Dr Dre Tops 2014’s List Of World’s Highest Paid Musicians

Dr Dre, 49, topped the annual Forbes list of highest-paid musicians released on Wednesday with estimated 2014 earnings of $620 million. He profited handsomely in May from the sale of the Beats headphone company he co-founded to Apple for $3 billion.

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The deal not only made him the world’s top-earning musician of 2014 but also marked the largest single-year earning ever of any musician.

Beyonce, 33, who came second earned $155 million from her Mrs. Carter tour, a surprise album and numerous endorsements.

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The Eagles finished 3rd with earnings of $100 million.

Bon Jovi  came in 4th with 2014 earnings of $82 million.

While Bruce Springsteen, 65, rounded out the top five with $81 million.

Others on the list include:

Katy Perry with $40 million;

Miley Cyrus with $36 million

Lady Gaga with $33 million.

Justin Bieber, 20, with $80 million

One Direction with $75 million.

Taylor Swift finished at No. 11 with $64 million.

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