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05/16/2014 05:03 pm ET Updated May 16, 2014

Author Farnoosh Torabi Explains Why Jay Z Doesn't Care That Beyonce Earned More In 2013

While Jay and Bey were declared to be the world's richest celebrity couple in 2013, it's been determined that Ms. Knowles made $11 million more than her uber-successful husband this past year. Farnoosh Torabi, author of "When She Makes More: 10 Rules For Breadwinning Women," joined HuffPost Live on Friday to explain why Jay Z is cool with it.

A man who makes $45,000 and is married to woman who makes $500,000 may feel some inadequacy, but when a couple is as wealthy as Beyonce and Jay Z, the disparity becomes less significant, Torabi said.

"When you're talking millions and millions dollars, it sort of all doesn't really matter," she told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

And there are many other factors that go beyond a paycheck, which Torabi pointed out Jay Z has in spades.

"It's not always just about money. Sometimes it comes down to education and how successful you feel in your career. If Beyonce is making $11 million more than Jay Z but Jay Z's getting more press and he's more in the spotlight, he's getting validation for what he's doing as a mogul and a producer and a brand, then that may be enough for him. It's not about the money," she said.

Watch HuffPost Live's full segment on female breadwinners below:

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