Forbes Named 10 Top-earning Musicians of the Decade
OREANDA-NEWS. According to the ranking compiled by Forbes magazine, American rapper and producer Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romell Young, became the musician who earned the largest sum of money during the last decade. Dr. Dre is estimated at 950 million US dollars. The rapper presented his last album Compton in 2015, but he remains to be the co-founder and owner of a 20 % stake in Beats Electronics, an audio equipment manufacturer bought by Apple in 2014.
The second line of the ranking is occupied by American country pop singer Taylor Swift with earnings of 825 million dollars. Beyonce with earnings of 685 dollars closes top three.
The top ten also includes U2 (675 million dollars), Diddy (605 million), Elton John (565 million), Jay-Z (560 million), Paul McCartney (535 million), Katy Perry (530 million) and Lady Gaga (500 million dollars).