Forbes' highest paid celebs list out

Latest rankings from Forbes declare the supermodel and her NFL hubby as Hollywood's highest earning celeb couple. The duo beat Beyonce and Jay-Z, and Brad and Angelina to make the cut. With combined earnings of...

entertainment Updated: Aug 24, 2011 01:59 IST
Hindustan Times
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Not only did they luck-out in the genes lottery, they are super rich too!

According to latest rankings from Forbes, Hollywood's highest earning celebrity couple are supermodel Gisele Bundchen, and her NFL superstar hubby Tom Brady.

With combined earnings of $76 million, between May 2010 and May 2011, the couple beat both Beyonce and Jay-Z, and Brad and Angelina to reach the No. 1 spot in the world's highest paid celebrity couple list.

Almost $45 of the 76 million came from Gisele's earnings, after a highly successful year, with endorsements with H&M, Pantene’s South America division and HOPE Lingerie.

According to the Boston Herald, Gisele, who is well on the way to becoming the world's very first billionaire supermodel, continues to develop her own business ventures, which include the skincare line Sejaa Pure Skincare.

But despite his wife's colossal income, Brady has not been slacking off in raking home the cash. As well as endorsements with Under Armour and UGG Australia, he also agreed a contract extension with the Pats in September, worth $72 million.

Coming in a close second on the all important list, are the hottest couple of the music world, Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, who between them are worth a whooping $72 million. According to the Boston Herald, this comes from Beyonce's Dereon clothing line, as well as various endorsements from L'Oreal and DirectTV. Jay-Z is no small earner himself, having signed a $150 million, over 10 years, Live Nation deal, back in 2008. In addition to this, the world renowned rapper also part owns New jersey Nets, and the 40/40 nightclub chain.

Completing Hollywood power couple trio, are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The couple's combined earnings total $50 million, in part made up by Jolie's starring roles in recent Hollywood movies such as "Tourist", co-starring Jonny Depp, and "Salt". Brad has also contributed to this, with numerous producer roles, as well as a starring role in "The Tree of Life".

First Published: Aug 22, 2011 16:43 IST