Congratz to Dr. Dre who ranked No. 1 on Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians 2012 list Dre has earned an astounding $110 million based on his Beats by Dr. Dre headphones line. He walked away with a reported $100 million pretax when handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in the company last year. He and his partners later bought back half of what they sold.
Also who made the cut on the top 25 list were Rihanna who comes in at No. 12 with $53 million thanks to her endorsements with Vita Coco and Armani Jeans, her fragrance Reb’l Fleur, and her “Loud” tour.She is followed by Lady Gaga at No. 13 with $52 million. Diddy ties with Katy Perry for the No. 14 spot ($45 million). Beyoncé holds it down at No. 18 with $40 million, while her husband Jay-Z lands two spots below with $38 million.
Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians 2012
Dr. Dre – $110 million
Roger Waters – $88 million
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