Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur who was born on February 18, 1965. He co-founded Death Row Records and is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
He has worked with several rappers, including 2Pac, The D.O.C., Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Xzibit, Knoc-turn’al, 50 Cent, The Game, and Kendrick Lamar, to create albums and manage their careers.
He’s credited for helping to popularise West Coast G-funk, a rap style marked by synthesizers and slow, heavy beats. With a net worth of $740 million, he is the third richest figure in hip hop as of 2017.
Dr. Dre began his career as a member of the Wreckin’ Cru World Class. With Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella, he formed the iconic gangsta rap group N.W.A, which popularised explicit lyrics in rap to portray the violence of street life.
His solo debut The Chronic, released on Death Row Records in 1992, made him one of the best-selling American performing artists of the year, and the hit “Let Me Ride” earned him a Grammy Award.
He trained producers like his step-brother Warren G (whose multi-platinum breakthrough Regulate…G Funk Era in 1994) and Snoop Dogg’s nephew Daz Dillinger and produced his Death Row labelmate Snoop Dogg’s quadruple platinum debut Doggystyle same year (leading to the double-platinum debut Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound in 1995).
Dr. Dre departed Death Row Records in 1996 to start his own record label, Aftermath Entertainment. In 1996, he released Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, a compilation album, and in 1999, he released 2001, a solo album.
Dr. Dre focused on producing other artists in the 2000s, occasionally providing vocals.
Dr. Dre co-produced Eminem’s and 50 Cent’s albums after signing them in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Six Grammy Awards have been bestowed upon him, including Producer of the Year.
Dr. Dre has appeared in films like Set It Off, Wash, and Training Day. Dre was voted 56th on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time.”
What is the net worth of Dr. Dre?
Dr. Dre is a rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and producer from the United States. Dr. Dre has a net worth of $500 million as of this writing. Dr. Dre is one of the most popular musicians of the last three decades.
His singing career has netted him hundreds of millions of dollars, and he has made even more money through numerous entrepreneurial ventures.
Dre has sold hundreds of millions of albums and singles during his career, both as a member of N.W.A and afterward as a solo artist.
Through his production company/label Aftermath Entertainment, he started the careers of both Eminem and 50 Cent.
Outside of music, Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine co-founded Beats By Dre, a consumer electronics firm that Apple bought for $3 billion in May 2014.
Because Jimmy and Dre each held 25% of Beats by Dre at the time of the transaction, they each received $750 million in pre-tax profit. Dre’s post-tax fortune (after combining with his other assets) was $780 million immediately after the sale.
Nicole Young, Dre’s wife of 24 years, filed for divorce in June of 2020, according to reports. According to reports, the couple does not have a prenuptial agreement. Dr. Dre revealed his financial situation in a court petition in December 2021.
According to the statement, Dre owns assets between $450 to $500 million and earns an average of $230,000 per month.
According to the paperwork, Dr. Dre sold $73 million in Apple stock in 2021 and had $182,733,809 in his bank and savings accounts. He also has $6 million in investments and $270 million in personal belongings.
A Producer And Collaborator In The Record Industry
Dr. Dre has had a tremendous impact on the music business as a master of discovering exceptional talent and molding the future of rap music. In 1991, Dr. Dre and his bodyguard, Surge Knight, founded the record label Death Row Records.
Along with his own music, he produced music for new singers like Snoop Dogg, who signed with the label and released his debut album Doggystyle. The album was awarded quadruple platinum by the RIAA after selling 4 million copies.
Tupac Shakur, a potential artist, was also signed by the business.
Dr. Dre left the record label after a falling out with Knight and formed Aftermath Entertainment with his business partner and buddy Jimmy Iovine.
While the entrepreneur originally struggled financially with music production and detractors questioned his relevance, he brought on a young Detroit rapper known as Eminem, and the rest is history. Dr. Dre created music for 50 Cent and discovered the outstanding Kendrick Lamar alongside Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
Dr. Dre sold a third of his ownership in Aftermath Entertainment to Interscope Records for $35 million, with an additional $17 million for his efforts, according to Rolling Stone.