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Dr Dre Is Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Star, Guess How Much He Earned Last Year

Dr Dre has been named the top earning star in hip-hop once again!

With $620m in estimated pre-tax earnings, veteran rapper and record producer Dr Dre topped Forbes list as the highest paid hip-hop artist, ousting Sean “Diddy” Combs from the top spot.

The music mogul made more than any entertainer ever last year, in estimates by Forbes. He actually earned more than the total earnings of the 24 other artists to appear on their annual list. Dr. Dre didn’t have any album out last year but of course, Dre famously sold his massive Beats Electronics empire last year, which he founded with Jimmy Lovine to Apple for $3 billion.

Dr Dre Is Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Star, Guess How Much He Earned Last Year
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Jay-Z and P Diddy tied at number two with estimated earnings of $60 million, Jay’s highest since 2010 following the success of his latest album, Magna Carta…Holy Grail, several extensive world tours, Roc Nation and his D’Usse cognac while Diddy made mega bucks, again without releasing an album, but through his Ciroc vodka, Blue Flame marketing and REVOLT TV.

Canadian rapper Drake made his highest peak on the tally yet at number three. Last year his latest album Nothing Was The Same shot straight to the top of the US Billboard Top 200, number two in the UK, while his endorsement deals with Nike and another massively successful world tour racked up $33 million from June 2013 to June 2014.

Check out the highest paid hip-hop artists below:

01.Dr. Dre – $620 million
02.JAY Z – $60 million
02.Diddy – $60 million
04.Drake – $33 million
05.Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – $32 million
06.Kanye West – $30 million
07.Birdman – $24 million
08.Lil Wayne – $23 million
09.Pharrell Williams – $22 million
10.Eminem – $18 million
11.Nicki Minaj – $14 million
12.Wiz Khalifa – $13 million
13.Pitbull – $12 million
14.Snoop Dogg – $10 million
15.Kendrick Lamar – $9 million
16.Ludacris – $8 million
16.Tech N9ne – $8 million
16.Swizz Beatz – $8 million
16.50 Cent – $8 million
20.Rick Ross – $7 million
20.J. Cole – $7 million
20.DJ Khaled – $7 million
20.Lil Jon – $7 million
20.Mac Miller – $7 million

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