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85-Year-Old Oil Tycoon Tweets At Rappers About Money

Energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens takes part in a panel discussion titled "The End of Energy Scarcity?" at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 30, 2013.  REUTERS/David McNew  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY HEADSHOT) - RTXZ5J1 Energy entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens takes part in a panel discussion titled "The End of Energy Scarcity?" at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 30, 2013. REUTERS/David McNew (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY HEADSHOT) - RTXZ5J1  

Music producer Dr. Dre dubbed himself “the first billionaire in hip hop” in response to Apple’s interest in buying his Beats Electronics headphones company this week, and 85-year-old billionaire oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens welcomed him to the “one percent” Friday.

Though Dre already sports a net worth of more than $500 million prior to the deal’s closure and has resided in the top one percent of earners for some time, Pickens’ greeting certainly welcomes him into the “billionaire boys club,” as actor Tyrese Gibson put it in a video with Dre Thursday.

Pickens has apparently developed a habit of tweeting high-profile rappers about money according to the Huffington Post.

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