Bey and Jay earned the top spot on Forbes‘ Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples list for the second year in a row, bringing in $95 million between June 2012 and June 2013. That’s $17 million more than they made in the same span of time the previous year.
Let’s run down all the first couple of hip-hop’s moneymaking schemes, shall we.
First there was Jay Z’s album Watch The Throne going platinum. His most recent album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, came out in July, so unfortunately those album sales don’t count this time around. But it didn’t even matter, since his tour with Justin Timberlake brought in $1.4 million per night in America. He unfortunately did not earn any extra money by ditching the hyphen in his name.