Throughout his career, he has collaborated with the biggest names in the hip-hop industry, such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent, launched one of the most famous headphone brands in the world, and in 2001 was named the second highest paid artist of the year by the Rolling Stone publication. Andre Romelle Young is better known by the nickname Dr. Dre, and is a rapper, music producer, and entrepreneur, but also the founder of the Beats Electronics company.
What is Dr. Dre’s net worth?
At the time this article is written Dr. Dre has a net worth of $500 million and this sum makes him the 3rd richest rapper on the globe. A big fan of music from an early age, Dr. Dre’s life seems to have followed the classic cliché of the black man who leaves school for music and gets involved in acts of violence and lawlessness to eventually succeed on stage. The major difference is that he became one of the richest musicians in the world.
Andre Romelle Young (Dr. Dre) was born on February 18, 1965, in Compton, California. He was given the middle name Romelle after his father’s R&B band The Romells. After his parents’ divorce, he was raised by his grandmother for most of his childhood, and after changing several schools, he finally dropped out of high school due to youth gang violence and poor academic results.
Dr. Dre started his music career in the band World Class Wreckin’ Cru, but fame came later when he became a member of the hip-hop group N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitudes), from his hometown, alongside Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella. Their songs mainly contained explicit, controversial lyrics and details about the violence of street life.
In 1992, he released his first solo album, The Chronic, in collaboration with Death Row Records, which propelled him the following year to the top of the best-selling American artists and earned him a Grammy Award for the song Let Me Ride. In the same year, he produced the debut album of rapper Snopp Dogg, Doggystyle. In 1996, he founded his own record label, Aftermath Entertainment.
In 2006, Young founded Beats Electronics with Jimmy Iovine, and in July 2008 he launched his first headphone brand, Beats by Dr. Dre. In 2014, the company was bought by tech giant Apple Inc. for $3 billion. It was the largest contract concluded by Apple and brought Dr.Dre the status of the richest man in hip-hop, thus surpassing the rapper P. Diddy.
In addition to entrepreneurship and his music career, Dr. Dre has also been involved in the film industry, having several appearances in productions such as Set It Off, The Wash, and Training Day. As a producer, in addition to a series of black comedies and horror films, in 2015, together with the rapper Ice Cube, he made the biographical film Straight Outta Compton, about the band N.W.A.
During his career, Dr. Dre won six Grammy Awards and two MTV Awards.
Here are some of the greatest achievements of Dr. Dre’s career:
- 1994: Grammy Awards – Best Rap Solo Performance for ‘Let Me Ride’
- 1995: MTV Music Video Awards – Best Rap Video for ‘Keep Their Heads Ringin’
- 2000: MTV Music Video Awards – Best Rap Video for ‘Forgot About Dre’
- 2001: Grammy Awards – Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group for ‘Forgot About Dre’
- 2014: BET Hip Hop Awards – Hustler of the Year
- 2015: Straight Outta Compton
Dr. Dre – trouble with the law and violence against women
Over the years, Dr. Dre has been accused of physical violence by several of his partners, but also by Fox television presenter Dee Barnes, an incident for which he was fined $2,500 and received a 240-hour sentence of work for the benefit of the community. Later, he publicly apologized to all the women he abused.
Dr. Dre first became a father when he was in high school. He didn’t meet his first child, Curtis, until he was 20. Another high school relationship resulted in the birth of a baby girl named La Tonya.
Dr. Dre also had a relationship with the singer Michel’le, with whom he worked in a nightclub and with whom he had a son named Marcel.
In the late 1980s, he again became the father of a son, Andre R. Young Jr. with Jenita Porter. Unfortunately, he died in 2008 from a drug overdose.
In 1996 Dre married Nicole Threatt. Together they have two children, a son named Truth and a daughter named Truly. In mid-2020, Threatt filed for divorce.
How old is Dr. Dre?
Currently, Dr. Dre is 57 years old. He was born on February 18, 1965.
What is Dr. Dre’s net worth?
Dr. Dre has a net worth of approximately $500 million.
How tall is Dr. Dre?
Dr. Dre has a height of 6 ft 1 in, which is equal to 1.85 m.