Jay Z Set To Make Big Bucks From Selling Stake In Brooklyn Nets & Barclay’s Center, Says Forbes

Loading Slideshow Jay-Z Rapper Jay-Z performs the inaugural concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday Sept. 28, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) The Barclays Center welcomes fans of Jay-Z for the first of eight concerts to open the venue at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in the New York city borough of Brooklyn, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) The Barclays Center welcomes fans of Jay-Z for the first of eight concerts to open the venue at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in the New York city borough of Brooklyn, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) The Barclays Center welcomes fans of Jay-Z for the first of eight concerts to open the venue at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) Music fans arrive for the first of eight Jay-Z shows which will open the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) GIgi White, Rashida White Gigi White, left, and Rashida White, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., arrive for the first of eight Jay-Z shows which will open the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) Music fans arrive for the first of eight Jay-Z shows which will open the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams) An electronic billboard advertising a Brooklyn Nets’ game greets music fans as they arrive for the first of eight Jay-Z shows which opened the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Sept.

Jay Z, Beyonce and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West among top-earning celebrity couples

2 with $80 million. Gisele actually out-earned her NFL quarterback partner by $4 million. Coming in at no. 3 are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with $50 million. Interestingly, most of that money comes strictly from film salaries, as opposed to the two couples ahead of them who have businesses built around their celebrity status that earn them money. Next on the list surprised us a bit, but not because of the money. The no. 4 couple is Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis at $35 million. Now, there are rumors that the two are engaged, but it’s not as though they’ve been living together and having children like Brangelina. So, it surprised us that their incomes were combined in order to include them on the list because we woudln’t guess they have shared finances, you know? As opposed to the couples ahead of them on the list who probably do. Finally, the no. 5 couple is none other than Kim Kardashian and Kanye West with $30 million earned.

18, 2013 10:15 AM PDT Loading… Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Samsung Jay Z just made himself a lot of money. According to Forbes , the hip-hop mogul is expected to rake in a cool $1.5 million as the result of selling his ownership stake in the new Barclay’s Center. Of course, that amount is merely small change to a man who’s made millions from album sales and his most recent tour with Justin Timberlake , not to mention his various business endeavors. But unloading his share of his beloved team and the new arena was a necessary move under NBA rules in the wake of Jay Z launching his new sports agency , Roc Nation Sports, in April. NEWS: Jay Z gives up ownership of Brooklyn Nets The company has so far signed a number big athletes, including NBA star Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, New York Jets’ Geno Smith and the WNBA’s Skylar Diggins. As the magazine reports, H.O.V.A. also recently netted $500,000 after Nets head coach Jason Kidd purchased his one-fifteenth of one percent share in the Brooklyn Nets (the franchise is now valued at $750 million). As for the Barclay’s Center, Jay Z’s projected $1.5 million in earnings come from his ownership of less than one-fifth of one percent of the venue, the value for which New York City has appraised at $741 million. NEWS: Jay Z joins Beyonce on stage during her final Brooklyn concert That number could go up however since Barclay’s is performing like gangbusters since opening last year. Profits for the first six months of 2013 have soared to $10.8 million and it’s currently the top-grossing venue in America.