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Dr. Dre Is Named Forbes Highest Paid Musician

After  landing on Forbes’ 2012 Cash King,  Dr Dre remains on top as the highest paid musician with $110 million. Trailing not too far behind is Rihanna (#12 / $53m), Diddy (#15 / $45m), Beyoncé (#18 / $40m), Jay-Z (#20 / $38m), Kanye (#22 / $35m) Forbes says:

Hip-hop superproducer Dr. Dre leads the pack this year with $110 million, thanks largely to his Beats headphone line. He collected $100 million pretax when handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in the company last year, at the beginning of our scoring period; he and his partners later bought back half of what they sold.

 

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