Dr. Dre Net Worth

Andre Romelle Young Net Worth

Real Name: Andre Romelle Young
Date of Birth: 02/18/1965
Place of Birth: Compton, California

2017 Net Worth: $780 Million
2016 Earnings: $40 Million

Profession: Rapper, Song Writer, Musician, Record Producer, Actor, Investor, Entrepreneur

Dr. Dre Biography


Andre Young was born in 1965 in Compton, California. His middle name, Romelle, comes from his father’s amateur singing group, The Romells. Young is the oldest child in his family. He began to attend Vanguard Junior High School in Compton but transferred to Roosevelt Junior High due to excessive gang violence at Vanguard. Young was not good at academics. He attempted to enroll in an apprentice program at Northrop Aviation, however, his poor grades made him ineligible. After his rejection from Northrop he focused on his social life and entertainment.

Young began his rapping career as a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, finding fame with gangsta rappers including Ice Cube, MCRen, and DJ Yella. At this time he began to use the name Dr. Dre. Dr. Dre.’s 1992 solo album. The Chronic, released under Death Row Records, led him to become of the bestselling artists of 1993. Dr. Dre. established his own record label in 1996, Aftermath Entertainment. Although he has released two solo albums and won six Grammy awards, Dr. Dre. has mainly focused on production for other artists since 2000, producing and developing the careers of numerous rappers including Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent.

Although Dr. Dre. has not produced an album of his own music in more than 10 years, he is more successful than ever. He has appeared in several movies including The Wash and Training Day. In addition to his music and music production career, Dr. Dre. has earned lucrative amounts for his other entrepreneurial endeavors including his own brand of headphones called Beats by Dr. Dre. In 2009, HP and Dr. Dre. had a deal whereby certain HP computer laptops included a set of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. In May of 2014, Apple Inc. made a bid for Beats brand headphones for a reported $3 billion. The takeover is due to be completed by the end of the year. This deal, when finalized, makes Dr. Dre.the richest man in Hip-Hop music, surpassing P. Diddy.

Dr. Dre. had a net worth of $780 million before the sale of his company Beats by Dr. Dre. He is sure to become a billionaire in 2015.

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