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Beyonce, Jay-Z top Forbes list of top-earning couple with $122M

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Tbd-jayzbeyonce011510 For the second year in a row, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z top Forbes' list of entertainment's highest-earning couples. We put Beyonce's name first not because of equal rights, but because she outearned her hubby practically 3-to-1!

Jayonce pulled in $122 million for 2008-09 (down $40 million from the previous survey), with Bebe making $87 million and J only pulling in $35 large. That's still way more than couple No. 2, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart, who managed a paltry $69 million.

After that we have Brangelina, who practically split $55 million; Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith with $48 million; and Beckhams David and Victoria with $46 million. Thanks, L.A. Galaxy and AC Milan!

The rest of the top 10 included Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi ($36 million); Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson ($35.5 million); Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy ($34 million); TomKat ($33.5 million); Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow ($33 million); and Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick ($29 million).

Mr. and Mrs. Juice* rank somewhere in the neighborhood of just enough to make our hurricane insurance payments and sufficient spare change to super-size at Burger Town. We'll let you guess which end we're closer to.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:14am]

    

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