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.
— Compton Unified (@ComptonUnified) June 15, 2017