Beyoncé, Jay-Z Top List of Hollywood Power Couples

Cruises, Beckhams, Smiths, Brangelina also on Forbes rundown
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2008 2:46 AM CST
David and Victoria Beckham attend a "Beckham Signature" fragrance launch event at Macy's in New York.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – 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.