Dr Dre Named The World's Highest Paid Musician In 2014 By Forbes

11 December 2014, 11:38

Followed by Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Diddy and more.

Forbes have revealed their annual 'The Highest Paid Musicians Of The Year' list and the person that's topped it wont come as much of a surprise. 

Dr Dre sold Beats, the company he co-founded, to Apple for a huge $3 billion. The sale meant that before taxes, Dre pocketed $620 million - not bad for a year's earnings. 

The sum means that Dr Dre has made history by creating the largest gap between himself and the number two top earner, with half a billion dollars separating them. 

In at number two is Beyoncé, who had an incredible 2014 with the aftermath of her self-titled album, the continuation of her 'The Mrs Carter World Tour' and her collaborative tour with Jay Z. The many ventures meant that she took home $115 million. 

Also making the top 15 were Jay Z, Diddy, Bruno Mars and Calvin Harris, who was named 2014's highest paid DJs.