The Couple: Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys
Their Accomplishments: He is an accomplished hip-hop producer who just seems to be hitting his stride as far as landing super high-profile placements. She is an R&B singer who has sold more than 30 million albums in her career.
Their Power: This power couple makes beautiful music—albeit separately. Now that they’re having a baby together, they might need to slow down a little bit (thus causing their income to dip slightly) but we’re pretty sure they’ve got enough in the bank account to live comfortably for the next, oh, 5000 years or so.
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Power Couple #2
The Couple: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
Their Accomplishments: He is one of the most accomplished African-American actors of all-time. She has appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbusters and also launched a number of businesses, including a makeup line, as an entrepreneur.
Their Power: These two are so powerful that their kids have the potential to be even more wealthy than they are. At just 12, their son Jaden is already starring in Hollywood films and at 9, Willow has already made several film appearances and just signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label.
Power Couple #3
The Couple: Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vazquez
Their Accomplishments: He is an elite basketball player in the National Basketball Association. She is a former MTV VJ with a diesel Rolodex.
Their Power: Just check their wedding’s guest list: Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, Ciara, Chris Paul, LeBron James, Ludacris, Spike Lee and more. Safe to say, ‘Melo and LaLa have more connections than a subway train.
Power Couple #4
The Couple: Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
Their Accomplishments: He is an NBA Champion and one-third of the Miami Heat’s new superstar trio (complimented by LeBron James and Chris Bosh). She is a successful Hollywood actress.
Their Power: Their union has been draped in scandal (Wade and Union reportedly started dating before Wade’s divorce from ex-wife Siohvaughn was final) but there’s no debating the fact that when these two are together, they make one helluva couple.
Power Couple #5
The Couple: T.I. and Tiny
Their Accomplishments: He is a multiplatinum rapper and the self-proclaimed “King of the South.” She is a former R&B singer who’s helped keep their family together through tough times.
Their Power: Okay, so these two might not seem so powerful right now given the fact they got busted on drug possession charges recently. But there’s no denying the fact that they’re one of the most recognizable couples in hip-hop and a couple that’s been together since before Tip was such a superstar. That’s love.
Power Couple #6
The Couple: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian
Their Accomplishments: He is a NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers. She is a reality TV star on E!’s shows Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.
Their Power: Everyone laughed when Lamar and Khloe first got hitched, but who’s laughing now? More than a year later, these two are still chugging along, despite all the tabloid covers and the rumors surrounding their relationship. And if they can keep it up, they’ll only get stronger.
Power Couple #7
The Couple: Tony Parker and Eva Longoria Parker
Their Accomplishments: He is an NBA Champion with the San Antonio Spurs. She is the star of Desperate Housewives.
Their Power: Compared to some of the other couples on this list, TP and Eva Longoria are relatively low-profile. But make no mistake about it: They make some serious paper and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon.
Power Couple #8
The Couple: Ice-T and Coco
Their Accomplishments: He is a gangsta rapper from the West Coast. She is a model, dancer and Web personality.
Their Power: When you think of a “hip-hop couple,” there’s a good chance Ice-T and Coco come to mind first. They may not have the power that some of the other couples on this list have, but they’ve certainly got the notoriety.
Power Couple #9
The Couple: Amare Stoudemire and Serena Williams
Their Accomplishments: He is an All-Star in the NBA. She is one of the best female tennis players in the world.
Their Power: Are they? Aren’t they? If the rumors are true, Amare and Serena—who previously dated Common—are on their way to becoming a power couple. Amare’s the New York Knicks’ newest 100 million-dollar man and Serena’s made tons of cash in her storied career on the tennis court. Together, these two could be a monster.
Power Couple #10
The Couple: Barack and Michelle Obama
Their Accomplishments: He is the first African-American President of the United States. She is the first African-American First Lady.
Their Power: Do we really have to explain why they’re on this list? Sorry, Jay and Bey—you lose!
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