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Dr. Dre Tops World’s Highest-Paid Musicians List

By// Chandler Rollins

Dr. Dre has taken the number one spot on Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest-Paid Musicians list. The Aftermath Records founder ranked in at  $110 million in 2012, before taxes. This is a come-up for the producer who just last year did not make it into the Top 25. His huge leap in numbers is due in part to his co-founding of Beats Electronics, the producer of the popular “Beats By Dr. Dre” headphones. This massively successful product line including the most recently released “Beats Pill” portable speaker system saw annual sales of close to a half a billion dollars last year.