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Thanks to Apple, Dr. Dre had the most profitable year of any musician in history

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Dr. Dre has had a very good year. This week Forbes magazine released its rankings of the world's highest paid musicians, and the good Doctor took the number one spot by half a billion dollars more than the second place earner. The number two spot went to Beyonce with $115 million.

So how much exactly did Dr. Dre earn? Thanks to Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats in May, Dr. Dre took home $620 million before taxes. This not only makes him the most profitable musician in the world for 2014, but it also earns him the distinction of earning more money in one year than any other musical artist in history.

Dr. Dre less than subtly hinted at the Beats sale right before it was confirmed in an exuberant party video with Fast and Furious star Tyrese Gibson. You can find that story right here. Dr. Dre released his last album, titled 2001 on November 16, 1999. It sold 7.6 million copies in the United States.

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