You Make Me Better…Most Iconic Black Business-Celebrity Relationships Ever

Which of these couples is your favorite?

Jay-Z and Beyonce

Declaring their “Bonnie and Clyde-dom” in 2002, it seems Jay-Z and Beyonce have been inseparable ever since.

In 2012, they rose to be the highest paid celebrity couple according to the 2012 Forbes listing for the first time. Their annual income was said to be $78 million combined at the time, even with Beyonce’s time off to have their first child, Blue Ivy.

Coming upon their fourth year of marriage, the couple is growing in both love and business. Beyonce was even said to have taken a page out of her beau’s book for her latest $50 million deal with Pepsi. You can catch them frequenting Barclays Center at a Nets game or hosting the first couple at a fundraising dinner. Wherever they are spotted, one can trust they will be photoshoot fresh.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are still one of Hollywood’s hottest couples. While maintaining their hip and down-to-earth demeanor, they have flourished in business and entertainment endeavors for themselves as well as their children. With Will’s production company and the couple becoming part owner of the Philadelphia Sixers, last year their combined income was approximately $40 million.

Maintaining one of the most talented households in the world cannot be an easy task, nevertheless, both will and Jada maintain balance. Their advice for keeping a healthy relationship? A marriage business plan.

Will says, “If you don’t have a purpose for your relationship, if you don’t have a place that you’re doing, something that you want to accomplish, something that you want to do, you can really get lost in the murk of the journey. There has to be a vision. Like, why are we together?”

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