Dr. Dre Tops Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Musicians List

By Staff  |  12/10/2014

Dr. Dre

Forbes unveiled its annual list of "The World's Highest-Paid Musicians" this week, and Dr. Dre lands top honors, beating out Beyonce, The Eagles and others.

The Compton-born producer tops the list, largely due to Apple's blockbuster acquisition of his Beats brand... which was the largest single-year payday for any musician in history, according to Forbes.

Coming in after Dre is Beyonce, who made $115 million, thanks to her "Mrs. Carter World Tour," a surprise album and a vareity of endorsements.

Ageless rockers, The Eagles, come in third with $100 million, thanks to its ongoing "History Of The Eagles" tour. Bon Jovi is #4 with $82 million and Bruce Springsteen closes out the top five with $81 million.

Other notables is Justin Bieber with $80 to come in at #6, Calvin Harris at #9 with $66 million, and Jay Z and Diddy who ties for the #12 spot with $60 million.

See the full list at Forbes.com.