Listen!! Dr. Dre didn’t make an album in a minute, he didn’t go on tour or anything like that for years, but that didn’t stop him from becoming the best musician in Forbes of the decade.
Dr. Dre fired $ 950 million this decade, with much of that coin coming from his 20% stake in Beats, according to Forbes. If you remember, Apple bought Beats for $ 3 billion in 2014.
In second place, no other Taylor Swift has earned $ 825 million this decade. Queen Bey took third place, winning $ 685 million over the decade. Like Taylor, Beyonce has brought this coin from touring, multiplatinum albums, multi-million dollar brand partnerships and more.
People like Diddy (# 5 with $ 605 million) and Jay Z (# 7 with $ 560 million) are actually worth MORE than they have done over the decade thanks to good investments and setting up their own business, the report says. As you remember, Jay Z is first hip hop billionaire, okurrr!
What is crazy is that the musician who has contributed much more than all the above during the decade, and would be number one on this list if he was alive, is none other than Michael Jackson! The total of the King of Pop for the decade would be $ 2.37 billion.
Here are the top ten employees of the decade, via Forbes:
10 | Lady Gaga ($ 500 million)
Despite a few breaks to pursue film and television projects, Gaga’s musical prowess and his lightning-hit albums placed her on our list.
9 | Katy Perry ($ 530 million)
The Forbes 2015 cover star has aggressively hit the road over the past decade, with two separate tours totaling nine figures.
8. Paul Mccartney ($ 535 million)
No Beatles, no problem: McCartney continued an epic solo race, selling stadiums and even getting his first # 1 album since 1982.
seven. Jay Z ($ 560 million)
The first music billionaire made a fortune by creating companies, but the last ten years of touring – recently with Beyoncé – have certainly not hurt.
6. Elton John ($ 565 million)
The Rocketman takes off on its last tour after funding its bank account with a decade of stadium shows and Vegas residency dates.
5. Diddy ($ 605 million)
He has had more name changes than anyone on the list, but his earnings have remained solid thanks mainly to his Ciroc vodka pact with Diageo.
4. U2 ($ 675 million)
The group’s 360 tour ended in 2011, totaling more than $ 700 million – its inflation-adjusted $ 800 million tour total is the highest of all time.
3. Beyonce ($ 685 million)
Queen Bey started the newly graduated decade of Destiny’s Child, quickly starting her business in good faith in the studio and on the go.
2. Taylor Swift ($ 825 million)
Not old enough to buy a beer at the start of the decade, Swift became a stadium superstar and the highest-paid woman in the music of the 2010s.
1. Dr. Dre ($ 950 million)
The superproducer released an album this decade and barely toured, but achieved the best commercial success in music: the acquisition of Beats by Apple for $ 3 billion.
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