Jay-Z Earned More Than Beyonce in 2011

Rap mogul Jay-Z has reportedly raked in more cash than wife Beyonce for the first time since 2008.

According to Forbes Magazine’s latest figures for their annual Celeb 100 list, the God MC netted a cool $37 million over the past year, compared to Beyonce’s $35 million. Both figures represent a dip in income from 2010, when Bey brought home $87 million and Hov pulled in $63 million, largely because stars are between albums.

Beyonce’s income sources include clothing line Dereon, endorsements deals with companies such as L’Oreal and DirecTV, and, of course, music. Her new album 4, is in the works.

Jay-Z’s various non-music monetary interests include stakes in the 40/40 club and advertising firm Translation, a deal with concert promotions conglomerate Live Nation, and his memoir, Decoded. His highly-anticipated collabo album with Kanye West, Watch The Throne, is on its way. —Lauren Carter

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  • Los Angelez Angelz

    Can’t knock the hustle…..

  • Floridian Cajun’

    Who cares?

  • hmm

    I wouldn’t say that jay z is really a god mc

    • 20 Dolla Ill

      Do you fools listen to music, or do you just skim through it.

      GOD MC, ME J-HOVA.

      Takeover son.

      The writer is playing off the line in the song dummy. SMH…

      Know something before poppin’ off.

    • Brian Hopkins

      U can suk a dik

    • brian

      i very much disagree with ur comments sincerly ur mother fukin boss

  • Nfld’er

    @hmm you don’t know shat , why r you even on this site ?

    • Smiff ‘n’ Wessun

      agreed… hova hovito!!

      • Dead President

        he just voicing his opinion fukkas, thats why its called opinion, if u dont have one u a sukka – a follower . by the way 20 bucks – “do you fools listen to music or do you just skim through it” thats from ‘renegade’ not ‘the takeover’ mothafukka . .

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  • kdee

    …”am ah hustler, I sell water to ah well”..c’mon son the dude is the illest out there…making money is his thing ….u idiots thinks the shit is “buying a new car worth millions” is the shit….stupid!!!!!!!!!! being drugged up n high…….so young ish!…..go play somewhere hez busy…..don’t throw rocks at the throne……!!!!!!!!!

  • sdakar

    jay is top 3 .

  • HipHop

    Top 5 of all time, but too many whack songs to be considered the G.O.A.T.

  • Daniel

    Its a shame that they sold out to be making $87 million or more a year… Because when you die your money does not go with you but if it makes them happy then good luck to them…

  • black jesus

    shout out to shawn knowles for finally being the bread winner of the family like a man should be. it only took him 40 years, but he finally is the man of the house!

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  • Stephanie Harris

    Wow! with both their salaries for the year is more than some people will make in a several life times…