News

Beyonce, Jay Z top Forbes’ highest-earning couples

Beyonce, Jay Z top Forbes’ highest-earning couples

Beyonce and Jay Z top the list of highest-earning celebrities for a second straight year. Photo: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With estimated earnings of $95 million, pop singer Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay Z are the highest-earning celebrity couple for the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine said on Thursday.

Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter” tour and Jay Z’s million-selling “Watch the Throne” album and world tour, both a collaboration with rapper Kanye West, pushed the musical couple ahead of model Gisele Bundchen and her football-player husband Tom Brady, who pulled in $80 million and retained the No. 2 position.

Acting couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, with $50 million, jumped up one spot from last year to third place. The earnings were based on the period from June 2012 to June 2013.

Forbes said Beyonce, 32, earned $11 million more than her husband due her successful world tour, which grossed an average of about $2 million per show.

Jay Z’s latest top-selling album “Magna Carta … Holy Grail” was released on July 4 and was not eligible to count toward his earnings.

In addition to their musical earnings, Jay Z, 43, sold his stake in the Brooklyn Nets basketball team and has started his own sports agency. Beyonce upped her takings with a clothing line and fragrances.

Former co-stars on the TV comedy “That ’70s Show” Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis came in fourth with $35 million, followed by new parents, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and West, who collectively earned $30 million.

Forbes compiled the list by talking to agents, producers, managers and other informed people. Fees and taxes were not subtracted from the estimates.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

Fresh
4th Brigade Run & Ceremony 090

1 hour ago in Military, News

Historic 4th BCT prepares for inactivation

**SPONSORED CONTENT DAMIEN TODD OF PEOPLES HOME EQUITY, INC. MORTGAGE LENDING**

photo

yesterday in Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, News

Local band Earnest Ernest to play Rivers & Spires

They will play the Family Fun Stage at 5:45

michelle-obama

yesterday in Military, News

First Lady visits Fort Campbell to announce job website for veterans

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden introduce site to help soldiers transition to civilian life

photo

yesterday in News

Clarksville Civitan Club holds public safety awards

Civitan Club honors Police Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, Reserve Deputy, Firefighter and Emergency Responder

murphy

yesterday in Crime, News

Suspect charged in hit and run on Tiny Town Road

Police arrest man for April 4 hit and run that injured a Clarksville woman