These are the top five world music earners of the decade.
In the list, Dr. Dre was the top earner followed by Taylor Swift. Beyonce was third, U2 was fourth and Diddy was fifth.
Dr. Dre beats out Taylor Swift as top music earner of the decade as Forbes announces top celebrity earners.
Andre Romelle Young widely known as Dr. Dre, 54 years of age was the highest-earning artist of the past decade, according to Forbes.
According to Forbes Dr. Dre made $950 million over the past 10 years with his 20 percent ownership of Beats, after he sold his company Beats by Dre to Apple in a $3 billion deal.
Taylor Swift was second on the list, ranking in $825 million on the heels of a 10-year stretch that saw her career soar into the stratosphere
Beyonce came in third with $685 million, like Swift, making big bucks with a multimedia music empire that earns via tours and corporate sponsorships.
Others to populate the list include U2 in fourth place with $675 million; and Diddy in fifth with $605 million. The numbers are compiled using Pollstar touring stats, Nielsen totals and information from industry professionals, according to Forbes.
Because the list only ranks living artists, Michael Jackson was not included, or he would have ranked atop with $2.37 billion in total numbers over the past 10 years since his June 25, 2009 death.