At the end of the decade, Dr. Dre has put a lot of numbers on the board. Forbes has released the top-earning musicians of the decade and Dr. Dre comes in at the top of the list with $950 million.


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The magazine details the large sum of money that comes due to the $3 billion buyout of Beats by Apple. That did way more than anything else he did as far as an album or touring.

The rest of the list is below.

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  1. Taylor Swift ($825 million)
  2. Beyonce ($685 million)
  3. U2 ($675 million)
  4. Diddy ($605 million)
  5. Elton John ($565 million)
  6. Jay-Z ($560 million)
  7. Paul McCartney ($535 million)
  8. Katy Perry ($530 million)
  9. Lady Gaga ($500 million)

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