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Beyonce and Jay-Z top Forbes' highest-paid celeb couples list

Jay-Z and Beyonce watch the Men's Final on Day Fifteen of the 2011 U.S. Open at on Sept. 12, 2011, in Queens, N.Y. Al Bello/Getty Images

(CBS News) Beyonce and Jay-Z have earned the top spot on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid celebrity couples.

The duo came in ahead of last year's winners, model Gisele Bundchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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According to Forbes, Beyonce's album "4," which was released last summer and went platinum in the U.S., along with endorsement deals, earned her $40 million between May 1, 2011, and May 1, 2012.

Jay-Z released a collaboration album with friend Kanye West, "Watch the Throne," which earned the hip-hop mogul millions along with the money from their subsequent tour and his other ventures, bringing the couple's annual income to $78 million, Forbes reports.

Bundchen and Brady earned the second-place spot on the list with a combined income of $72 million, according to the magazine.

Other couples who round out the top five: David and Victoria Beckham; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie; and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

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