In the world of Hollywood, the stars are morphing into savvy entrepreneurs, cutting lucrative endorsements deals and business ventures, earning them millions of dollars! Check out these five couples who top Forbes' highest-paid!
The World's Richest Celebrity Couples
"Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart earned $20 million each, thanks to the franchise's huge success.
Victoria and David Beckham share four beautiful kids and a giant $45-million paycheck. Beckham, whose career has slowed down a bit in recent years, still collects huge endorsement checks from athletic companies like Adidas, and more recently Samsung, according to Forbes. The soccer pro earned $40 million over the last year, while his wife Victoria accounted for the other $5 million, thanks to her trendy fashion line.
Quite possibly known as the most famous and beautiful couple in the world, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had a combined annual income of $50 million. Jolie banked about $30 million last year thanks to "Salt," and "The Tourist," and her partner Brad pulled in $20 million.
Music's most powerful duo, Beyonce and Jay-Z, pocketed a staggering $72 million. Beyonce took home $35 million, mostly due to lucrative business deals with L'Oreal, DirecTV, General Mills and others. Her husband's $37 million was due in part to the 10-year Live Nation deal he made in 2008, and the profits from his shareholding of the New Jersey Nets, 40/40 Club franchise and ad firm, Translation.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and footballer husband Tom Brady raked in $76 million, earning the crown as Forbe's richest celebrity couple. Bundchen, who became the first billionaire supermodel, earned $45 million due to a successful year filled with fashion and endorsement deals and a few business ventures. Her handsome husband signed a four-year, $72-million contract extension with the New England Patriots, taking home $31 million.