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Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger
Dr. Dre’s recent sell of the listening devices that bear his name put the music mogul in an elite category of wealth, but the new billionaire is reportedly spreading the wealth around.
He left a tip of $5,000 for a waitress at West Hollywood’s Skybar on Thursday, according to Radar Online.
Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, had a fun night out, with reports of taking tequila shots at Skybar, chatting it up with the deejay, and taking pictures with fans, according to various reports.
An observer watched Dre give the tip to the stunned server.
Dre, 49, is the founder and chief executive of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. Apple recently announced it will pay $3 billion to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics.
Dre has produced albums and worked with many of the biggest rappers in music including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Xzibit. He was ranked as the second richest figure in the American hip hop scene by Forbes with a net worth of $550 million, a figure that now tops a billion dollars following the sell of Beats by Dre to Apple.
He celebrated that sale by purchasing a new mansion from Gisele and Tom Brady. The nearly 20,000-square-foot French-inspired château (with moat) sold for $40 million in early June. Dre’s moving and shaking continues now that he listed his own Hollywood home for $35 million.
Brady built the house originally on property purchased for $11.75 million back in 2009, according to the Los Angeles Times.
After leaving Skybar, Dre was also spotted at Full Moon Bazaar and the Mondrian Hotel where he reportedly purchased a Mac & Lou bracelet for his wife Nicole Threatt.
Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates www.criminalu.co, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.comand can be followed @CriminalUniv on Twitter.