Life Dr. Dre is the best-earning artist of the decade By weekster Posted on December 24, 2019 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Dr. Dre has done good business for the past ten years. Although the 54-year-old rapper and producer has not been so active in music for years, he is still the artist who has earned the most in the last decade. That has been calculated by business magazine Forbes. Dr. Dre raised a total of 950 million dollars, mainly thanks to his headphones brand Beats. The rapper sold the company to Apple five years ago, but still has around 20 percent of shares in Beats. Other artists from the top 3 of the Forbes list earned their money in a more traditional way. Taylor Swift, for example, saw her bank account grow by 825 million dollars in the last ten years thanks to her tours and albums. Beyoncé also earned her 685 million dollars mainly with music, but also did good business through collaborations with Adidas and others. U2 (number 4 with $ 675 million) and Diddy (number 5 with $ 605 million) have also had ten good years. If the list also contained dead artists, Michael Jackson was far at the top. The capital of the singer, who died in 2009, grew over the past ten years by more than 2.3 billion dollars.