Jay-Z and Beyonce Land at No. 1 on Top-Earning Couples List
This week Beyonce announced that following her Jan. 31 Grammy performance she is determined to take six months off to relax and “recharge” her batteries. Despite her 10 Grammy nominations and countless hit singles in the past two years, Beyonce’s decision to unwind is more than justified, considering her and hubby Jay-Z just earned themselves the No. 1 spot on the Forbes list of “Hollywood’s Top-Earning Couples” for the second year in a row.
Between June 2008 and June 2009, the couple earned a reported $122 million, with Beyonce pulling in an astounding $87 million of the total. With their successful record sales and concerts coupled with clothing lines, film appearances and endorsement deals with companies such as American Express and Budweiser, the couple far surpassed Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, who came in at No. 2 with $69 million. Though Jay and B failed to top their combined figure of $162 million from 2007-2008, they were still in a league of their own this year. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie rounded out the top three with a total of $55 million.