Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles have topped Forbes magazine
The power pair are estimated to have made $78 million together in the financial year ending May 1, moving them from second place in last year`s list, behind Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, to first.
According to Forbes, Beyonce earned more in the last year than her husband, amassing $40 million from sponsorship deals, sales of her `4` album and royalties from her back catalogue. The figure is particularly impressive as she also took time off to have the couple`s first baby, daughter Blue Ivy, who was born in January.
The rapper made an estimated $38 million from his `Watch the Throne` album and tour with Kanye West, continuing sales of his `Decoded` book as well as his many business interests, which include a nightclub and Roc Nation record label, management and music publishing company.
Relegated to second on the list were supermodel Gisele and NFL player Tom, who brought in an estimated $72 million, from her lucrative modelling deals and his four-year, $72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots. He has also made a foray into modelling, signing contracts with Under Armour and UGG Boots.
Third on the list were fashion designer Victoria and soccer player David Beckham who are worth $54 million.
In fourth place are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who banked an estimated $45 million, and fifth were Will and Jada Pinkett Smith who raked in an estimated $40 million.