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Dr. Dre Donates $10 Million For A New Performing Arts Complex In Compton, Ca

Dr. Dre Donates $10 Million For A New Performing Arts Complex In Compton, Ca

By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III

Entertainers make a lot of money. Let’s face it – when entertainers are fortunate enough to make millions of dollars doing what they love, they should give back. Even though they may have the best marketing, advertising, and branding, fans make them rich. Without the support of fans, many entertainers would not be able to enjoy their luxurious lifestyle.

Because we’re living in a world whereby financial resources are depleted in many inner city neighborhoods, it’s always good to hear something positive about an entertainer giving back. Everyone knows about the philanthropic work of Chance the Rapper and how he’s a making a difference in the lives of so many in Chicago.

Well, here’s so more good news about the world of entertainment.

On Thursday, Dr. Dre announced that he will be donating $10 million dollars towards a performing arts complex that will be erected at Compton High School in Compton, California.

The complex will consist of state-of-the-art technology. It will have a 1,200 seat capacity as well as digital studios.

According to an article in the Daily Mail, “The former N.W.A. member, 52, told the newspaper in a statement that his goal with the donation ‘is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve. A place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.’”

The construction of the new complex is set to begin in 2020. Dr. Dre will continue to work closely with the project in a fundraising capacity.

“Compton Unified Superintendent Darin Brawley said officials were ‘looking forward’ to working with Dr. Dre to ‘provide opportunities for individuals to both explore and apply their creativity in the arts.’”

FYI – Forbes did an assessment on Dr. Dre’s financial worth and concluded that he’s worth about $740 million.


Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at or on Twitter

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