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The Most Successful Business Power Couples (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post   Sherry Shen   First Posted: 07/29/10 01:36 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:05 PM ET

These days successful celebrity marriages are rare gems. But throw in a thriving multimillion-dollar company and add a hefty dose of public scrutiny and things become even more complicated.

The tales of power couple splits are legion. In June, Al and Tipper Gore, a brand in their own right, announced that they were separating after 40 years together, reported the Daily News. In October, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt fired his estranged wife (now ex-wife) Jamie McCourt from her position as team CEO of the Dodgers. According to ESPN, Jamie and Frank McCourt took almost 30 years to build a billion-dollar empire together.

But the successful power couples have found their own ways to make it work. From Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell, who bonded over a dry economic text on their first date, to Ben Trott and Mena Trott, the high school sweethearts who created the blog software empire of Six Apart Media, there's no one way to make a power couple last.

Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles
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With chart-topping singles, an eleventh consecutive number one album (Jay's "Blueprint 3" which shattered a previous record he shared with Elvis Presley), major endorsement deals with Nintendo and Loreal, an ownership stake in the NBA's New Jersey Nets, Broadway musicals and their own nightclub, it's no surprise that Beyonce and Jay-Z were crowned the highest earning couple in Hollywood by Forbes magazine this past January. This past year, the power couple reportedly earned $150 million dollars combined.
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