Gisele & Tom Top Beyonce & Jay-Z as Top-Earning Couple

Posted Monday August 22, 2011 11:12 AM GMT

With both parties doing their fair share to bring in the bucks, Forbes has unveiled its annual list of the top earning celebrity couples in the world.

Based on money raked in between May 2010 and May 2011, this year's highest paid duo happens to be supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her New England Patriots quarterback hubby Tom Brady.

In garnering the top spot, the good-looking pair's total of $76 million stems from Gisele's jaw-dropping $45 million income from fashion and endorsement deals while Tom pocketed another $31 million from his NFL contract and endorsement efforts.

The runner-up slot was captured by Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z while third place was claimed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

The top five placings on Forbes' power couple list this year are as follows:

1. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady - $76 million
2. Jay-Z and Beyonce - $72 million
3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - $50 million
4. David and Victoria Beckham - $45 million
5. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart - $40 million

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