IT’S OFFICIAL: Dr. Dre is highest earning musician of the decade !

Remy Gelenidze

Dr. Dre has not released an album since 2015 and has not gone on tour since the turn of the millennium. His last production credit on a number one hit was in 2009, when he jumped on Eminem’s “Crack a Bottle,” also featuring 50 Cent. But the legendary hip-hop still topped all other music stars in earnings this decade, pulling in an estimated $950 million thanks mostly to his 20% stake in Beats, the bass-heavy headphone maker Apple bought for $3 billion in 2014. Check out the Top 10 earners below: 

Forbes’ Top Earning Musicians of the Decade:

#1 Dr. Dre – $950M

#2 Taylor Swift – $825M

#3 Beyoncé – $685M

#4 U2 – $675M

#5 Diddy – $605M

#6 Elton John – $565M

#7 Jay-Z – $560M

#8 Paul McCartney – $535M

#9 Katy Perry – $530M

#10 Lady Gaga – $500M


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