Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles have topped Forbes magazineâ€™s Worldâ€™s Highest Paid Celebrity Couples list 2012.
The power pair is estimated to have made $78 million together in the financial year ending May 1, moving them from second place in last yearâ€™s list, behind Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, to first.
According to Forbes, Beyonce earned more in the last year than her husband, amassing $40 million from sponsorship deals, sales of her â€˜4â€™ album and royalties from her back catalogue.
The figure is particularly impressive as she also took time off to have the coupleâ€™s first baby, daughter Blue Ivy, who was born in January.
The rapper made an estimated $38 million from his Watch the Throne album and tour with Kanye West, continuing sales of his Decoded book as well as his many business interests, which include a nightclub and Roc Nation record label, management and music publishing company.
Relegated to second on the list were supermodel Gisele and NFL player Tom, who brought in an estimated $72 million, from her lucrative modelling deals and his four-year, $72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots.
He has also made a foray into modelling, signing contracts with Under Armour and UGG Boots.
Third on the list were fashion designer Victoria and soccer player David Beckham who are worth $54 million.
In fourth place are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who banked an estimated $45 million, and fifth were Will and Jada Pinkett Smith who raked in an estimated $40 million.â€”DailyMail.com