Jay Z and Beyonce combined to make more money than any other couple in the entertainment industry with an estimated $95 million in earnings over the the course of a year, according to Forbes.com. The report measured the earnings of celebrity couples from June 2012 through June 2013.
Jay Z and Beyonce both earned money for their music. Jay Z earned a reported $1.4 million a night with his Watch the Throne Tour run alongside Kanye West. Beyonce earned a reported average of $2 million per night for her Mrs. Carter World Tour.
Jay Z and Beyonce also earned money with endeavors outside of music. Jay Z earned money as part owner of the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and as a minority owner with the Brooklyn Nets. He’s since had to sell his share in both the Center and the Nets due to his involvement with Roc Nation Sports, representing athletes including Kevin Durant and Robinson Cano. Beyonce earned money for her fragrance collection and House of Deron clothing line.
Beyonce and Jay Z topped Forbes’ list, which includes Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen as well as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Jay Z has mentioned Forbes in various songs. For example, on “Roc Boys (And The Winner Is…),” Jay Z said, “Take what the Forbes figured, then figure more / ‘Cause they forgot to account what I did with the raw.” On Lupe Fiasco’s “Pressure,” Jay Z also mentioned the magazine. “The pen is mightier than the sword / my Lord / My first picture was a line-up / Now I’m on Forbes.”