We all know him pretty well, rapper Dr. Dre is well-known as one of the most wealthier rappers and he is truly an expert when it comes to business. His net worth today is valued to be $740 million.
Early life and career
Andre Romelle Young aka Dr. Dre is born on February 18, 1965, in Compton, California. He comes from a family of musicians, and logically, he followed the same steps. He started with the music business when he was still in high school. He spent teen days in club Eve After Dark, listening to DJ’s and rap performances. As follows, he joined one group called World Class Wreckin’ Cru, which dominated the rap scene during the 80s. Later, he became famous for his song ”F*** tha Police“ that he made with the group N.W.A.
Dr. Dre is now recognized as one of the pioneers of gangsta rap, however, back in the days, he sings about the life on the streets. His career started to blossom as he decided to act alone, and he soon hit the hip – hop charts in 1992 with his first solo album. Later he collaborated with many now-famous rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, 2Pac, etc. Plus, he helped them to record albums back in the days when they were not famous.
After his album from 1999 reached the top lists, Dr. Dre became famous outside of the USA and his income drastically changed to better. His final album named ”Compton“, announced his retirement from the rap scene. Dr.Dre dedicated this album to his early career life and his time with the N.W.A group. The special guests in an album where his friends, such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit.
Business and Wealth
Apart from being a rapper and producer, Dr. Dre became an entrepreneur. He created his brand, stylish headphones called ”Beats by Dr. Dre”. He sold it later to Apple for a tremendous price of $3.2 billion.
However, he didn’t settle, and he still runs his record label ”Aftermath Entertainment“, and keep working as a producer. Also, he appeared in several movies during the 90s and early 2000s. He is also involved in the branding of some products like Chrysler 300S, Dr. Pepper, etc.
Furthermore, Dr. Dre likes comfort and spacious villas, therefore, he had bought himself a castle with a moat in L.A., right after he sold his beats by Dr. Dre headphones to Apple company. The house is fully – equipped and has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, a swimming pool outside, gym, sauna, several open balconies and a library. We can say except – he deserved it. Apart from that, he owns one mansion in Malibu, that cost him $4.8 million.
Just like any other famous and well – paid rapper, Dr. Dre enjoys in his rich collection of cars. He is the proud owner of several models like Hummer, Cadillac, Bentley, etc. All of them are custom made and in black color.
Dr. Dre Net Worth 2022
Dr. Dre went from a highschool performer and DJ to one of the best – paid rappers of all time. His net worth at the beginning of his career was $6 million. However, today he is worthy of $740 million. We believe that numbers say more than words. It is estimated that his fortune is going to boost with time, which means he is going to keep the title of the richest person in the hip – hop scene.