None other than Dr. Dre...and we can't say we're that surprised.
Jay Z and Diddy were top contenders on Forbes' annual list of 2014 Hip-Hop's Cash Kings, tying for the second spot with a respective $60 million. But, Dr. Dre soared high above both hip hop moguls after Apple acquired his Beats Electronics.
According to the mag, Dr. Dre not only racked up pretax earnings to the tune of $620 million, but the amount also was the highest annual total of any entertainer ever evaluated by Forbes. It was so high that Dr. Dre's big buck earnings amounted to more than all 24 of entertainers on the mag's list combined (!).
Forbes considered income from touring, record sales, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other ventures that the music artists earned from June 2013 to June 2014 to compile the list. Following Jay Z and Diddy, Drake came in at $33 million, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis racked up $32 million and Kanye West pulled in $30 million.
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