Jay Z and Beyoncé Top Vanity Fair’s Power Elite List
As if we weren’t already aware of how rich, powerful and influential Jay Z and Beyoncé are, Vanity Fair has no qualms with reminding us. Last month we told you that the hip hop power couple was named by Forbes Magazine as this year’s highest-earning couple, Now VF is following suit. For the 2013 edition of their New Establishment List, out of twenty-five of America’s power elite, the fashion magazine ranked the Carters as number one.
“The music business may be reeling from the digital revolution, but this power couple is only getting stronger. Jay Z managed to take his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, platinum even before putting it on sale, thanks to a pre-order deal with Samsung. Meanwhile, Beyoncé delivered a scintillating Super Bowl halftime performance, released an HBO documentary, and then promptly sold out her world tour, the Mrs. Carter Show,” the culture publication notes.
VF also mentioned Jay Z’s new sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, as a major move for the couple.
“Jay Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation, is now shaking up the sports world, making a play to represent athletes, including Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder.”
A few fun facts about the couple were also mentioned.
“In a series of rapid-fire tweets posted earlier this year, Jay Z held forth on his favorite cereal (Cap’n Crunch) and his greatest strength (“my genius”). For her part, Beyoncé revealed to GQ that since 2005 she has employed a full-time videographer to document her every waking moment.”
Jay and Bey came in at number eight on last year’s list— talk about a come-up!