|Net Worth:||$740 Million|
|Born:||February 18, 1965|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Hip-Hop Producer/Entrepreneur|
Dr. Dre is an American rapper, producer and entrepreneur. He started out as a producer for the rap group N.W.A in the 80’s, eventually going solo, and moving into entrepreneurship.
He’s worked with some of the best hip-hop artists of all time, and sold his brand ‘Beats By Dr. Dre’ to Apple a couple of years ago for $3 billion!
In 2017, Dr. Dre’s net worth is estimated to be $740 million, which makes him the 2nd richest rapper in the world.
Dr. Dre, real name Andre Romelle Young, was born on the 18th February, 1965, in Compton, California.
His parents married in 1964, separated in 1968, and divorced in 1972. His mother later remarried and had three children: two sons Jerome and Tyree, who are both deceased, and one daughter, Shameka.
Dre initially attended Vanguard Junior High School in Compton. However, due to the increase in gang violence, he moved to Roosevelt Junior High School, which was located in a safer district.
In the mid 80’s, Dre was working at a local club, Eve After Dark. Dre would DJ at the club, after previously watching many others perform there. It was here that Dre met, DJ Yella, future member of N.W.A.
The club had a small recording studio in a back room, which was used by Dre, and N.W.A to record some initial demos.
Dre left the group in the early 90’s, after various disputes, and decided to go solo. He released his first single in 1992 under Death Row Records, founded by Suge Knight. His debut solo album was titled ‘The Chronic’.
In 1996, Dr. Dre left Death Row Records, founded Aftermath Entertainment, and released the album ‘Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath’.
Dre has worked with the majority of the best artists in rap and hip hop. He’s become one of the richest rappers in the world, despite all the issues he’s faced, including disputes, law suits, loss and infringements.
Here are some of the best highlights of Dr. Dre’s career:
- Hustler of the Year, BET Hip Hop Awards (2014)
- Best Rap Solo Performance, Grammy Awards (‘Let Me Ride’, 1994)
- Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group, Grammy Awards (‘Forgot About Dre’, 2001)
- Best Rap Video, MTV Music Video Awards (‘Keep Their Heads Ringin’, 1995)
- Best Rap Video, MTV Music Video Awards (‘Forgot About Dre’, 2000)
- Straight Outta Compton (2015)
- Beats By Dre was sold to Apple for $3 billion (2014)
Favorite Dr. Dre Quotes
“Everything in my life has been about sound and making music, so Beats represents just that – the improvement of sound and the dedication to everything I’ve been doing from the day I started.” – Dr. Dre
“When the ideas are coming, I don’t stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn’t come along all the time.” – Dr. Dre
“You got to realise that when I was 20 years old, I had a house, a Mercedes, a Corvette and a million dollars in the bank before I could buy alcohol legally.” – Dr. Dre
“People are always coming up to me, thinking I’ve got some magic wand that can make them a star and I want to tell them that no one can do that. Making hit records is not that easy. But it took me time to realize that myself.” – Dr. Dre
3 Success Lessons from Dr. Dre
Here are 3 success lessons we can all learn from Dr. Dre:
1. The Money’s Gonna Come
Dr. Dre stated that you shouldn’t be worried about the money. That’s not why you should be fully committed to something. You should do it because of the love you have for it.
If you make that ‘your why’, the money will come eventually. Don’t chase the money, chase your passion.
2. Things Change
Things are always changing. In fact Dre’s initial goal was simply to win. But, he’s said that lots of things change over the years, and your goals start to shift.
You might want to make a note of that. Just because something was your goal in the beginning, doesn’t mean you have to keep it that way. Your goals can change. Your priorities can change.
3. Get Back to Work
Dre also said that out of his entire career, there’s only been a grand total of 2 weeks when he’s been out of the studio.
He has so much love for what he does that he’s always working, and he doesn’t care about the distractions, or the other activities that friends are getting up to.
You want to win? Get back to work.
Dreams to Reality – Dr. Dre Motivational Video
Dr. Dre has had incredible success in his career. He’s also had a lot of setbacks. The $3 billion Apple deal was the icing on the cake for his career, and who knows what’s next for the doctor. In 2017, Dr. Dre’s net worth in $740 million.