With more than $110 million in his pocket for the period May 2011 – May 2012, Dr. Dre has easily topped this year’s Forbes list of highest paid musicians. He earned $30 million more than the man who came in second – Roger Waters.
The astonishing thing about this wealth is that the musician hasn’t released a new album in the last thirteen years; the royalty he pulls in from his existing numbers keep him going. But as y’all would know the biggest source of income for him has been his Beats Audio headphones and the money he made when he sold his stake in the company for $100 million.
BTW, last year’s highest earners were U2, this year they are at the number four spot.