Beyonce & Jay Z Top Forbes ‘Highest Paid Couples Of 2013’ List

Published: Saturday 21st Sep 2013 by David

Great music may be the bread and the butter of their careers, but this week sees Beyonce & Jay Z celebrated not for the dedication to their crafts…but the cash that craft brings in.

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Between June 2012 to June 2013, the philanthropic pair earned a reported 95 million dollars- pulled in from songwriting publishing, endorsement deals, tours and ventures in sports, fashion and music sales generated Carter‘s Roc Nation acts, including Instagram royal Rihanna.

Topping Forbes ‘Highest Paid Couples of 2013‘ list, the pair’s riches saw them outperform Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Kanye West & Kim Kardashian and Brit power pair David and Victoria Beckham, who failed to make the list year.

Peep the Top 5 below!:

1) Beyonce and Jay Z, $95 million

2) Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, $80 million

3) Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, $50 million

4) Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, $35 million

5) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, $30 million

Kudos to The Carter’s on their continued success and the efforts made by their favourite employee Rihanna, whose arrangement with Jay’s Roc Nation sees him pocket a sizeable amount of the capital she earns!

Keep up the good work Robyn!

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  1. Iconic cici September 21, 2013

    Congratulations to the biggest snakes in the industry.

    • Tyler September 21, 2013

      Are you okay with the fact that your faves a f**????

      The Prince is here….
      HEara!!!!

      • We could belong together *ChartFlop* September 21, 2013

        Tyler stfu with that dry ass shade you ugly ass f**…. how do you feel about Beyonce being a pregnancy faking lip syncing thieving h**?

      • Tyler September 22, 2013

        B**** how do you feel about Ciara being a damn HEmale??? and lets not even talk about lip syncing…..because live or not Beyoncé shits on Ciaraman vocally. You don’t have to worry about him or future not being able to have kids…they an always adopt LMFAO

    • Oh Yeah!!! September 21, 2013

      oh no Rihanna is not here. Opps she cant keep a man, Chris doesnt want her and NO ONE wants to Wife her, not even Chris at his lowest moments!

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  2. Kingstown ju don’t even know September 21, 2013

    How is this s*** news worthy? Whatever congrats I guess?….

    • ABC September 21, 2013

      LOL! Ur mad! Of course its newsworthy! Every news source is reporting it

      • Kingstown ju don’t even know September 21, 2013

        No ones mad I just asked why it was news worthy?

      • ABC September 21, 2013

        Um because they are HIGHEST EARNING COUPLE IN SHOWBIZ. Its self explanatory.

    • Oh Yeah!!! September 21, 2013

      U sad that RIhanna and melissa didnt make the list? LOL

  3. Lucia September 21, 2013

    I love that SWV song!

  4. KATY PERRY QUEEN September 21, 2013

    NO ONE CARES ABOUT THESE TWO FLOPS. ANGELINA AND BRAD DIDN’T DO S*** AND STILL MADE $50 MILLION. NO TO MENTION THAT THEY ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL, CLASSY AND ICONIC THAN THESE TWO FLOP GHETTO HOOD RATS.

    • Oh Yeah!!! September 21, 2013

      are u mad? they did several movies in the last year at leat 2 each! Hater!

  5. RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

    Sam you so messy and I live. The power of Beyone. Funny how non I mean non of the hive posted yet ,but the haters are here in full force.

    BTW this is old news.

    • Ciara ruins beytranny September 21, 2013

      Oh Shutup no ones worried over beytrannys fat flop lip syniching ass.

      • Ciara is everything September 21, 2013

        lol

      • RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

        Yep just like know one is worrying about Ciara and her music. Didn’t she have the lowest album sales so far this year.

        I’m always under a palmtree. When I tell you(in my messy mya voice)

  6. Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

    BLACK ROYALTY

    • Iconic cici September 21, 2013

      black trash imo

      • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

        CICI GURL PLEASE DONT REPLY TO ME… JUST PRETEND IM NOT EVEN ON THIS SITE

      • musiclover September 21, 2013

        is ciara and future even on the top 100 ???

      • Oh Yeah!!! September 21, 2013

        that wud be rihanna!

  7. ABC September 21, 2013

    Ur late but… Congrats #BLACKPOWER

    • Kingstown ju don’t even know September 21, 2013

      Don’t you men bleaching power. Seriously shutup with that b*******.

      • ABC September 21, 2013

        That’s was so weak. Why you mad boo?

    • Kingstown ju don’t even know September 21, 2013

      Since when does stating facts mean your mad? Have a seat or two.

      • ABC September 21, 2013

        Whats factual about it being b*******? Its not, they are the most powerful black couple in show business. Whats hard to digest?

  8. Anne September 21, 2013

    Good for them, congrats! Haters may not like it, but their success is undeniable. Such a savvy couple!

  9. barb 4 lyfe September 21, 2013

    I cant stand those two self centered fake f****

    • Anne September 21, 2013

      You don’t even know them! They are perfect strangers so how can you possibly conclude that they are fake and self centered? People who actually do know them claim otherwise.

  10. Suicide Blonde September 21, 2013

    FORBES is the Cartes best friends, aren’t they, mark my words:

    Madonna had the highest grossing tour of 2012, she wasn’t on Forbes, watch Beyonce being #1 on Forbes next year…….Either they just love her or it’s true that Forbes receives some cash from some big names in the industry to include them every year in the list.

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

      Madonna is the queen! WE GET IT!!

      • Suicide Blonde September 21, 2013

        It’s not about Madonna, i make an example of an extraordinary case of success which is what Forbes is about (SUCCESS) but suddenly the one who has more success is not in the list while others are, the thing is some people trying to shade others because they’re not in some list, when most of them pay to be included there.

    • KATY PERRY QUEEN September 21, 2013

      EXACTLY. THEY HATE MADONNA, I MEAN THEY WROTE MDNA IS A FLOP (PROFESSIONALS DON’T DO THAT TBH). SINCE RATTHEW BOUGHT THIS H** GRAMMIES, USES PAYOLA, NO WONDER THEY WILL PAY FOR THIS TOO. AND LIKE MARIA SHARAPOVA SAID, FORBES DON’T HAVE CODE TO THEIR ACCOUNTS SO THEY DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY THEY ACTUALLY MAKE.

      • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

        No one hates Madonna, they just don’t wanna keep stroking her EGO!

      • Suicide Blonde September 21, 2013

        I have no problem with Beyonce but some of her fans do the most, was/is the biggest problem, people do not digest all the worship.

      • Suicide Blonde September 21, 2013

        @Stephy
        Madonna has a big ego but only with her work, she is not interested in annual rankings or charts anymore, with the power that she have, she could use Payola to have #1songs, all these things don’t interest her, her main goal is stay fresh.

    • Anne September 21, 2013

      So many conspiracy theories! Only makes you sound like haters.

      • Suicide Blonde September 21, 2013

        @Anne
        That’s always the excuse…..You’re a hater.

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

      SUICIDE THATS WHAT THEY SUPPOSE TO DO!!! WORSHIP THEIR FAVES…. EVEN IF BEYONCE FANS HAPPEN TO BE FORBES… Beyonce is all this generation really got left when it comes to SUPER TALENTED PERFORMERS ON A MJ OR MADONNA LEVEL… So they are hyping her up as possible. Back in the day, I remember them saying so much negative s*** about Whitney, Mariah, Madonna, Janet… Because people were really jealous of the crazy talented artist back in those days. But now the media knows that this generation sucks & is nothing to really brag about. So they leach on to anything that’s remotely great & overrate it… JUSTIN BIEBER for example… Beyonce is a goddess in this generation so they are going to milk her as long as possible…

      • Suicide Blonde September 21, 2013

        And i would agree with them if they do their work with people who has been successful too not only her.

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

      @My Baby… Which songs exaclty did Mariah use Payola for? Since you seem to know everyDAMNthing

      • Suicide Blonde September 21, 2013

        I didn’t mention Mariah.

      • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

        @My Baby… Opps… Have you ever herd “The Crave Song” by Mariah Carey

    • ABC September 21, 2013

      OR maybe she just knows how to get that $$$$

      • Suicide Blonde September 21, 2013

        Yes because others like the ones mentioned above don’t know how to get money.

      • ABC September 21, 2013

        Obviously not as much as her this year!

      • ABC September 21, 2013

        Beyonce has a business mind, which is part of the reason people dont like her because shes been shady with it. She learn from her Daddy.

      • RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

        True indeed @ABC ,but tell me what businessman or woman who’s not shady.

      • ABC September 21, 2013

        I know hun. Which is why I just laugh at the pressed people who try to drag her for it.

      • Suicide Blonde September 21, 2013

        So Madonna don’t know how to get money, okay.

      • ABC September 21, 2013

        Where did I say that? Beyoncé has done much more than her this year.

      • ABC September 21, 2013

        And this list s about couples.

  11. Feel my ora September 21, 2013

    Ok why should we care?

    • Oh Yeah!!! September 21, 2013

      cause rihanna will never be on here and never at #1

  12. RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

    I’m so proud to see our Black brother and Sister running the music industry.

    Hell not make this about race, but white men have been stealing and getting over for years. Why is it an issue when blacks do it. Btw I love all but hate racist people. Also I find it funny, how everything we do as blacks is consider ghetto or ratchet but when other do it it’s not. Prime ex Miley, Jb ….ETC IMO. Not the serious people. You feel me.

    Sam you’re to shady for that Rihanan shade. Are you trying to upset the Navy? Navy don’t fall for it.

    • RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

      to

    • KATY PERRY QUEEN September 21, 2013

      H** YOU ARE A JOKE. YOU STAN FOR SOMEONE’S MONEY THAT YOU WILL NEVER SEE IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. DO THEY GIVE YOU SOMETHING FROM THEIR MONEY? BEYFAT CAN’T BUY CLASS/BEAUTY THAT ANGELINA HAS WITH ALL MONEY IN THE WORLD.

      • RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

        I can careless how you feel. No I don;t stan for money I get money. Not my fault you’re broke.

        BtW I’m nobodys h** if anything I’m the B**** you want to fcuk with. fcuk me you know I GOT IT.

      • Kingstown ju don’t even know September 21, 2013

        But it’s not even just us navy its the hivs the zsquad and just, EVERYONE. Don’t say it’s only these groups of people when it’s not just them.

      • SLAY_HIVE September 21, 2013

        LOOOL THIS KATHY PERRY STAN IS A JOKE! ANGELINA HOLIE IS A HOME WRECKING ANOREXIC BXTCH<<<<<<

        BEYONCE DOESNT HAVE TO BUY CLASS OR STEAL MEN BXTCH! KIIIII

        SHE WAS BORN A BOSS! DEAL C***!!!

      • Yaz September 21, 2013

        @Katy Peasant. But you’re HERE arguing about someone else’s money. Which makes you just as bad.

    • Kingstown ju don’t even know September 21, 2013

      Shutup didn’t you just shade rihanna on that Katy perry post? The hypocrisy, and then you had the nerve to turn it into a race thing smfh. I hate black woman like you.

      • Molly September 21, 2013

        Yes richie is a big hypocrite she always said we need to stop coming at are black girls yet she always shades Rih.

      • RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

        I sure do shade Rihanna. Now what

        I will say this I don’t shade her all the time on every post everyday like y’all do BEYONCE. I shade when needed.

        Now who gone pop me . NO-DAMN-BODY .

        GO POP A MOLLY AND JUMP OFF A CLIFF. Have a bless day hun.

    • Lucia September 21, 2013

      They always do that. That’s the culture he promotes on his blog. I wouldn’t be surprised if those crazy navy trolls worked for tgj lol sigh 🙁

    • Kingstown ju don’t even know September 21, 2013

      ^@ lucia

  13. Ciara is everything September 21, 2013

    True devil worshipers those 2 are….. Beyonce your trash like your ugly ass husband.

    • RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

      But you’re GARBAGE. I’ll rather be trash then garbage.

      Blue ivy pinky worth more then you.

      • Ciara is everything September 21, 2013

        B**** you sound dumb get tf out of here you dying F**.

      • RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

        But ciara career been dead doe. She been dying slow the past three albums.

        I have all my T- cell hun. Do you?

      • naviii September 21, 2013

        Ciara shits on beyfSt

  14. Katy Perry can’t sing for s*** September 21, 2013

    I think someones mad Katy and Russell never made the list?

    • Cic flooops September 21, 2013

      Cierror will never with her flop manly untalented ass.

  15. Molly September 21, 2013

    Dont care

    • XXX September 21, 2013

      Which is why you’re here?

    • SLAY_HIVE September 21, 2013

      This lame bxtch is always here! The nerve of it to ask anyone,do they have a life! Smh kii

      • Molly September 21, 2013

        And your lame ass is always on my c*** b**** dont you have a load of c** to swallow go get to work b****.

  16. Jen September 21, 2013

    Roc nation is only her management you stupid f***. Not to mention Jay is a partner of 3 you DUMB F***. You dont know s***. If she supposedly has this 360 deal wouldnt her LABEL make more off her YOU DUMB F***!

    • Oh Yeah!!! September 21, 2013

      awww upset that rih is a Money Puppet???

  17. naviii September 21, 2013

    Beyonce fan should stop coming for Ciara. Ciara shits on bey anyday

    Jay z is gay

    • Rihanna b****! September 21, 2013

      King rihanna runs ALL these b****.

      • naviii September 21, 2013

        Along with cici

    • XXX September 21, 2013

      In what exactly besides back bending and body popping?

  18. naviii September 21, 2013

    Ciara> Beyonce

    Csqaud > hive

    Navy supports Ciara

    • ABC September 21, 2013

      Is that why you bullied her on Twitter?

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

      LIESSSSSS NAVY CANT STAND C-FLOP-ERROR… & RIHANNA HATES THA B****

    • TheHive September 21, 2013

      Chiiiile LIES!!!!. Ya’ll stay draggin C-ERROR

  19. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. September 21, 2013

    Monkey Z and his bleached whale of a wife are both THIEVES

    • Stephy Tha Lambily September 21, 2013

      Hi, great lacefront

  20. Nico Robin September 21, 2013

    Who cares!! Jay-z is a slave who works for white people.

    • Oh Yeah!!! September 21, 2013

      u care cuz rih wud Never be on here 😛

  21. Diamond Navy September 21, 2013

    @Navii B**** PLEASE CIARA DONT RUN S***! THE NAVY DRAGS CIARA AND HER LAME ASS FANS ALWAYS COMIG FOR RIHANNA! STOP BEING FAKE.

  22. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) September 21, 2013

    YASSSSSS SLAY JAYONCE! THE POWER! BLUE DONT EVEN KNOW!

  23. . : : h 2 o : : . September 21, 2013

    What a beast…

  24. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) September 21, 2013

    And Beyonce in that video>>>>>>>>>
    F****** s*** b****.

  25. Mark111 September 21, 2013

    “Kudos to The Carter’s on their continued success and the efforts made by their favourite employee Rihanna, whose arrangement with Jay’s Roc Nation sees him pocket a sizeable amount of the capital she earns!”

    Cause we all know that Rita Ora flopping ass brought nothing to the table. Has she been dropped yet? I’m getting a Tearra Marie def jam recap from this.

    • ABC September 21, 2013

      Lol @ you thinking it mainly Rihanna. Jay Z has so many business ventures he gets money out of boo. Rihanna is not the main reason.

      • Mark111 September 21, 2013

        Lol @ you not knowing that the first part is a quote from the post. Notice the ” ” on the first paragraph?

        Now, would you like a seat or booth? _/ or |_–_|

      • ABC September 21, 2013

        Ok. Alright. You win.

  26. SLAY_HIVE September 21, 2013

    OF COURSE THEY ARE! 😉

  27. SLAY_HIVE September 21, 2013

    KING JAY, QUEEN BEY >>>>>>

  28. Yaz September 21, 2013

    Congrats to them. Don’t be salty now.

  29. Loyalty September 21, 2013

    Slay tbh

  30. RICHIE_RICH September 21, 2013

    Beyonce is one of the best live performers on the planet. Anyone lucky enough to catch The Mrs. Carter Show can attest to that. Singing and dancing flawlessly is hard enough but Queen Bey goes above and beyond in circumstances that would make lessor divas run from the stage in tears.

    With King B the show always goes on despite inclement weather, wig malfunctions or personal injury. Here are five examples that cement the diva’s reputation as pop’s most professional (and peerless) performer.

    1. She kept singing every time Michelle Williams fell

    The show has to go on. That has been Beyonce’s motto since the birth of Destiny’s Child. No matter how many times Michelle fell at her feet, Bey just side-stepped her sister and kept dancing.

    2. She kept dancing after falling down a staircase — head first!

    Michelle isn’t the only R&B diva to occasionally take a dive. Beyonce was whipping her weave at a concert in Orlando circa 2007 when she tripped on her dress. This wasn’t a minor fall. Third Ward Trill fell down a flight of stairs — head first — but immediately got to her feet and continued her flawless hairography.

    3. She kept performing torrential rain

    The Mrs. Cater Show is currently wowing crowds in South America but it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Beyonce had to sing, dance and look flawless in torrential rain and, you guessed it, somehow pulled it off.

    4. She kept singing while being scalped by an electric fan

    Beyonce’s heavenly weave was almost snatched by an electric fan in Montreal but the “Standing On The Sun” diva still didn’t miss a beat of “Halo”. It was around this time The Hive began to speculate that Bey might be an advanced life-form from another planet.

    5. She kept singing despite being kidnapped

    Beyonce made international headlines when she was bear-hugged by a shirtless Brazilian and dragged into the crowd like a rag-doll. Luckily, a security guard stepped in and the 32-year-old pop goddess finished “Irreplaceable without missing a single word. It’s not human!

    Conclusion

    Beyonce is obviously not of this world.

    • RIHANNA SOLD HER TICKETS FAIR AND SQUARE September 21, 2013

      Jennifer Lopez Dance Again 2012 World Tour was Flawless. She had no incident
      Thief Beyoncé had duplicated parts of her tour
      and she did nt have to worry about being attacked by a sexual predator because J-LO’S security is world class and on point.

      SHOUT OUT TO JENNIFER LOPEZ WE SEE YOU MOMMI

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) September 21, 2013

        The queen looks awesome in that vid.

      • Tyler September 21, 2013

        The only sexual predator I can think of is the b**** that you stan for. Who thinks its necessary to p**** pat, masturbate on stage, and punch people in the face with foreign objects. Damn Fefe Dobson wanna be SMDH

    • ABC September 21, 2013

      Explain why J LO duplicated parts from the Beyoncé Experience and I AM Tour?

    • Oh Yeah!!! September 22, 2013

      sweet. loved this!

  31. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) September 21, 2013

    How often do they release these tired Forbes list??
    So annoying.

    • Oh Yeah!!! September 22, 2013

      doesnt matter rihanna is never on it!!!!

  32. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) September 21, 2013

    And why is Beyonce selling countdown and Best thing I never had for 69 cents?

    • Mark111 September 21, 2013

      Where’s MC’s album?

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) September 21, 2013

        She is finishing up her album. Why do you ask?

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) September 21, 2013

        At least Mariah wasn’t scared to drop her single….

      • Mark111 September 21, 2013

        Should’ve been. You’ll think after 23 years in this, she would know what’s a flop or whats a hit. Nothing is worst than a push back aka abort ship aka back to the drawing board. Sorry not sorry.

      • Tyler September 21, 2013

        @Mark111
        Burn!!! lol

        @Slayriah
        you started it….idk what the purpose of that smart ass remark was.

  33. Just Sayin September 21, 2013

    Ahhh I do love me some MR & MRS CARTER

  34. Josh September 21, 2013

    Beyonce can you cater 2 me baby?

  35. Brandys Starr September 21, 2013

    Good for them!

  36. fatusankoh September 21, 2013

    congrat to bey and jay they work real hard for their money bey is the hardiest working star ever may god continue to bless proteict her and her family for life long happy life ever lasting long happy married more success in she do

  37. Tyler September 21, 2013

    @Navii

    Sit your ghetto ass down! The Navy nor Rihanna respect Ciaraman in any way, shape, or form…so feel free to stop with all of that lying. They’d generally give Beyoncé props before they would The Rock oops… I mean Ciara. Even Rihanna is vocally stronger than her whispering chitlin circuit performing ass. That b**** hasn’t brought anything new to the table but several renditions of the back bend. She’s truly the epitome of a FLOP.

    So feel free to have several seats on a toilet B****. Because Lord knows that there wont be any chairs to sit on during her Bathroom Tour #BOOM

  38. Tyler September 21, 2013

    You basic ass h*** would be hating. Give props when due or keep bowing the f*** down….because your starting to look like jealous bitter trolls smdh.

  39. Bey Advocate September 21, 2013

    Wheres Ciara and Future??? oop

  40. Rihanna’s new single will end your fav September 21, 2013

    Dead@ the z squad bringing Rihanna’s name into.this..Fight your own arguments.Broke ass,punk ass

  41. HOWYOULIKEIT September 21, 2013

    Hopefully rihanna will make the list one day

  42. TeamBreezy September 21, 2013

    what TGJ dont understand is business is business … If im making an easy 50 million a year and your employer gets 20% why would you give a f***? Yall h*** at TGJ need to learn how to crunch numbers cuz they s*** is real out here, and acting like Rihanna is some slave is total b******* that only the teenage morons on here fall for

    • Jewell September 22, 2013

      Oh they do hun, they do it to irritate ppl like you.

  43. Jewell September 22, 2013

    Congrats to the Royal black family of music! 🙂

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