With both launching killer tours this year, each raking in over $1.4 million per night, it’s undeniable that Jay-Z and Beyoncé have earned the right to stake claim to this title. Earning near $100 million this year, the couple leads the list ahead of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bündchen, as well as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
Forbes reports that hip-hop’s first couple collected $95 million dollars between June 2012 and June 2013. Although they have suffered a few woes like Jay selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets and ultimately forced to forsake his share in the Barclays Center too, due to the opening of his own sports management company, the couple remains at an all time financial high.
Aside from the revenue derived from Roc Nation Sports and the first-rate tours, Bey’s fragrance collection and House of Deron clothing line have attributed to the monetary status as well. The couple also recently sought out to trademark their daughter Blue Ivy’s name and with business savvy parents like hers, one can only imagine what the two have in mind with that motion.