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Dre earned 10 times more than Jay Z, and more than all other rappers combined

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The music doctor is apparently also the professor of the cash lane, according to the latest Forbes reports. Dr. Dre earned $620 million in the last fiscal year, more than all the other rappers combined including Jay Z and P Diddy who both earned $60 million. Dr. Dre’s bulk of the income came from his businesses including Beats by Dre which was acquired by Apple.

Drake (though some people would say he is not a rapper) made a surprise appearance at number 4 on the top 24 top earners list with $33 million. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made it to the top 5 with $32 million.

Diversified business interests, endorsements and tours made a significant contribution to the artistes earnings on top of album sales.

Here is the full list:

  1. Dr. Dre: $620 million
  2. Jay Z: $60 million
  3. Diddy: $60 million
  4. Drake: $33 million
  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: $32 million
  6. Kanye West: $30 million
  7. Birdman: $24 million
  8. Lil Wayne: $23 million
  9. Pharrell: $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
  17. Tech N9ne: $8 million
  18. Swizz Beatz: $8 million
  19. 50 Cent: $8 million
  20. Rick Ross: $7 million
  21. J. Cole: $7 million
  22. DJ Khaled: $7 million
  23. Lil Jon: $7 million
  24. Mac Miller: $7 million

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