Dr. Dre ranks as Forbes’ highest-paid musician, at $100 million

Dr. Dre ranks as Forbes' highest-paid musician, at $100 million

California’s Dr Dre, 47, became among the leading names in hip-hop and rap in the first 1990s and contains caused artists including Eminem and Snoop Dogg.

Regarding his extensive right back catalogue, Dre’s profitable headphones business, Beats by Dre, helped him gross $100 million (62. 3 million pounds) in pre-tax income in accordance with Forbes.

The list’s top was conquered by veteran musicians, with Pink Floyd’s bassist and singer Roger Waters to arrive at #2 with earnings of $88 million from his money-spinning The Wall Live tour, and British singer Elton John at #3 with $80 million.

Last year’s uppermost-paid musicians U2 landed at #4 this season with combined earnings of $78 million from their three-year 360 tour. 1990s British boy band Just take That, who reformed in 2005, rounded out the very best five with $69 million, earned from an eight-date tour at London’s Wembley Stadium, which became the highest-grossing single stadium tour up to now.

Forbes compiles its annual highest-paid musicians list by estimating artists’ earnings from music sales, concert events, endorsements and merchandising. Earlier in the day this season, Dutch DJ Tiesto was named the highest-paid DJ in the fast-growing electronic dance music industry.