Beyoncé and Jay Z have been named as Forbes’ highest-paid celebrity couple in 2016. They came in top position with combined earnings accumulating to about $107.5 million this past year, according to Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list.
However, individually, Beyoncé ranked no. 34 on Forbes’ 2016 list with $54 million, while Jay Z came in at no. 36 with $53.5 million.
They both benefited from Beyoncé’s sixth No. 1 album, Lemonade, which debuted exclusively on Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service (his wife and several other Celebrity 100 members are co-owners). But Beyoncé was able to put herself in the lead of her husband in terms of annual earnings by playing 19 shows in the past one year.
“I’ve never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry,” the singer was noted to Forbes.
According to Forbes, Jay Z continues to rein in massive cash from his Armand de Brignac champagne, D’Ussé cognac and entertainment company Roc Nation. The multifaceted organization includes a record label, artist management and a sports agency that represents the likes of Kevin Durant and Robinson Cano.