This decade treated Dr. Dre very well. Of all the musicians in the world, he made the most money in the 2010s. Forbes magazine estimates the producer, artist and executive made nearly a billion dollars over the course of the decade, largely thanks to the sale of the Beats headphone and streaming music company, which he co-founded, to Apple.
Dre is first among the living. Michael Jackson has earned well over $2 billion since his death in 2009.
Dr. Dre made more than Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Paul McCartney, Elton John and U2, all of them among the decade’s top 10 money earners: