Dr. Dre, U2 and Elton John Lead Forbes’ List of 2012 Highest Paid Musicians

This year’s list is made up of an international ensemble and shows that most musicians still make a big part of their earnings from touring.


Forbes Magazine has just released its list of 2012’s highest paid musicians and it shows an international cast of pop stars, hip-hop giants, and rock icons. Rap mogul Dr. Dre leads the pack of this year’s top earners, followed by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, The Rocketman Elton John, rock legendary group U2, and British boy band Take That. The list also shows that most of the artists’ earnings came from their rigorous touring and live shows.

Dr. Dre did not have a new album released this year, but that did not stop the super producer from collecting dollars from his past records, concert productions, and of course his music accessory biz, headphones. Forbes reports that Dre took in $110 million from his Beats headphone line.

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