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The Hip-Hop Star Dr Dre Tops Highest-Earning Musicians Of 2014 Rich List

Dr Dre

Incredibly, Dr. Dre has topped Forbes magazine’s Highest Paid Musician List of 2014, the hip-hop star has pocketed in a massive $620 million in the past 12 month. Looks like life is good!

The 49-year old rapper and mogul Dre, real name Andre Young, recently sold his company, Beats Audio to Apple for reportedly $3 billion.

The pop singer Beyoncé  follows Dre in 2nd place on the Forbes rich list but falls behind him with $115 million, “Hotel California” rockers The Eagles came 3rd.

Bon Jovi made it to fourth in the list with $82m, followed by Bruce Springsteen ($81m). Among those also basking in the glow of a financially lucrative 2014 include: Justin Bieber ($80m), One Direction ($75m), DJ Calvin Harris ($66m) and Katy Perry ($40m).

DJ Calvin Harris is the world’s highest-paid DJ with earnings of $66m.

List in full – The top-earning musician of 2014:

1. Dr Dre ($620m)

2. Beyoncé ($115m)

3. The Eagles ($100m)

4. Bon Jovi ($82m)

5. Bruce Springsteen ($81m)

6. Justin Bieber ($80m)

7. One Direction ($75m)

8. Paul McCartney ($71m)

9. Calvin Harris ($66m)

10. Toby Keith ($65m)

11. Taylor Swift ($64m)

12. Jay Z ($60m)(tie)

12. Diddy ($60m)(tie)

12. Bruno Mars ($60m)(tie)

15. Justin Timberlake ($57m)

16. Pink ($52m)

17. Michael Bublé ($51m)

18. Rihanna ($48m)

19. Rolling Stones ($47m)

20. Roger Waters ($46m)

21. Elton John ($45m)

22. Kenny Chesney ($44m)

23. Katy Perry ($40m)

24. Jason Aldean ($37m)(tie)

24. Jennifer Lopez ($37m)(tie)

26. Miley Cyrus ($36m)(tie)

26. Celine Dion ($36m)(tie)

28. Muse ($34m)(tie)

28. Luke Bryan ($34m)(tie)

30. Lady Gaga ($33m)(tie)

30. Drake ($33m)(tie)

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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