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Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen the world’s highest-paid celebrity couple (sigh)

Please don’t hate them. (

Let us count the ways in which they are superior to all other couples presently roaming Our Planet. They’re better looking. They’re way richer. Waterslides aside, they go to the coolest vacation spots. They’ve got more Super Bowl rings.


Now, it turns out that they’re way, way, way richer. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are the “world’s highest-paid celebrity couple,” according to


The New England Patriots quarterback and his supermodely wife have replaced Beyonce and Jay-Z atop the list with a combined income of $76 million from May 2010-2011. (Beyonce and Jay-Z are clipping coupons with $72M.)

Double %$Y&*&(#@#!!!

Bundchen, it seems, is doing most of the heavy lifting here — although hubby has that Uggs/UnderArmour/NFL money coming in. She’s on track to become the world’s first billionaire supermodel/entrepreneur and earned $45 million of their combined income.

Pretty sweet, and yet not sweet enough to take away the sting of that playoff loss to the Jets last year.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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