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Dr. Dre Top Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians 2012 List

Published by EOTM News Editor on November 30th, 2012 - in Breaking News, Celebrity News, Entertainment News

Hip hop icon Dr. Dre has topped Forbes2012 list of highest-paid musician. The hip-hop mogul earned a reported $110 million thanks largely to selling a 51 percent stake in his Beats headphone company.

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Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber were also in the top 10, based on income they generated between May 2011 to May 2012.

Rara Media Group LimitedRihanna brought in an estimated $53 million, followed by Lady Gaga, who earned $52 million.

Diddy raked in an estimated $45 million, followed by Katy Perry with $45 million. Power couple Beyoncé ($40 million) and Jay-Z ($38 million) will surely be able to spoil Blue Ivy with their combined earnings.

The new Forbes top 10 is as follows:

1) Dr. Dre – $110 million
2) Roger Waters – $88 million
3) Elton John – $80 million
4) U2 – $78 million
5) Take That – $69 million
6) Bon Jovi – $60 million
7) Britney Spears – $58 million
8) Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift – $57 million
10) Justin Bieber and Toby Keith – $55 million

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