Jay Z and Beyoncé Stay Winning, Are Named 2016's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple

Jay Z and Beyoncé earnings have made them Forbes' highest-paid celebrity couple of 2016.

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We all know Jay Z and Beyoncé stay making bank, but their earnings this past year were so high they were able to reclaim their title as the highest-paid celebrity couple on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list.

Here’s a break down of the figures: Within the past 12 months, the two raked in a total of $107.5 million: Bey took the No. 34 individual spot with $54 million in earnings, while Jay ranked at No. 36 with $53.5 million.

According to Forbes, Beyoncé was able to get the edge on her husband thanks in large part to her Formation World Tour, as well as the release of her sixth No. 1 studio album LEMONADE. The project’s exclusive debut on Tidal also generated a hefty sum for the Carters, who are co-owners the streaming service along with several other well-known artists.

But clearly, Jay isn’t freeloading off of Bey. Though he hasn’t gone on tour this past year, the 47-year-old rap mogul made plenty of dough through his Armand de Brignac champagne and D'Ussé cognac deals, as well as Roc Nation, the entertainment company he founded in 2008.

The last time Jay and Beyoncé were named the highest-paid celebrity couple was back in 2013. Last year’s title went to Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, who would’ve landed at the No. 1 spot again if they hadn’t called it quits before this year’s list had launched. Swift was this year’s highest-paid celebrity with $170 million; Harris took the No. 21 spot with $63 million.

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