Dr. Dre tops Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list with over $600 million dollars!
Apple calls its new employee — Dr. Dre
In one of the most dramatic moments of Apple’s presentation, chief software engineer Craig Federighi called new Apple employee Dr. Dre using his Mac.
If you didn’t know, Apple purchased Beats Electronics for $3 billion.
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It’s OFFICIAL! Apple Buys Beats by Dre For $3 BILLION!
Apple is officially buying Beats for $3 billion, just shy of the rumored price of $3.2 Billion leaked a few weeks ago, the companies announced Wednesday.
Apple will pay $2.6 billion up front, plus another $400 million over time. Apple’s getting stylish hardware from Beats Electronics and a streaming service with Beats Music.
In a statement, CEO Tim Cook said the deal brings together “extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world.”
Apple expects the deal to close in late summer or early fall.
Dr. Dre’s estimated stake in Beats by Dre is 20% to 25%.
Meanwhile, Iovine described the deal as a match made in heaven. He said the whole Beats concept was inspired by Apple’s perfect blend of culture and technology.
“I’ve always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple,” Iovine said in a statement.
Dre and Iovine are also joining Apple, so Iovine is stepping down from his perch as CEO of the record company Interscope Geffen A&M.
Dr. Dre talks his ‘ish with friend Tyrese.
Dre lets out his emotions about the first billionaire in Hip-Hop being from the West coast!
Congrats to Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine… they could be billionaires by the end of this month.
Apple could be close to making its biggest acquisition in the company’s history, offering $3.2 billion to purchase headphone maker Beats Electronics, which recently launched a streaming music service.
Should the deal close, it would mark a major payout for Beats founders and music industry icons Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, who launched the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company in 2008. Its products were produced by Monster Cable until 2012, when founders bought back control of the company from Monster and mobile hardware maker HTC.
A deal could be announced next week, individuals close to the companies say.
You would think 50 Cent and Birdman earned more money in 2012 than Lil Wayne?
Check out the full Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2012 list here.