Dr. Dre Tops Forbes’ “Highest-Paid Musicians of 2014″ List

  • by Nick
  • 5 Years ago
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Dr. Dre certainly has enough reasons to smile; in the ballpark of a few hundred million reasons. Dre reportedly took away $620m from the sale of Beats Music, which was snatched up by Apple for $3Bn, placing real-named Andre Romelle Young at the top of Forbes’ “Highest-Paid Musicians” list for 2014. While some may argue that the sale falls more within the realm of tech than music, Dr. Dre’s personal brand certainly is more aligned with the music industry than anything. Runners up included Beyoncé who made $115m and The Eagles who took in $110m, sitting at second and third spots respectively, while other familiar names on the list consisted of Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Diddy, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus.

1. Dr Dre ($620m)
2. Beyoncé ($115m)
3. The Eagles ($100m)
4. Bon Jovi ($82m)
5. Bruce Springsteen ($81m)
6. Justin Bieber ($80m)
7. One Direction ($75m)
8. Paul McCartney ($71m)
9. Calvin Harris ($66m)
10. Toby Keith ($65m)
11. Taylor Swift ($64m)
12. Jay Z ($60m) (tie)
12. Diddy ($60m) (tie)
12. Bruno Mars ($60m) (tie)
15. Justin Timberlake ($57m)
16. Pink ($52m)
17. Michael Bublé ($51m)
18. Rihanna ($48m)
19. Rolling Stones ($47m)
20. Roger Waters ($46m)
21. Elton John ($45m)
22. Kenny Chesney ($44m)
23. Katy Perry ($40m)
24. Jason Aldean ($37m) (tie)
24. Jennifer Lopez ($37m) (tie)
26. Miley Cyrus ($36m) (tie)
26. Celine Dion ($36m) (tie)
28. Muse ($34m) (tie)
28. Luke Bryan ($34m) (tie)
30. Lady Gaga ($33m) (tie)
30. Drake ($33m)( tie)

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“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

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