“Dr. Dre took home $620 million this year before taxes, thanks largely to that deal, making him the world’s top-earning musician of 2014,” Forbes reports. “More remarkably, that number also marks the largest single-year haul of any musician, ever.”
Not only did he take home the most of any musician in history in one year, but Dre also out-earned the second highest earner, Beyoncé, who made a paltry $115 million by comparison. According to Forbes, it’s also the biggest disparity between the No. 1 and 2 spots ever.
Makes you look at those Beats headphones in a whole new light, doesn’t it?