Dr. Dre was born on February 18, 1965. Dre is an American rapper, record label producer, and successful entrepreneur. He has collaborated and produced albums for several rappers over his career, including 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game, and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few. Dr. Dre is credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of Dre’s attribution for making the West Coast G-funk genre. A rap style is categorized as synthesizer-based with steady but heavy beats. Read on to know what is Dr. Dre Net Worth in 2019.
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He is the first child in his family, born to Theodore and Verna Young. The name Romelle was given to him as his middle name. It was imitative of his father’s R&B singing group, the Romelle. Dre’s parents got divorced in the year 1972 when he was just 7. Andre attended his first school, the Vanguard Junior High School in Compton. Due to the high crime rates and gang violence occurrences in the area, he was transferred to the safer out-of-town Roosevelt Junior High School.
Andre wasn’t good at studies, and due to low grades, he had to shift in-between schools. Therefore, he started to socialize more and started building his social and entertainment life for the rest of his school life.
It all started in a nightclub called Eve After Dark, where he often used to go. He consequently became a DJ in the same club under the stage name “Dr. J,” which was based on the nickname of the famous Julius Erving, his favorite basketball player.
At the Eve After Dark Club, there was a segregated smaller studio at the back of the club where Dr. Dre, alongside Yella, recorded several tracks. The first recordings went well, and they recorded a track called ‘surgery’ featuring ‘calling Dr. Dre to Surgery’ in the lyrics. In the year 1984, he joined the musical group World Class Wreckin’ Cru. The song ‘Surgery’ was officially released after being recorded, which made him recognizable on the turntable. The record went so well that it became a hit selling.
Over his musical journey, he has accredited several own hits and collaboration with other biggest rap stars. In 2015, Dre announced that Straight Outta Compton, Compton album, would be his final album, featuring several popular collaborators, including Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar.
Dre is married to Nicole Young, 48, she is ex-wife of the retired basketball star Sedale Threatt.
“Don’t be worried about the next man – make sure your business tight.” – Dr. Dre
“Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet” – Dr. Dre
I’m high off the indo creepin’ with the quickness to the cut, bust one to his head while he munches on that donut.” – Dr. Dre
“I just want to get my music out and make sure that it’s heard in the right way.” – Dr. Dre
“If there were no guns, we couldn’t talk about it, … You turn on the TV, you see soldiers marching with guns. We only talk about things that are happening.” – Dr. Dre
“When I’m lovin’ these hoes, there ain’t no love involved.” – Dr. Dre
Dre founded two of the hugely successful companies in the entertainment and tech industries simultaneously. No wonder Dr. Dre’s net worth is massive!
Dre is the CEO at Aftermath Entertainment, which is a record label producing company based in America. Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records is the parent company for Aftermath Entertainment. He previously co-owned Death Row Records.
Another successful venture of Dr. Dre is Beats Electronics, also known as Beats by Dre. Seeing the company’s success and the brand name associated with the rapper, on August 1, 2014, Apple Inc. took over Beats for the staggering US $3 billion in cash and stock deal. It is said to be the largest acquisition in Apple’s history.
The company is based in Culver City, California. This subsidiary of Apple Inc. specializes in producing audio products with a product line predominantly focusing on headphones and speakers.
In 2014, the company extended revenues from emerging in the online music market by launching a subscription-based streaming service, Beats Music. Beats share was 64% in the whole of the US in the headphone market.
Due to massive success in the music industry and prosperous business ventures, its quite clear that Dr. Dre has done quite well. In 2019, Dr. Dre’s net worth was estimated to be around $800 Million.
As of 2020, Dr. Dre’s net worth is $820 Million, and he’s the fourth most vibrant and richest rappers in the hip hop world.
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