Nov 28, 2008

Top 20 Hollywood's Highest Earning Couples--Forbes

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Forbes Top Earning CoupleWho is Hollywood's best-paid couple? Forbes listed the 20 Hollywood's Top-Earning Couples that venture in movies, music, fashion and other industries. A-list couples like Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, David and Victoria Beckham, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, among others struggle to be on the list. Who are in? Who are out?

Below--Top 20 Hollywood's Highest Earning Couples

20. Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson--$9.5 million

19. Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez--$11 million

18. Josh Duhamel and Fergie--$13 million

17. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes--$13.25 million

16. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner--$14.5 million

15. Seal and Heidi Klum--$15.5 million

14. Deryck Whibley and Avril Lavigne--$18 million

13. Chris Martin (Coldplay) and Gwyneth Paltrow--$19 million

12. Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher--$20 million

11. Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker--$21 million

10. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart--$22 million

9. Tony Parker and Eva Longoria Parker--$22.5 million

8. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman--$25 million

7. Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani--$28 million

6. Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann--$30 million

5. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie--$34 million

4. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill--$35 million

3. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham--$58 million

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham Forbes Top Earning Couple

2. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith--$85 million

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Forbes Top Earning Couple

1. Shawn (Jay-Z) Carter and Beyonce Knowles--$162 million

Jay-z and Beyonce Knowles Forbes Top Earning Couple
"Any way you slice it, the chart-topping newlyweds have had a monster year. He (Jay-Z) banked $82 million by signing a $150 million 10-year recording, touring and merchandising deal with concert promoter Live Nation and releasing his second platinum comeback CD, American Gangster. She (Beyonce) raked in $80 million, thanks to an entertainment empire including fashion, film and publishing deals as well as a concert tour that sold $50 million in tickets and endorsement deals with L'Oréal, Direct TV and American Express, among others."--Forbes

Top 20 Hollywood's Highest Earning Couples--Forbes