Jay-Z and Beyonce Top Forbes List: The 5 Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples of 2012 (PHOTOS)
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.
Combined, they earned a bit over $54 million with all of their extra endorsements and other side gigs.
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.