Jay-Z And Beyonce Are Doing Pretty Well Financially
By Jessica Rawden 2013-09-21 17:57:59
A lot of music’s most popular artists are akin to royalty and will even receive titles that help them in that department. “Queen Bey” Beyonce Knowles and her husband, “King of New York” Jay-Z have both been nicknamed according to their status as music royalty, but it turns out that they are a power couple, as well. On Friday, Forbes did a little sleuthing and determined that the rapper and the pop singer brought in more than $95 million between June of 2012 and June of 2013.
Both the 32-year-old singer and the 43-year-old rapper and business mogul toured really hard over the past year, which accounted for most of their monetary gross. Although Beyonce took a little bit of a break toward the beginning of that fiscal year in order to spend time with daughter Blue Ivy Carter, she also put together the Mrs.Carter World tour, which Forbes is stating netted the singer roughly $2 million a night. Additionally, Jay-Z embarked on his own tour around that time, pulling in nearly $1.4 million per night. Both members of the couple also contribute in business, with Knowles working on the clothing line House of Deron. Jay-Z recently sold his stake in the Brooklyn Nets to Jason Kidd, and he also put together a sports agency. All of these ventures equate to added dollars in the couple's bank account.
Jay-Z and Beyonce have topped this list before, but this year they had to tackle some big names in order to land in the #1 slot. Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen were not too far behind, netting $80 million between there football and modeling gigs and other endorsement contracts. Following that couple was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Pitt notably banked a reported $7 million dollars for his gig in the now-famous (and oh-so-serious) Chanel commercial. Apparently acting and designer brands don’t pay as well as stage tours because Brangelina only brought in $50 million this year.
Clearly Beyonce and Jay-Z have worked hard to cement their empire and maintain popular public personas, but they aren't the only celebrities to bring in plenty of money. This year, other famous celebrities, including Lady Gaga and many, many more also did well. You can check out the list of highest paid actors, here.