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Dr Dre's Net Worth

Net Worth:$850 Million
Age:53
Born:February 18, 1965
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of Wealth:Hip-Hop Producer/Entrepreneur
Last Updated:2019

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 2019, Dr. Dre’s net worth is estimated to be $850 million, which makes him the 2nd richest rapper in the world.

 

Early Life

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.

 

Career

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, a 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.

In 1986, N.W.A was formed, consisting of fellow rappers Ice Cube and Eazy-E, as well as DJ Yella and MC Ren. The group’s debut album, ‘Straight Outta Compton’, became a huge success.

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, 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, lawsuits, loss, and infringements.

As of 2019, Dr. Dre’s net worth is $850 million.

 

Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Dr. Dre’s career:

  • Hustler of the Year, BET Hip Hop Awards (2014)
  • Grammy Awards – Best Rap Solo Performance (‘Let Me Ride’, 1994)
  • Grammy Awards – Best Rap Performance By A Duo or Group (‘Forgot About Dre’, 2001)
  • MTV Music Video Awards – Best Rap Video (‘Keep Their Heads Ringin’, 1995)
  • MTV Music Video Awards – Best Rap Video (‘Forgot About Dre’, 2000)
  • Straight Outta Compton (2015)
  • Beats By Dre was sold to Apple for $3 billion (2014)

 

Favorite Dr. Dre Quotes

Best Dr Dre Quotes 1

“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

 

Best Dr Dre Quotes 2

“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

 

Best Dr Dre Quotes 3

“You got to realize 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

 

Best Dr Dre Quotes 4

“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

Dr Dre's Success Lessons

Now you know all about Dr Dre’s net worth, and how he achieved success; 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.

Two weeks!

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.

Do you want to win? Get back to work.

 

Summary

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 2019, Dr. Dre’s net worth is $850 million.

What do you think about Dr. Dre’s net worth? Leave a comment below.

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