Latest Hip Hop News And Rumors: Dr. Dre Is Forbes’ Highest-Earning Musician Of Decade

Dr. Dre Forbes Highest-Earning Musician Of Decade

Latest Hip Hop News: Dr. Dre Is Forbes’ Highest-Earning Musician Of Decade

Andre Romelle Young, popularly known as Dr. Dre, has been named by Forbes as the highest earning star in music of the past decade. The late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson would have topped the list having made $2.37 billion in total numbers over the past 10 years since his June 25, 2009 death. However, the list doesn’t include deceased artists.

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Dr. Dre Forbes Highest-Earning Musician Of Decade

Dre’s headphone company Beats played a major role in helping the 54-year-old make $950 million over the past 10 years, via his 20 per cent stake in the business. The rapper/record producer whose last album release came four years ago with 2015’s Compton, sold the company to Apple in a $3 billion deal five years ago. The deal helped Dre beat pop star Taylor Swift to the peak leaving her in second place with an impressive $825 million off the back of several chart-topping albums and sell out world tours.

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Beyonce Knowles came in third with $685 million, with U2 in fourth place with $675 million, and P. Diddy in fifth with $605 million.

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New Hip Hop News: Dr. Dre Is Forbes’ Highest-Earning Musician Of Decade

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