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Who Makes the Most: Beyonce and Jay-Z, or Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchden?

It’s like prom all over again! Football stud Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bunchden are the homecoming king and queen of the rich and famous: Forbes crowned them the best-paid celebrity couple in the world.

Tom and Gisele netted a combined $76 million last year, proving that fame and fortune are fast and furious friends. Beyonce and Jay-Z’s empire state of mind placed them right behind Gisele and Tom with $72 million in earnings in the last twelve months. We bet Jay-Z’s glad he put a ring on it! Beyonce’s bevy of endorsement deals is the source of close to half of their moolah.

The most surprising thing about the list is who it doesn’t include. Despite netting $18 million for their wedding day alone, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humpries did not make the cut! Neither did American Idol’s hardworking host and actress/singer/designer triple-threat, Jennifer Lopez, and her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Marc Anthony.

But we bet JLo will get her groove back soon -- Idol bachelors Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest make enough money individually to beat out the couples on this list. Simon brings home $75 million for The X Factor alone, according to The Examiner, while Ryan’s golden charm is worth an annual $65 million. Sometimes it pays to be single!

Sources: FashionEtc, Forbes, The Examiner

08.24.2011 / 01:19 AM EDT by Whitney Ricketts
Related: News, American Idol, Gossip, The Kardashians, The X Factor

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