Dr. Dre Is Your Highest Paid Musician of 2012

Forbes released their annual Highest-Paid Musicians of the Year list and topping it for 2012 was Dr. Dre 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 Justin Bieber. 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)

  • Mare

    If Mayweather is so upset by this, he deserves to lose.

  • ivan

    Safe to say you all are a piece of shit for bullying this kid who does nothing but go to church and mind his own business; the fact is this guy is lying; he previously showed he approved of Justin wearing that shirt by wearing a Justin Bieber shirto-there are pictures; he’s using Justin for publicity since, lo and behold, he has an album coming out; there is absolutely no proof Justin said that to him; one can say anything about another celeb; it’s contrary to Justin’s character as people who really know him can tell you; furthermore, he had nothing to do with the design of the shirt. He just wore it.

    • BigJimSlade

      Go back to Canada, Justin.
      And pull up your damn pants.

  • RocknRollerBlues

    Since when is China a moral authority anyone cares about or “running” over a paparazzo standing in the path of a moving vehicle while bombarding the driver with flash anything but the pap’s own fault?

    Also, the writer of this steaming pile of caka should go write the word “journalism” infinity times and think about what that means. This excuse for an “article” is nothing more than hate speech. Shameful.

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