Grammy-winning rapper Eminem is putting big respect on the Doc’s name. The hip-hop heavyweight has come forward to acknowledge Dr. Dre‘s born day.
Big Facts: On Tuesday, Slim Shady hit up his social media pages to encourage followers to wish Dre a happy birthday.
On A Related Note: In December 2019, Dre landed at the top of financial publication Forbes’ annual highest-paid musicians list.
Dr. Dre ($950 million) The superproducer released one album this decade and barely toured, but had music’s top business achievement: Apple’s $3B buyout of Beats. Taylor Swift ($825 million) Beyoncé ($685 million) Queen Bey began the decade newly graduated from Destiny’s Child, quickly establishing her business bona fides in the studio and on the road. U2 ($675 million) Diddy ($605 million) He’s had more name changes than anyone on the list, but his earnings remained strong thanks mostly to his Ciroc vodka pact with Diageo. (Forbes)
Wait, There’s More: Fellow music mogul JAY-Z blew up from putting together successful companies and touring the world alongside his wife Beyoncé.
Elton John ($565 million) JAY-Z ($560 million) Music’s first billionaire made his fortune by building companies, but the last ten years of touring—recently with Beyoncé—sure didn’t hurt. Paul McCartney ($535 million) Katy Perry ($530 million) Lady Gaga ($500 million) (Forbes)
Before You Go: In late 2019, Dr. Dre linked up in the recording studio with rap star Kanye West for work on an upcoming Jesus Is King 2 album.