Surely nobody is surprised to hear that Beyonce and Jay-Z are the highest earning couple in 2016, as the power couple has been regarded as one of the wealthiest in the world for years now. Even though we’re only at the half of the year, Forbes has already compiled a list of the world’s richest individuals, and it looks like Beyonce and Jay-Z have earned their spot at no.1 thanks to combined earnings of $107.5 million.
Interestingly enough, Beyonce brought in slightly more cash than her husband, as she managed to earn $54 million while Jay-Z brought in $53.5. Beyonce’s Lemonade visual album definitely had a huge part to play in the couple’s earnings, especially since it debuted exclusively on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service. At the very top of Forbes’ list is Taylor Swift, who managed to earn $170 million, but there are other important names on there as well, including James Patterson, One Direction, Cristiano Ronaldo and Dr. Phil McGraw.