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Forbes Names Dr. Dre ‘Top-Earning Musician Of The Decade’ With $950 Million

Dr. Dre has been named the top earning musician of the decade by Forbes.

Forbes Names Dr. Dre 'Top-Earning Musician Of The Decade' With $950 Million 1

Forbes has released their list of the top-earning musicians of the decade and Dr. Dre topped the list with a whopping $950 million over the last 10 years.

Even though the musician only released one album, Compton, back in 2015, the legendary producer’s earning have come pretty much entirely from his 20 percent stake in Beats, which was acquired by Apple in 2014 for $3 billion.

Other notable names on the list include Taylor Swift, who was the decade’s second-biggest earner with $825 million, followed by Beyoncé with $685 million. Both artists profited from several centimillion-dollar tours, multiple albums and a slew of multimillion-dollar sponsor partnerships with brands from adidas to Coca-Cola.

Find the complete list below and head over to Forbes for the complete breakdown.

1. Dr. Dre — $950 million
2. Taylor Swift — $825 million
3. Beyoncé — $685 million
4. U2 — $675 million
5. Diddy — $605 million
6. Elton John — $565 million
7. Jay-Z — $560 million
8. Paul McCartney — $535 million
9. Katy Perry — $530 million
10. Lady Gaga — $500 million

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