You’ve probably heard by now that Dr.Dre is going to be the world’s first billionaire rapper once Apple’s $3.2b acquisition settles. Well, not likely. The folks at Forbes have crunched the numbers between the Beats Electronics and Apple deal to calculate Dre’s net worth. Assuming the deal settles amicably, Dre’s net worth is somewhere north of $800 million after taxes. As a 25% owner of Beats Electronics, Dre will add around $450million to his already impressive $400 million net worth.
In other news, a judge has thrown out a lawsuit Dre filed against his former label Death Row Records. Dre was suing the company for outstanding royalties and digital sales he was owed. He was only asking for $3 million in the law suit. You could almost say he was taking the piss as he just announced a $70 million dollar donation to The Academy for Arts and Technology and Business Innovation.
Dre and Tyrese celebrate the good news: