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The Top 25 Paid Artists Of 2012

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Paul Hudson

To our surprise, Dr. Dre was named the highest paid musician of 2012 by Forbes Magazine. Reportedly earning an estimated $110 million this year from performances with Snoop Dogg at the Coachella fest and the sale of 51% of his Beats headphone company, this hip-hop mogul beat out artists like U2, Jay-Z, and Justin Bieber.

Here is a list of the top 25 biggest earners this year in the music industry:

1. Dr. Dre ($110 million)

2. Roger Waters ($88 million)

3. Elton John ($80 million)

4. U2 ($78 million)

5. Take That ($69 million)

6. Bon Jovi ($60 million)

7. Britney Spears ($58 million)

8. Paul McCartney ($57 million)

8. Taylor Swift ($57 million)

10. Justin Bieber ($55 million)

10. Toby Keith ($55 million)

12. Rihanna ($53 million)

13. Lady Gaga ($52 million)

14. Foo Fighters ($47 million)

15. Diddy ($45 million)

15. Katy Perry ($45 million)

17. Kenny Chesney ($44 million)

18. Beyonce ($40 million)

19. Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million)

20. Jay-Z ($38 million)

21. Coldplay ($37 million)

22. Adele ($35 million)

22. Kanye West ($35 million)

24. Michael Buble ($34 million)

25. Sade ($33 million)

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Paul Hudson

Paul Hudson

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