Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Entertainment's Top Earning Couples

Beyonce AND Jay-Z

If you'd select Angelina and Brad as Entertainment's top earning couple of 2009, you'd be wrong.

Forbes ranked Beyonce and Jay-Z in the number one spot. The couple earned $162 million in 2008 followed by $122 million in 2009 to garner the number one spot.
Beyonce earned #87 million and Jay-Z earned $35 million.

The survey includes record sales, movie salries, touring, merchandising and endorse deals to determine earnings.

Oddly enough, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart came in #2 ith $69 million in earnings. Ford's deal for Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull yielded $65 million.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ranked #3 with earnings of $55 million mostly from movie role, particulsrly Brad's role in the Currious Life of Benjamin Bottom.

In the #4 spot is Will Smith and Jada Pinkett at $48 million. The soccer/fashion duo David and Victoria Beckham were ranked #5 with earnings of $46 million, followed by Ellen DeGeneres snd Portia di Rossi at $36 million.

The remaining couples on the top ten list follows:

#7 Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at $35.5 million

#8 Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy at $34 million

#9 Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at $33.5 million

#10 Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow at $33 million

There were a few surprises on the top ten list this year. And just in case you're interested, here are the next 5 top earning couples:

#11 Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick at $29 million

#12 Tim mc Graw and Faith Hill at $25 million

#13 Eva Longria Parker and Tony Parker at $22 million

#14 Katherine Heigel and Jack Kelley at $20 million

#15 Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at $17 million

Source: Forbes

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