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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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46.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Real gangsters move in silence. Right, gay z, p. Chitty...no cents etc?!

131 days ago
47.

*Who Carez Bitch*    

Wow you can't take that money to the grave so I suggest that you get with Kris Jenner promptly LMFAO 😃

131 days ago
48.

dontworryaboutit    

to the morons defending the "business owner" donald sterling earlier, this is a real business man here. look up to dre.

131 days ago
49.

pkilla420    

This world is so cruel!!

131 days ago
50.

hb    

I can totally picture him in the negotiations saying, "Mutha fuker I'm Dre!" I'm sure he didn't really. But I enjoy imagining it. Good for him! Obviously a smart guy.

131 days ago
51.

Roberik 22    

All I can say is, it must be nice to get that kind of money.

131 days ago
52.

TL    

That's right blacks are underprivileged in America. And the man is out to get them. But the truth is they are the second most successful racial group in America.

I'm sure Dre will be helping out his fellow people with all that money right? Yes didn't think so.

131 days ago
53.

August Baby 77    

Good for him...im happy and its an honest living from a truly talented man and not some cheap whorish porn star named Kim

131 days ago
54.

Jah36    

"Hell yeah!" Good for him!!

131 days ago
55.

TL    

Sooooo will Obama go after Dre to pay his "fair share" in taxes?

Or will Dre go to off shore accounts to hide his money from taxes?

I want to know how much taxes he'll pay or will he use those crooked loopholes.

After all he should pay the same amount in taxes as you. No he should pay more!

He is the 1% privileged in America.

I want to see the outrage. But no he will hide his money. You can bet on it.

131 days ago
56.

Yurra Knutz    

Oh, now I get it.
Dr. of Economics.
Who knew?
Respect!

131 days ago
57.

boo boo    

The Chronic is one of the greatest albums ever!!! I can't afford Beats headphones so I have to listen to it with the free earbuds that came with my iphone :(

131 days ago
58.

Coupe09    

Good for you Dre! Apple is waking up. Please something NEW.

131 days ago
59.

Unbroken Chain    

Wow. Congrats to him. He can get out of rap now

131 days ago
60.

daviesmoturi    

First black rap Billionaire.Hard work pays

131 days ago
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