Forbes has declared this “a tough year for celebrity couples,” which we’re sure just makes your heart ache with pity. But for all the TomKats and Mrs. Kutcher-no-mores there are people like Beyoncé and Jay Z, whose lives are more enviable than ever.
The designated anointer-of-rich-people has just bestowed the title of World’s Highest-Paid Couple upon the married musical duo. With their combined earnings of $78 million, they’ve managed to overtake last year’s winners Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, who probably don’t even have fans who make their faces into nail art, creepy or otherwise.
Let’s break down the breadwinning, shall we? Between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012, Jay made $38 million off of his numerous ventures, including the Watch the Throne album and subsequent tour, his ownership of the New Jersey Nets, and his beauty brand Carol’s Daughter.
B, meanwhile, took home a cool $40 million, despite having taken a break from touring to give birth to baby Blue Ivy Carter and, of course, keep everyone’s favorite Tumblr account regularly updated. Oh, and you may recall that she also currently holds the title of World’s Most Beautiful Woman.
Who run the world?