Forbes Names Dr. Dre Richest Musician Of 2012

Forbes Names Dr. Dre Richest Musician Of 2012

Well, here it is, the list of worst artists highest paid artists. The top news here being Dr. Dre at the top of the list, of course due to the fortunes he has brought in from Beats By Kendrick. You know, when HTC threw up a load of cash to buy the company that makes second-rate headphones and sells them at a ridiculous price. Other people that we care about include Kanye West, Jay-Z, and, well, that is it. Oh, maybe Sade, who I definitely didn’t expect to see here. And why the hell is the creepy old British boy band Take That on here? Comeback tours really seem to pull in the cash, don’t they?

I don’t know man, obviously money doesn’t equal talent. Being really old does certainly pay, though, as come back tours and royalties are really helping Elton John, Roger Waters, U2, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney and more continue to roll in dough. Sorry, Hov, Beyonce is still making more than you. Check out the full list of top earners below and the full breakdown at Forbes.

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 ($57 million)
8. Taylor Swift ($57 million)
10. Justin Bieber ($55 million)
10. Toby Keith ($55 million)
12. Rihanna ($53 million)
13. Lady Gaga ($52 million)
14. Foo Fighters ($47 million)
15. Diddy ($45 million)
15. Katy Perry ($45 million)
17. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)
18. Beyonce ($40 million)
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million)
20. Jay-Z ($38 million)
21. Coldplay ($37 million)
22. Adele ($35 million)
22. Kanye West ($35 million)
24. Michael Buble ($34 million)
25. Sade ($33 million)


  1. Andrew Martin
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 17:32:00

    my bad, adding that

  2. TeoneSofle
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 17:26:00

    Do you have a reference or source?

  3. nigelPOW
    Nov 29, 2012 @ 16:42:00

    don’t you have to make music to be on this list?

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