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Beyonce and Jay-Z are highest earning supercouple

Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z have been named the highest-earning couple in showbusiness.

The musical pair topped Forbes magazine's list of wealthy couples with joint earnings of a reported $78 million over the last 12 months.

The sum puts them in first place ahead of last year's (11) number one couple, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her football star husband Tom Brady, who are now second.

Beyonce reportedly made more money than her rapper partner by pulling in an estimated $40 million from sponsorship deals, album sales and royalties from her back catalogue, while Jay-Z is said to have made $38 million.

Brits David and Victoria Beckham came in third place with $54 million ahead of Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with $48 million and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith ($40 million).