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Jay-Z and Beyonce at the MTV Europe Music Awards on November 5, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.


Jay-Z and Beyonce earned $122 million together between June 2008 and June 2009, more than any other couple -- married or unmarried -- in entertainment.

The list makers at Forbes are at it again, this time determining Hollywood's top-earning couple.

Beyonce and Jay-Z beat out the competition not only by churning out hit songs but also by attaching their names to Budweiser, American Express and a host of other brands. In this relationship, the wife out-earned the husband, $87 million-$35 million.

In a distant second place, with a combined $69 million, was Harrison Ford and girlfriend Calista Flockhart, most of that coming courtesy of Ford's $65 million paycheck for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

Partners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are third with a combined $55 million, thanks to "Wanted," starring Jolie, and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," starring Pitt.

Rounding out the top five are married couples Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith ($48 million) and David and Victoria Beckham ($46 million).

Soon-to-be "American Idol" judge Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi of the ABC show "Better Off Ted" are next with $36 million. They're followed by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson at $35.5 million.

Other couples on the top 15 list at include Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban.