Forbes magazine has revealed that the Patriot’s quarterback Tom Brady and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen made $76 million in the last year making them the highest-paid celebrity couple of the year. Between May 2010 and May 2011 they made more that Beyonce and Jay-Z and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Thanks to endorsements by H&M, Pantene’s South America division and HOPE lingerie Gisele took in a tidy $45 million. Bundchen is on her way to becoming the first ever billionaire model as she’s also developing her own business ventures including a skincare line called Sejaa Pure Skincare.
Brady didn’t do too badly either. Through endorsements from Under Armour and UGG Australia he took in a whopping sum too. He also signed a four year, $72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots last September.
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z ranks second in the list. They took in a whacking $72 million thanks to her Dereon clothing line and endorsements from L’Oreal and DirecTV. Jay-z just signed a 10-year, $150 million Live Nation deal in 2008. He also has partial ownership of the New Jersey Nets and the 40/40 nightclub chain.
Coming in third place are superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who made $50 million. There dough was made through their movies, of course, including Angelina’s “Salt” and “The Tourist” and Brad’s “Tree of Life” and various producing roles.