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Rapper Dr. Dre Tops Forbes ‘World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians List’

Dr. DreRap mogul, Dr. Dre, has topped “The World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians” list. According to Forbes, Dre raked in $110 million in pretax earnings. He can credit his large earnings to his Beats by Dre headphones line.

He definitely knows that it takes more than music to stay afloat these days. Record labels are not too eager to sign the next best thing. As a result of the economy, it is too risky to invest in developing artists, whether you have been in the game a short time or a lifetime. Branding is key.

Dre started out with the notorious rap group NWA.  He went on to have a successful solo career in the 90s, discovering rappers like Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion. When his rap career started to simmer, Dre switched gears and started bringing others on board like 50 Cent and Eminem, through Interscope records.

50 Cent even followed in Dre’s footsteps, by stepping outside of the rap realm and into deals with VitaWater and teaching others how to be entrepreneurs abroad in Africa. Dre then linked up with headphone maker, Monster, to launch Beats by Dre. He was the first to do so and then others followed suit.

Dre has linked up with HP to push the Beats By Dre brand even further. Dre has not backed away from the rap scene all together. He still plans on releasing his long awaited album, Detox. Around the same time of that release Dre is looking to make his dollars grow even more by launching an “ Aftermath” cognac and vodka.

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5 Responses to Rapper Dr. Dre Tops Forbes ‘World’s 25 Highest-Paid Musicians List’

  1. Mad as all out

    January 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    For the record, Dr. Dre started out with the World Class Wrecking Crew, not NWA.

  2. Mad as all out

    January 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    It’s all good Marcus. He’s making it happen for himself. Also what it says to other brothers and sisters, you can do it too.

  3. marcus davis

    January 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    How come they,re calling Dr Dre a musician? does he actually play an instrument,like keyboards,Bass,Guitar etc? probably not everything he does is probably on a computor.