In 2012 Dre sold HTC 51% of the company for $300 million.
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The Story Of How Dr Dre Became One Of The Richest Hip-Hop Artists In The World
13. In 2012 Dre sold HTC 51% of the company for $300 million.
When smartphone company HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in Beats Electronics, Dre took home $100 million pretax. The deal meant that Dre went to the top of Forbes highest paid hip-hop musicians list in 2012. Later on Dre and his partners bought back half of what they had sold.