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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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16.

HRH Prince Michael    

"Former" Gang-Affiliate.
Intellectual/Creative Property Thief.
Woman-Beater.
Bigot.
Only, in "America".

Again: Turn DOWN $50B...or BOW, chumpster.
THAT, is the REAL "difference between me and You"
Fake.

Craigslist.com/NYC/Rant and Rave Section
"The House of David
The Nina, The Pinta, and You Are?"

106 days ago
17.

nana    

Holy **** how much money does one need in life?

106 days ago
18.

nana    

Their product is high quality they deserve it. *call me Dre*

106 days ago
19.

Dawn    

His perfectionism is paying off.

106 days ago
20.

Nostradamus    

Well, now we know why he is prospecting Tom Brady's amazing home.

106 days ago
21.

alwaysthinkin    

I can't even imagine that kind of money. Good for him.

106 days ago
22.

DJeffexx    

Everything he touches turns into money

106 days ago
23.

pudge facker    

It's a good product.

106 days ago
24.

MikeBenvito    

Racist , jealous comments coming. Soon....

Good for Dre though.

106 days ago
25.

H8Kardash    

Maybe now hell have some free time to finish Detox.. Wishfull thinking

106 days ago
26.

ASHY LARRY    

How much he b giving back to Da hood?
I's b neening me Da new TV.

106 days ago
27.

Tax    

Must be nice since my 1 year old beats headphone wire broke. Other better quality option on the market.

106 days ago
28.

Clytemnestra    

If I read this correctly, a brand that is only six years old is being sold for over $3 billion? Well, to say the least, that is unfvcking believable. If true, congratulations to everyone involved. Only in America!

106 days ago
29.

2clean    

Its nuthn

106 days ago
30.

Oldfart    

For 3 billion dollars they could've hired NASA engineers to design a product that would blow Everythjng else to bits! What a waste, just unbelievable but Kudos to Dre !

106 days ago
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