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Dr. Dre hasn’t released an album since 1999’s 2001 LP.

Even though it’s been a span of 13 years since Dre put out a project, the legendary rapper and producer tops Forbes‘ list of the World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians.  

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From May 2011 to May 2012, Dre took in $110 million. That’s major bank, with most of the money coming in from his hugely popular Beats by Dre headphones. Dre took in $100 million when HTC bought a 51 percent stake in his headphones last year. Dre also took in cash from his catalog and concert performances.

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Right behind Dre is Pink Floyd leader Roger Waters ($88 million), Elton John ($80 million), last year’s number one U2 ($78 million) and Take That ($69 million).

What’s interesting about this list is most of the highest money getters are getting their money because of touring, unlike Dre and his headphones.

Take a list at the entire top 25 list down below. Are there any names that you find surprising?  

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)

SOURCE: Forbes