According to the latest celebrity news, BEYONCE and JAY-Z have just been named the highest paid celebrity couple of 2012!

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The power couple may have recently welcomed the newest addition to their family (their baby girl Blue Ivy), but it definitely hasn’t put a damper on their combined earning ability. In fact, despite the expected career downtime that comes right after having a baby, Beyonce and Jay-Z actually earned more this year than they have for the past few years… enough for them to significantly surpass last year’s highest paid couple, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.

Beyonce and Jay-Z have topped this year’s Forbes’ “Highest Paid Celebrity Couples” list, with a combined income of $78 million. Following closely is last year’s richest couple (Brady and Bundchen) with $72 million.

Now if you’re wondering which of the two—Beyonce and Jay-Z—is the better moneymaker, it is reported that out of their $78 million, Beyonce raked in $40 million.

We hope Jay-Z doesn’t feel too emasculated about that… but then again, it’s not such a big difference.

As for the rest of the couples on the list, we have David and Victoria Beckham with $54 million, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with $45 million, and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith with $40 million.

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