Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been named the highest-paid celebrity couples of 2016 on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list and we’re so happy about it (yes, we’re part of the Beyhive)!
The Formation pop star came in at number 34 on the list with a Dhs198 million haul, while rapper Jay-Z finished just behind his wife at number 36 with Dhs196 million – yes, just that!
According to Forbes, the 34-year-old singer had the edge on her husband thanks to her Formation World Tour and the release of her latest visual album Lemonade. But the 46-year-old rapper is hardly reliant on Bey’s cash, with the dollars rolling in from his entertainment company Roc Nation, which he founded in 2008 and his two bubbly brands, Armand de Brignac and D’Ussé.
Bey’s latest album Lemonade was one of the three albums to sell one million copies this year – the other two were Drake’s Views and Adele’s 25. After premiering on HBO, her new album was released exclusively on a streaming platform, Tidal, which she co-owns with Jay-Z and other artists as well.
The last time Jay Z and Beyoncé were named the highest-paid celeb couple was back in 2013.
Last year’s title went to Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris and if the pair hadn’t called it quits, they would have been at the first spot again this year – too bad guys!