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Forbes Releases Wealthiest Musicians of 2012

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Forbes has released it’s list of the top paid entertainers for 2012.

Dr. Dre comes in at #1, and has earned $110 million between May 2011 and May 2012.  Dre earned most of that through the sale of his headphones, Beats by Dre.

Other notables:

  • Roger Waters (a founding member of Pink Floyd) with $88 million,
  • Elton John with $80 million
  • U2 with $78 million
  • Take That with $69 million.
  • Britney Spears, the highest-earning woman comes in at No. 7 with $58 million.
  • Taylor Swift tied Paul McCartney for the eighth slot. Both raked in $57 million in ’12
  • Justin Bieber rounds out the top 10 with $55 million,
  • Rihanna lands at No. 12 ($53 million)
  • Lady Gaga ($52 million)
  • Katy Perry and Diddy tied for 15th ($45 million)
  • Beyonce out-earned hubby Jay-Z ($40 million and $38 million).
  •  Adele and Kanye West tied at No. 22 with $35 million.

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