Dr. Dre is one the most influential American musician, producer, and songwriter who is the founder and CEO of Beats Electronics and the Aftermath Entertainment. Dr. Dre is significantly responsible for building careers of the artist like 2Pac, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg, etc. Let’s find out how much is Dr. Dre’s net worth in 2018.
Dr. Dre Early Life
Dr. Dre was born as Andre Romelle Young in 1965 on 18 February to Theodore Young and Verna Young. He was born and raised in Compton, California.
Dr. Dre completed his schooling switching in Vanguard Junior High School, John C. Fremont High School and Centennial High School.
He started singing at a very young age. He even had a band in his school. His family also encouraged him to make music.
He married his wife Nicole Young in 1996. The couple has two children named Truice Young and Truly Young together. Dr. Dre also has four other children named Curtis Young, La Tanya Danielle Young, Andre Young Jr. and Marcel Young with his different lovers.
Dr. Dre has been accused of domestic violence against women. In 1991, Dre assaulted Dee Barnes, a TV host, as he was not satisfied with one of her reports about him.
Dr. Dre Career
Dr. Dre initially started off his career in 1984 with World Class Wreckin’ Cru. Later he also joined a gangsta group called ‘NWA’ with Ice Cube, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren. They can be held responsible for popularizing violence rapping in the street.
He made four albums with the group ‘Niggaz4Life’, ‘100 Miles and Runnin’, ‘Straight Outta Compton’, and ‘NWA and the Posse.’ Later he left his label Death Row Records.
In 1996, he founded his own label called ‘Aftermath Entertainment.’ In 1996, he released his first complication album ‘Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath’ and his solo album ‘2001’ in 1999.
During the early 2000s, he focused most of his attention on producing records for other artists while occasionally offering his vocals in their songs.
Dr. Dre has released three solo albums ‘2001’, ‘The Chronic,’ and ‘Compton.’ He has also appeared in Hollywood movies like ‘Set It Off,’ ‘The Wash,’ ‘Whiteboyz,’ ‘Unity,’ ‘Up in Smoke Tour,’ and ‘Training Day.’
Dr. Dre has been accused of ghostwriting, people speculate that most of his songs are written by others. In 2005, Dr. Dre also played a voice role in a video game called ’50 Cent: Bulletproof’.
In 2008, he released his own brand of headphones called ‘Beats by Dr. Dre.’ The line consisted in the Beat Studios. In 2014 the company was acquired by Apple Inc. for $3 billion, which is considered to be the most expensive bid ever made by the tech giant. This deal helped Dr. Dre in becoming the richest man in the Hip Hop industry.
He endorses brands like ‘St. Ides’, ‘Coors Light,’ ‘Dr. Pepper’, and ‘Chrysler 300S’.
Awards & Achievements
Dr. Dre has won 6 ‘Grammy Awards,’ including the ‘Producer of the Year.’
Rolling Stone ranked him at 56th position in the ‘100 Greatest Artist of All-Time’ list. He has also won two ‘MTV Video Music Awards.’
Net Worth of Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre has an estimated net worth of over $830 million. He makes millions through his record sales and his production label. He also makes millions through Beat Electronics which is known for selling some of the most expensive headphones in the world.
Dr. Dre is responsible for discovering some of the most talented artists in the music industry today. He has produced records for rappers like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent, etc. He is one of most reputed and influential record producer in Hollywood, who can make or break anyone’s career.