Tag: billionaire

Dr. Dre challenged to do more to help restore Compton, California

Last week, hip-hop superproducer Dr. Dre was reported as becoming hip-hop’s first billionaire following Apple’s purchase of his Beats Electronics headphone brand. Though it was later disputed–Dre reportedly only netted around $800 million from the deal–the news put Dre in a new and even more exclusive economic bracket. The mayor of Compton, California, Aja Brown says she wants to give Dr. Dre a key to the city, according to TMZ.

Donald Sterling’s racism has been well-documented for years

TMZ made headlines today by publishing audio of billionaire Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling reprimanding his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, for posting Instagram photos with black people. She apparently shared a picture of herself and Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson, for which Sterling criticized her and demanded that she not associate with black people “publicly.”