With "an $82 million hip-hop brand and an $80 million R&B empire" in their collective pocket, Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z take the top spot on Forbes' list of highest-earning celeb mates. The runners-up:
- Will and Jada Pinkett Smith earned a cumulative $85 million from June 2007–June 2008. The split here was much less equitable: Will raked in $80 million with massive box office returns.
- Between David Beckham's soccer earnings and endorsements, and Posh's Spice Girl reunion tour and product lines, the globe-trotting couple took home $58 million.
- Country crooners Tim McGraw and Faith Hill raked in $35 million between their Soul-2-Soul tour and her Sunday Night Football theme.
- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie netted $34 million from a slew of projects ranging from Beowulf to Oceans 13.