Dr. Dre reportedly raked in $20 per second in 2014

That’s approximately 31556952 20 sacks.

A new list compiled by Sky Range, using data from Forbes, has ranked the highest earning musicians of 2014 according to how much money they made per second.

Following his massive windfall from the $3 billion sale of Beats to Apple last year, Dr. Dre raked in no less than $620 million (before tax), which equates to a whopping $19.66 per second. Dre’s total was the highest annual income of any musician, ever.

Beyonce came in at second spot earning approximately $3.65 per second, followed by Justin Bieber ($2.54 per second) and Taylor Swift ($2.03 per second). The other hip hop artists to make it on to the list were  Drake ($1.05 per second), Jay-Z and Diddy (both $1.90 per second).

Earlier in the week, Monster filed a lawsuit against Dr. Dre and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine. Monster claim the pair deceptively squeezed the tech firm out of business dealings prior to the deal with Apple. [via HipHopDX]



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