Dr. Dre donates $10 million to Compton High School


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Compton native and music mogul Dr. Dre is giving back to his hometown, donating $10 million to help build a performing arts center for Compton High School.
The center will include a 1,200-seat theater and will be part of a new facility that is expected to break ground in 2020.

Dre said the center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.

Dr. Dre – born Andre Young – grew up in Compton and first rose to fame as a member of NWA, whose debut album was titled “Straight Outta Compton.”

He later found success as a solo artist, producer and businessman.

His most lucrative move was launching the headphone brand Beats by Dr. Dre in 2008 – which was acquired by Apple in 2014 for $3 billion.

Forbes recently estimated his net worth at $740 million.

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