Dr. Dre tops list of highest paid musicians

Saturday, 1 December 2012 - 3:48pm IST | Place: London | Agency: ANI
The 47-year-old rapper’s headphones business, Beats by Dre, helped him make 100 million dollars in pre-tax earnings.
  • Reuters

Hip-hop singer Dr. Dre has topped Forbes list of 25 highest-paid musicians in 2012.

According to the publication, the 47-year-old rapper’s headphones business, Beats by Dre, helped him make 100 million dollars in pre-tax earnings, the BBC reported.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters came in at second position, followed by Elton John, who finished third.

Last year’s highest paid musicians U2 finished in fourth place, while Take That came at fifth position.

Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber rounded off the top 10.

Highest paid musicians of 2012 are:

1. Dr. Dre - 100 million dollars

2. Roger Waters - 88 million dollars

3. Elton John - 80 million dollars

4. U2 - 78 million dollars

5. Take That - 69 million dollars

6. Bon Jovi - 60 million dollars

7. Britney Spears - 58 million dollars

8. Paul McCartney - 57 million dollars

8. Taylor Swift - 57 million dollars

10. Justin Bieber - 55 million dollars

10. Toby Keith - 55 million dollars

12. Rihanna - 53 million dollars

13. Lady Gaga - 52 million dollars

14. Foo Fighters - 47 million dollars

15. Diddy - 45 million dollars

15. Katy Perry - 45 million dollars

17. Kenny Chesney 44 million dollars

18. Jay-Z - 40 million dollars

19. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 39 million dollars

20. Beyonce - 38 million dollars

21. Coldplay - 37 million dollars

22. Adele - 35 million dollars

22. Kanye West - 35 million dollars

24. Michael Buble - 34 million dollars

25. Sade - 33 million dollars


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