In an updated list of the highest-paid celebrity couples of 2015, Forbes magazine ranks Taylor Swift and her current boyfriend Calvin Harris as No. 1, dethroning Beyoncé and Jay Z. Queen Bey and her rapper husband were ranked No. 1 by Forbes in 2013, but the new list drops them to No. 2.
Forbes' Madeline Berg says the following about Swift and Harris: “Though their relationship may be new, this pair has quickly ascended the power couple rankings. The pop singer -- who boasts a loyal fan base and plenty of industry clout, recently forcing Apple to pay musicians royalties during the free trial period of its new streaming service -- and the Scottish DJ both land in the top 20 on this year’s Celeb 100. With careers that only seem to be getting bigger and bigger, these two may be setting themselves up for a longstanding place at the top of this list (that is, if they stay together)."
Berg adds that both celebs have “lucrative endorsement deals” with high-end brands. Swift endorses Diet Coke, Keds and Sony while Harris represents Giorgio Armani and Sol Republic headphones. Together, the duo makes U.S. $146 million to grab the envious spot.
Meanwhile, Bey and Jay Z combine for U.S. $110.5 million in income. “The pair, who recently celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary, collaborated this year for their co-headlined 'On the Run' tour, which was the fifth highest-grossing excursion of 2014, despite only playing 22 shows in our scoring period,” writes the website.
The No. 3 spot goes to Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, who together take home U.S. $57 million. “With each member of this country superstar couple bringing in U.S. $28.5 million, Shelton and Lambert have clearly won over more than just America’s heartland,” the website added.