro-soccer husband David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy team.

Combined, they earned a bit over $54 million with all of their extra endorsements and other side gigs.

Another gorgeous couple to make the cut was actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — raking in about $45 million in the past year for their talented skills in film.

Singer and actor Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith earned fifth place on the Forbes list of world’s highest-paid celebrity couples.

The two totaled $40 million with the help of royalties made from films such as Men In Black 3 and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.

Who made the cut on the Forbes list? Click through our gallery to see the stars.