Dr. Dre only hip-hop artist to make Forbes' highest-paid celebrities list | Music News

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Unveiled today, the West Coast producer/rapper sits at No. 5 on Forbes' annual highest-paid celebrities list, making him the only hip-hop artist to hold a spot on the 21-person selection.

Dre earned a whopping $110 million this past calendar year. Of course, a large portion of that sum was generated through his globally popular Beats By Dre headphone brand, which sold 51% of its stake to HTC for $300 million last August.

However, Forbes predict that the Doctor won't make the list next year, as his earnings were considered a "one-off."

To no surprise, Oprah Winfrey, who cashed in a cool $165 million, topped the Forbes list, which you can view in full here.

Source: HHNM

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