Dr. Dre Net Worth and Wealth in Brief:
Dr. Dre, an American rapper with a net worth estimated to be over $850 million as of 2019. He’s happily married with kids. Dr. Dre is 54 years old.
Dr. Dre’s Important Details?
- Real name – Andre Romelle Young
- Age – 54 years old
- Wife – Nicole Threatt
- Children – six (four from different mother and two from his wife)
- Career – Entrepreneur and Hip-hop, Rap and producer
- Dr. Dre Net Worth – Over $850 million as of 2019
When you hear the name Dr. Dre, what should come to your mind should be an entrepreneur, rapper, and producer. He started first as a producer in the ’80s for a rap group who call themselves N.W.A . Later he eventually went solo and moved into entrepreneurship.
So far, so good, we can say Dr. Dre has worked with some of the best of the best artist in hip-hop of all time. He used to own a brand he called “Beats by Dr. Dre,” but he sold it out to Apple for $3 billion.
As of 2019, we can say Dr. Dre is worth about $850 million. When we consider what he does for a living and comparing him with others, surprisingly, he is the second wealthiest rapper in the world.
Who is Dr. Dre?
So, who is Dr. Dre? Dr. Dre, is also known as Andre Romelle Young, is an American’s finest rapper, entrepreneur, and producer. Dr. Dre was born on the 18th of February, 1965. He is also the C.E.O. and founder of Beats Electronics and Aftermaths Entertainment. He was also a formal co-owner of Death Row Records.
He has produced several albums and overseen the careers of other rappers like 2 Pacs, 50 Cents, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, The Game and many more. He is responsible for the popularization of West Coast G-Funk – a style of rapping characterized by heavy beats and synthesizer-based. As of 2018, Dr. Dre net worth was slightly over $770 million. But later in 2019, his wealth grew, and his net worth was estimated to be about $850 million.
Dr. Dre attended Vanguard Junior High School in Compton. Then later, he transferred to Roosevelt Junior High School. When Dr. Dre was still in middle school, he spent most of his time with his grandmother. So, we can say his grandmother did most of the raising of the superstar in Dr. Dre.
Sadly, Dr. Dre has had his fair share of failure too. There was a time he applied for an apprenticeship program in Northrop Aviation Company, he failed because he had terrible grades. I guess if they only knew who Dr. Dre would eventually become, they would have accepted him – bad grades or not. Later, he decided to focus on his musical career. And that was what brought about the superstar Dr. Dre that we all know today.
How old is Dr. Dre?
Andre Romelle Young so to say, or Dr. Dre was born on the 18th of February, 1965. So, Dr. Dre is currently 54 years old. The 54 years old Dr. Dre is an African American. He lives in Los Angeles, and he was born in Campton, California. He pretty much had quite a rough childhood. But despite that, it didn’t stop him from making it big in life.
His parents were Verna and Theodore Young. His parents separated after four years into their marriage. And in 1972 they eventually got divorced. His mother remarried, and she had three more children (two sons and a daughter) for her new husband. Her two sons were Tyree and Jerome, and her daughter is named Shameka but her two sons are now deceased.
Later Dr. Dre mother remarried again this time to Warren Griffin, and they both had four kids – a son and three daughters. During Dr. Dre freshman year, he attended Centennial High School in Compton. He was later transferred from Centennial High School to Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles.
Dr. Dre’s Age, Kids, and Wife
Dr. Dre has quite an infamous dating life. But despite his dating life in the past, he is settled now with kids. So, we can say his dating days are over. He has several failed relationships, relationships that resulted in children. But he loves and cherishes all his children.
Dr. Dre love story started when he was 16 years old. He had quite an intimate relationship with Cassandra Joy Greene. Cassandra Joy was 15 years old as at the time she and Dr. Dre were dating. As a result of their relationship, they had a child together; Dr. Dre’s firstborn son. He called him Curtis Young.
Soon after Dr. Dre followed after his father’s footsteps and became an aspiring rapper, he started by rapping with a group called Hood Surgeon. Later in 1983, Dr. Dre and Lisa Johnson started dating. They were romantically involved and they yet again had another child. Now, it was Dr. Dre’s first born daughter. He called her name La Tanya Danielle Young.
In 1988 Dr. Dre became involved yet again with another lady – Jenita Porter. Jenita Porter eventually ended up bearing a son for Dr. Dre. They called him Andre Young Jr. But this time around, the relationship was not that much of a success. Jenita Porter ended up suing Dr. Dre and demanded that he paid $5000 monthly for child support although Andre Young Jr. died at the age of 20 from drug overdose (morphine and heroin).
Dr. Dre and the singer Michelle also dated between the periods of 1987 till 1996. During this period, Dr. Dre had a son with her in the year 1991, and they called his name Marcel. But things still ended up badly for Dr. Dre and Michelle, as they eventually end up splitting.
Short after, it was announced that Dr. Dre got married to Nicole Threatt (former N.B.A. player Sedale Threatt ex-wife) in 1996. So far so good, Nicole was the first wife and is still the only wife Dr. Dre has had and have. He was never married to the other girls he was involved with. So, there was no need for a divorcement. It seems as though the relationship between Dr. Dre and Nicole has been the most stable one he has had. Their marriage produced fruit, and they had a son (Truice in 1997) and a daughter (Truly in 2001).
Dr. Dre owns a stunning house in Brentwood, Los Angeles. He bought the house for $40 million in 2014. The house is located in Brentwood Country Estates. The house was first built by a patriot quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen.
Tom Brady and his wife spent $11 million to purchase the land for the house. They later spent an additional $20 million for the construction of the mansion. The property is a 4-acre land. The house features a media room, a library, a loggia, a sauna, a gym equipped with the instrument. It also has 7 fireplaces, nine bathrooms, and five bedrooms. The house is pretty huge.
Dr. Dre’s Career
It all began for Dr. Dre in the mid-’80s when he was working at a local club – Eve after Dark. Dr. Dre was the Dj at the club as at that time. After performing as the Dj for a while and watching other people perform there, he got inspired. It was during his days at the local club as a Dj Dr. Dre met Dj Yella, the future member of the N.W.A.
The club “Eve after Dark” had a little recording studio at the back room. That was where Dr. Dre used to make some of N.W.A. initial demos. N.W.A. was officially formed in 1986. It consisted f the following rappers; Eazy-E, Dj Yella, MC Ren, and Ice Cube. The group’s first debut album was “Straight Outta Compton.” The album was a huge success.
In the early ’90s, Dr. Dre left the group as a result of a lot of disputes, and he decided to become solo. Dr. Dre’s first single was released in 1992 with the “Death Row Records”. “The Death Row Records” was founded by Suge Knight. The debut album was titled “The Chronic.”
It was in 1996 Dr. Dre left “Death Row Records”, and he founded the “Aftermath Entertainment”. After the formation of “Aftermath Entertainment”, Dr. Dre released an album, “Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath.”
Dr. Dre has worked with a lot of main artist and some of the best artists in hip-hop and rap. So far, so good, Dr. Dre is one of the wealthiest rappers worldwide. With all the issues Dr. Dre has faced, despite all the lawsuits, infringements, losses, disputes, he still overcame and became successful.
From when Dr. Dre began his career, he has been in up to six different record labels. Here are the record labels Dr. Dre has been in:
- Kru-Cut from 1984 till 1986
- Ruthless from 1986 till 1991
- Priority from 1988 till 1992
- Interscope from 1992 till date
- Aftermath from 1996 till date
Dr. Dre Favourite 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