Top 10 World’s Highest-Paid Musicians 2014

Dr. Dre 

Dr. Dre has proven to be 2014’s highest-paid musician, bringing in a huge $620 million. With Dre’s current takeaway from Apple’s $3 billion acquisition of Beats, he easily bested runner-up Beyonce, by just over $500 million. Beyonce’s $115 million reflect a big year resulting from the release of her surprise self-titled album, the Mrs. Carter Show tour, the On the Run tour and endorsements from companies like Pepsi and H&M.

The Eagles ($100 million) placed third, Bon Jovi ($82 million) is fourth and Bruce Springsteen ($81 million) is fifth. Advocating for cutting costs where possible, Bon Jovi told Forbes, “I know big bands where each of them has personal assistants on the road, each of them has a security guard. We don’t have a security guard. Take your own friggin’ bags!”

Forbes’ highest paid musicians of 2014:

1. Dr. Dre – $620 million

2. Beyonce – $115 million

3. The Eagles – $100 million

4. Bon Jovi – $82 million

5. Bruce Springsteen – $81 million

6. Justin Bieber – $80 million

7. One Direction – $75 million

8. Paul McCartney – $71 million

9. Calvin Harris – $66 million

10. Toby Keith – $65 million

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Source: Forbes

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