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Dr. Dre Tops Forbes Annual List of Top Paid Musicians

C03-dr-dre-30Ringing in the new year with an extra $620,000,000 in his pocket, Forbes identified Dr. Dre as the top paid musician on 2014 by a landslide. Beyonce and the Eagles came in second and third to Dre, pulling in $115 million and $100 million respectively, hundreds of millions shy of Dre. Dr. Dre clearly benefitted handsomely from the sale of Beats by Dr. Dre to Apple, a one time cash injection that contributed significantly to him grossing nearly 50% of the combined pre-tax income of $1.4 billion to 2014's top 10 paid musicians. 

We've listed 2014's Top 10 paid musicians below, or you can view the entire story with all 30 musicians here

  1. Dr. Dre: $620 million
  2. Beyonce: $115 million
  3. Eagles: $100 million
  4. Bon Jovi: $82 million
  5. Bruce Springsteen: $81 million
  6. Justin Bieber: $80 million
  7. One Direction: $75 million
  8. Paul McCartney: $71 million
  9. Calvin Harris: $66 million
  10. Toby Keith: $65 million

Source: Forbes 

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