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Dr. Dre Makes Forbes' Highest-Paid Celebrities List
posted Tuesday August 28, 2012 at 02:52AM PDT | 85 comments
Dr. Dre comes in fifth on Forbes' prestigious list.
Dr. Dre is the only Hip Hop artist to make this year's Highest-Paid Celebrities list, according to Forbes (via HHNM).
With Oprah Winfrey coming in at number one, the West Coast veteran comes in fifth on the list with a staggering $110 million in earnings. Dre netted that amount when handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51 percent stake in his Beats by Dr. Dre company last August. He also made money from music and royalties, but that "pales" in comparison to the money made from his Beats deal.
Other celebs on the list include producer Jerry Bruckheimer at number four ($115 million), Steven spielberg at number three ($130 million) and Michael Bay ($160 million).