Dr. Dre Top Business Ventures

Dre is best known as a superstar producer for Eminem, Mary J. Blige and numerous others, and a solo rapper who sold millions of copies of his 1992 album The Chronic.According to Forbes, Dr. Dre earned $620 million before taxes in 2014, the biggest paycheck of any entertainer in history. He has an estimated wealth of $700 million.

1. Beats Headphones

Dre teamed up with Interscope Records chairman Jimmy Iovine to launch Beats Electronics in 2006. The first Beats by Dr. Dre headphones were released in 2008. Apple acquired Beats in 2014 for a whopping $3 Billion.

2. Aftermath Cognac

In August 2008 US rapper announced his cognac line Aftermath, a joint venture between himself, Interscope, Geffen and A&M Records. The cognac brand was released around the same time as his album, Detox. He is in talks to be make sparkling vodkas and other spirits.

3. Beats Music

Beats Music was a subscription-based online music streaming service owned by the Beats Electronics division of Apply Inc. Although the service was discontinued in 2015 due to numbers not being able to match Spotify’s, Dre made some significant’s profits off of it. The subscriptions to the service migrated to the new Apple Music.

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