September 20, 2013


New Forbes List Proves Jay Z, Beyonce Still Very Rich

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James Devaney/WireImage

Forbes, the outlet of record to make you feel like an utter, insecure loser at how little money you have because you chose a career in music journalism, released their daily list of People With More Money Than You, today spotlighting the Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples.

While noted financial losers Kanye West and Kim Kardashian peaked at No. 5, earning a paltry $30 million and (presumably) moving back in with Kim's parents while Kanye updates his LinkedIn profile, Jay Z and Beyonce topped the list at $95 million.

The survey was taken from June 2012 to June 2013, a time period that saw Jay take in $1.4 million per show for his Watch the Throne tour with West alongside money made from new album Magna Carta...Holy Grail and Roc Nation Sports. Beyonce's Mrs. Carter World Tour grossed more than $2 million a night, though the singer also profited from her fragrance collection and House of Deron clothing line.

As Forbes notes in this essential accompanying 10-picture slideshow, Jay and Bey are, in fact, a couple and have performed together in concert.

These lists are all fun and haha and "Yep, you're still rich," but we really need to start seeing the Lowest-Earning Celebrity Couples. Former rich people-turned-dumpster divers are infinitely more Internet-able than Rich People Who Are Still Rich. Your move, Forbes.