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Forbes released their annual Highest-Paid Musicians of the Year list and topping it for 2012 was who made $110 million and he’s not even a real doctor! The income comes mostly from his Beats headphone line. He made $100 million when HTC paid $300 million for 51% stake in the company but that was kind of a failure so Dre and his partners bought back half of what they sold.

Another musician worthy of note is . While he barely breaks the top ten, he still made $55 million this year and the kid is only 18. This year he launched his third studio album, a world tour and continued investing in startups like Spotify and Tinychat among others.

I’d just like to take a moment to say, you suck, Bieber. *Looks at moldy sandwich under bed, cries*

Here’s a full top 25:

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, tie)

8. Taylor Swift ($57 million, tie)

10. Justin Bieber ($55 million, tie)

10. Toby Keith ($55 million, tie)

12. Rihanna ($53 million)

13. Lady Gaga ($52 million)

14. Foo Fighters ($47 million)

15. Diddy ($45 million, tie)

15. Katy Perry ($45 million, tie)

17. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)

18. Beyoncé ($40 million)

19. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million)

20. Jay-Z ($38 million)

21. Coldplay ($37 million)

22. Adele ($35 million, tie)

22. Kanye West ($35 million, tie)

24. Michael Bublé ($34 million)

25. Sade ($33 million)