Dr Dre: From gangsta rapper to mega-millionaire
Published on May 29, 2014 6:51 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - It is a long way from the mean streets of south Los Angeles to becoming the world's richest hip-hop star.
But that is the path set by Andre Young - better known as Dr Dre - helped by some very cool headphones.
The 49-year-old rapper turned producer and entrepreneur is likely to find himself atop Forbes's hip-hop rich list after a US$3 billion (S$3.77 billion) deal to sell Beats Electronics to Apple was confirmed Wednesday.
Forbes said on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the deal would boost his net worth from about US$550 million to between US$700 million and US$800 million, making him hip-hop's richest man.
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