Will.i.am Stands To Earn Payday As Equity Partner In Beats

Daniel Roberts at CNN Money:

Adams [will.i.am] declined to comment for this story, and has yet to speak publicly about the rumored Apple-Beats deal. But it’s safe to say that if the acquisition is indeed real, Beats is far and away the most successful business venture in which Adams has been involved. Though his name is not on the product — that would be Dr. Dre, the stage name of rapper and mega-producer Andre Young — he is the company’s third equity partner alongside Iovine and Young.

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