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Music November, 29 2012

Forbes Names The World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012 – Dr. Dre, Roger Waters, U2 & More

Forbes has named the 25 Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012 and with a whopping $110 million in pretax earnings, Dr. Dre is this year’s top-earning musician—thanks largely to his Beats by Dre headphone line. He leads a pack of pop stars, rock icons, rap moguls and country crooners, many of whom also bank the bulk of their bucks outside of the recording studio. Take a look at the full list below:

1. Dr. Dre ($110 million)
2. Roger Waters ($88 million)
3. Elton John ($80 million)
4. U2 ($78 million)
5. Take That ($69 million)
6. Bon Jovi ($60 million)
7. Britney Spears ($58 million)
8. Paul McCartney ($57 million)
8. Taylor Swift ($57 million)
10. Justin Bieber ($55 million)
10. Toby Keith ($55 million)
12. Rihanna ($53 million)
13. Lady Gaga ($52 million)
14. Foo Fighters ($47 million)
15. Diddy ($45 million)
15. Katy Perry ($45 million)
17. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)
18. Beyonce ($40 million)
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million)
20. Jay-Z ($38 million)
21. Coldplay ($37 million)
22. Adele ($35 million)
22. Kanye West ($35 million)
24. Michael Buble ($34 million)
25. Sade ($33 million)

Totals are calculated from May 2011 through May 2012

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