Powerhouse singer Beyonce and hip-hop hubby Jay-Z have been crowned the world’s highest paid celebrity couple by Forbes magazine — with a combined income of $78 million.

Beyonce spent much of the recent months cuddling with her cute baby Blue Ivy Carter and laying low in the music world – yet she still earned $40 million from her previous music endeavors – including her 2011 album 4.

Jay-Z was also big pimpin’ this year – rolling in about $38 million from his Watch the Throne album and tour with Kim Kardashian’s beau,Kanye West, and other business acquisitions such as his co-ownership of NBA’s New York Nets.

Who else topped the Forbes list?

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and New England Patriots’ hunky quarterback Tom Brady were the runners-up on the list — making their combined cash from Bundchen’s modeling gigs, Brady’s sport contract — that doesn’t end until 2014 — and both have endorsement deals.

Coming in third place was style icon, Victoria Beckham — Posh Spice — and her gorgeous pro-soccer husband David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy team.

Combined, they earned a bit over $54 million with all of their extra endorsements and other side gigs.

Another gorgeous couple to make the cut was actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — raking in about $45 million in the past year for their talented skills in film.

Singer and actor Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett-Smith earned fifth place on the Forbes list of world’s highest-paid celebrity couples.

The two totaled $40 million with the help of royalties made from films such as Men In Black 3 and Madagascar 3Europe’s Most Wanted.

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