Beyonce & Jay Z Officially The Richest Celebrity Couple In The World
Surprise, surprise, Beyoncé and Jay Z are the richest celebrity couple in the world after raking in a regal $107.5 million over the past year.
According to Forbes, Queen Bey earned $54 million, claiming the No. 34 spot in the magazine’s upcoming Celebrity 100 list— an annual ranking of the world’s richest superstars. Jay Z finished just behind, taking the No. 36 slot with a $53.5 million tally.
Apparently, the pair received a huge boost from Beyoncé’s sixth No. 1 album, Lemonade, which debuted exclusively on her husband’s TIDAL streaming service. Beyoncé claims the title of the household’s breadwinner simply because she played a monumental 19 shows during the June-to-June scoring period, in comparison to Jay Z’s grand total of two. Not that he’ll care too much.
The only other couple on this year’s Celeb 100 is Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen – Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris would have made the cut had they not broke up before the list launched, since Taylor Swift raked in $170 million by herself.
So, it just goes to show to all of you aspiring celebrity couples – it quite literally pays to fake an infidelity beef just before one of you releases a new album about said beef. Allegedly. Possibly. Definitely.
The full Forbes Celeb 100 list is set to be released tomorrow.