Gisele Bundchen Tom BradyWell, here’s one I bet you weren’t expecting. Forbes has just released its annual ranking of the world’s highest-paid celebrity couples…and fashion icon Gisele Bundchen and husband & quarterback Tom Brady came in at the top of the list.

Yes, beating out big-name power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z, Bundchen and Brady earned a combined $76 million between May 2010 and May 2011. You’ll never guess who made more.

Brady, star QB for the New England Patriots, made $31 million of that total, thanks to his new, four-year, $72 million contract. Bundchen, though, made $45 million in just 12 months!

Forbes says Bundchen could be on pace to become the world’s first billionaire model.

Fashion and sports reappear in the number four slot, where Victoria Beckham brings home $5 million while David Beckham has his own $40 million soccer contract for a combined total of $45 million.

So when it comes to power couples, sports and fashion seem to rule the roost.

Here are the world’s top ten most powerful celebrities, according to Forbes (view the full top 100 here):

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