Dr Dre is the Highest Paid Musician in 2014 | Made Half A Billion Dollars More Than Closest Challenger Beyonce…

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Forbes just released their list of highest paid musicians in the calendar year 2014, and not surprisingly rapper and business mogul Dr Dre tops the list by quite a margin.

What might be a little surprisingly is that the erstwhile Beats owner made a whopping $500 million dollars more than any other musician within the year in review, largely thanks to the sale of the same Beats brand to Apple for $3 billion.

Beyonce came in second, making $115 million. This is her biggest haul yet according to Forbes, yet that pales in significance to Dre’s haul.

Justin Bieber and One Direction were the only artists under 30 years to crack the top ten, earning $80m and $70m to finish 6th and 7th respectively.

Here are the top earning musicians in 2014, courtesy of Forbes

  1. Dr. Dre: $620 million
  2. Beyoncé: $115 million
  3. The Eagles: $100 million
  4. Bon Jovi: $82 million
  5. Bruce Springsteen: $81 million
  6. Justin Bieber: $80 million
  7. One Direction: $75 million
  8. Paul McCartney: $71 million
  9. Calvin Harris: $66 million
  10. Toby Keith: $65 million
  11. Taylor Swift: $64 million
  12. Jay Z: $60 million (tie)
  13. Diddy: $60 million (tie)
  14. Bruno Mars: $60 million (tie)
  15. Justin Timberlake: $57 million
  16. Pink: $52 million
  17. Michael Bublé: $51 million
  18. Rihanna: $48 million
  19. Rolling Stones: $47 million
  20. Roger Waters: $46 million


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