Five Richest Celebs in the Music Business

Five Richest Celebs in the Music Business

See also "The 15 Richest Musicians" -- plus "Ten Richest DJs."

Somebody give it up to the good doctor.

It's been more than a decade since the D-R-E released an album, but he's far from falling off the game. In fact, he's still the most lucrative musical house-hold name in the game, coming in at No. 4 on Forbes's new list of Highest-Paid Celebrities.

While we continue to wait patiently for the next episode, let's take a look at the other melodic money-makers cashing in.

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Britney Spears

$58 Million

Britney's back, bitch, and we would say hotter than ever. But you can't really top a school girl asking for it hard. Last year, she wasn't doing so well. But then Brit kicked it up a notch, released the now-platinum Femme Fatale, and spent 2011-12 touring her ass off while earning millions in endorsements and spitting out fragrances like she had bills to pay and something to prove. That's how America's tabloid sweetheart got back in business.

Ryan Seacrest

$59 Million

We're not saying you have to like him, but we are saying you have to respect his hustle. He just signed a deal to host American Idol for another two years, as well as inking a new contract with Comcast. Now, you'll see his face all over your television, talking not only music but sports, news and all kinds of entertainment. Plus, he produces Keeping up with the Kardashians and Shahs of Sunset. And he's got that Bing and Coke money. Pimpin'.

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