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.
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.
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.