The marriage of rapper Dr. Dre (55, "Compton") and Nicole Young (50) failed. After 24 years, Nicole Young surprisingly wants a divorce and has given "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the marriage. This is reported by several US media, citing court documents filed in Los Angeles. The divorce could be expensive for hip-hop producers.
How big is Dr. Dre?
The couple married in 1996 and have two children together. Supposedly there should be no marriage contract as revealed unspecified sources from the couple's environment. Nicole Young is said to seek spousal support in the court documents. Since the two children are already grown up, she cannot claim child benefit. Dr. Dre founded his own label Aftermath Entertainment in 1996, the year of the wedding.
The rapper, whose real name is André Romell Young, is one of the greatest musicians of all time. He released his last album in 2015. Dr. Dre is also active as a music and film producer and has made millions with the headphones "Beats by Dr. Dre". Apple acquired Beats Electronics, the manufacturer of the headphones, in 2014 for 3.2 billion U.S. dollar (approx. 2.8 billion euros). Dr. Dre, co-founder of Beats Electronics, is said to have earned around $ 500 million from this.
The US business magazine "Forbes" estimated Dr. Dre to 800 million US dollars (about 711 million euros), even if he has already declared himself a billionaire. Without an existing marriage contract, Nicole Young could get half of the assets in the divorce. That would be at least 400 million (approx. 355 million euros). But it wouldn't be the most expensive celebrity divorce.
The most expensive celebrity divorces ever
Leader in terms of money transfer after marriage is still Amazon boss Jeff Bezos (56). He has with the divorce ceded to her by wife MacKenzie (50), 25 percent of his Amazon stake, worth $ 35.6 billion. The severance payment that entrepreneurs, art dealers and race horse owners Alec Wildenstein (1940-2008) is said to have paid in 1999 to his then wife Jocelyn (79) is said to be around $ 3.8 billion.
Anna Murdoch Mann (76) is said to have been awarded approximately $ 1.7 billion in 1999 when media entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch (89) divorced. Former Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone (89) is said to have divorced his first wife Slavica (62) in 2009 at an estimated $ 1.2 billion.