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Dr. Dre

Getting $3 BILLION for Beats!!

Apple Deal Reportedly Close

5/8/2014 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Dr. Dre Selling Beats Apple
Dr. Dre could be days away from being the first rapper turned BILLIONAIRE ... thanks to a mega-deal for Apple to snatch up his Beats Electronics brand.

Apple will reportedly buy Beats for a whopping $3.2 BILLION -- and since Dre and Interscope honcho Jimmy lovine created the brand ... it's a safe bet they will walk away with a huge chunk of that cash.

Dre and Jimmy started the brand back in 2008 with headphones -- but now they're also making bank off speakers, car audio systems, and a streaming service.

The deal could close next week ... and would be Apple's biggest acquisition ever. 

Dre came in #2 on Forbes' most recent list of hip hop's wealthiest artists -- with a net worth of $550 million ... while Diddy was #1 at $700 million.

The Apple deal -- first reported by Variety -- could easily push the Doc to the top of that list. This would also explain his purchase of Tom Brady's mansion

Keep their heads ringing. 

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PT    

I got a pair of Panasonics at WalMart for $14 - freq response 6hz - 22KHz.

76 days ago
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Starwatcher2012    

I say more power to you!!!

76 days ago
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karma360    

Wow

76 days ago
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J5236    

I closed the deal everybody - anyone want to go have drinks? =)

76 days ago
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karma360    

Who said he couldn't buy the clippers lol

76 days ago
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Kat E    

He can definitely afford to buy the clippers now

76 days ago
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whitegurlhitter    

That's wuts up Dre.

76 days ago
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Kalvin    

As much as I like apple I think Dre shouldn't sell beats to them. He's done a great job with the brand in general already and if Apple gets ahold of it, they'll only do what they've been doing with the iPhones for years, ****ing it up!

76 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Good for him

76 days ago
10.

Joshua    

My 2013 Charger has the BEATS stereo, sounds damn good. I'm happy for him.

76 days ago
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notalawyer    

Nothing to do with music this is HARDWARE not actual songs...

76 days ago
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truetrue    

damn!

76 days ago
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namers    

Can't see spending $300 for headphones but then again, I'm not his market.

76 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

Kris Jenner is banging her head on how to get one of her daughters involved in his family!!!!!!

76 days ago
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H8Kardash    

Dre will be getting 800 million not a billion.. But I guess his current net worth plus what hell get will put him over a billion. Dont go blowing it on candy and tinker toys now

76 days ago
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