Forbes Names Dr. Dre Highest-Paid Musician Of 2012

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We knew he surpassed any hip-hop artists in making big bucks this year, but http://uristocrat.com/category/uristocrat/page/186/ has now named http://uristocrat.com/2010/06/renaissance-man-play-cloths/the highest-paid musician in 2012. The hip-hop mogul reportedly earned an estimated $110 million during a scoring period that ran from May 2011 to May 2012.

In addition to catalog sales and payment for performances like his headlining set with http://uristocrat.com/2010/07/entourage-season-7-ep2-video/entourage_tv_show-11002/ at the Coachella fest, the might mighty Doc cashed in $100 million pre-tax when HTC bought a 51 percent stake in his Beats headphone company last year. This also means that the West Coast godfather surpasses get viagra without a otc who topped last year’s list with $195 million earned, thanks to their highly successful 360 tour.

The Top 5 also includes Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters, who grossed $88 million this year due largely to his epic The Wall tour; Elton John, who earned $80 million thanks to extensive touring and U.K. boy band Take That, whose reunion trek contributed to a $69 million sum.

Justin Bieber made $55 million due to music and merchandise sales, Lady Gaga with $52 million accrued after clocking in at No. 4 with $90 million in 2011; and Beyonce, who lands at No. 18 with $40 million, out=earning her hubby Jay-Z, who made $38 million, landing at numero 20. See the total list below.

1. Dr. Dre ($110 million)
2. Roger Waters ($88 million)
3. Elton John ($80 million)
4. U2 ($78 million)
5. Take That ($69 million)
6. Bon Jovi ($60 million)
7. Britney Spears ($58 million)
8. Paul McCartney ($57 million)
8. Taylor Swift ($57 million)
10. Justin Bieber ($55 million)
10. Toby Keith ($55 million)
12. Rihanna ($53 million)
13. Lady Gaga ($52 million)
14. Foo Fighters ($47 million)
15. Diddy ($45 million)
15. Katy Perry ($45 million)
17. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)
18. Beyonce ($40 million)
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million)
20. Jay-Z ($38 million)
21. Coldplay ($37 million)
22. Adele ($35 million)
22. Kanye West ($35 million)
24. Michael Buble ($34 million)
25. Sade ($33 million)