Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady top wealthiest celebrity couple list

Gisele Bundchen, the biggest earner in the modeling world, is married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Together, the may a very powerful couple. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady at the 2011 Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala, May 2, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS) - What happens when a top supermodel and a NFL quarterback marry? You get the world's wealthiest celebrity couple.

Thanks to her endorsement and fashion deals, and his four-year contract extension with the New England Patriots, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady collectively earned $75 million between May 2010 to May 2011, according to Forbes.

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Their joint income put them at the top spot of the magazine's "World's Highest-Paid Celebrity Couples" list, knocking music's power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce, who earned $72 million over the past year, to the No. 2 spot.

Placing in third are Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with earnings of $50 million. Jolie racked in $30 million from her films "Salt" and "The Tourist," while Pitt took home $20 million with the earnings from his Plan B production company. 

David and Victoria Beckham together pocketed $45 million, putting them in fourth, and "Twilight" stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson rounded out the top 5 with their combined $40 million salary.

  • Joyce Lee

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