Forbes Top 10 Hip-Hop Earners 2012: Dr. Dre made $100M from headphone line
Dr. Dre is the biggest earner in hip-hop, thanks largely to his range of headphones and audio equipment.
According to Forbes magazine’s Cash Kings 2012 list, the rapper is thought to have earned $110 million before tax, in the last 12 months.
Last year, Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, and Jimmy Iovine, chairman and founder of Beats Electronics, sold a 51% share of the company to HTC for $309 million.
The star tops the earnings list, but has not released an album since 1999.
Throughout recent years the rapper has been thought to have been working on songs for forthcoming release Detox.
The project has been delayed several times and Dr. Dre himself has announced he will be working on his Beats products instead of new material.
Other artists in the list include Diddy, who makes cash from vodka and Jay-Z who has ventures including a restaurant, basketball team and cosmetics company.
Musicians further down the list like Nicki Minaj ($15.5 million) generate earnings from endorsements and advertising, rather than just from album and single sales.
The Forbes Top 10 Hip-Hop Earners 2012:
1. Dr. Dre – $110 million
2. Diddy – $45 million
3. Jay-Z – $38 million
4. Kanye West – $35 million
5. Lil Wayne – $27 million
6. Drake – $20.5 million
7. Birdman – $20 million
8. Nicki Minaj – $15.5 million
9. Eminem – $15 million
10. Ludacris – $12 million
Related search articles:
- Kris Jenner Net Worth 2012 Forbes
- top money earner in entertainment
- 2012 entertainment earners
- top 10 earners in entertainment
- top 10 earners of 2012
- top 100 earners usa forbes
- top earner in 2012
- top income earners in hip hop 2012
- top us wage earners 2012
- top wage earners
- TOP100 HIP HOP
- tvs top earners 2012
- vemma earnings 2012
- Rocks top 10 earners
- rock star income
- belle drama lipstick von mac
- forbes high earner celebrity 2012
- forbes terry looper
- forbes top american earners 2012
- forbes top earners in 2012
- forbes vemma\
- highest money earners in Veema
- James Riffle of Animal Planets obituary
- list of top wage earners in united state in 2012
- list of top wage earns in us
- nicki minaj tit on ellen
- what is the revenue for rap from 1980-2012 forbes
Short URL: http://www.bellenews.com/?p=23525