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Compton reassesses native son Dr. Dre, a newly minted billionaire
Compton reassesses native son Dr. Dre, a newly minted billionaire

Every fall, economics teacher Louis Stewart puts aside the textbooks and gives his students at Centennial High School in Compton a lesson in Dr. Dre 101. He pulls out the Forbes magazine list of America's richest celebrities and points to Dr. Dre, who is usually high on the list. Most of his students assume the only way a Compton native could have become so wealthy is through professional sports, Stewart says, "because that's all they know." Stewart explains Dre's rise from the streets of Compton to rapper to music producer to co-founder of Beats Electronics, the high-end, bass-heavy headphone and speaker company. With Apple Inc.'s recent purchase of Beats for $3 billion, Dre (real...

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