When it comes to making money, celebrities have to know how to leverage what they have. Many times this means that stars will go on screen to hold up a product and vouch for it, getting a kick back in the process. Other, more tech savvy celebrities, will instead put their money where their mouth is. Tech Firm investments have become the way to build up a cache of cash and clout. Here are 8 celebs that decided to to get involved with some inspiring tech firms.
Dr. Dre stands tall in the world of entertainment as one of the most accomplished producers, musicians, and entrepreneurs to come out of his world. Dre, who’s real name is Andre Young, got his start as a member of the hip hop group ‘World Class Wreckin Cru’ before blowing up with historic rap group ‘NWA’. Dr. Dre leapt into the world of tech firms and venture investments by starting the company Beats Electronics back in 2008. His first product, ‘Beats by Dr. Dre’ was a pair of headphones created specifically for hip hop fans and audiophiles. Dre kept raising the brand until it got on Apple’s radar where the company then paid $3 billion dollars to purchase the company.