Dr. Dre Tops List of Highest-Paid Musicians

He’s already the top-earning rapper, now Dr. Dre is also the highest-paid musician, according to Forbes. The rapper-producer raked in $110 million this year, taking in $100 million before taxes in a deal with HTC and his Beats headphone line. The rest of the top five earners were from the U.K., with Pink Floyd bassist and singer Roger Waters following Dre with $88 million, largely from his The Wall Live tour.

Elton John came in third, grossing $80 million, and U2 slotted in at forth, with a combined $78 million from their three-year 360 tour. Take That topped off the top five with $69 million, boosted by an eight-day residency at London’s Wembley Stadium, the highest-grossing single stadium tour to date.

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Pictured: Rapper Dr. Dre performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)