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Beyonce, Shakira & Their Other Halves Among "World's Most Powerful Couples"

Image courtesy of Mychal Watts/WireImage (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Mychal Watts/WireImage (via ABC News Radio)

Fresh from being named to Forbes' annual list of the World's Most Powerful Women, Beyonce and Shakira are now being recognized for their love matches.  Both women and their significant others have been named to the publication's list of the " World's Most Powerful Couples ."

The magazine looked at twosomes across politics, media, technology and music to find high-profile pairs who are doing big things individually and even bigger things together.  As two of the biggest names in music, Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z certainly qualify, while Shakira and her baby daddy, soccer player Gerard Pique , straddle the worlds of music and sports.

Talking about Bey and Jay's influence, Forbes notes that they're "tight with the first couple of the United States" -- who naturally are #1 on the list.  Forbes also points out the couple's headline-making trip to Cuba, and their ability to pull in the big bucks on the road, not to mention all their other business dealings.

As for Shakira and Pique, he gets points for being one of Spain's most popular athletes, who plays for FC Barcelona, one of the most valuable teams in soccer.  She scores for her warmly-received appearance on The Voice , of course, and her status as a global music superstar.

In addition to Barack and Michelle Obama , the list also includes the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton ,  Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt , Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen and Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi .

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