J. D. Salinger, Privacy And Celebrity — A Q&a With The Director Of The New Film

Jay Z And Beyonce Top Our List Of The Highest-Earning Celebrity Couples

To expect that someone would write a book that would sell, conservative estimates, more than 65 million copies and be as relevant in 2013 as it was when it was written in 1951. In 2010 Well isnt it a curriculum requirement as well, just to be fair? Is it possible that its not that its resonating but that people are required to read it in their summers? You would never approach those numbers based on a curriculum requirement Its not just here; its in every country in the world. Salinger has sold millions of books in Japan, in the U.K., in India, in China. This is a phenomenon thats worldwide where its not part of the curriculum at all. To assume that you can sell conservatively, globally, somewhere between 90 [million] to 100 million copies of all his work and that people wouldnt want to know about the person who created them. There are 25 books about J.K. Rowling. There are documentaries. There was a Lifetime movie about J.K.

Bey and Jay earned $15 million more than the No. 2 couple on our list: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen . Like Jay Z and Knowles, Brady and Bundchen have used their fame to build bigger businesses around themselves. We estimate the couple earned a combined $80 million between June 2012 and June 2013. The highest-paid model in the world, Bundchen out-earned her football star husband by $4 million. In addition to her modelling money, Bundchen earns big off of her line of flip-flops from Brazilian footwear company Grendene. She is a part owner of the company, and its shares have doubled since 2012. Off the gridiron, Brady earns from endorsement deals with companies like Uggs and Under Armor. His new contract with the New England Patriots, which included a $30 million signing bonus, will have him playing in the NFL until hes 40 years old. To compile our list we talked to managers, agents, producers and other in-the-know folks to come up with estimates for each celebritys entertainment-related earnings. Our research was done for our Celebrity 100 list, which measures earning between June 2012 and June 2013.