Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have toppled Beyoncé and Jay Z to be crowned as the world’s highest-earning celebrity couple. The duo have ranked as the highest-paid celebrity couple by Forbes with earnings of over $146 million earned over the last 12 months. Also for the first time, the list will rank the world’s top earning entertainers by annual income only and include only three couples where both members make the cut.
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, $146 million
Swift has started dating Scottish record-producer, singer and DJ Calvin Harris in March 2015 which categorizes their relationship too fresh to make a lasting statement. However, the duo have not wasted any time to climb the ladder of the power couple rankings. The American pop singer and her beau both land in the top 20 on this year’s Celeb 100.
To add to their incomes, each has lucrative endorsement deals as Swift is the face of Diet Coke, Keds and Sony, while Harris promotes Giorgio Armani and Sol Republic headphones. If the two are heading for a committed relationship then with their escalating careers, Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris may be setting themselves up for a longstanding place at the top of this list.
Beyoncé and Jay Z, $110.5 millionQueen Bey and the American rapper will be marking their 7th wedding anniversary this month. However the husband and wife will not be celebrating as the highest earning couple as they no longer rule at the top of the list of highest earning couples. Doling out chart-busters is not just enough, as ringing in lots of cash is what gets you to the top of the Forbes’ list.
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, $57 million