Forbes loves compiling lists. I actually have no idea what Forbes does other than rank celebrities by how much money they make, so it's no surprise Forbes just released their "World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples" list.
And surprisingly topping the list are footballer Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen. An athlete and a model make more money than some of the top actors and actresses? If you say so. All the celeb combined worth is from income over a 12-month period from May 2010 to May 2011.
Brady and Bundchen have topped the list earning a combined $76 million and Bundchen made more than her hubby earning $45 million of their combined earnings. She's also on track to become the world's first supermodel billionaire. Take that Tyra Banks.
Too bad Leonardo DiCaprio isn't in a "legit" coupling (sorry Blake) because he made more than Bundchen and Brady combined last year ($77 million on his own).
Coming in second on the list are Hip-Hop's power couple, Jay Z and Beyonce, whose joint income was $70 million. Queen B made $34 million last year while Jay Z also topped the Forbes hip-hop Cash Kings list raking in $36 million on his own. Forbes own Zack O' Malley tells Hollyscoop the reason for Jay Z's monetary success, "he just has a natural business acumen whether it’s selling illegal drugs or selling CD’s or selling clothes it’s the same kind of agile business mind," says O'Malley.
Placing third were Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who "only" earned $49 million between the two. Did Gisele and husband really make more than Brangelina? Well, I guess that makes sense, it's not like Angelina makes money-gathering children.
Fourth on the list were Victoria Beckham and David Beckham, who made $45 million combined. However, Posh spice only made $5 million from her clothing line while David made up the other $40 mil thanks to his endorsement deals! Posh is out there designing collections and hustling at Fashion Week while David just has to maintain his 10 pack abs and lend his name to an underwear company every now and then. Ack, Posh and David, setting feminism back 50 years.
Rounding out the top 5 is Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Oh are they a legitimized couple now? Is it because they adopted a dog together? I'm just trying to convince myself that Pattinson is still on the market. Regardless, since these two star in the uber-expensive and successful Twilight franchise, together they make a combined $36 million.
The Top 5 Highest Paid Celebrity Couples:
1) Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady: $76 million
2) Beyonce and Jay Z: $70 Million
3) Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: $49 million
4) Victoria and David Beckham: $45 million
5) Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson: $36