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Beyonce performing at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last week. Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z are the highest-earning celebrity couple this year, according to Forbes. -- EPA/Antonio Lacerda
The husband and wife are the highest-earning celebrity couple this year, according to the magazine.
With estimated earnings of US$95mil (RM304mil), pop singer Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay-Z are the highest-earning celebrity couple for the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine said.
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 American football player husband Tom Brady, who pulled in US$80mil (RM256mil) and retained the No.2 position.
Acting couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, with US$50mil (RM160mil), 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 US$11mil (RM35.2mil) more than her husband due her successful world tour, which grossed an average of about US$2mil (RM6.4mil) 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 US$35mil (RM122.5mil), followed by new parents, reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who collectively earned US$30mil (RM96mil).
Forbes compiled the list by talking to agents, producers, managers and other informed people. Fees and taxes were not subtracted from the estimates. — Reuters
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