The 25 Richest Musicians of 2012

3. Elton John ($80 million)
You can't beat a legend like Sir Elton John. He got his own Las Vegas show this year and made more than 100 tour stops. He had a big hit with his animated film Gnomeo and Juliet, which made more than $200 million at the box office. And did you know he's 30 albums deep? Prolific wears crazy glasses.

2. Roger Waters ($88 million)
When you write classics like The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon, you never worry about money ever again. Instead, you just continue to blow minds for generations to come. He resurrected the double-album classic for a rerun of shows and made more than $131 million in just seven months.

1. Dr. Dre ($110 million)
You don't see Dr. Dre in a lot of music videos these days, but you almost can't avoid seeing a Beats By Dre product placement in anything. The reclusive doctor is making big-pharmaceutical money, and he's got his hands in the productions of up-and-coming superstars as well as tried-and-true legends. Unstoppable, this is still the millennium of Aftermath.

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