- <strong>Dr. Dre – Beats Audio</strong> <br><br>
The ubiquitous <a href="http://www.beatsbydre.com/" target="_blank">Beats by Dr. Dre</a> headphones are over 4 years old, yet Dr. Dre continues to make news, becoming the highest-earning musician for 2012, <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2012/11/28/the-worlds-highest-paid-musicians-2012/" target="_blank">according to Forbes</a>. How? By raking in a cool $110 million thanks to a buyback offer from phone maker HTC, in addition to extending the Beats line to include collaborations with HP and Chrysler. <br><br>
These deals have continued to make Dre a household name despite the fact that he has not released an album in over 10 years. With all of his cash, many fans aren’t holding their breath for new music any time soon.
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