*Forbes magazine has named Jay-Z and Beyonce the top earning couple in entertainment — married or unmarried — for their combined $122 million banked between June 2008 and June 2009.
BeyonJay beat the competition not only via hit songs but also through endorsement deals with such companies as Budweiser and American Express. In this relationship, the wife out-earned the husband, $87 million-$35 million.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, meanwhile, placed fourth with a combined $48 million earned.
In a distant second place, with a combined $69 million, was Harrison Ford and girlfriend Calista Flockhart, most of that coming courtesy of Ford’s $65 million paycheck for “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
Partners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are third with a combined $55 million, thanks to “Wanted,” starring Jolie, and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” starring Pitt.
Placing 5 through 7 are David and Victoria Beckham ($46 million); Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi ($36 million); and Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson ($35.5 million).
Other couples on the top 15 list at Forbes.com include Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.