Hard work has certainly paid off for Beyonce and Jay-Z, who seem to have attracted the limelight with virtual ease this past year. According to Forbes, the super couple earned the most money last year, raking in $122 million combined. In addition to the success of their respective albums I Am…Sasha Fierce and The Blueprint 3, the pair also owns clothing lines, tours around the world, and are the faces of several brands. The couple also made last year’s Forbes list with a combined earning of $162 million.
The list included actors, artists, and athletes including Tom Hanks, David Beckham, and Ellen Degeneres. Forbes determined the order of the list by speaking to managers, lawyers, agents, and producers with information on what celebrities earned in regards to films, album sales, touring, and professional sports.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith also made the list, coming in at fourth place with $48 million. They were edged out by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who earned $55 million last year.