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So what do the Obamas, Bill and Melinda Gates, Beyonce and Jay-Z have in common with Shakira and Pique? They all top Forbes 2013 list of the World’s Most Powerful Couples.

“These power pairs have become forces in their industries, be it politics, media, tech or music, they prove that when it comes to cultivating power, sometimes it takes two,” according to Forbes magazine.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama top Forbes’ list. That’s no surprise, considering this power couple is adored from Hollywood to H Street to Wall Street. But the Latino couples that made the list may surprise you.


The former Victoria’s Secret supermodel married the New England Patriots Quarterback in 2009. The 32-year-old Brazilian beauty is the world’s highest-earning supermodel, bringing home an estimated $45 million over the past 12 months. The mom of two posed for Vogue, just two months after giving birth to the couple’s second baby. Apparently, all moms are envying her right now for her impeccable post-baby body. Add me to that list.

The list also included other entertainment couples such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Jolie’s recent revelation that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy has brought her back to the spotlight, as her decision has been met with both praise and criticism.

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The Colombian international superstar and her soccer beau have become the ‘it’ couple of the moment. The gorgeous couple welcomed their first child, Milan Pique Mebarak on January 22, 2013. Shakira already had a successful career and global fame but when she joined NBC’s hit singing competition “The Voice” as judge, it took her stardom to another level. She did recently announce that she is leaving the show to be with Baby Milan. She’s also a UNICEF ambassador and has a charity, Barefoot Foundation (Pies Descalzos Foundation)

Pique plays for FC Barcelona, one of soccer’s most valuable teams, and is one of Spain’s most popular athletes. Pique has a number of endorsements, so he’s not doing too bad either.

Others on the list include Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Hillary and Bill Clinton and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

I’m wondering whether if Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were still together, they would have made the list as well. I guess Casper Smart just doesn’t quite make the cut. Sorry, JLo.

What couples would you like to have seen on Forbes’ list?