Let $A$ be an abelian variety of dimension $n$. Over $\mathbb{C}$, at least, it is known that the Picard number (that is, the rank of the Neron-Severi group of $A$) is less than or equal to $n^2$, with equality if and only if $A$ is isogenous to the self product of an elliptic curve with complex multiplication.

Is there a bound on the Picard number if $A$ is simple? In other words, can a simple abelian variety have Picard number $n^2-1$?