Beyoncé and Jay Z named highest-earning celebrity couple

Jay Z's fellow 'Watch The Throne' star Kanye West ranks fifth, alongside his partner Kim Kardashian

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Beyonce

Beyonce and Jay Z have topped a poll of the top-earning couples of the last year, earning $95 million (£59 million) between them from June 2012 to June 2013.

According to Forbes, a large portion of the pair's revenue has come from both artists' heavy touring schedule throughout the year.

Jay-Z's Watch The Throne tour, which he performed alongside Kanye West, earned the star $1.4 million (£900,000) per night, while this summer's Legends of the Summer dates with Justin Timberlake also made a considerable contribution. Beyoncé, meanwhile, pulled in $2 million (£1.25 million) per date on her own Mrs Carter tour.

The pair also are involved in a number of endorsements – from Beyoncé’s partnership with Pepsi to Jay-Z's deal with Samsung, which saw the rapper receive a multi-million dollar fee in return for Samsung distributing downloads of his recent album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' for free to contract-holders.

Second on the list were supermodel Gisele Bundchen and American football player Tom Brady, while Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came in third. 'Watch The Throne' partner Kanye West, meanwhile, ranked fifth with his partner Kim Kardashian.

Beyoncé, meanwhile, was recently attacked by a fan during a show in Sao Paulo. During a performance at the Morumbi Stadium on September 15, a shirtless man attempted to pull the singer into the crowd during her rendition of 'Irreplaceable' but was stopped by security immediately. In that portion of the set, Beyoncé moves closer to the crowd, singing from a smaller 'Bey Stage', which allowed the fan to be able to reach her.

Earlier in the tour, the singer also faced danger when her hair became caught in the blades of a fan during 'Halo'. The singer continued the performance, nonetheless, and finished her Montreal set without further disruption.



Read More On This Artist

More News
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen
Justin Timberlake joined onstage by country singer Garth Brooks - watch
The National make Christmas cameo in 'Bob's Burgers' - watch
Slipknot share video for 'The Devil In I', filmed live at Knotfest
Joey Bada$$ shares new song 'Curry Chicken' – listen
Pusha T says his new album will be 'smacking people left and right' when it is released...
Future Islands' Samuel T Herring reveals he was hurt by reaction to his Letterman performance
Mark Ronson reveals 'Daffodils' collaboration with Tame Impala's Kevin Parker –...
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters attacks 'institutionalised brutality' of Guantanamo Bay
Tom DeLonge: 'Blink-182 don't have anything to prove'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM