Beyoncé and Jay Z are Forbes’ highest-paid celebrity couple in 2016.
The sultry songstress pulled in $54 million, good enough to claim the No. 34 spot on our upcoming Celebrity 100 list—the annual ranking of the world’s top-earning superstars. Jay Z finished a smidgeon behind, taking the No. 36 slot with a $53.5 million tally.
Both got a boost 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 edged her husband in annual earnings by playing 19 shows during our June-to-June scoring period, easily topping Jay Z’s grand total of two.
Jason with $107.5 million in earnings between them this past year, according to Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list. But individually, Beyoncé ranked No. 34 on Forbes’ 2016 listwith $54 million, while Jay Z ranked NO. 36 with $53.5 million.