Melbourne: Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her NFL playing husband Tom Brady have been named the world’s highest paid celebrity couple.
According to Forbes, the couple brought in a staggering 76 million dollars between May 2010 and May 2011, edging out the likes of Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and Victoria and David Beckham to the number one spot.
Bundchen reportedly pocketed 45 million dollars in last year alone and is on her way to becoming the world’s first billionaire supermodel, reports News.com.au.
Brady brought a further 31 million dollars to the table for the year from his spot on the New England Patriots NFL team.
Music’s most powerful couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z ranked second after raking in 72 million dollars during the year period.
Knowles’ 35 million dollars earnings are as a result of her deals with clothing line with Dereon and endorsement deals with L’Oreal, DirecTV, General Mills and others.
Jay-Z’s cash came mostly from his deal with concert-promotions giant Live Nation whom he has signed on for a 150-million-dollars 10-year deal.
Jolie and Pitt took out third place with a combined 50-million-dollars annual income.
Beckham and Posh were fourth with 45 million dollars in earnings, followed by Twilight duo Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who both collected 20 million dollars each.